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Next BRTS route from airport to Balewadi will

DNPUN8235 | 10/17/2008 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :252 | Politics & Governance

The dedicated bus lane may be shifted from the middle to the left side of the road on the route

Municipal Commissioner Praveensinh Pardeshi said the civic administration is ready to implement the next Bus Rapid Transport System (BRTS) route in the city.
The civic chief also hinted that the dedicated bus lane may be shifted from the middle to the left side of the road this time.
Admitting that the BRTS has run into rough weather for many reasons, Pardeshi said the civic body is ready to learn from the mistakes.
He assured that the pilot BRTS project on the Hadapsar to Katraj stretch will be completed before December end.
"We are trying to avoid the errors of the pilot project," he said, explaining that the civic body is planning to introduce the BRTS from the Pune airport to Balewadi. The work will start in December.
He also assured that the civic body will not thrust its ideas while implementing the project. "We will discuss the issue with all concerned," he said, reiterating that the civic body may take a decision to shift the dedicated lane to the left side of the road.
Pardeshi said there are many shop owners who are encroaching upon the footpaths and cycle tracks for parking the vehicles on BRTS route. "This is leading to chaos," he said, adding that strict action will be initiated against all those who encroach upon the dedicated lanes. We might even tow the vehicles parked on the dedicated lanes to the garbage depot, he said.
The civic body is implementing the BRTS under the Jawaharlal National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNRUM).

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