Will BRTS be a panacea for Delhi’s transport woes?

April 20th, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by admin  

By Rajeev Ranjan Roy
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Many Asian and Latin American cities have tried it with success. Now a system of segregated lanes for high capacity buses is set to roll out in the Indian capital too, promising to shake off controversy and usher in speedy and cheap public transport for the city’s teeming millions. Not many know that the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) - with dedicated lanes for special buses that can seat up to 35 people and carry another 45 standing passengers - took seven years of planning or that it was adapted from Latin American transport models.

The system exists in Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Bogot

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