IIT-M students have 600 bicycles on campus provided by Zoomcar, Ola and others, which they share during the day. The initial experience and hiccups may hold important lessons for a city trying to replicate the model on a larger scale.
Incomplete digital records, lack of information on actual fees payable to the RTO, and intermediaries waiting to take advantage — that’s what a Chennai citizen comes up against, in something as simple as renewal of a driving licence.
Affidavit filed by official shows that the state transport unit suffered a loss of Rs 2981.57 crores in 2016-17. No wonder MTC workers have been left in the lurch over wage revisions and pension payments.
Confusing route information on the official website of the Chennai Metropolitan Transport Corporation and the failure to provide real time information or adequate signage reeks of a lack of focus on the commuter, writes this citizen blogger.
17,60,000 passengers travelling daily by the Chennai suburban railway had only nine toilets that they could use across 47 stations, till NGO Satta Panjayathu Iyakkam stepped in. The results hold important lessons for civic problem solving.