On 4 July 2018, the Delhi Government, in association with WRI India as knowledge partner organized a workshop to launch 'Connect Delhi', an initiative that aims to bring together multiple stakeholders both inside the government (i.e. the transport department, Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), DIMTS, etc.) and outside it (i.e. technical experts, civil society, RWAs, etc.), to effectively implement the ‘Route Rationalisation Project for Buses and Feeder Services in Delhi’.
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For more than six decades, more than half the villages in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh states of India have grappled with a peculiar land tenure problem called the orange areas dispute. As a result of this dispute, hundreds of thousands of hectares of forests are not fully protected by law. At the same time, more than 1.5 million tribal and poor households are vulnerable to the threat of eviction.
A recent visit to India by members of DART (Dar Rapid Transit) from Tanzania shows how other countries are aspiring to replicate India’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, currently running in Ahmedabad, Indore and Bhopal. DART, which became operational in May 2016, has been working towards a sustainable transportation system that is better managed, similar to BRT systems in several Indian cities.