Friday, August 29, 2008

BRT fans!

If you read this blog carefully - which BRT fans don't - you willsee that I have no issues with a well-executed public transportation project. The Bus Rapid Transit system is a disasterously executed project. In Bogota, the example quoted by the crackpot Dinesh Mohan and his cronies, road traffic has four lanes in each direction and instead of stopping traffic every 500 meters, there are overhead walkways. top defending bad execution, that is a problem in India, the BRT is a badly executed idea, and why on earth should I not be a NIMBY - are you impacted by the project? Well I am and while I'm not some crackpot who would like to censor criticism like Dinesh Mohan and Sunita Narain (the loony left is worse than the loony right and Greenies are the most dangerous people in the world) the BRT is an awful example - look down at Joseph Tito Marg if you're flying into Delhi on runway 28 (that is the middle runway now) during working hours (at night the sight is scary to see the number of cars backed up) and then defend the BRT - and it isn't Bus Rapid Transit anymore - it is Babu Rapid Transit - just look at the number of government Ambassadors taking the quick and easy route. BRT defenders have not calculated the cost of either fuel or time wasted waiting at innumerable red lights on the BRT. Want to chop India's fuel bill - chop the BRT.
And as for EchTee - The Mumbai music ban fiasco was wonderful. But I'll give them a while to sort things out, its only fair, no?

3 comments:

KMN said...

check these two articles out

http://www.askmen.com/fashion/trends_100/148c_fashion_men.html
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Lifestyle/Must_men_accessorise/articleshow/3134564.cms

i hope murdoch takes bccl to court for it

Web Monkey said...

"while I'm not some crackpot who would like to censor criticism like Dinesh Mohan and Sunita Narain (the loony left is worse than the loony right and Greenies are the most dangerous people in the world)"
Do you see some contradiction in this? Or not? It is the journalists who are criticizing the BRT non stop. The only media which is doing a sane defense of the BRT is Down To Earth which is owned the NGO which employs Sunita Narain...here are some targets that you can write about:
1. The Gurgaon Scam: How DLF made suckers of all of us ...I was stuck in e jam in front of Belverdera and giving ma-behan to KP Singh
2. The Gurgaon Toll Road scam
3. The insame policies which encourage car buying..a reduction in taxes for the last 3 years, which is why there are traffic jams
Of course you wont have the guts to write on these. If you do DLF will stop buying ads in your paper and your boss will screw your happiness and the car companies will stop sending you on junkets,...so what will poor K do?
And you stopped having a right to NIMBYism the moment you became a journalist...ortherwise get out of state subsidised housing dude and live like the rest of us

Anonymous said...

the title of the blog is "Dont trust the indian media', yet the contents are

BRT, iphone, eastward ho

i think the blog is goind eastward ho!