Changes in traffic flow at Chirag Dilli, Siri Fort intersections
The flow of traffic between Ambedkar Nagar and Moolchand along the Capital's much talked about Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor will revert to the original lane system from Wednesday.
The Delhi Integrated Multi-modal Transit System Limited (DIMTS), which operates the corridor, said on Tuesday that following the end of the trial runs by Central Road Research Institute on the instructions of the Delhi High Court, the corridor was handed back to it on Saturday. Thereafter it made some changes in the movement of vehicles at the crossings to enable the system to be restored to its original form from Tuesday night.
The DIMTS spokesperson said the trial runs had come to an end on May 17 and thereafter too for some time the flow of traffic had continued in the mixed form. “We got the system back with us on Saturday and have made some necessary changes. Now it will revert to its original form.”
The corridor will once again function with dedicated lanes for buses, motor vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians. Ambulances and fire tenders will continue to be allowed to use the bus lanes so that their response time is not prolonged by the need to use mixed traffic lanes which they have to use in the rest of the city, the spokesperson said.
On its part, DIMTS too has found the need to make some changes in the way the vehicles move at the intersections along the corridor. “A few changes have been made in the traffic movement pattern at Chirag Dilli and Siri Fort to enable smooth flow of traffic. The remaining junctions will, however, continue to function as before the trial run,” it said.
The “signal phasing” for movement along the different arms at these junctions has been altered by DIMTS. At Chirag Dilli intersection, for traffic moving from Ambedkar Nagar to Moolchand first the signal would turn green for traffic moving straight towards Siri Fort, left towards IIT and right towards Savitri on the motor vehicle lane and right turning buses going towards Savitri. Traffic in all other arms of the junction would remain stationery. The right turning buses will use the right turning bus lane only and buses meant to go straight towards Moolchand will remain stationery in the straight-moving bus lane. Buses turning left towards Panchsheel/IIT will have to shift to the motor vehicle lane from Press Enclave/Sheikh Sarai and no left turn would be allowed towards Panchsheel/IIT from the bus lane at Chirag Dilli.
Thereafter the light would turn green for traffic moving straight towards Siri Fort and left towards IIT on the MV lane and buses moving straight towards Siri Fort. At this point of time the signal would turn red for traffic turning right towards Savitri.
For traffic moving from Moolchand to Ambedkar Nagar – Phase 2 – there will be green signal for traffic moving straight towards Press Enclave/Sheikh Sarai and left towards Savitri/Nehru Place on the MV lane and buses moving straight towards Press Enclave/Sheikh Sarai. (Red signal for traffic in all other arms)
Phase 3 – Green signal for traffic moving left towards Savitri/Nehru Place, straight towards Press Enclave/Sheikh Sarai/Ambedkar Nagar and right towards Panchsheel/IIT on MV lane and buses moving right towards Panchsheel/IIT. (Red signal for straight moving buses going towards Press Enclave/Ambedkar Nagar)
Thereafter, for traffic moving from Savitri to IIT, the light would turn green for all straight, left and right turning vehicles. Then it would turn green for all straight, left and right turning vehicles for traffic moving from IIT to Savitri.
As per DIMTS, appropriate signages on the corridor will help guide traffic into the lanes they have to follow. In addition, marshals will also be deployed to assist the public.
BRT corridor will once again function with dedicated lanes for different vehicles Appropriate signs on corridors will guide traffic into lanes; marshals will assist public
BRT corridor will once again function with dedicated lanes for different vehicles
Appropriate signs on corridors will guide traffic into lanes; marshals will assist public