Metro Bus Service EIA report released

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study of multi billion Metro Bus Project stated that the proposed project is expected to improve public transport facility with dedicated lanes reducing accidents and consumption of time and fuel.

“The project will generate new opportunities for skilled/unskilled manpower. The total environmental cost has been worked out to be Rs178.37 million that includes Rs429,000 (monitoring cost), Rs100,000 (environmental training cost) and Rs177,844,674 (plantation cost),” it said.

Court hits hard at city bus agency

The Supreme Administrative Court on Thursday upheld a lower court ruling that found the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) guilty of dereliction of duty relating to its handling of black smoke-belching buses.

The court also found that the Pollution Control Department (PCD) had ignored its duties in enforcing pollution-control laws on the BMTA and had failed to monitor the agency even though the Central Administrative Court had ordered it to improve bus services and ensure they met requirements under the environmental protection law.

Mumbai Trans Harbour Link, Peddar Rd flyover set for green nod

Union Ministry of Environment and Forests panel gives positive feedback to MMRDA, MSRDC presentations

Sewri-Nhava Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) and the controversial Peddar Road flyover may finally get a green signal. Officials in charge of the much-delayed transport infrastructure projects made presentations before an expert appraisal committee of Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) in New Delhi on Thursday and were confident of getting speedy clearances.

Work on high-speed rail project faces two-year delay over EIA

"Undertaking an environment impact assessment together with a public hearing might take as long as two years after the feasibility study for a project is completed," Chula Sukmanop, inspector-general of the Transport Ministry and acting director of the Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning (OTP), said last week.

For the Bangkok-Chiang Mai high-speed train route, the OTP has received the result of the project's feasibility study from Japan, he said.