New Delhi: While giving relief to Delhiites, the Delhi High Court has extended the deadline by July 23 for reviewing the report put up by Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) to study the feasibility of proposed BRT corridor in the city. While criticizing the proposed BRT corridor, the HC ruled that there was no need of a BRT corridor in the city for the time being.

Senior lawyer KTS Tulsi, appearing for Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) before a division bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and RS Endlaw, said that the CRRI has given a similar report in this regard.

Tulsi further said that taking this into consideration the chaotic scene in the BRT corridor, it has become necessary for the Delhi government to look into the report and file a writ and therefore, ample time should be given to the Delhi government to file its reply.

While accepting the plea of Tulsi, the court extended the deadline to July 23. However, Tulsi pleaded that hearing should take place in the month of July as court ruling is most likely to affect other works also going on BRT project. It has been said in the report that traffic movement would escalate by 68 percent given that BRT project is not put into practice in the city presently.

Therefore, it has become necessary to look into the project report of BRT.

In its report, CRRI had said that during the BRT trial, other vehicles were also permitted to run in the BRT corridor between Ambedkar Nagar–Moolchand which has benefitted vehicles also running on the same corridor. Earlier the Delhi HC had ruled that CRRI should also start trials on BRT corridor and other vehicles should also be permitted to run on the same.

On the basis of trial, CRRI has submitted its report to study the feasibility of the BRT corridor in the city. Remarkably, the CRRI had conducted its trial during May 12 -23 May. Delhi High Court had told the government that trial should be continued till the entire issue is not shelved.

Remarkably, an NGO called Nyaybhoomi had argued that other vehicles should also be permitted to run in the BRT corridor so that people don’t have problems in getting vehicles there.


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