Proposal to construct foot overbridges on BRTS corridor hits roadblock

JAIPUR: Proposal to construct five foot overbridges (FoBs) on Bus Rapid Transit Corridor (BRTS) corridor for pedestrians' safety has hit the roadblock. Jaipur Development Authority (JDA)'s finance wing has raised an objection on the proposal. As pedestrians are finding it difficult to cross road due to erected railings, proposal was forwarded to construct three FoBs at major points on Sikar road and two on Ajmer road. Engineering wing proposed to construct FoBs on built operate and transfer (BoT) basis. However, objection was raised by finance wing. "We have asked to invite private players for construction. The awarded firm could earn revenue after selling the advertisement space. But project was rejected," said a JDA engineer.