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Public transport must justify expenditure

With the State government identifying four corridors to implement a 111-km-long monorail network at an estimated cost of Rs.16,600 crore, the city's committed expenditure on elevated rail transit infr... » 1 comment
Chennai Metro Rail would be in a unique position to try many innovative experiments to revamp the face of public transport in the city, say experts. Photo: M. Vedhan

MRTS lessons worth learning

The Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) corridor has been in existence for over a decade. The 25-km line, which was originally supposed to be Chennai's ‘Metro', continues to be plagued with problems. It... » 12 comments

Time to tap potential of electronic ticketing machines

While the ETM is just a hand-held device used by MTC conductors to issue passenger tickets, whether they are used to their full potential or not has larger implications. » 1 comment

Will mini-bus service alone address major transport problems?

Back in the summer of 1982, Girija Raghavan used to religiously wait for a mini-bus every day around 8.30 a.m. to take her from Ashok Nagar to the T. Nagar bus terminus. “Even a card with all the... » 3 comments
Though a large number of children use the city’s road spaces, their needs have not been sufficiently taken into account, say experts. Photo: M. Vedhan

Are city roads children friendly?

Children use the city’s streets in very many ways. They use the space to roll along an old tyre, dash through the alleyways on a cycle en route to school, or to get together as a group to play. »
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