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About Parisar & history

Parisar is a civil society organization working on lobbying and advocacy for sustainable development. Since its formation in the early 1980s, Parisar has worked in a diverse set of fields such as preservation of heritage, protection of urban bio-diversity, and sustainable agriculture. Since about the turn of the 21st century, its work focuses mainly on sustainable urban transport, since it recognizes that unsustainable transport policies and systems are the foremost threat to urban environment and quality of life. 

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Parisar welcomes the adoption of a Business Plan by PMPML

The challenge will lie in its implementation.

Recently a Business Plan was adopted by the PMPML (Pune Metropolitan Transport Corporation). Parisar has played a key role in this. Back in 2013 Parisar advocated for the creation of such a plan and got the Pune Municipal Corporation to allocate Rs 2 crores for the creation of the plan with the support of the Hon’ble Rajya Sabha MP, Smt. Vandana Chavan. A consortium of UMTC and Ernst & Young was appointed to prepare the plan. Parisar had insisted on comprehensive stakeholder consultations, including public inputs, which was done to some extent.

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India - where traffic rules violation is the norm

If Las Vegas is for gambling, New York city is for skyscrapers and Tirupati is for ladoos then India is definitely for traffic violations.
If you don't believe it, just stand on the road for a minute and see how many vehicle riders flout traffic rules. By and large the lack of discipline among drivers is attributed to road crashes. If someone tells you about any road crash or a pedestrian getting killed or injured on the road, the first thing that comes to our mind is that the driver must have broken the rules, or the pedestrian must have been jaywalking.

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