Elevated corridor for Ahmedabad BRTS

For the first time in the country, the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) will be in a new avatar in Ahmedabad, an elevated BRTS corridor will be coming up in the second phase of BRTS in the walled city.The elevated BRT road will be from Prem Darwaza to New Cloth Market running in front of the Kalupur railway station. The elevated road will move across the railway line to connect the Soni-Ni-Chali on eastern side. The road will have special bus stations on the elevated corridor and also adequate number of elevators to access the bus stops on the elevated corridor. The Central Sanctioning Committee (CSC) of Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) met in New Delhi with Municipal Commissioner, Ahmedabad, IP Gautam Municipal and his team. The team presented the details of the project before the CSC of JNNURM, Government of India. The Ministry of Urban Development, sanctioned Rs. 488 crore for BRT Phase II. The project comprises of 30.5 km of roadway added to 58.3 km of phase-I network. On the elevated corridor, Municipal Commissioner, AMC, IP Gautam said, “The road expansion plan in the existing road stretch there would have seriously affected the traditional business centres in the area. This would have disturbed the lifestyle of the people living there for ages. We suggested to have an elevated corridor to cause minimum inconvenience to people and communities living there.” Now the BRT connects the industrial areas of Naroda, New Naroda, Odhav, New Odhav, commercial areas of SG Road, CG Road, Law Garden and Ellisbridge. Also recently added areas of AMC like Chandkheda and Bopal with the central city traversing through Astodia to Kalupur and Delhi Darwaza to Kalupur. The sanctioned project will have 52 bus stops.Overall, after phase 1 and 2, the system will have 5 terminals and depots and 10 interchange facilities. “Also Kalupur, Odhav, Naroda gam, Bopal will be nodal point in the BRTS phase II connecting them to important centre of the city. There is heavy flow of passengers on these points as majority of the passengers start and end their journey here only,” added Gautam.

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