Delhi High Court reserves order on BRT corridor

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday reserved order on a petition seeking review of an order dismissing a public interest litigation (PIL) praying for scrapping of the BRT corridor in the Capital.

A Division Bench of the Court comprising Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Manmohan Singh reserved the order on conclusion of arguments by the Delhi Government and the petitioner, voluntary organisation Nyaya Bhoomi, seeking review of the order.

Counsel for petitioner submitted that the Court while dismissing the PIL had committed a mathematical error by concluding that the width of the road on which the dedicated corridor for buses was operative was 45 metres by calculating that 45 metres was equal to 100 feet and saying that it met the mandatory requirement of 45 metres wide road for launching a BRT corridor as per the Delhi Master Plan 2021.

The petitioner further submitted that if the width of the road on the corridor was 100 feet then it could not be utilised for exclusive plying of buses as the Master Plan said that a BRT dedicated corridor could only be launched on a road measuring 45 metres and above in width. The existing width of the road of the corridor was just 30 metres as 100 feet was equal to 30 metres which was against the stipulation of the Master Plan for launching a BRT corridor on a road having 45 metres width and above, the petitioner added.

Counsel for the Government argued for dismissal of the review petition submitting that the petitioner had failed to point out the alleged violation of the Master Plan-2021 while seeking scrapping of the corridor in the PIL.

The Court had on October 18 dismissed the PIL. It had also said that the corridor was as per the requirements of the Master Plan.

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