BRT - Bus Rapid Transit - III

2.a. AG: Assuming that the BRT is a success on Satara road, how will it be implemented for narrow roads? (Satara road is probably the widest of all, what about Karve road, JM road, the old Mumbai-Pune highway, and so on.)
2.b. JI: Is the BRT planned to let me get from anywhere to anywhere in Pune? Meaning how well covered is the network going to be that will not warrant me needing to take my vehicle out so I do not have to be at the mercy of rickshaw wallas?
2.c. PK: Why waste money on a system when it cannot be implemented across Pune? Only 1-2 roads in Pune can support exclusive lanes, then why run a pilot project which anyway will be scrapped or limited to 1-2 roads? It is a waste of tax payers money.

A typical BRT road needs: a footpath, a cycle track, at least one "other vehicles" lane, one bus lane, a bus stop - all this on both sides, plus an optional bus lan e for overtaking other buses. This infrastructure needs a road width of 30 m (100 ft) or more.

PMC has taken a policy decision to implement BRT on all roads with width of 30 metres (100 feet) or more. According to PMC, there are over 120 kms of such roads in the city and they cover all directions and major destinations.

These 120 km of roads form a largly interconnected network. BRT buses are expected to ply on various routes along these at a high frequency.
BRT will be accessible to a large % of the city population, especially when supported by feeder services such as PMT buses, auto rickshaws and offering connectivity to cycle tracks and pedestrian footpaths. BRT will thus have the capacity to radically transform the mobility conditions of the whole city.


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