Posts tagged with 'Mumbai'
Monsoon rains exacerbate transport chaos in Mumbai. Photo via Premshree Pillai
Mumbai through the Monsoon: Before the Rains Begin
Over the next few months we are going to follow how Mumbai’s transportation infrastructure weathers monsoon season. While the monsoon rains are crucial for largely agricultural India, they are a blight on India’s urban transportation infrastructure. Highways disappear under flood ...
Editorial cartoons provide much-needed commentary on India's transport issues. Images via Times of India (h/t to Sudhir Ghota of CAI-Asia)
Cartoons Break Language Barriers to Support Sustainable Transport in India
India’s booming population and rapidly urbanizing, motorizing society urgently demands better and affordable sustainable transportation, including bus rapid transit (BRT), sidewalks and cycling lanes. More and more, Indian civil society is mobilizing mass communications campaigns, especially through the Internet, to ...
Mumbai's trains are at maximum capacity, and the motormen are feeling the sqeeze. Photo by babasteve.
Tensions Bubble Among Mumbai's Motormen as Transport Problems Pervade
After last week’s motormen strike that shut down two-thirds of the city’s commuter trains, there is fear of yet another strike – this time, by the motormen who actually went to work last week. Many of them say they have ...
Mumbai's trains were eerily quiet earlier this week. Photo by nozomiiqel.
Trains Back on Track in Mumbai
Mumbai’s trains are back on track after two days of disruption caused by railway motormen who went on strike in demand of higher wages, including overtime allowances, and increased safety.
Mumbai's BEST buses may be joining other high-end bus operators around the world, like the Bauer Wi-Drive in San Francisco, that offer food and drinks to passengers.  Photo: Mike Kepka, The Chronicle.
Eat, Drink and Be…on the Bus?
Mumbai’s bus commuters may not have to go hungry on their rides any longer. BEST officials are considering making snacks and cold drinks available on select routes and in air-conditioned buses. Commuters would be able to purchase packaged food items, ...
Mobile 4 Mumbai's new app allows Mumbai's bus riders to find bus routes with a few keystrokes on their cell phones.  Photo: Only Gizmos.
Mumbai’s Bus Routes at Your Fingertips
In less than ten keystrokes, you can now find out the shortest bus route between any two points in Mumbai. Mobile 4 Mumbai, a start-up that works to create mobile solutions, has launched a mobile app that enables users to ...
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