Phase II of Bus Rapid Transit Service (BRTS) Corridor propose shortly by JDA
In an attempt to improve the public transportation facility in the city, the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) gears up to launch the Bus Rapid Transit Service (BRTS) corridor, phase II , which will connect Delhi road to PratapNagar.
After receiving directives from the state government to launch the north-south corridor, the JDA will start a survey within this month.
“We are mulling over a proposal to appoint a private firm which will study the widths of the roads on the route, vehicles plying and population. Efforts to get the project funds sanctioned under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) will also be made,” a senior JDA official said.
The dedicated corridor for bus will be developed from Ramgarh mod via Jawahar Nagar bypass to Jagatpura. It will also cover the Walled City area.
In phase-I project , the JDA decided to connect the BRTS route to Sanganer airport via B2 bypass. A decision in this regard was after the JDA planned to shelve the Panipech to Sanganer BRTS route, sources said.
An official claimed that as the Metro phase- II is proposed on the Tonk Road, the new BRTS route is the most viable one to connect to the airport. “Due to space constraints and the Metro project on Tonk Road, the BRTS dedicated corridor is not feasible on Tonk road,” he said.
The JDA, while providing an alternative route to the airport, has also decided to extend the BRTS (phase -II) corridors. “We have proposed to extend the government hostel to Amrit Nagar (New Sanganer road) route to connect to the airport. The route is 13 km and extension of 7 km more will connect it with the Sanganer Airport,” a senior JDA official said.
Earlier, facing a problem on construction of the dedicated corridor from Panipech to Sanganer, the JDA in its revised DPR had proposed a mixed corridor and priority lane. However, a source said chances of getting the proposal approved is very less as the Centre has not given its nod to proposals for mixed corridors across the country.
Meanwhile officials said the two elevated roads proposed on B2 bypass will swiftly connect to Tonk Road. After the elevated road from Panipech to Collectorate Circle under BRTS project, phase II, was dropped, the JDA sent a revised proposal of Rs 590 crore to the Centre for approval. “In the revised development project report (DPR), elevated road on B2 bypass was proposed. However, it excludes the elevated road between Panipech and Collectorate Circle,” the official said.