Delhi is clearly planned for car owners,
disregarding the mobility needs of the majority of
the population. This calls for a replanning which creates space
for public transport. The Bus Rapid Transit
System is now under construction in Delhi. It allows for the separation of traffic; giving buses the
central lane of the roads. Traditional transport like bicycles, rickshaws
and buses should be planned for
in the future. Roychowdhury contends that Delhi has the
resources to do that, but lacks the will. In order to change the political attitude of the city government, CSE calls for a social movement supporting public transport.
Delhi has taken the
first leap. It can now be an example to follow for other
cities, in India and worldwide. Roychowdhury is certain that “if you really push
for change, then you see change as well”.
Sources : "The Delhi Story: The Leapfrog Factor" and Anumita Roychowdhury