Saturday, September 20, 2014

CPPR's views on Road and transport infrastructure of Cochin - ToI articles

Call to stream council meetings live

Hinting at the need to bring in more transparency, Kochi-based think tank Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) said that live streaming option would expose dubious practices.

"It would become difficult for councillors to approve an agenda without a debate since issues will be viewed by the public. This will give both experts and laymen an opportunity to voice their views on development projects. The process would eliminate any unilateral decision. Eventually, it would strengthen the democratic process and ensure the participation of efficient and capable people in the decision making process," said CPPR chairman D Dhanuraj.

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Road transport and safety bill is what Kochi requires

"The feeder system is essential for the success of public transport. Autorickshaws and share auto services can supplement public transport," said D Dhanuraj, chairman of the city-based think tank, Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), which has done extensive research on the subject

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