Ex-Delhi env secy slams AAP govt’s move to scrap BRT corridor
NEW DELHI: A senior bureaucrat, who was the previous environment secretary of Delhi, has criticised the AAP government’s decision to dismantle the BRT corridor, asserting it was the “most progressive” step to fight air pollution in the city. Keshav Chandra, who has twice held the post of Delhi’s environment secretary, said the decision to scrap the 5.8-kmlong stretch was an act of pandering to the opinion of a vocal middle class, which has a“strong sense of entitlement ”.“The fault was not with the design. There was a communication gap. It was mainly due to a strong sense of entitlement of the middle class. This class has a stronger voice,” Chandra said on Friday while delivering a talk on the pollution crisis as part of the ‘Delhi Matters’ series.