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Experts want more research on BRT system

19 July 2011

NEW DELHI:Experts at a conference here on Monday stressed the need to relook and undertake more research on the existing Bus Rapid Transit Systems (BRTS) in the country before more such corridors are implemented in other cities to have safer road systems.

“The BRTS is considered a high-quality transit system that delivers fast, comfortable and low-cost transport world wide. It is faster than the regular bus service due to its dedicated tracks. But the biggest challenge of BRTS is that whether it should be in the centre of the road abutting median or nearer to the footpath,” said International Road Federation (IRF) chairman K.K. Kapila at the conference organised by the Central Road Research Institute.

…..Other experts, including Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) director general Samir Brahmchari and CRRI director S. Gangopadhyay, stressed the need to use environment-friendly raw materials for road construction, provide effective drainage system on both sides of roads for longer life, use engineering measures and better road designs for making roads accident free, and eliminating “accident black spots” on all national and city roads…..

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-newdelhi/article2249105.ece

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Written by csirindia

July 21, 2011 at 4:52 am

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