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City to get first dedicated lane for BEST buses

Nine years after the plan was drawn up to offer faster mass transport to Mumbaiites by dedicating special lanes on roads for BEST buses, the civic body has finally decided to give the Bus Rapid Transit System a shot, Alok Deshpande reports.

mumbai Updated: Sep 07, 2012 01:35 IST
Alok Deshpande
Alok Deshpande
Hindustan Times
Hindustantimes

Nine years after the plan was drawn up to offer faster mass transport to Mumbaiites by dedicating special lanes on roads for BEST buses, the civic body has finally decided to give the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) a shot.

The civic body on Thursday said it would implement the BRTS on Ghatkopar-Mankhurd Link Road, which connects Eastern Express Highway to Sion-Panvel highway.

“Tenders have been floated, and we expect work to begin in the first week of November,” said civic standing committee chairman Rahul Shewale.

The Rs. 207-crore project, which includes the widening of the road and concretisation of the service road, is expected to be completed in two to three years. Both sides of the road will have a 7.5-metre lane for buses.

The success of this experiment will determine whether the BRTS will be implemented on other city roads.

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