BRT Corridor scrapped
Millennium Post was the first to report the view of the new government in its report “BRT Corridor: AAP to pull plug on Sheila’s dream project” on March 14, 2015.
“The Cabinet has taken in principle decision to scrap the BRT Corridor project,” said Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister, announcing the decision of the Cabinet on Tuesday.
“The Corridor had become controversial primarily due to frequent accidents on it and people of the area were demanding to scrap it,” added Sisodia. Dikshit-led Congress government had opened the BRT Corridor in Delhi on April 20, 2008.
The move was welcomed by environmentalists and several transport experts as a solution to Delhi’s traffic woes that would promote public transport.
“I welcome the decision of the government and hope that the work will start very soon,” said Saurabh Bhardwaj, to Millennium Post.
Bhardwaj is second time MLA from Greater Kailash where a major portion of the corridor falls. He was the transport minister in the previous 49-day stint of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and has been instrumental to scrap the project since the formation of the government.
“The people of the area want the project to be scrapped as soon as possible. So we will keep pressurising the government to start the work at the earliest,” he added. He had also raised the issue in the budget session and demanded speedy progress in the matter. On his representation, the government had constituted a committee of PWD and transport department officers to submit a report on the future of the project.
“The officers were divided on the scrapping of the BRT Corridor but the Cabinet has taken a final decision to scrap it,” said Gopal Rai, Delhi Transport Minister.