October 23, 2011

Installing an efficient Bus Rapid Transport system

Study on tram car-like system in Colombo

By M. Prasad Sachintha

As the number of vehicles increases day by day and the space available of the road reduces for this number, congestion increases. This happens at specific locations and during specific times. The commuter has to spend more time and more fuel.

Demand for the road space increases because of the population, higher economic activity, increased GDP and increased mobility. This may lead to higher demand for road space if passengers transfer from space efficient vehicles such as trains and buses to space inefficient vehicles such as cars and, motor cycles and three wheelers.

This calls for quick and urgent solutions to ease the country’s transportation problems given the rapid increase in the import of vehicles



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