Hyderabad urgently needs to develop a mass transit system protected from its increasing traffic congestion. Mass transit is needed now on three central corridors, and will eventually be needed on at least nine corridors.
Bus rapid transit (BRT), metro, and monorail technologies could all provide a system with sufficient capacity and speed to improve mass transit ridership in those corridors. Metro and monorail would require large capital subsidies, and subsidies for the procurement of rolling stock. By contrast, BRT would not require subsidies for operation, construction or for the procurement of rolling stock.