Not enough funds, new BRT corridors to be ready only by 2021, says Transport dept
There will be a segregated lane for 87 per cent of the 19.3-km stretch in phase-1. Thirteen per cent of the stretch will be kept for mixed traffic.
At present, budgetary constraints mean that work on the proposed 14 BRT corridors is unlikely to start this financial year, an official said.
While the detailed project report on the Karawal Nagar-Shastri Nagar-More Gate corridor — also under DIMTS — has been prepared, the work has not started yet.
“There is no budgetary allocation for the new BRT stretches this financial year. Money will be allocated in the next budget. According to initial estimates, the cost will be between Rs 18 core and 20 crore per km. With a total of 14 BRTs to be taken up, money has to be made available for this project. We hope that these corridors are constructed by 2021 if finances are available for them,’’ an official said.
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