“Vehicles often get stuck at the inundated Parimal, Usmanpura, Mithakali and Town Hall underpasses in the western part during monsoons. The BRTS corridor will be thrown open to mixed traffic during these emergencies. We took the decision after observing three monsoons,” says Ahmedabad Janmarg Limited (AJL) chairman IP Gautam. The design for the corridor has been passed by the AJL board and construction will begin in three to five months. There are just two small stretches on the sides that are yet to be acquired by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC).
Vehicular movement was studied on the Shreyas crossing, and Vasna-Vadaj stretch for the elevated corridor. “We had originally planned an elevated corridor above Gandhigram railway station two years ago but the Railways did not permit us due to technical issues. Besides we could not get a gradual descent for the corridor at Nehru bridge. It was then decided to take the corridor to Ellisbridge,” Gautam added.