Article by Parisar on how Flyovers don't solve congestion in Sakal newspaper

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PMPML ridership stagnated at 10 lakhs since 2016

The last year hasn’t been for good for PMPML, and consequently bus users have suffered. An analysis of three years of PMPML performance sheets by Parisar brings out this picture clearly, and in fact, be helpful to precisely suggest areas of improvement for PMPML.

Parisar’s study on helmet compliance in Pimpri Chinchwad area underlines an immediate need for strict enforcement of the helmet rule.

The industrial township of Pimpri Chinchwad has a new, independent Police Commissionerate established by the Maharashtra State Home Department in April 2018. Based on a PIL filed in The Bombay High Court in 2003, The Bombay High court has directed Maharashtra government to strictly implement the section 129 of Motor Vehicle Act 1989 in the entire state of Maharashtra from 1st July 2005. Taking cognizance of it, the Pune Police Commissioner office has been carrying out a helmet compliance drive in Pune city since 1st January 2019 in their jurisdiction. However, there seemed to be no indications of implementation of the helmet rule in the Pimpri Chinchwad jurisdiction.
In view of this, Parisar, an NGO based in Pune, which is also a member of the District Road Safety Committee felt it imperative to undertake a helmet compliance survey in the Pimpri Chinchwad region.

Open letter to Prime Minister on Road Safety

In light of the horrible road crashes that are occurring across the country killing people by the thousands, eminent citizens and road accident victims have sent an open letter to the Prime Minister appealing to him to make road safety a national priority and ensure the passage of the Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill 2017 during the upcoming session, which seeks to strengthen the laws regarding road safety. The Bill has been languishing in the Parliament for almost two years.