Defying Media Spin, Poll Shows Public Support for Delhi BRT

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A couple of weeks ago we wrote about how the new bus rapid transit system in Delhi, India was taking a drubbing from local media. Despite the fact that buses were packed with commuters following the launch of the pilot program, newspaper and TV reporters were quick to proclaim it a failure. But a recent poll gives Delhi BRT high marks — and not only from those using it. The City Fix reports:

An independent commuter survey conducted by Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment found that commuters overwhelmingly support the new BRT system in Delhi. For some, the result may be surprising after the initial operational glitches and media blitz declaring the new bus corridor a disaster. While there are several things that should be improved with the new system, as with any project, the outpouring of support for the new bus corridor suggests that it would be both a strategic and political mistake to scrap the project.

  • Clarence

    As usual, as I always say: all of the reporters who cover these things are drivers themselves, thus it does frame their view when covering.

    This has long been a problem in the NYC area, although over the last few years I have noticed a change towards the better, though we still have a ways to go.

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