外文标题：Delhi's BRT may finally be scrapped as MLAs put pressure on govt
NEW DELHI: Commuters who have been spending hours stuck in traffic jams on Delhi's first and only BRT corridor may finally be free of the mess. A day after a DTC bus killed a 12-year-old in the corridor, four Aam Aadmi Party MLAs met PWD minister Satyendar Jain and asked him to scrap the project.
Former transport minister Saurabh Bharadwaj, one of the four MLAs to have met the minister, said the concept of BRT corridors is excellent but the present stretch in Delhi has been a traffic nightmare, having created more problems than it has solved.
"The stretch on which this BRT has been made was not the best choice. For one, the bus lanes are in the middle and getting to them is a huge pain for pedestrians. Secondly, there are about four major intersections on the road and despite a very expensive smart signalling system, the implementation has failed completely. We have asked for scrapping of the existing BRT. If a study is required to see if it can be improved in any way, it can be done but, in the meantime, a temporary solution needs to be looked for. The lanes should be opened up to all vehicles," said Bharadwaj.
Kallol Dasgupta (Kolkata)
Indian metros have narrow road space, thats why BRT implementation has become faulty.
Every BRTs in every city is a utter failure , imposed by World Bank , should be scrapped immediately .
Ankit Maskara (Gurgaon, Haryana)
It has really caused more problems and should be scrapped.
Ramesh kumar (Unknown)
This is for Delhiites to decide.
without foreseeing al these, Howz the project viability been accepted?
Santosh Mali (Singapore)
BRT is really smart thing, But before applying this concept We must have proper understanding of current traffic hurdles and situation of the city. Sheila Dixit Govt. just applied this concept without taking any expert advice.
Venkat B (BANGALORE)
BRT is good model in Ahmedabad and is successfully followed in Pune