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)
The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, New York has conducted a Pre-Feasibility Study for Bus Rapid Transit System in Hyderabad in 2005. BRTS was found eminently suitable for the city. The ITDP is now implementing the BRTS in Ahmedabad. You can download the report (86 pages) from the link-


  1. I hope you know Delhi's experience with BRTs

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