Parisar strongly opposes the regressive description of pedestrians and non-motorised transport in Parliamentary Standing Committee Report on Transport, Tourism and Culture

The Parliamentary Standing Committee (PSC) on Transport, Tourism and Culture in its report (Report 243) on the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2016, which has been tabled in the Parliament to help improve Road Safety, has recommended penalizing pedestrians and cyclists and restricting movement of non-motorised vehicles on highways and main roads of metro cities, labelling them as a hazard and nuisance to others.

Taming Streets: Design, Deliberation and Delivery in Indian Cities

 

Parisar, in collaboration with Centre for Environment Education and Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute (Western Perth, Australia) has been a part of a sustained initiative for designing streets in a democratic, participative way in Pune. The film documents this process of designing streets through deliberation in Dattawadi are a of Pune, along with a similar such exercise in Bangalore.

 

 

NGOs slam PMPML for delay in making a Business Plan

Despite receiving Rs 2 crores from the Pune Municipal Corporation specifically for this purpose more than 2 years ago, PMPML has failed to prepare a Business Plan. The Business Plan is supposed to have a long-term strategy, vision and goals, made with inputs from the public. It will also define the detailed roadmap of how to achieve these goals, determine the resources that will be required to implement the plan and how to improve the financial health of the company.