New Delhi: Delhi government has given its nod for the construction of a new Rapid Bus Transit (BRT) corridor in East Delhi. Two lines will be constructed on this 15.5 kilometer long corridor. One BRT stretch will be between Karawal Nagar and Gandhi Nagar, whereas the other one will connect Bhajanpura/Yamuna Vihar to Mori gate. The new proposed corridor would cost Rs 329.51 crores.

Sources of Delhi government told that the officials of Delhi Integrated Multi Modal Transit System (DIMTS), on Tuesday, gave a presentation briefing the new corridor to the Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit who has given her nod to this project thereafter. The proposed BRT corridor may take two and a half years for its completion. The sources also told that earlier the corridor was proposed only from Karawal Nagar to Shastri Park but now it has been extended by dividing into two phase.

The officials of DIMTS, during the presentation, explained the differences between the present corridor (Ambedkar Nagar to Delhi Gate) and the new proposed one. According to the presentation, there will a separate area reserved for bus lane. There will also be enough lanes available for cars to ease congestion. The corridor will also feature two major junctions for the purpose of separation which will ease the traffic jams.


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