A project meant to carve out a bus corridor and give pedestrians and cyclists designated space on a 16 km stretch of road in Delhi has resulted in outbursts of anger and acrimony by middle class car owners. Called the bus rapid transit system or the BRT, the roject is aimed at making it easier to move around in Delhi, where traffic is unruly.
The Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway has achieved the dubious distrinction of becoming one of the most controversial projects in the history of India's road infrastructure development. Initiated in 2001 as a first of its kind in India, the project was finally made operational after a delay of over two years.
There is still no clear vision among planners, policymakers and transport experts about what will make Indian cities better places to live in as far as mobility and access are concerned. The prevailing mythology is that construction of metro rail systems will somehow solve the problems of the future.