October 12, 2011

Lanes, intelligent traffic signalling required for bus rapid transit

KARACHI – The Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) in Karachi requires dedicated lanes as well as an intelligent traffic signalling system on some intersections, said a Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) expert. Assoc Prof Toshiyuki Okamura of Japan’s Yokohama National University visited the Karachi Mass Transit Cell (KMTC) office and gave a detailed presentation on the global experience of the BRTS. KMTC Director General (DG) Rasheed Mughal, KMTC Planning & Coordination Director Mirza Anwer Baig, KMTC Technical Director Ghulam Rasool, and Shogo Uchida (Deputy Team Leader), Yu Iwahashi and Katsuya Kusunoki of the JICA team for the study on the Karachi Transportation Improvement Project were also present.



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