New Delhi, April 25, 2008: Delhi might soon lose its war against growing traffic and increasing pollution, without an effective and massive public transport system. Delhi needs big answers for its big problem and tough measures like the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system is one such solution in the future roadmap. This thumbs-up for the BRT came here today from Bhure Lal, chairperson of the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA), as well as Sunita Narain, director, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE).
“Once seen as one of the most polluted cities in the world, Delhi did succeed in arresting its air pollution through big-ticket solutions like the introduction of CNG. Our research tells us that Delhi could negate the gains made because of the phenomenal increase in vehicle numbers in the city. The answer will be to invest heavily in public transport, increase the bus fleet and restructure the bus service. But all this is not enough unless we can provide space for the bus to move and it is for this reason that the BRT is one solution,” said Bhure Lal.
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