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Delhi shining! Dikshit plans elevated highways

March 04, 2004 20:56 IST

The Delhi government is planning to have elevated highways, ring roads and high capacity buses to smoothen the city's traffic system.

Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit made the announcement on Thursday after launching the India Infrastructure Report, 2004, brought out jointly by IIT Kanpur, IIM Ahmedabad and Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation.

She said it was imperative to have such routes because of moving population of over one million and 100,000 vehicles passing through Delhi to other states like Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan.

On the high capacity buses, Dikshit said the city needed it 'desperately' and already Tata Motors and Ashok Leyland had made presentations in this regard.

"We are going to have trial run of these buses very soon," the chief minister said, but declined to give any details in this regard.

She said there was need to de-congest roads and cited the pace with which the Delhi Metro work was progressing without disturbing the normal life.

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