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Monday, April 25, 2016

BRT NAGAR ROAD: BEFORE ROLL OUT, ENSURE ; 1.SAFETY & OPERATIONAL READINESS, 2.EFFECTIVE MAINTENANCE & ENFORCEMENT SYSTEMS IN PLACE, 3.AUDIT BY EXPERTS & COMMUTERS 4.EXTENSIVE PUBLIC OUTREACH

BRT NAGAR ROAD:
BEFORE ROLL OUT, PLEASE ENSURE ;
1.SAFETY & OPERATIONAL READINESS
2. EFFECTIVE MAINTENANCE & ENFORCEMENT SYSTEMS IN PLACE,
3.AUDIT BY EXPERTS & COMMUTERS
4.EXTENSIVE PUBLIC OUTREACH
Dear Sirs,
a. TransferTerminal be well designed & fully developed and complete incl,ITMS,Real time passenger information,amenities,off board ticketing/pass centre,etc.
b. Extended corridor to Wagholi Terminal be completed in all respects BRT Ready.
c. Operational & Safety Audit by Experts & NGO/Commuter representatives.  
d. Bus stops were built since 3-4 years;were damaged ,Ensure duly repaired doors functional, seating in good condition,pathway intact, electric fittings etc.
e. Inverter/uninterrupted power supply at each bus station and bus terminal.
f.  Warden recruitment,training,deployment at bus stops,traffic signals,entry/exit of BRT Corridor,pedestrian crossings, physical presence at given destination & time duration;attendence muster on site/nearest bus stop,regular supervision-records, escalation,deterrent action.
g. BRT Trained Drivers only, A list of such drivers, Depo Manager to ensure.For Defaults severe action on Contractors/Depo Managers
h. Drivers talking on mobile while driving, jumping red signal,racing & overtaking within BRT Corridor should be suspended.
i.  Road Furniture;Distinct,Prominent,Safety Notices/Instructions for citizens,passengers,pedestrians,other vehicles at every junction,
pedestrians crossings,& at distance of every 200 meters.
j. Good Illumination at bus stop, Traffic Junctions,Entry/Exit of Corridor,Pedestrians crossings,thru night BRT Operations time.
k. Direct Ticket for Direct Passengers beyond BRT Corridor valid for any bus on the route.
l. Free Bus Travel for One Month & at 50% rates for ticket/passes next 2 months for BRT Promotion and for converting private vehicle users to BRT.
m. Synchronized ITMS to ensure Bus Doors & Bus Stop Doors will not open without proper docking of buses AND Bus will not start without closing of Bus & Bus stop doors.
n. The bus be deployed on route only if checked and ITMS and doors are functional and in good condition.
o. The contractors should be required to maintain 15 % spare buses for  redeploying in case of break downs , doors not operational, ITMS non-functional.
p. Do not be dependent totally on Contractors for BRT Operations.They have held city & lakhs of passengers to ransom by declaring BUS STOPPAGE.
q. PMPML has 650 right side doors JNNURM buses in its fleet. These buses be made BRT READY.
r. The BRT training be imparted to 200 PMPML drivers, who can be deployed on BRT when needed.
s. The Passenger information Display,incl Reserved Seats,Helplines,Bus Numbers,be prominently ,visibly,distinctly displayed at one or multiple locations in buses & bus stops/ terminals , AND if space available, then only, it be allotted to Advertisers. Any violations be dealt with  seriously, penalised and advertisement contractor be blacklisted, and contract be cancelled.(Vishrantwadi terminal)
t. Buses also running in MV lanes and some buses travelling in BRT lane but not halting at bus stations is grossly wrong and ridiculous and be totally banned
No other vehicles be permitted in BRT Corridor.
u. BRT Full length corridor, and ALL announced bus stations must be BRT ready & operational before roll out.
(After 8 months even,Sangvi phata bus station not operational; Break in between BRT corridor, BRT buses use Service road).
Most of above measures suggested are based on our own ill experiences of recently rolled out BRT Corridors(photos available):
i.Sangamwadi-Vishrantwadi. ii.Sangvi-Kivale. iii.Bhosari-Hinjewadi.
v.  Prompt & Effective Grievance Redressal system. Hundreds of complaints registered with PMPML but no effective action.
BRT Nagar Road is delayed for 3-4years , it is essential that it should be rolled out earlier, but
BRT NAGAR ROAD: BEFORE ROLL OUT, PLEASE ENSURE ;
1.SAFETY & OPERATIONAL READINESS,
2. EFFECTIVE MAINTENANCE & ENFORCEMENT SYSTEMS IN PLACE,
3.AUDIT BY EXPERTS & COMMUTER
4.Extensive PUBLIC OUTREACH .
Thanks & Regards,
jugal rathi   vivek velankar  sanjay shitole  satish chitale
P M P  P R A V A S I  M A N C H
sudhir jatar,
Nagrik Chetna Manch
qaneez sukhrani, Association of Nagar Road Citizens Forums

sherna gandhy, Viman Nagar Citizens Forum

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