AMTS to use BRTS lane on two stretches, CM to dedicate new BRTS corridors, routes, buses, bus-stations tomorrow


Ahmedabad

Gujarat Chief Minister will dedicate 8 new BRTS stations of Amdavad Janmarg Limited, 2 new corridors, new routes and 123 high quality AC buses in Ahmedabad on 25 December.

According to Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation(AMC), presently 82 km route of BRTS is operational with 160 buses including 60 AC buses in service which daily carry 1.25 lakh passengers. As per prescribed schedule, daily 151 buses are put on road.

To cover more areas of city to this network, state Chief Minister will on 25 December inaugurate new routes from BRTS bus station in Kankaria. She will also dedicate new BRTS corridors connecting Zundal with Chandkheda village and Gita Mandir to Shah Aalam. With this, the total length of BRTS corridor in Ahmedabad city will be 87 km. From 26 December, new high quality AC buses will be put in service on new routes. A new corridor between Zundal and Chandkheda has been developed at a cost of Rs. 30 crore while new corridor connecting Gita Mandir and Shahalam has been developed at a cost of Rs. 70 crore.

With this, the BRTS service will be available across the city starting from Bopal approach to Ghuma gam, Naroda ST workshop to Naroda gam, CTM to Hatkeshwar circle, Anjali to Vasna, LD Engineering to Commerce six roads, Visat junction to Vishwakarma engineering college and Science city approach to Sola Bhagwat Vidyapith via Gujarat High Court. With the launch of new routes, Gita Mandir main ST station in Ahmedabad will be connected to BRTS. According to Janmarg Limited, frequency of buses to Kalupur railway station has been increased.

For new routes, 123 Tata Marco-polo made AC high quality buses are put in operation. These buses have automatic transmission, further powerful engine and AC facility.

In total 248 buses are to be put on roads considering the present route of BRTS and connections to other routes. This will decrease the waiting time for bus from 8 minutes fo 6 minutes. Routes are planned in a way that maximum one changeover will be needed to reach any station. At present 127 bus stations are in operation. With 8 new bus stations and 10 cabins, total 144 bus stations will be in operation.

From 25th December, 16 feeder route buses operated by AMTS will run in BRTS lane on Narol-Naroda cross road. This will decrease burden of AMTS buses in normal traffic lane.

Similarly, AMTS bus route number 33, 72 and 142 – in total 35 buses will use BRTS corridor on Sarangpur-Tilakbag stretch of road.Passengers will need to use BRTS bus stand to catch these buses. They will need to take ticket from conductor seating inside the AMTS buse. The AMTS buses will use mix traffic lane beyond Sarangpur-Tilakbag stretch. This will make AMTS bus journey faster, and ease the burden of traffic on mix traffic lanes.

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