Second day of BRT sees traffic snarls in Delhi

April 21st, 2008 - 12:51 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The second day of the test run of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system from Ambedkar Nagar to Moolchand in south Delhi resulted in major traffic snarls Monday as offices opened up for the week. “There is a lot of confusion. People don’t have a clue about the division of lanes for different vehicles and it has resulted in traffic jams. With the vehicular traffic triple that of Sundays, normal commuting time has nearly doubled,” said a hapless office goer.

Senior traffic police officials could be seen guiding cyclists, auto-rickshaws, scooters and cars to their respective corridors.

“Cars have been piling up as people have no knowledge about the separate corridors,” a cyclist said.

The 5.6 km long Ambedkar Nagar-Moolchand opened Sunday for a trial run. The corridor on each side has four lanes, meant for the buses, scooters and cars, cyclists and pedestrians. The width of the bus lane is 3.5 metres, while that of the scooters-cars is seven metres; cyclists and pedestrians have a two metre lane each.

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