Understanding the Metro in Pune

The Metro as the only solution to any city's transportation woes is being touted in India. Pune also, has unfortunately come under this cloud. We say unfortunate, because of the many conditions that need to be considered before such a huge decision have not been considered, and the way the Metro is being planned will leave the city in shambles. We have been consistently making our opinion heard, in the form of articles in newspapers, research papers, conducting discussions and so on. This page is a collection of all such activities, as well as resources which will be updated so that the people of the city can understand the magnitude of such a decision, and decide for themselves its utility.

BRT Outreach Project in Pimpri Chinchwad

Parisar recently completed an outreach project in Pimpri Chinchwad to bring about more awareness about the Bus Rapid Transit system which will be introduced in Pimpri Chinchwad shortly. Pimpri Chinchwad is a part of the Pune metropolitan region, but functions under an autonomous municipal corporation.

Pimpri Chinchwad has a unique pattern of its own, largely an industrial area, evolving into a residential city. On account of it being in its earlier stages of residential development, it has much more scope to introduce new concepts of sustainable transport in the city with much less inhibition than its counterpart, Pune. Introducing the Bus Rapid Transit system in Pimpri Chinchwad runs on the lines of the same principle, to promote growth and sustainable transport at the same time.

BRT Exhibition

Parisar has created a mobile BRT exhibition, which explains the basic concepts of Bus Rapid Transit, in nine colorful panels. The panels, which can be set-up on easy to erect stands (designed by our friends at Design Directions, Pune), show the basic features of BRT, examples from around the world and answer some common questions about the system using pictures and simple text, in both English and Marathi.

BRT - Getting People on Board

Parisar is conducting an outreach and awareness program on Bus Rapid Transit system in Pimpri Chinchwad, which involves interacting with citizens of Pimpri Chinchwad and explaining to them the concept of BRT, inviting feedback and initiating more public involvement in this project. As an effective medium of outreach, Parisar commissioned a film on BRT in India and its various facets. This film covers the concept of BRT with its implementation in three cities of India, namely Pune, Ahmedabad and Delhi. It is interspersed with interviews of experts, citizens, bureaucrats and politicians, all of whom play their own unique part in making the BRT system work.

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