Public mobility will no longer be as much of a hassle with Bengaluru’s Bus Priority Lane (BPL) getting an extension very soon.
Story so far: As of now, the BPL is operational on the Outer Ring Road (ORR), from Central Silk Board to KR Puram. Now, the Department of Urban Land Transport (DULT) has planned to extend the lane from the Tin Factory junction to Mysuru Road.
- The DULT also included 12.9 km on Hosur Road and another 2.8 km on Airport Road.
- This project is a part of their “Cities on the Move Challenge: where there is a bus, there is a way” initiative to make Bengaluru more accessible and promote these priority lanes.
Why it matters: This move has been lauded by experts and officials across the state as they help in making public transport a lot more efficient. Buses would reach their destination in less than 30 minutes. Some also say that this finally shows that city authorities are finally learning from the ORR’s problems.