Mumbai BRTS

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Mumbai BRTS
Overview
Locale Mumbai, India
Transit type Bus rapid transit
Number of lines 1 (planned)
Operation
Operator(s) Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport

Mumbai BRTS is a bus rapid transit system in Mumbai, India.

History[edit]

The project was taken up by the MCGM, B.E.S.T Undertaking, and MMRDA to ease the traffic conditions of Mumbai and improve bus services. A BRTS fleet consisting of the BEST Undertaking's CNG powered JCBL Cerita buses, Tata Starbuses, and Tata Marcopolo Buses was introduced in 2008. However, the BRTS did not have dedicated lanes and had to share roads with regular traffic with no right of way privileges. This resulted in a system that was a BRTS only in name.

The project to provide a BRTS with dedicated lanes was first proposed in 2003.[1]

On 7 September 2012, BEST announced that it would build BRTS with dedicated lanes on Ghatkopar-Mankhurd Link Road (GMLR).[2] The project will cost INR2070.9 million (US$34 million) and will require widening the GMLR and paving the service road with concrete.[2] The BRTS is expected to start operating in 2014.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Deshpande, Alok (7 September 2012). "Special lanes for BEST a welcome experiment". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Deshpande, Alok (7 September 2012). "City to get first dedicated lane for BEST buses". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 

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