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Adopt a green growth strategy to boost the sluggish automobile sector

ncements made by the FM, a draft notification was issued by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) in July this year. That notification proposed raising the registration charges on new Buses from Rs. 1,500/- presently to Rs. 20,000/-, according to some news reports.   In order to understand the gravity of the problem faced by the automobile sector, it is essential to look at the recent figures related to registration of vehicles

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Truck sales crash 60%; Ashok Leyland sees decline of 70% in August -Shally Seth Mohile

ng August were dragged down by the top two manufacturers, which together sell more than seven in every 10 trucks Mumbai: Sales of medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles (M&HCVs), excluding Buses, considered a barometer of economic activity, more than halved in August, as transporters — struggling with excess capacity owing to a slowing economy and consumption slowdown — deferred purchases, the monthly sales data released by truc

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Four dead as thousands rush across Assam for fresh NRC hearings -Abhishek Saha

-The Indian Express The fresh set of orders triggered panic as people boarded Buses, hired SUVs and multi-purpose vehicles and pick-up trucks to reach towns like Jorhat, Charaideo, Sivasagar and Golaghat. Guwahati: From two sisters on board a bus to a senior citizen who fell ill during a hearing, four persons, including a 14-year-old girl, have died since Monday in Assam. All were among the thousands summoned for fresh National Register of Ci

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A Happy Class -Uma Vishnu

o;See, there are problems. The school has already got a notice for closure. To be fair to the teachers, there are very few homes in this area and they too send children to private schools because the Buses come right to their doorsteps. But that’s also why these teachers should work doubly hard — visit homes, show them the portfolios of children so that parents realise how much work goes on in government schools.” At the Karimpur

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Is there a case for free rides for women? -Sandip Chakrabarti & Akshaya Vijayalakshmi

-The Hindu Revenues from appropriately charging personal transport can make public transport cheap Women may soon get to travel for free on Buses and Metro trains in Delhi. This gender-based public transport fare subsidy programme, announced by the Aam Aadmi Party government, has not been tested anywhere in India in the past. Proponents claim that the policy will protect and liberate women. Critics argue that it is financially unviable and unf

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Looking Beyond the Economics of Free Public Transport for Women -Sanika Godse

quo;s former chief, E. Sreedharan, popularly known as the ‘Metro Man,’ recently voiced his displeasure over the Aam Aadmi Party’s decision to make public transport – metro and Buses – free for women. His concern was about the economic feasibility of the policy for the Delhi Metro. This is assuming metro to be a ring-fenced entity, one that is solely responsible for its budget and accounts. While it may seem to be a sou

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Waning women at work -Roshan Kishore

y India’s women workers. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi announced that it will make travelling free for women in Delhi Metro and Delhi Transport Corporation and so-called cluster Buses in the national capital. The same day, Zomato, a food search and delivery Unicorn, announced a 26-week parenting leave for both men and women employees along with a $1000 endowment per child. “A myopic view of primary care-giving not only alie

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No work, but Rajasthan labour chowkis say Modi better for nation -Shalini Nair

irrespective of whether their allegiance rests with the BJP or Congress, are critical of the decline in jobs. Ajmer, Jaipur, Rajsamand, Udaipur (Rajasthan): For about half an hour, starting 8 am, Buses halt at Udaipur’s Syphon labour chowki to offload passengers huddled on their roofs. Hundreds of daily wage workers commute to the 10-odd labour chowkis in Udaipur city, from villages as far as 60 km away. Rooftop travel cuts the Rs 25 one-way

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Beyond the free trade idealism -Arun Maira

already producing, because they will produce less efficiently until they learn to do it well. According to this theory of free trade, Indians should not have bothered to learn how to produce trucks, Buses and two-wheelers when the country became independent. They should have continued to import them from American, European and Japanese companies. Free trade purists say that easy import of products from other countries increases consumer welfare. C

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E-Buses to hit Kerala roads next month -S Anil Radhakrishnan

-The Hindu Electric Buses to be revamped after Sabarimala season THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) will launch 10 zero-emission and noiseless air-conditioned battery electric vehicles (BEVs) on the Thiruvananthapuram- Ernakulam-Thiruvananthapuram route from February 1. The environment-friendly Olectra-BYD’s electric bus, manufactured under the ‘Make in India’ initiative and wet-leased

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