New Delhi: The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor, developed in a bid to facilitate public transportation system in the national capital has once again groped into controversy after Lamborghini sports car crashed with the railings of the corridor claiming one life on Sunday.

However, the initial reports claim high speed as the prime reason behind the tragic incident, but indeed has left a question mark on the worthiness of these corridors as far as safety measures are considered.

BRT corridors must be erected on broad roads: Traffic police

Claiming several distinct inefficiencies in the current design of BRT corridors, Satyendra Garg, Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic), said that even if the idea of BRT corridors is good for facilitating public transportation system but it must be erected on broad roads in order to avoid huge traffics and accidents.
According to Rohit Baluja, President, Institute of Road Traffic Education, the present design lacks traffic engineering measures on many fronts. Most of these corridors have deadly turns that are highly prone to accidents.

High speed major concern on BRT

Meanwhile, dismissing any inefficiency in the present design of BRT corridors, Prof Geetam Tiwari, BRT corridor designer, blamed high speed and rash driving as the main reasons for accidents like one happened on Sunday.

“Accidents at BRTs are comparatively less than that happens on casual roads. There is no deficiency in the designs. The railings that are being blamed for the accident are not part of actual design. These were erected seeing the need for pedestrians’ safety.