RWAs will lobby MLAs against BRT

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New Delhi, Apr 26 (UNI) Two largest Resident Welfare Association federations today warned of fast growing resentment against the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) corridor.

"We were made to believe that something wonderful would happen once this stretch opened. Something dreadful has happened since.

The side alleys and internal routes in GK-I are clogged with traffic," said Ashok Sethi, President, GKRA, the federation of Greater Kailash RWAs.

P K Roy, President, EPDP Association, the apex RWA federation of Chittaranjan Park said, residents are livid at the project. Life has become a hell for most people in our colonies ever since this thing has gone on trial, he said, adding they were feeling victimised and tortured by the BRT.

Residents of South Delhi are stunned at the shape the city is taking due to the BRT project. The city has started looking like a bus stand, said Wing Commander J S Chadda, Coordinator of the United RWAs Joint Action, South Delhi Zone. RWAs will start petitioning MLAs of these areas from Sunday to seek removal of the 'death barriers', he said.

To the statements issued by transport department officials claiming that the situation has stabilised and that traffic flow was smooth for the last few days, residents have resorted with petulance that the simple truth is that almost every person is skipping the route altogether.

"You think I am crazy to try and come this way after what I have experienced on the first day. I just take the Siri Fort Road, even though I have to go to Kalindi everyday," said a harried commuter from Saket.

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