BRT Corridor

  • Buckling under Games deadline, BRT corridor caves in August 3, 2009

    New Delhi: Plans to ready Delhi for next year's Commonwealth Games have hit a rough patch. Part of a road on the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) caved in on Sunday morning, injuring two bikers. The crater is alarmingly close to the DMRC's Metro construction site right across the road. What's...
  • 2 bikers land at AIIMS after falling into BRT pothole August 2, 2009

    New Delhi: After the recent Metro accidents, it's now the BRT that has caved in. Two men were injured after their bike fell into a huge pothole right in the middle of the road near the Moolchand flyover in the Capital. They have been admitted at the AIIMS Trauma Centre. The...
  • Sheila hopeful of BRT corridor, thinking of changes December 20, 2008

    New Delhi: In the face of serious criticism by a Parliament Standing committee, Sheila Dikshit visited the controversial BRT(Bus Rapid Transit)corridor to assess the situation and instill some faith in her pet project. "My personal experience was satisfactory people need to be educated, signage’s need to be more so that...
  • Parliament committee asks Sheila to abandon BRT December 19, 2008

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit may be rejoicing her third consecutive victory but there's one prickly issue that continues to hurt her. Just a day after Sheila Dikshit and her new cabinet were sworn in, her pet project the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Corridor, a Parliament standing committee on...
  • Transport officials satisfied with BRT progress so far May 14, 2008

    New Delhi: The Transport commissioner of Delhi held a meeting on Tuesday to assess the progress on the controversial BRT corridor project. Officials expressed satisfaction with the progress so far and they say they are working to improve the existing corridor from Ambedkar Nagar to Moolchand. There are plans to widen...
  • Blueline bus kills Class 10 student in BRT corridor May 12, 2008

    New Delhi: The controversial Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor in south Delhi saw another accident when a speeding Blueline bus Monday crushed a Class 10 student to death in Madangir area. The corridor, which is yet to kick off formally, has already witnessed half-a-dozen accidents in the past 10 days. The accident...
  • East Delhi MP Sandeep blames RITES, IIT for BRT mess May 8, 2008

    New Delhi: Two days ago the Delhi government decided to take a U-turn and come up with a new design for the Moolchand to Delhi Gate Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor. CNN-IBN's Neha Seth caught up with East Delhi Member of Parliament and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's son Sandeep Dikshit. Sandeep...
  • BRT not scrapped, other corridors put on hold April 26, 2008

    New Delhi: The controversial Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor will not be scrapped. “The corridor will stay,” says Chief Minister Delhi, Sheila Dikshit. Despite public outcry against the much-hyped Bus Rapid Transit corridor, the 5.6 km stretch from Moolchand to Ambedkar Nagar will stay. However, work on the remaining five corridors has...
  • BRT to stay but expansion put on hold April 26, 2008

    New Delhi: The controversial Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor will not be scrapped. This decision came after Delhi Chief Minister, Sheila Dikshit held a review meeting after reports that the corridor was causing major traffic snarls. However, the review panel has decided to put five more stretches of BRT on hold....
  • End of the road for BRT? Delhi CM to decide today April 26, 2008

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit will on Saturday chair a meeting of BRT stakeholders to decide the fate of the controversial bus corridor project. Top government sources tell CNN-IBN that a decision to abandon the scheme could be made soon. The BRT project – test-implemented on a 5.2-km...
  • Delhi's BRT corridor bane for some, boon for others April 25, 2008

    New Delhi: Five days into the trial run, the BRT – true to its name and much to the happiness of those using public transport – is just a rapid transit corridor for buses. "We are very happy with the project, its reduced travel time," an enthusiastic bus-commuter said. But for private...
  • Chaos, complaints may see Delhi BRT being scrapped April 25, 2008

    New Delhi: Just four days down the road and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit’s government seems ready to throw in the towel over the BRT – the traffic corridor project that has led to traffic jams and angry commuters. It was supposed to transform the face of urban transport in Delhi...
  • Capital chaos: BRT, road to nowhere | Metro mess April 24, 2008

    The trial runs of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor, a 5.6-km long corridor that segments roads in the Capital and gives high-capacity buses a dedicated lane to travel on, has seen confusion, chaos, traffic pile-ups and a long wait. Officials implementing the project agree there are snags, but voices against the...
  • No respite for Delhi commuters on BRT corridor April 24, 2008

    New Delhi: The Capital’s Bus Rapid Transit corridor has heard many angry voices. Four days have passed since the corridor was opened for trial runs, but so far it has been only a drudge for the commuter on this 5.6 km long stretch in south Delhi. It is time for...
  • Metros now signify bad traffic, unplanned development April 24, 2008

    New Delhi/Mumbai/Pune/BangaloreKolkata: The BRT debate will lead to no solutions, for even if it is scrapped, Indian cities have a traffic problem to deal with. Road space is limited and traffic is very diverse traffic. Just replicating methods from other countries may not help and planners are grappling with one...
  • Convoluted solution to Delhi's BRT corridor woes April 23, 2008

    New Delhi: The jam session at the 5.6 km Bus Rapid Transit corridor just doesn't seem to end. Three days on with a widespread outcry by harassed commuters, an embarrassed Delhi Government went into a huddle early on Tuesday morning, only to emerge with a solution as convoluted as the...
  • BRT chokes traffic on second day of trial run April 22, 2008

    New Delhi: Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor, the latest experiment in urban traffic management, was a flop on its second day of its trial run too. Commuters on the Ambedkar Nagar - Moolchand stretch of the corridor were stuck in traffic jam because of the trial run. The BRT corridor connects...