Delhi’s infrastructure is too weak to support the BRT traffic model
The report BRT’s trial run opens to chaos, violations (May 13) confirms that the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project is a failure and it’s doing more harm than good to drivers in the capital. Roads in Delhi are not wide enough to accommodate separate lanes for different vehicles. Instead of reserving special passageways for buses, the government should reserve just a section on every road for public vehicles. The Central Road Research Institute should understand that the BRT model may have worked well abroad, but it can’t be a success in Delhi due to weak infrastructure.
Gulshan Kumar, via email
A controversy past its sell-by date
The uproar in Parliament over Shankar’s cartoon on BR Ambedkar is unwarranted (Cartoon row: Former NCERT adviser’s Pune office attacked, May 13). The cartoon doesn’t insult Ambedkar. It depicts the disappointment of people over the delay in the framing of our Constitution, which Jawaharlal Nehru also acknowledged on several occasions. It is disappointing that instead of debating on present-day problems, some of our politicians have raked up an issue which is well past its sell-by date.
Kusum Lata Chadda, Delhi
A new innings in Indo-Pak ties?
This refers to the report Pak T20 team to play in India (May 13). The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) must be congratulated for inviting Pakistan to participate in the Cham-pions League tournament to be held in India in October. This comes just a month after Prime Minister Manmo-han Singh and Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari talked about reviving cricketing ties between the two nations. Let’s hope that this step will be the starting point for resolving other issues between India and Pakistan.
CKS Ramani, Mumbai