To tackle traffic problems, UT revisits RITES report
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RITES had proposed the construction of dedicated bus lanes in the grid system in the tricity. It had also suggested that both the Metro under the Mass Rapid Transport System (MRTS) and Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) System be developed at the same time. Also, it recommended integration points with the Metro and BRT to ensure effective use of bus services
Three years after the Rail India Technical and Economic Services (RITES) report was submitted, the UT Administration is now again considering the proposals that the report had mentioned in 2009, to ease out the ever growing menace of traffic congestion in the city.
A meeting in this regard was held on Monday between the officials of the UT Administration and the official of RITES.
After studying the RITES report once again, the UT Urban Planning Department and UT Engineering Department will finalise the BRT corridors to be constructed in the tricity keeping in view the future demands.
Speaking with Chandigarh Newsline, UT Advisor to the Administrator K K Sharma said, "There is nothing wrong in reconsidering the proposals of the RITES report if they offer solutions to the present traffic woes in the city. Of course the feasibility of the proposals will be studied properly. The idea is to encourage people for using the public transport and for that we will definitely first improve the services of the public transport in the city".
In its report of Comprehensive Mobility Plan for Chandigarh Urban Complex, RITES had proposed construction of dedicated bus lanes in the grid system in the tricity. RITES had also suggested that both the Metro under the Mass Rapid Transport System (MRTS) and Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) System to be developed at the same time in the tricity.
"The corridors proposed in the RITES report have been studied by the UT Administration. At that time, there were 10 BRT corridors which were proposed to be constructed. As of now, we are planning to have three corridors to fulfill the present needs," said a senior official of the UT Administration.
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