PWD starts work to re-lay BRT stretch
The Public Works Department (PWD) has started the process to re-lay the 5.8 km-long stretch of Bus Rapit Transit (BRT) corridor, which was dismantled on the directions of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government.
According to the department, the work will be completed by the year-end, which will ensure a smooth ride to motorists.
In January this year, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had started the process of dismantling the controversial BRT corridor, a Rs 180-crore traffic project built in 2008. The dismantling of the corridor had cost around Rs 3.15 crore to the government .
“The PWD has started the work to re-lay the entire stretch, which was causing inconvenience to motorists at some points due to dismantling of the corridor. The road re-laying work will be completed before the end of this year,” said a senior government official.
The 5.8-km corridor between Moolchand and Ambedkar Nagar came up in 2008 and PWD “which started the dismantling work in January” was to have completed it by March-end and then re-lay the road, but it missled the deadline.
The Arvind Kejriwal government had in July last year decided to scrap the corridor after it concurred with the general view that it was not serving the purpose it was constructed for and was, instead, leading to massive traffic jams.