BRT corridors: Dept of Architecture told to make feasibility report
Taking a cue from Delhi and Ahmedabad, the Chandigarh Administration has asked the Department of Architecture to prepare a feasibility report on implementation of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in the city beautiful.
A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting held recently by officials of the Chandigarh Administration. The UT Engineering Department has also been asked to pitch in and give its inputs over the implementation of BRT in the city.
The report will focus on whether creating a lane for buses (public transport) will result in traffic congestion. Minutes of the meeting were placed on record before the Punjab and Haryana High Court last week by the Chandigarh Administration.
The minutes read, “At present for dealing with congestion on traffic on urban city roads and to give priority to public transport, lanes are being reserved in few Indian cities and in cities abroad for buses through BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) corridors. In Chandigarh, similar measures are also proposed to be taken up in the near future.”
The RITES report on the comprehensive mobility plan for the Chandigarh Urban Complex has made recommendations in respect of three roads on which BRT corridors can be taken up. The three corridors are:
Corridor 1: starting from Chandigarh armed police complex, Dhanas, this route via Dakshin Marg upto Punjab UT boundary will terminate at Zirakpur chow in Punjab.
Corridor 2: starting from Sukhna Lake via Sukhna Path upto Sector 49, Chandigarh, on North
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