Bus Rapid Transit System
BRTS Route , Sikar Road : With more than 200 accidents and 45 deaths, the 7-km operative BRTS route on Sikar road in Jaipur has witnessed a spate of accidents in a short period of its operation thus becoming a major concern.
Community participation and involvement
For this project Muskaan worked successfully with the community residing on the Sikar road. The Parshads and the elected representatives were taken into confidence along with the heads of vyapar mandal. All these community leaders had a clear understanding of what was wrong and where road engineering and other corrections were needed. Road Engineering Improvements Traffic Police, engineers of Jaipur Development Authority and Muskaan team walked the area that was problematic and on the certain points regarding engineering, traffic lights, faulty crossings and turns were noted and rectified during the project period. These meetings were successfull because of their hands on approach.
Strengthening the Enforcement
It was found that the BRTS had poor enforcement, which allowed irregular entries in the BRTS route. With representatives of Transport Department and Traffic Police, enforcement was strengthen on BRTS, which gave positive results.
Muskaan’s education team contacted the educational institues in the area and conducted Road Safety Orientations and BRTS specific classes to make the youth aware that they had to be responsible while driving so that there is reduction in accidents.