Media Watch, Week 1

Media Watch  #1

September 02, 2018 to September 08, 2018

When it comes to transportation in Pune, news and events abound. As a city, where the vehicle population exceeds human population, the questions of urban commute, sustainability, emissions and energy not only pose a difficult challenge but are unavoidable. 

Amid all that is currently happening with respect to urban transport, who gets heard and who gets silenced, what gets visibility and what is relegated to the background, whose concerns endure and whose cease to be news worthy? Apart from the questions of what and who, it is equally a matter of how, focusing on both 'process' and 'result'.

Parisar's Media Watch is a step towards finding an answer to these questions. As part of this initiative, news and events related to Urban Transport will be curated on a weekly basis and brought to your attention. Reports where we find something to be misreported or miscommunicated, we shall mention that too. After a period of one month, we will revisit all the weekly Media Watch and try to analyse the monthly media landscape when it comes to issues related to Urban Transport. 

Join us in this weekly journey!


 S.No. Title Publication Date
   Pune Metro    
 1.  MahaMetro to construct Pune's tallest building at Shivajinagar  Hindustan Times  02/09/2018
 2.  Metro waits for defence ministry’s green signal, work on Khadki stretch likely to get delayed  Indian Express  04/09/2018
 3.  MahaMetro suspends two engineers for shoddy work  Times of India   04/09/2018 
 4.  Metro proposes circular traffic plan near Shivajinagar civil court  Hindustan Times  04/09/2018
 5.  Nagpur and Pune will have greenest metro projects in India – Dr. Brijesh Dixit, MD-Maha Metro  Metro Rail News  07/09/2018
 6.  Pune Metro coaches maybe made in Butibori (Nagpur)  Times of India  08/09/2018
   Bus-based Public Transport    
 1.  Poor show makes citizens’ delegate quit BRTS panel  Times of India  04/09/2018
 2.  Breakdowns of bus, towing van leave PMPML red-faced  Pune Mirror  05/09/2018
 3.  Traffic woes continue as private vehicles take over BRTS lane  Indian Express  05/09/2018
 4.  Corporators quiz Gunde at PCMC GB, special meet soon  Times of India  06/09/2018
 5.  MSRTC introduces 2,295 special buses for Ganesh festival, 70 to run from Pune  Hindustan Times  06/09/2018
 6.  PMPML and MSRTC to give bus drivers lessons on saving fuel  Times of India  08/09/2018
 7.  PMPML chief starts surprise visits to ensure staff is in order  Pune Mirror  08/09/2018
   Non-motorised Transport    
 1.  Mandal encroaches on road ahead of festival  Pune Mirror  03/09/2018
   Road Safety    
 1.  MahaMetro launches road safety campaign  Times of India   07/09/2018
 2.  Pune Traffic Police filed 10 lakh cases, collected Rs 22.5 cr fines in 8 months  Rush Lane  07/09/2018
 3.  State Wants To Make Mumbai-Pune Expressway Zero Fatality Zone  Mid-day  06/09/2018
 4.  Pune traffic DCP goes extra mile on road safety  Hindustan Times
 1.  Pune residents question Centre’s ease of living index report  Hindustan Times  03/09/2018
 2.  Residents oppose 2-tier flyover on Ahmednagar Road  Pune Mirror  04/09/2018
 3.  Residents’ WhatsApp group turns saviour for Wagholi’s traffic woes  Pune Mirror  04/09/2018