Some cities have lost up to 70% of wetlands. Will Bhopal face the same fate?

By Rishabh Shrivastava “Wetlands are seen as waste lands, to be encroached and built upon,” says Himanshu Thakkar, water expert and coordinator at SANDRP. “There is no effective legal protection for most of our wetlands. In fact, there are no updates on maps of wetlands. There is no system for clearance or monitoring when wetland components undergo a change.”   No wonder then that India is losing … Continue reading Some cities have lost up to 70% of wetlands. Will Bhopal face the same fate?

Bhopal’s Public Bicycle Sharing Project: Best example of improved urban transport system

Cities would be encouraged to explore the possibility of a public bicycle program, where people can rent a bicycle for use in specially designated areas -National Urban Transport Policy (NUTP), 2006 This vision as enshrined under the NUTP, 2006 became the background for introducing the public bicycle sharing programme in Bhopal. The concept of a public bicycle sharing program is being earnestly endorsed by the … Continue reading Bhopal’s Public Bicycle Sharing Project: Best example of improved urban transport system