Two thirds of Bengaluru’s population needs reliable transport, and public transport is not enough right now. The city sees thousands of new vehicles added every month. The city needs good public transport, and quickly.
Bengaluru is once again toying with the idea of introducing pod taxis. But it is at best a fast mode of personal rapid transit, with limited and low carrying capacity. Neither will it provide last mile connectivity. Do we have better alternatives? Ashish Verma explains.
Monorail that was proposed in comprehensive traffic plan for Bengaluru never got realised. Government is hoping Metro will decongest the city, but is it possible with the existing rate of addition of vehicles?
While more footpaths need to be developed around Metro stations, the real estate madness needs to be reduced. A higher Floor Area Ratio of 4.0 is being proposed for properties within 150 meters of all stations.