Delhi Government Scraps BRT Corridor in South Delhi
The Delhi government has decided to do away with the BRT corridor in south Delhi.
The Bus Rapid Transit corridor in South Delhi, commissioned in 2008, will be scraped as decided by the Delhi government.
Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit had dispensed around Rs 150 crore for the project to encourage public transport.
The decision to dismantle the 14.5 km-long corridor between Ambedkar Nagar and Delhi Gate was taken at a Cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
The BRT corridor will be scrapped considering public demand and the kind of accidents that have happened in the past. Cabinet has given its nod in principle for scrapping it.
— Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister, Delhi
He said though the Delhi BRT model “failed”, it was necessary to regulate traffic and strengthen public transport.
The transport department will prepare a report about how to dismantle the BRT corridor.
(With inputs from PTI)
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