We are a group of civil society activists and researchers who are concerned about public transportation in Hyderabad. We want a mass rapid transit system that includes the buses, trains (MMTS/Metro), sidewalks and cycle paths. But the proposed elevated metro will not meet these objectives.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
BRTS for Hyderabad: Pre-feasibility Study done in 2005 but Ignored to Favour the Metro Rail
Is the BRTS (Bus Rapid Transit System) not suitable for Hyderabad? Pro-metro rail lobbies will say so. Ever since the metro rail project came to the centre-stage, the proposals for BRTS, strengthening MMTS (local trains) phase-I and taking up of MMTS phase-II have been deliberately neglected. These could have been completed in short time and at low cost to provide an efficient public transport system before thinking of the metro which is a highly capital intensive project.
BRT in Delhi
BRT in Ahmedabad (Bus lane as seen from behind the bus)