Tag: Smart Cities

Life in Traffic, Not Fantastic: Why Are Bengaluru’s Roads So Bad?

The poor condition of Bengaluru's roads are well-documented and have been groaned about since time immemorial. Roads are laid in the city only to be dug up again, leaving commuters stuck in traffic for hours on end. But why are Bengaluru's roads so bad? Who is responsible for them? And why is this such a persistent problem?

How ‘Development’ in Jharkhand Contributed to a Water Crisis

As the Prime Minister declared a 21-day nationwide lockdown on the eve of 24th March, following WHO’s guidelines, the Ministry of Health and Family...

Monsoon Mayhem: No Rehabilitation for Evicted Residents of Himachal’s Chetru

Photographs by Yogesh Upadhyay Come June, the monsoon ventures into the subcontinent and India welcomes it with open arms. But for Najuki and her husband,...

Namma Metro Effect: Re-imagining Urban Development

Written by Goutham Nijalingappa  The Metro rail systems have found huge success as a public transport option in Indian cities. With more than 660 km of...

Electric Vehicles, Clean Indian Lungs: The Reality of the 2020 NEMMP

At the SIAM convention earlier this month, Nitin Gadkari, Union Road Transport Minister, made evident the government’s intention to make a switch to electric...