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(BBC)   Private car owner opposes bus rapid transit lanes because he's more important than filthy bus riders: "How does it matter if a peon reaches office five minute before time?"   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 152
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2012-10-16 05:28:25 AM  
How does it matter if a peon reaches office five minute before time?

How does it matter?

HOW DOES IT MATTER?

How can she slap?
 
2012-10-16 05:33:21 AM  
Was expecting it to be Jeremy Clarkson... However he's right. Cars should have priority over buses. Buses are mobile toilets that carry criminals to their latest criminal endeavour, cars are full of normal people.
 
2012-10-16 05:35:37 AM  
Should be fun to see who reads the article and understands the variables at play, and who just makes assumptions.
 
2012-10-16 05:37:17 AM  
"That he caste such aspersions comes as no shock to anyone."

-RicRajiv Romero.
 
2012-10-16 05:39:06 AM  
"Car owners are the creators of wealth. Do you realise that they get exhausted sitting in their cars due to traffic jams and they reach office completely tired? It affects their efficiency. Do you want them to perform less?"

What a douchebag.
 
2012-10-16 05:40:14 AM  
"Car owners are the creators of wealth. Do you realise that they get exhausted sitting in their cars due to traffic jams and they reach office completely tired? It affects their efficiency. Do you want them to perform less?" asks the main petitioner BB Sharan.

I'm glad I don't live in a backwards, God-forsaken country where people think they can get away with saying garbage like this.
 
2012-10-16 05:41:35 AM  
Anyone else expect this to be a story from L.A.?

It's nice to get some perspective though. For all the talk of class warfare in the U.S., it could be much worse.
 
2012-10-16 05:47:28 AM  
brown people problems.
 
2012-10-16 05:47:46 AM  
Can you just imagine how many arrows they can shoot out of those bus windows?
 
2012-10-16 05:51:46 AM  

Slaxl: Was expecting it to be Jeremy Clarkson... However he's right. Cars should have priority over buses. Buses are mobile toilets that carry criminals to their latest criminal endeavour, cars are full of normal people.


If it were clarkson, he would have called them 'plebs'
'Plebs' is the word of the day in the UK at the moment

/clarkson wouldnt understand 'Peons'....and would probably think they are some sort of electric car
 
2012-10-16 05:56:49 AM  
FTA, "Prof Tiwari believes that the BRT is the only answer to Delhi's growing traffic problems, where 1,500 to 1,600 vehicles are registered daily. Government figures show that the number of private vehicles in Delhi has grown from 3.3 million in 2000-01 to nearly seven million in 2010-11."

So the solution is to lessen the amount of roadway available to cars?!?

"The problem of car users, who are in a minority, is being portrayed in the press as the people's problem. The fact is that less than 10% people in Delhi use private cars. More than 33% travel by buses and 30% walk to work," [Geetam Tiwari] says.

I'm certainly not speaking from any position of authority, but Mrs. Tiwari's comments are not borne out by the pic in TFA.

Also: "Prof Pushpesh Pant" .... yowzas!
 
2012-10-16 05:57:21 AM  

retarded: What a douchebag.


Someone should take him to NYC or Chicago and see all the bankers and such who take public transportation, including yes the bus.
 
2012-10-16 06:02:48 AM  
Got to keep the undesirables in their place, you know. They smell.
 
2012-10-16 06:10:48 AM  
Indians are honest. :)
 
2012-10-16 06:14:38 AM  

furterfan: Slaxl: Was expecting it to be Jeremy Clarkson... However he's right. Cars should have priority over buses. Buses are mobile toilets that carry criminals to their latest criminal endeavour, cars are full of normal people.

If it were clarkson, he would have called them 'plebs'
'Plebs' is the word of the day in the UK at the moment

/clarkson wouldnt understand 'Peons'....and would probably think they are some sort of electric car


I think you misunderestimate the thoroughness of Mr Clarkson's educational upbringing.

/O yes I did.
 
2012-10-16 06:17:22 AM  
If they just kept the indians on the reservations we wouldn't have these problems. Or they could just open more delis. You got to New york and there is a deli on every other corner.
 
2012-10-16 06:17:23 AM  
While not from the above article

I don't understand bus lanes. Why do poor people have to get to places quicker than I do? - Jeremy Clarkson
 
2012-10-16 06:18:58 AM  
Stay mad, bourgeois libertarian assholes.
 
2012-10-16 06:20:50 AM  
The bus smells funny
 
2012-10-16 06:22:47 AM  
A good Republican, should he ever immigrate. Can't ride the rapid bus with the filthy commoners!
 
2012-10-16 06:25:15 AM  
Another one rides the bus
Another one rides the bus hey-hey!
imageshack.us
Another one rides the bus

/Yeah a know the pic is from Pakistan but hey, close enough
 
2012-10-16 06:25:53 AM  
 
2012-10-16 06:28:50 AM  
Car owner is right. Not quite right, but right, but right.
 
2012-10-16 06:34:13 AM  
In fairness, as anybody who has ever been to India would I think agree, the phrase "wealth creators" actually has meaning (as opposed to in the USA, where it is talk-show quality nonsense). In the cities, it is fair to say that far less than 1% of even working people actually do constructive work, as defined by "potentially increasing the standard of living in india as a whole." The vast majority kind of bumble along. It's also fair to say that those actual wealth creators are likely to be the ones in private cars.

The solution is simple: auction a limited number of places for people to drive cars in the bus lane and/or turn the bus lanes into toll lanes. Change the prices on the toll lanes dynamically so there is not more than some threshold of cars in it at any given time. It's a win-win-win, since corrupt indian politicians would figure out ways to ride in them free.

This is also the solution to HOV lanes in the USA.
 
2012-10-16 06:35:55 AM  

indylaw: A good Republican, should he ever immigrate. Can't ride the rapid bus with the filthy commoners!


Do you get paid to say stupid shiat like this or is it just a hobby? YOU and your ilk are what's wrong with today's politics.
 
2012-10-16 06:37:11 AM  

clowncar on fire: indylaw: A good Republican, should he ever immigrate. Can't ride the rapid bus with the filthy commoners!

Do you get paid to say stupid shiat like this or is it just a hobby? YOU and your ilk are what's wrong with today's politics.


No it isn't.
It's the picnic apes that are the whole problem.
 
2012-10-16 06:43:19 AM  
"Car owners are the creators of wealth. Do you realise that they get exhausted sitting in their cars due to traffic jams and they reach office completely tired? It affects their efficiency. Do you want them to perform less?"

I see their 'creators of wealth' are just as big assholes as ours are
 
2012-10-16 06:49:19 AM  

clowncar on fire: indylaw: A good Republican, should he ever immigrate. Can't ride the rapid bus with the filthy commoners!

Do you get paid to say stupid shiat like this or is it just a hobby? YOU and your ilk are what's wrong with today's politics.


With what particular portion of what I said do you take issue?
 
2012-10-16 06:50:28 AM  
I oppose them because "bus rapid transit" is a contradiction in terms.
 
2012-10-16 06:52:42 AM  
The fact is that less than 10% people in Delhi use private cars. More than 33% travel by buses and 30% walk to work,

Lets see 10%+33%+30%=73%

I guess the other 27% have teleporters.

/probably motercycles/scooters
 
2012-10-16 06:55:46 AM  
www.topgear.com

Bloody right.....
 
2012-10-16 06:57:09 AM  
he works for an NGO- more like redistributor of wealth
 
2012-10-16 06:57:16 AM  
no... they telecomute... laptop-jockeys
 
2012-10-16 07:00:56 AM  

naz-drala: The fact is that less than 10% people in Delhi use private cars. More than 33% travel by buses and 30% walk to work,

Lets see 10%+33%+30%=73%

I guess the other 27% have teleporters.

/probably motercycles/scooters


No, that's the percentage of beggars/untouchables.
 
2012-10-16 07:02:11 AM  
Once I was stuck in traffic in Dehli. I saw a little girl with no pants run out of her house, made from a heap of garbage, and pee in top of her house.
 
2012-10-16 07:04:27 AM  

Neondistraction: Anyone else expect this to be a story from L.A.?

It's nice to get some perspective though. For all the talk of class warfare in the U.S., it could be much worse.


L.A.?

Nobody walks in L.A.!

/obscure?
 
2012-10-16 07:07:08 AM  
Neondistraction:
Anyone else expect this to be a story from L.A.?

IIRC there was a story from Toronto (?) a while back - some wannabe-rich asshole was upset that there was a bus route past her house because it "didn't fit the neighbourhood" and "everyone here drives cars anyway" and "it's noisy". The concept that anyone but her mattered at all was glaringly absent from every quote in the article. Just like this guy.
 
2012-10-16 07:07:14 AM  

Bomb Head Mohammed: The solution is simple: auction a limited number of places for people to drive cars in the bus lane and/or turn the bus lanes into toll lanes. Change the prices on the toll lanes dynamically so there is not more than some threshold of cars in it at any given time. It's a win-win-win, since corrupt indian politicians would figure out ways to ride in them free.

This is also the solution to HOV lanes in the USA.


You must not live in Atlanta. They recently converted a major HOV lane to an HOT (High-occupancy toll), which is almost exactly what you suggest. There's a toll to use the lane, which fluctuates with traffic congestion. It was almost unanimously despised from the minute it was first proposed, and the governor had to reduce the toll within a matter of weeks of its opening just to get people to use it. Sure, it improves commutes for the few who are willing to shell out, but it actually increased congestion for everyone else by taking the people who were formerly using that lane and sticking them back in regular traffic.

KyDave: "The problem of car users, who are in a minority, is being portrayed in the press as the people's problem. The fact is that less than 10% people in Delhi use private cars. More than 33% travel by buses and 30% walk to work,"


I would love to see statistics like that here in the ATL. There are just too many cars on the road, period. (Although it's not quite as bad as some other places I've lived).
 
2012-10-16 07:08:23 AM  
You must be "a good republican" then if you believe a republican would never sink so low as to ride public transportation. You obviously don't get out of the basement much or are just too far above it all to actually take a bus and see who's actually riding on it.

The reality is: being an asshole does not require a six figure salary or be connected to any particular party. India's class war is actually a caste war so religion, not economic class is the real issue here. Oh yeah, let's not forget a population heavy area with an overburdened infrastructure and likely a liberal bias on the part of the translater who so desperately wants to equate this issue to class warfare in the US by using a term like "wealth creator".

I could continue but why bother, you'll continue spewing out your "what republicans think and do vomit" no matter the topic because that's what ignorant hacks do. God knows, you wouldn't want to take the energy and courage to just deal in reality.
 
2012-10-16 07:08:58 AM  
This arsehole needs to be farked sideways with a pineapple and then given a naga enema.
 
2012-10-16 07:09:16 AM  
Wait. That wasn't BS made up by subby? Someone actually said that? Out loud?

*facepalm*
 
2012-10-16 07:09:19 AM  
Bomb Head Mohammed:
The vast majority kind of bumble along

You're saying this isn't true here?
 
2012-10-16 07:10:18 AM  

shadowmaster: If they just kept the indians on the reservations we wouldn't have these problems. Or they could just open more delis. You got to New york and there is a deli on every other corner.


So what you're saying is India needs a new deli?

/ I'm here all week
// try the veal
 
2012-10-16 07:10:57 AM  
The petition has also exposed the class divide in the Indian society.

Oh yes, it was completely invisible before. It was hiding right behind that gigantic pile of garbage and right next to that tin shack in the ghetto.
 
2012-10-16 07:14:35 AM  

clowncar on fire:
I could continue but why bother, you'll continue spewing out your "what republicans think and do vomit" no matter the topic because that's what ignorant hacks do. God knows, you wouldn't want to take the energy and courage to just deal in reality.


Thats okay, you can always go back to your Fox news and not be challenged by alternate views.
 
2012-10-16 07:14:48 AM  
Come for the caste outrage, stay for the Nyayabhoomi.

Funny names are funny.
 
2012-10-16 07:15:46 AM  

No Such Agency: Neondistraction:
Anyone else expect this to be a story from L.A.?

IIRC there was a story from Toronto (?) a while back - some wannabe-rich asshole was upset that there was a bus route past her house because it "didn't fit the neighbourhood" and "everyone here drives cars anyway" and "it's noisy". The concept that anyone but her mattered at all was glaringly absent from every quote in the article. Just like this guy.


Same problem in our neighborhood- big empty bus passing through every hour. Snowflake kids have parents all to willing to cart them around until they buy them a car for their 16th b-day. pretty much everyone here has their own car. Other than the waste of fuel, city assets, pollution, excessive noise and not having busses where they're really needed, i have no objection to this program. Of course this is Louisville and our number 1 industry is busses so these type of shaninigens don't surprise me in the least.
 
2012-10-16 07:17:42 AM  

naz-drala: The fact is that less than 10% people in Delhi use private cars. More than 33% travel by buses and 30% walk to work,

Lets see 10%+33%+30%=73%

I guess the other 27% have teleporters.


b.vimeocdn.com
"Mrrruh, he reeeeealllly did have a teleporter!"
 
2012-10-16 07:18:06 AM  

naz-drala: The fact is that less than 10% people in Delhi use private cars. More than 33% travel by buses and 30% walk to work,

Lets see 10%+33%+30%=73%

I guess the other 27% have teleporters.

/probably motercycles/scooters


Possibly at any given moment 27% of the population is at home, work, or in school and is not using their vehicle at the time? Seems rather low to me.
 
2012-10-16 07:18:18 AM  

voodoohotdog: Come for the caste outrage, stay for the Nyayabhoomi.

Funny names are funny.


You shudra expected as much.
 
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