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Earlier this year, the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation put out a bid for 300 electric buses – for the fourth time in the last two years. Delhi, however, managed to finalize bids in just three attempts.
As we observe the World Environment Day on June 5, the last year has been a grim reminder of the need for action towards ‘Ecosystem Restoration’, the theme for 2021. The pandemic is most certainly an unprecedented crisis, but another global emergency that necessitates urgent action with each passing year is that of climate change.
Four underlying trends will shape the future of urbanisation in India. One, India will continue urbanising rapidly for the next few decades. From 62 million in 1951, its urban population went up to 377 million in 2011.
Amit Bhatt and Jagriti Arora in Traffic InfraTech, Turn to Page 51
Rejeet Mathews in NIUA’s E-Gov magazine (scroll down to page 34)
RIVERS CHANGE course, forests catch flame, glaciers melt: Raj Bhagat Palanichamy of the World Resources Institute India, a research centre, has tracked all of these injuries to India’s landscape through satellite images. In the past year, he has been trying to map a different kind of harm, identifying infection hotspots, pinpointing hospital beds and cross-checking official fatality numbers by examining infrared images of the fires at crematoria.
The Central Government launched its Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME) in India scheme in 2015 to promote the manufacturing and adoption of electric vehicles.
Nearly two weeks after Delhi Traffic Police (DTP) started a junction improvement trial at Delhi Gate, they are now planning to redesign the intersection with semi-permanent structures, officials said Wednesday.
According to the CEEW Centre for Energy Finance’s (CEEW-CEF) electric mobility dashboard, the e-mobility sector in India has been slowly pulling itself out of the COVID-19 induced slump recording nearly 1.35 lakh electric vehicle (EV) registrations in FY21.