Smart Cities working towards easing public transport

Thu, 2015-10-29 18:06 -- SCC India Staff

The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation mulls dedicated lanes for its bus services, while L&T Metro Rail tests services in Hyderabad...

The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) wants dedicated lanes on 12 roads for rapid and unhindered movement of buses and to popularise public transport in traffic-prone areas. In a week's time, the BMTC is likely to conduct a survey to identify the roads.

According to the BMTC's Chief Traffic Manager (Operation), Renukeshwar B C the survey will focus on 'three- and four-lane roads' based on such criteria as traffic congestion and bottlenecks.

The official said BMTC buses should get priority over cars or two-wheelers in the planning and execution of traffic rules. A BMTC bus carries around 50 passengers unlike a car or two-wheeler.

L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad...

L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad (L&TMRH) has announced the first test run on the complete stretch of Miyapur to S.R. Nagar, stage two, as per the construction schedule for the concessionaire which is building the project, and will also be running it.

According to reports, the test run was conducted on the overhead viaduct on corridor one (Red Line) Miyapur to S.R. Nagar on the auspicious Dasara day (Oct 22, 2015). This is an important step towards making the 10-km. section, including the Bharatnagar rail over bridge ready for commercial operations.

Earlier, L&TMRH had conducted test runs between Miyapur and Kukatpally for a distance of 4.4-km in May.