Malhotra backs expert body's take on scrapping BRT corridor

Malhotra backs expert body's take on scrapping BRT corridor

The feasibility report on the bus rapid transit corridor submitted to court by the Central Road Research Institute has highlighted defects in the concept and the CRRI has categorically rejected the transit system, stated a release by leader of opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijay Kumar Malhotra on Tuesday.

“The feasibility report on the corridor between Ambedkar Nagar and Moolchand flyover has stated that due to slow movement of traffic, fuel worth over Rs 2.48 crore is being wasted annually,” said Malhotra.

“The CRRI also pointed out the inordinate delay of over 48 per cent to 61 per cent in construction of the BRT corridor,” he added.

He said keeping in view the future growth of heavy traffic, the CRRI has mentioned heavy loss of fuel on the corridor and further slowing down of traffic.

“The report in fact means only one thing — the BRT system should be scrapped,” he said.

He added that BJP has been protesting against the very concept of the BRT corridor from the beginning, but due to the adamant stand of chief minister Sheila Dikshit, thousands of crores of rupees have been wasted.

Malhotra demanded that Dikshit set aside her rigid stand and accept the report of the CRRI and reconsider the proposal to reconstruct the BRT system.

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