Transport Minister Ramakant Goswami on Thursday hailed the Delhi High Court order that dismissed a plea for scrapping the 5.8 km Ambedkar Nagar-Moolchand Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor.
Stating that the High Court order, which noted that the Delhi Government’s decision to pursue the project was not an “irrational decision”, had validated the stand of the Sheila Dikshit regime, Mr. Goswami said the Government would continue to take decisions which were in the larger public interest.
“We are aware that some categories of commuters have faced some difficulty and are trying to find solutions to all these problems,’’ Mr. Goswami said.
Noting that the Delhi Transport Corporation and cluster scheme buses were already running on the corridor, he said, their services would be intensified to serve more passengers.
As for the new BRT corridors being planned across the city, the Minister said the Government had a flexible approach in the matter and in places like East Delhi, where a large number of cyclists can be seen on the roads, the new designs would incorporate all such requirements.
“We also intend to have elevated BRT sections and fewer intersections to improve the movement of vehicles and people on these corridors,’’ he said.