The Delhi High Court has left it to the Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) to decide whether to allow other vehicles on the exclusive bus lane on the BRT stretch between Ambekar Nagar and Moolchand for another six weeks, after which the institute will file a final feasibility study report in the court.
This was decided by a bench of acting chief justice AK Sikri and justice RS Endlaw on Wednesday, while hearing a plea by NGO Nyaya Bhoomi.
“The experiment during which all vehicles were allowed on the bus lane was a big success and there were no jams from May 12 to May 17, during which the trial run was conducted. It may kindly be extended,” said NGO president Lt Col B B Sharan.
CRRI had submitted an interim report on May 16, and asked for six more weeks to submit the final report. The interim report said that a majority of car and autorickshaw users were unhappy with the project.
“Majority of motor users feel that the current situation is worse than the one without BRT. Bus users, however, feel that their situation improved after the introduction of the BRT,” stated the report.