Bus Lane Optimisation at Dharavi Link Road
Location: Dharavi Link Road, Mumbai
The proposal aims to create a dedicated bus lane at Dharavi Link Road. The road is very congested. The proposal for optimization of bus lane has been greatly appreciated by BEST for its underlying features of efficiency and benefits to bus movement -the only road public transport in the city.
Dedicated bus lanes are required where there are bottlenecks to push more passengers. Unfortunately it is widely believed that bus lanes to be provided only when there is excess space available after providing access to private transport.
After the opening of SCLR link road, the Dharavi link is experiencing less traffic. It is important to take advantage of this. Before private vehicles take over the available road space, prioritizing the usage for pedestrians and bus movement would improve the passenger carrying capacities and create safe environment for pedestrians.