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Praja-RAAG awarded with 2012 Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award (Runner Up)!

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Commuter Rail

Dear Prajagale,

Recognition for Praja-RAAG, 3rd year in a row.

Praja-RAAG has been awarded with 2012 Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award (Runner Up) for its campaign on "Commuter Rail Service". The event was held at Leela Palace , today Oct 29, 2012.

A big round of applause to the Praja team for their great effort on 'Namma Railu' aka Commuter Rail Service.

On behalf of Praja-RAAG, I would like to thank the Praja community, all its members, well wishers, government officials from DULT, SWR and media friends who helped our campaign for CRS in Bengaluru this far. I do hope that this award will help us go further and achieve the ultimate - Implementation of Commuter Rail Service In Bengaluru.

Once again hearty congratulations to Praja.



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Hard work pays!

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Praja team has once again proved the saying - "Hard Work And Perseverance Certainly Pays Off For Those Willing To Do the Work".

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The real reawrd for us as

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The real reawrd for us as commuters will be when the service rolls out as a branded system. Hope the authorities get started with the SPV soon.

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....Team Namma Railu & Praja.


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Commuter Service should roll out then only this makes meaning

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Awards ceremony reported in News Media.

Source - Deccan Herald

"...On the occasion, Volvo Buses announced the winners of the Second Season of the Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award. EMBARQ India and India Urban Space Foundation were declared joint winners.

Praja was given the Runner Up prize for their respective projects. Special recognitions were conferred on a collaborative effort between Ride-A-Cycle-Foundation with its partners as well as a group from IIT, Madras.

The Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award was instituted to recognise outstanding efforts in the broad area of sustainability..."

Now, GoK & GOI  should  not delay further in taking this project forward.

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In 'The Hindu'

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Source - The Hindu

"..The Hosur Road Corridor Improvement Project by Embarq India and Project Tender Sure by India Urban Space Foundation, both based in Bangalore, jointly bagged the Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award 2012.

The awards were presented to the representatives of these two organisations by Principal Secretary (Horticulture) M.K. Shankaralinge Gowda and Ambassador of Sweden to India Harald Sandberg respectively here on Monday. Namma Railu project by Praja secured the runner-up prize..."

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More event coverage

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Pleading for a review of the urban transport policy, Sanjeev Dhamannavar, an activist from Praja, a civic advocacy group of Bangalore, says that ever since the dawn of the Metro era over Delhi, even the average speed of city buses has gone up by five per cent, thanks to the reduction in the number of private cars on the roads.

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Late but ...

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Bit late posting on this, but three cheers to Namma Railu project team, Sanjeev/Syed/Sathya/Naveen/Hemant and many many more who have been helping out in their own ways over last couple of years.

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Late but -- yeah, of course!

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Sure -- many many more have been helping (they can be ignored, no problem), but you surprised everyone when you were in your gaon instead of being on the dias to collect the prize yourself! though it wasn't surprising that you did not play the promised 'host' to a celebration party! Perhpas the "others" misc categories that helped must always play the host!

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