Gender and Transport: Report release and discussion programme

Parisar held a discussion of its study titled ‘Gender and Transport’ on 3rd October 2016 at Indradhanushya, Pune. The programme included a presentation of the findings from the project, followed by a discussion with the audience on the issue. A short documentary prepared as part of this project was also screened at the venue.

Understanding the Flyover Phenomenon: Report release and public discussion

Parisar held a public discussion of its study titled ‘Understanding the Flyover Phenomenon’ on 24th June 2016 at Indradhanushya, Pune. The programme included a presentation of the findings from the project, following by special guest Prof. Geetam Tiwari’s review of the report and her recommendations on how to take this further. and of the larger issue that was being looked at through the report. Later, Dr. Rajendra Ravi from the Institute of Democracy and Sustainability (IDS) expressed his views on the subject after which a session of question answers followed.

Parisar and SPTM publish the Transportation Status Report 2012-13

Parisar and Save Pune Traffic Movement (SPTM) have jointly published the Transportation Status Report by Citizens 2012-13 for Pune city. This is a first of its kind report in India, following on the lines of Environmental Status Report published by the Pune Municipal Corporation every year. By documenting and analysing the current state of transportation in the city, the report can be very useful in identifying bottlenecks as well as suggest plans and projects to improve transport situation in the city.

The report takes into account nine aspects of urban transportation, quantified and analysed on the basis of surveys and data found in Comprehensive Mobility Plan for Pune and the Service Level Benchmarks for Urban Transportation published by the Ministry of Urban Development.

Out of the 9 aspects, those of cycling facilities, parking on main roads and modal share scored poorly. Safety, pedestrian facilities and public transport scored average, while travel time and pollution parameters scored well.

To assess the modal share of traffic, 3600 people were surveyed in detail, leading to some interesting results. It was found that private vehicle usage has increased to 47% (35% two wheeler, 12% car) in the city. At the same time, public transport usage was found to be less than 19%, with PMPML and auto rickshaws constituting only 8%. The remaining were private buses.

A score card of the nine parameters is as follows;

Score Card

The report has been published in Marathi and English.

For more details on data collected, computation and documentation click here.

Media Coverage:

Sakaal Times, 6/1/2014 :

Time of India article 07.01.2014

"Poor facilities for walkers, cyclists in city: Report" - Times of India, 7/1/2014

PMPML Report Card 2012-13

A recent assessment of the PMPML service by Parisar, using a scoring framework that focuses on commuter-centric parameters, namely Affordability, Convenience, Comfort and Reliability shows an improvement over the last two years, with an increase in the overall score from 46 (‘C’ grade) to 56 (‘B’ grade).