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Surat’s BRTS becomes India’s Longest BRTS Network with a coverage of 108 kms

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Surat now has India’ longest BRTS networkOn 20th October, 2020, Chief Minister of Gujarat, Vijay Rupani inaugurated the newly expanded Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) route from Kumbhariya to Kadodara, Surat virtually from Gandhinagar. With the opening of this BRTS corridor, Surat became the only city in the country to have Longest BRTS network with 108 kms.

Key Points:

i.The newly inaugurated 5.08 Km corridor Kumbhariya to Kadodara was completed at a cost of INR 28 crore.

ii.It will benefit around 1.35 Lakh commuters travelling from city to industrial areas and textile markets located in and around Kadodara.

Projects Worth 200 Crores Launched:

i.The Chief Minister e-launched projects worth more than INR 201 Crore in Surat. The developmental projects will be undertaken by Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) and Surat Urban Development Authority (SUDA).

ii.The projects launched include a health centre, garden in Rander, RCC roads, footpath, street lights, canal beautification in Athwa zone and drainage system in Vesu-Bharthana. 

Recent Related News:

i.September 18, 2020, In order to encourage the use of electric vehicles to prevent air pollution Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced subsidy schemes for electric two-wheelers and e-rickshaws during a virtual programme on climate change to commemorate the founding day of the state climate change department.

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