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BRT to be out-of-bounds for Bluelines

delhi Updated: Aug 27, 2009 01:37 IST
Atul Mathur
Atul Mathur
Hindustan Times
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Soon, only low-floor buses will run on Delhi’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor.

As the second segment of the BRT corridor -- the 8.7-kilometre stretch from Moolchand Hospital to Delhi Gate — is set to become operational from September 1, the Delhi government has decided to replace Blueline buses, running on various routes that touch the corridor, with swanky new-low floor buses.

The decision, said a senior Delhi government official, has been taken to keep the “so-called in-disciplined Blueline buses out of the BRT corridor”.

“We want commuters to leave behind their private vehicles and commute by buses along the BRT corridors and this can not happen unless we have fast moving, spacious, clean and safe buses plying in the corridor,” a Delhi government official said.

All bus routes that touch the first segment of the BRT corridor, from Ambedkar Nagar to Moolchand Hospital, already have only low-floor buses plying on them. The 5.8-kilometre long first segment was made operational in April 2008.

According to senior transport department officials, there are about 100 Blueline buses on eight bus routes that either run along the entire second segment of the BRT corridor or touch some parts of it.

To start with, transport department has decoded blue line buses plying on route numbers 425 and 425A.