The Delhi Bus Rapid Transit System is a bus rapid transit in Delhi. The first route opened in 2008 ahead of the 2010 Commonwealth Games which were held in the city. The project is well used but has been criticized for the difficulty of access to the bus platforms, which are in the middle of the road, for lack of enforcement and for the effect it has had on other motor traffic. A legal challenge was defeated in 2012.
Buses currently meet sixty percent of the city's transportation needs. BRT is being developed alongside the Delhi Metro, which started operation in 2002.
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