मागच्या काही दिवसात पुणे महानगरपालिकेने पुण्याच्या सर्व रस्त्यांवर गाडी पार्क करण्यासाठी शुल्क लावायचा निर्णय घेतला आणि साहजिकच सर्व छापील आणि डिजिटल स्तरांवर लेख आणि मेसेजेस चा भडीमार झाला. एका बाजूला, “महागाई आणि वाढीव खर्च आहेतच आणि त्यात अजून हे “अश्या आशयाचे लेख सुरु झाले आणि......

The much awaited project of the Chandni Chowk flyover was recently launched by Hon. Minister for Road Transport & Highways Shri. Nitin Gadkari. This western gateway into the city of Pune and out of it is a crammed up mess of roads going all over......

If you love to ride a bicycle and are often nostalgic of the days when Pune was a cyclists’ city, Copenhagen will give you the pleasure of watching millions of bicycles on the road, jostling with tourists along its busy streets.  I and Poorva reached......

I am reopening a very controversial and current debate in the blog post today. In the past year or was it two (?), Puneites are really ridden (bed ridden?) with the issue of Metro vs No Metro, Elevated Vs Underground Metro and Metro Vs the......

  When the first run of Kochi Metro happened, Pune’s newspapers published a headline that despite Pune being amongst the first cities that proposed a Metro, Kochi beats Pune by finishing its first line ahead of time. So yesterday I visited the Kochi Metro and......

It’s true that The Metro has become an indicator of a city’s urbanity and potential of growth, while also reflecting its “coolness”. Till a few months back, newspapers were still contemplating the need for a Metro, but as Punekars saw Metro proposals move ahead for......

Every year, year on year, Indian cities and villages and the roads connecting them become hell holes – potholed to such an extent that it is downright dangerous to traverse these. Fatal and non fatal Road accidents, due to pot holes abound, but very rarely......

For days leading up to the Pune Bus Day, proposed on 1 November 2012 and even a few days after, I was grappling with the whole question of “what’s really the purpose and what is its effectiveness?” I heard many arguments, almost all of them,......

The latest addition, amongst numerous other reports on the Metro, includes the Lohia Committee Report. Since Metro is proposed in cities of India, considerable thought seems to be now going into (albeit being very late) on ‘how to really finance this monster infrastructure?’ In 2009,......

Much has already been said about #PuneMetro. In fact, so much has been said and debated upon that Pune citizens are quite frankly tired of all naysayers & doubting Harry’s and carry a hope now that the #PuneMetro will actually see the light of day…and......

Pune traffic mess worsens every day. Road infrastructure is woefully inadequate for 3+ million vehicles. But what exacerbates this further is the massive traffic indiscipline. And this traffic indiscipline/anarchy is growing everyday. One key reason for indiscipline is the lack of enforcement. There is no......

“The Metro will pass along the road right next to my bungalow. Will my property rate rise or fall? Can I continue staying at my bungalow with my family? Or will this mean that I need to redevelop, amalgamate with four other neighboring plot owners......

Pune Metro is already a delayed project for the city. A project that should have come right after the four metro cities of India, is now finally getting implemented after smaller cities like Kochi and Nagpur have also moved ahead. One worrisome aspect that had......

As I am now settling into the daily routine in CA, I am exploring various ways to move about the place (with two kids in row) using any means of transport than the car. I was very much excited initially, as the city here is......