Presentations on Urban transport in Pune

Parisar representatives were invited to make presentations at the "National Conference on Urban Policy and Planning: A Case Perspective of Pune" organized by the Symbiosis School of Economics in February 2011. Read more to see these presentations.

Ranjit Gadgil made a presentation about pedestrian woes and non-motorized transport in the city. His presentation explained the close relationship between pedestrian facilities and livability of a city. He also talked about the troubles of a pedestrian in Pune and the importance of having street design guidelines to ensure that pedestrian infrastructure is adequate, convenient and standardized. Download his presentation here.

Ashok Sreenivas talked about urban transport in Pune. His talk demonstrated the increasing divergence between accepted principles of sustainable transport and the existing National Urban Transport Policy on the one hand, and the ground reality of Pune. He also touched upon some key reasons for why such a divergence was taking place and what was required to correct it. Download his presentation here.

Analysis of the proposed metro rail system in Pune

Parisar has recently completed two detailed studies on the metro rail proposal for Pune. The first was a preliminary analysis of whether Pune needs a metro rail system and the second analyzed in detail the decision making processes in approving Pune's metro rail proposal as well as the detailed project report (DPR) of the metro rail proposal.

Nowhere to Walk

Parisar did a walkability study of Pune to evaluate how friendly the city is towards pedestrians. This study was done on behalf of Clean Air Initiative - Asia (CAI) as part of their Asia-wide study of pedestrian infrastructure. The study was based on a toolkit developed by CAI. Not surprisingly, the results of the study show that there is a significant room for improvement in Pune's pedestrian facilities.

Analysis of PMC's implementation of NMT projects in the 09-10 budget

The budget of PMC has been increasing with every passing year, with the transport sector typically getting the highest allocation. However, the allocation for non-motorized transport (NMT) in the transport sector budget is often very small. Only Rs. 54 crores (7%) was allotted to NMT friendly projects out of Rs. 814 crores earmarked for capital expenditure in the transport sector in the 2009-10 budget. Parisar recently finished a study to evaluate how many of these projects were actually completed satisfactorily by PMC.