Ahmedabad BRT to get a new stretch

BRT will also be serviced by a feeder bus service


Shivani Chaturvedi | January 18, 2011

New BRT stretch under construction
New BRT stretch under construction

The bus rapid transit system of Ahmedabad is furthering its spread. A seven-kilometre-long stretch is under construction.

The project had hit a minor roadblock when the authorities had to raze parts of a temple which lay on the stretch. The temple, the locals hold, is over 100 years old. The matter was taken to court where the ruling cleared the way for the project under the conditions that the temple's sanctum is not damaged. With work in full swing and moving fast toward completion, the BRTS is looking at introducing a feeder bus service.

The authorities have got about 94 buses which were operating as complimentary services. Order has been placed for air conditioned buses, some of which will operate as feeder. Further, there are plans to run buses in pairs during peak hours. Presently some buses are overloaded and some are not carrying passengers to capacity. The new arrangement is expected to resolve the issue as public will have more options then. 



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