Indore: High Court reserves order on BRTS petitions

Indore: Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court reserved order on petitions filed against bus rapid transit system (BRTS) corridor after arguments got over on Thursday.  The court, however, gave three days to police department to file an affidavit revealing the number of vehicles that ply in dedicated lane and adjoining mixed lanes.

The court also allowed petitioner Kishore Kodwani to file a written objection or suggestion on the reply filed by the state government on his petitions. BRTS corridor was built on 11.5-kilometre stretch between Rajeev Gandhi Square and Niranjanpur Square on AB Road.

It consists of three lanes – a dedicated lane for i-bus in the middle and mixed lane on its both sides for other vehicles. Kishore Kodwani had filed two different petitions against BRTS corridor claiming that it was not serving the purpose for which it was built.

He claimed that the corridor was constructed for encouraging public transport and at the same time discourage private vehicles on AB Road. He told court that merely 50,000 people travel in i-buses that ply on dedicated lane whereas rest of the population takes private and other vehicles to travel along the corridor. The petitioner also stated that the dedicated lane for i-bus causes inconvenience to commuters. He demanded that all the vehicles should ply in dedicated lane.’

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