Traffic chaos continues on BRT corridor
Delhiites commuting on the Bus Rapid Transit corridor get struck in massive traffic jams for the third consective day.delhi Updated: Apr 22, 2008 14:13 IST
Delhiites commuting on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor were caught in massive traffic jams for the third day in a row on tuesday.
Despite the efforts of traffic police to streamline the system, total chaos reigned on the 5.6 km route stretching from Ambedkar Nagar to Moolchand with two and four wheelers plying on the lane meant exclusively for the buses.
"Usually it takes about 30 minutes for me to reach my office at ITO in the morning, but since the operation of the corridor, I am being forced to wait for as much as two hours because of jams," Naveen Mital, a marketing executive said.
Same were the grievances of many others commuting on the route.
The BRT system, which aims at easing traffic woes, will have low-floor high capacity buses moving in an exclusive central lane, followed by lighter vehicles on either side and two wheelers in the service lane. The corridor has been thrown open for a trial run.
A high-level meeting is scheduled today for streamlining traffic on the corridor before it start its formal operation from May 1