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On Bus Rapid Transport

People’s Union for Democratic Rights welcomes the 18 October Delhi High Court judgment by justice Pradeep Nand­rajog and justice Manmohan Singh on the Delhi Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) ­system. The judgment rejected a public ­interest litigation (PIL) filed by an NGO, Nyaya Bhoomi, that demanded the scrapping of the BRT system introduced between Moolchand and Amdedkar Nagar, a stretch of 5.8 km and cancelling the ­seven BRT corridors planned by the ­Delhi government.

People’s Union for Democratic Rights welcomes the 18 October Delhi High Court judgment by justice Pradeep Nand­rajog and justice Manmohan Singh on the Delhi Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) ­system. The judgment rejected a public ­interest litigation (PIL) filed by an NGO, Nyaya Bhoomi, that demanded the scrapping of the BRT system introduced between Moolchand and Amdedkar Nagar, a stretch of 5.8 km and cancelling the ­seven BRT corridors planned by the ­Delhi government.

We believe that the BRT essentially addresses equity and a more equitable distribution of road space. Over 50% of the Delhi public uses bus transport. As the judgment points out, on an average, two cars carry three persons against 60-70 persons in a bus during peak hours. By rejecting the PIL, the high court has sup­ported a policy that favours the ­public transport system and stands for daily commuters.

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