Thursday, May 21, 2009

Rajkot BRTS

In the first phase, 29 km long stretch on 150 feet Ring Road would be completed at an estimated cost of Rs 110 crore. This stretch would be known as Blue Corridor. The BRTS project is being developed as per National Urban Transport Policy (NUTP) guidelines.

The funding for the project would come from Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).

Initially, 10.70 km-long stretch would be constructed from Jamnagar crossroad to Gondal crossroad, covering 14 bus stops as part of Blue Corridor. Then, the work on 9.16 km-long stretch from Jamnagar Road to Morbi Road would be taken up. This would be followed by construction of 9.14 km Morbi-Gondal Road stretch, he said.

Next two corridors Green and Red from Arvind Maniyar Nagar to Saurashtra University and Green Land Chowk to Saurashtra University would be taken up at a later stage.

A fleet of 156 luxury buses would run on all the three corridors 70 blue, 25 green and 61 red. To be commissioned by 2010 end.

Reference: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Rajkot/Come_2014_BRTS_will_give_city_new_wheels/articleshow/4054677.cms

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