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10 Sep, 2020

Urbanist Sahana Goswami, who works at WRI India, suggested that the BBMP move from focusing on grey infrastructure to blue-green solutions. “Our preliminary research has also revealed that the built-up area of the City has gone up by 65 per cent in the last 15 years. But, about 50% of the new development has taken place in the low-lying areas where there are high recharge potentials,” she said.

08 Sep, 2020

दिल्ली, मुंबई, बेंगलुरू, कोलकाता और कोच्चि जैसे महानगरों में मेट्रो अब परिवहन का मुख्य साधन है। अब लखनऊ, जयपुर जैसे टियर-टू शहरों में भी इसका विस्तार हो रहा है लेकिन इन शहरों में यात्रियों की संख्या के लिहाज से मेट्रो सेवा को अपेक्षित सफलता नहीं मिल पाई है।

 

05 Sep, 2020

"The State government must come up with a plan on how bus services can resumed for commuters who do not have access to the Metro. Buses are better than share autos and cabs because commuters can maintain social distancing in those,” said Chaitanya Kanuri, Urban Transport Manager at WRI India. 

05 Sep, 2020

Exploring eco-friendly infrastructure alternatives to manage recurring cases of urban flooding events across Indian cities that will bring urban centres closer to nature.This integrated blue-green-grey approach makes use of natural systems (either intact or engineered) to provide urban services; for example, parks/squares absorb stormwater runoff, wetlands/lakes retain stormwater and mangroves mitigate impacts of storm surges and coastal erosion.

05 Sep, 2020

“People find it difficult to maintain social distancing in share autos and cabs. Buses are better than share autos and cabs because commuters can maintain social distancing in those,” said Chaitanya Kanuri, Urban Transport Manager at WRI India. 

01 Sep, 2020

Amit Bhatt, Director of Transport, WRI India, says: “It’s time to open up mass transport services without jeopardising the health and safety of people. The important part is personal hygiene including wearing face masks, hand wash and social distancing.”