New Delhi: In a major relief to motorists on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor between Ambedkar Nagar and Moolchand, the Delhi High Court Thursday asked the city government to allow all vehicles to use the lane reserved for buses till its final order on a plea for opening BRT for all.
The court asked the Transport Department to continue with the arrangement made by the Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) during the experimental trial run on BRT between May 12 and May 23 this year till it decides the issue after CRRI submits its final report on the trial run.
"Let it be re-opened. The transport department is directed to continue the same arrangement which was made during the trial run," a division bench of Acting Chief Justice A K Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw said.
The bench passed the order after a CRRI official, who was present in the court, told it that the traffic was smoother during the trial run.
Delhi government counsel Zubeda Begum submitted to the court that it should wait till CRRI files its final report.
The bench directed the research institution to expedite its work and file a final report by July 12.
The court’s direction came on the plea by Nyay Bhoomi, an NGO, for restoring the vehicle movement on the BRT corridor, which had been discontinued by the government after the CRRI`s trial run allowing all vehicles to ply on the lane reserved for buses.
The NGO sought modification of its earlier order in which the bench had directed CRRI to re-open the trial run.