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Yes. The things are not likely to improve much. 30 62.50%
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Old 29th April 2008, 16:18   #1
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The trials of the first BRT corridor in New Delhi started in New Delhi on Apr 20, 2008. Since then, the road has been a real mess with people taking over 70 min to cross a 5.6 Km stretch. Given the traffic volume on the road, the situation is not likely to improve much. What is your opinion should it be given more time os should the government simply scrap the project?
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Old 29th April 2008, 16:29   #2
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No, BRT is a very good project and it should be implemented. Yes there has been some short sightedness from the planners and we hope things will improve shortly. Things like Foot overbtidges, seprate lanes for two wheelers etc should have been the part of the project and not an after thought.

They should sort out the issues at the earliest.

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Old 29th April 2008, 16:32   #3
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Hit the "Yes" without a second thought. Lol

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Things like Foot overbtidges, seprate lanes for two wheelers etc should have been the part of the project and not an after thought.
Do you feel that footbridges will solve the basic problem of a 3/4 lane road width being reduced to 2 lanes? A BRT is a very noble thought but how many buses in an hour in a dedicated bus lane?

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YES PLEASE! It needs to be scrapped now before they implement this all over Delhi & turn it into gridlock central.

It's not just short sightedness but creating a problem where none existed before (Ok, it was a small one!) and a criminal wastage of public funds. Please stop this nonsense.
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No. The BRT concept is good. Question the execution of the BRT rather than scrap it away...

A recent post in the newspapers mentioned that the BRT was implemented in /around Lutyen's Delhi, or rather where the creamy layer of society lives.. obviously they will protest. Their Cars cant zip around at will..

With my little geography knowledge of Delhi, it may make sense implemeting the BRT around where the Offices are - ITO, Nehru Place or traffic corridors that go towards these office hubs..
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It should be scrapped as soon as possible. It is not a good project. people who travel had no problems earlier and now it is full of problem. Reaching Sheikh Sarai took 15 mins from GK2 . now it takes about 1 hour and even more sometimes.

It should rightly be removed.
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It is impossible to believe that anyone thought this was going to be a solution to traffic woes!
Everyone I know found it to be a ludicrous proposal right from the time work on it was started. How come only 'the powers that be' could not see it??
The reasons behind this utterly unsound project need to be questioned, nay, investigated!
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With my little geography knowledge of Delhi,
That makes sense & explains this bit in your post which probably couldn't be any further from the truth -
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the BRT was implemented in /around Lutyen's Delhi, or rather where the creamy layer of society lives.. obviously they will protest. Their Cars cant zip around at will..
It is inconveniencing all & sundry in lower, middle & upper class neighbourhoods in the vicinity. We'll take you on it in case you are attending the next NCR meet just to give you a first hand experience

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Hell yes! Exactly the same reasons as Suman. Why should you dedicate 2 entire lanes for a section of traffic which only makes up 10-15% (optimistically) of the entire traffic volume?

And how many footbridges can you build?? Do we expect people to really walk an extra 400-500 metres just to cross the road?

And people who have not used the corridor should preferably not comment because you have to personally use the stretch at least once to gauge the size of the inconvenience and waste of time+effort!! Academic and theoretical arguments are pointless because the reality is something else!
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The way to ease traffic congestion is to expand the road space per vehicle. The BRT project reduces the per vehicle road space, and therefore needs to be scrapped.

Multilevel roads are the longer term solution.
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Because most of us drive, we might say that it should be scrapped but I heard that the bus travel timings have reduced to one third of its original time.

They must have different classes of buses (AC and non AC), more frequent and more spread out network of buses. With the metro, it will make Delhi a dream city.
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Scrap it and save lots of accident which are happing there.
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Like others have said, those who haven't used it should not comment. Sure it looks like an excellent concept in theory, in reality it's a nightmare.
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I heard that the bus travel timings have reduced to one third of its original time.
Pure hearsay & I would seriously doubt it. The Bus travel timings may have gone down marginally & the car travel timings have gone up more than three fold.

Can someone tell me who has benefitted out of this project? Certainly not the common man.

Not to mention that hundreds of school children (studying in one of the schools who are unfortunate enough to be located on the BRT Corridor) are also being severely inconvenienced since crossing the road has become a nightmare for them. Not to mention that there is chaos when the school gives over because the cars coming to pick the children up are not allowed to stop anywhere in the vicinity (since what was earlier a service lane has now become a main thoroughfare).

Hey, I'm sorry but the BRT is a major P.I.T.A. for all & sundry who are within (and beyond) arms reach so lets not even start. As someone mentioned, you need to be here to see the chaos that has descended out of nowhere

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Ok, What exactly is BRT?
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