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Centre to review BRTS ahead of deadline

BRTS on Nagar-Alandi route will start from August 1.

By: Express News Service | Pune | Published: July 25, 2015 2:03 am
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Union government officials will visit the BRTS route and take a review of the project in the city, ahead of its start on 16-km route on Nagar and Alandi road.

“Union government officers are specially coming to review PMC’s work on the BRTS. They will visit the route that will soon have the BRTS service,” said a civic officer.

Municipal Commissioner Kunal Kumar along with officers of departments concerned visited the route and took a test drive on the BRTS recently. “The suggestions of bus drivers and conductors should be taken into consideration for effective implementation o BRTS service,” he said, after the review.

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Mayor Dattatraya Dhankawade said that the BRTS would start from August 1. “The civic administration should take all possible safety measures on the BRTS,” he said.

In April, the PMPML had assured installation of the Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS) equipment on 220 buses so as to start the bus service on the BRTS route by June 1. However, the deadline was missed.

The PMC had built the entire infrastructure long ago, but it had got damaged at various places and the civic administration had to carry out repair work.

In PMC area, there are a total of 22 BRT stations, nine on Sangamwadi-Vishrantwadi corridor and 13 on Nagar road corridor.

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