BRT has conceptual defects, admits Shiela

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New Delhi, Apr 29 (UNI) Facing widespread criticism for the traffic snarls on the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) corridor, Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit today admitted that there were conceptual defects in the project and said its implementation has been faulty.

''The Plan did not take the type of vehicles and the discipline sense of the public into account,'' she said and expressed hope that the project would eventually succeed.

There has been a lot of public anger against the Government because of the traffic chaos on the 5.8 km long BRT corridor from Ambedkar Nagar to Moolchand in South Delhi.

She was addressing at the CII's National Conference and Annual Session 2008.

The Chief Minister expressed confidence that Delhi will be ready by 2010 for the CommonWealth Games.

Giving details about the several plans which are underway to give the city a complete makeover before the Commonwealth Games, she said prominent among these are an initiative to make ecological friendly building and thereby making Delhi a green city, initiatives by Ministry of Sports to form various committees that would cater to the need of CommonWealth Games and privatisation of blueline buses by corporate houses which can be seen in a year or two.

Ms Dikshit presented the CII Woman exemplary Award to Shahana K T for her contribution in the field of Education, N. Nanda Devi for her work in Health sector and S Dhanalakshmi for her commendable work on Micro Enterprises Project.

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