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PSUTA News Vol.2 Issue 11

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  • Eric Britton
    __________________________________________________________ Partnership for Sustainable Urban Transport in Asia (PSUTA) Weekly News Digest Vol.2 Issue 11 22
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 22, 2005

      Partnership for Sustainable Urban Transport in Asia (PSUTA)
      Weekly News Digest        

      Vol.2 Issue 11        
      22 April 2005

      Please send articles or news items for inclusion in PSUTA news Digest to aables@...

      These new reads at CAI-Asia website are related to sustainable transport.

      1.        BRT page now available
      CAI-Asia has started to put up a page on bus rapid transit that will contain documents, presentations, news and brt links. Please direct your inputs and comments to Au Ables (aables@...).

      3.        Bus Systems for the Future: Achieving Sustainable Transport Worldwide
      The International Energy Agency released this book in 2002 to "explore how the provision of better bus services can bring concrete solutions." It discusses BRT and includes case studies. It looks into alternative sources of energy for transportation and clean conventional fuels.


      14th International Symposium Transport and Air Pollution Graz, Austria June 1 - 3, 2005
      URL http://vkm-thd.tugraz.at/


      Delhi rates most unsafe metro on women’s survey
      Single women have trouble finding safe places to stay in Capital; husbands score high on support.
      Kavita Chowdhury, ExpressIndia.com (20 April 2005) New Delhi, India: FOR working women in the Capital, the results of a study of the five metros conducted by the FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) are mixed. While women in Delhi enjoy some of the highest income levels, the city ranks the lowest as far as personal safety is concerned. Hyderabad was found the safest city.

      Rail system to link Delta
      Jane Chen, Shanghai Daily news (20 April 2005) SHANGHAI, CHINA: An 815 kilometer rail network will be built by 2020 to connect cities in the Yangtze River Delta area, it was revealed at "the Third China Urban Rail Transport International Summit" held in Shanghai on April 19.

      Benefits of good transport plan
      Penang, The Star(20 April 2005) KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: An effective public transportation system in the Klang Valley will go a long way in alleviating the squatter problem in Selangor, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo.

      Urban transport may go Bangalore style
      TIMES NEWS NETWORK (19 APRIL 2005) LUCKNOW, INDIA: City residents who wrestle daily with commuting woes may get ready for a pleasant surprise, if a state government plan to adopt the Bangalore pattern of urban transport system materialises. The green signal was given to the proposal at a recent meeting of the Urban Transport Authority here. At the meeting — which private operators attended — it was decided in principle to introduce the system by constituting a separate urban city bus corporation.

      Chongqing road accident kills 27
      Xinhuanet (19 April 2005) CHONGQING,CHINA: Twenty-seven people were killed and four seriously injured when a coach bus fell off a bridge in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality in the small hours Tuesday.

      State to act fast on bus terminal woes
      Penang, The Star (18 April 2005) MALAYSIA: Any problem arising from the opening of the new RM5.8mil express bus terminal in Sungai Nibong will be looked into immediately.

      Koizumi has funds key to skybus plan
      ARYA RUDRA, TIMES NEWS NETWORK (16 APRIL 2005) KOLKATA: The city has much to hope for when Japanese premier Junichiro Koizumi comes to India later this month. He may have the key to solving Kolkata's traffic chaos that is fast spiralling out of control.

      Traffic Police Gear Up to Control Kathmandu's Streets
      Nepal Samacharpatra, 16 April 2005 (Translated and Summarized by CE News) The intensive efforts of the Traffic Police over the last two months to enforce traffic rules are beginning to show results. In the past two months (Falgun and Chaitra, 2061), the Kathmandu Valley Traffic Police has fined 43,855 vehicle drivers for breaking traffic rules and collected Rs. 52,46,975 in revenue. This is almost 50 percent higher than the previous two months. The rate of traffic accidents has also reduced by about half during this period.

      Aurora Ables
      Asian Development Bank
      Tel (632) 632-4444

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