Moolchand-Amb Ngr BRT stays but others on hold till perfection achie

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New Delhi, Apr 26 (UNI) Expressing satisfaction over the improvement in traffic situation on the Moolchand-Ambedkar Nagar corridor during the last 2-3 days, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today said work on the 5.8 km stretch would continue but that on other corridors in the planning stage has been put on hold till perfection is achieved on the present route.

Addressing reporters after a high-level review meeting on the progress of the project, the Chief Minister said feedback received from first part of first BRT Project is more or less satisfactory in respect of cyclists, pedestrians and bus commuters though car owners are not yet fully satisfied.

''The yardstick to access effectiveness/success of BRT depends on different users' perspective; a bus commuter, cyclist and pedestrian, which have expressed full satisfaction,''Ms Dikshit said.

Expressing the state government's committment to provide a comfort ride for every user, which would take a few more weeks, the Chief Minister stated in plain words that no further extension on first corridor would be allowed until perfectness is achieved on first part of the corridor.

She said the motorized vehicle discharge at Chirag Delhi junction is actually a little higher and better now. About 14,300 vehicles crossed Chirag Delhi Intersection between 6-7 p.m. on February 28 which increased to 14,700 on April 24 during the same time duration.

Ms Dikshit said all self-explanatory signages would be installed very soon and caliberation of traffic light would be done on the basis of quantum of traffic, which has been assured by the RITES and CMS.

Operation of traffic light would also become automatic, which would go a long way in making flow of traffic very smooth. It was informed that all goods carriage vehicles have been banned and all blue-line buses would be taken off road from May 1 on this route.

The Chief Minister said a service lane from Press Enclave to Outer Ring Road would be converted into a parallel road within shortest possible time and another parallel road would be constructed within two to three months to provide relief to motorized vehicle Drivers and car owners.

Apart from this, the RITES has been instructed to construct at least two Foot Over Bridges (FOBs) to ensure safe passage to pedestrians including children and senior citizens for crossing the road.

Trained marshals would also be deployed to assist children and senior citizens in crossing the road.

The Transport Commissioner has been designated as Chief Coordinating Officer, who will regularly review the situation on a daily basis.

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