Bhopal BRTS

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Bhopal BRTS
Overview
Locale Bhopal, MP, India
Transit type Bus rapid transit
Number of lines 10
Number of stations 230
Website Bhopal city link
Operation
Operator(s) Bhopal Municipal Corporation
Technical
System length 186 kilometres (116 mi)

Bhopal BRTS is a BRTS pilot project being built to serve the Indian city of Bhopal, located in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The construction is funded by the Central Government under its flagship JnNURM. Unlike most of BRT projects in India which are designed to cater the transportation needs of suburban parts of the city, Bhopal BRTS is designed mainly to serve the Central business districts (CBDs).[1]

Routes[edit]

Route Classification[edit]

The routes under this project have been classified into the following four categories:[2]

  • Trunk Routes:

Connect major activity centers by Bus Rapid Transit System. Farthest Activity center should be accessible within 45 minutes of journey time.

  • Standard Routes:

Connect major origin & destination pairs of the city. These are replacement of Mini bus routes.

  • Complimentary Routes:

These are complementary to Trunk and standard routes. Routes covering less dense Public transit demand corridors.

  • Intermediate Para Transit (IPT) Routes:

These are feeder service to all above mentioned routes, mainly catering intra-zonal trips.

Route details[edit]

Sr no. Route Type (No.) Bus Stops
1 Chirayu Hospital/ Bairagarh to Aakruti Eco City Trunk route 1 50
2 Old Bus Stand to HEG Mandideep Trunk route 2 34
3 Nariyal Kheda to Ayodhya Nagar Trunk route 3 57
4 Bairagarh/ Sehore Naka to Misrod Trunk route 4 47
5 Halalpura Bus Stand to Bairagarh Chichli Standard route 1 35
6 Nehru Nagar to Katara Hills Standard route 2 45
7 Gandhi Nagar to Gulmohar Colony Standard route 3 58
8 Karound Chauraha to Bairagarh Chichli Standard route 4 50
9 Chirayu Hospital/ Bairagarh to Awadhpuri Khajuri Kalan Standard route 5 50
10 Patel Nagar to Trilanga Standard route 6 48
11 Gandhi Nagar to Patel Nagar Bypass Standard route 7 46
12 Coach Factory to Bairagarh Chichli Standard route 8 53

Bus Stops[edit]

82 Bus Stops are being built along the 24 km long corridor. Ramp-building for most of the Stops is underway and Bhopal Municipal Corporation is likely to complete the work by June 2013. Also, one part of corridor, which runs through Misrod to RRL may start working by 31 March 2013. A trial run was conducted earlier and minor difficulties have been sorted out. These Bus-Stops will have Display-Boards with the information of incoming Buses and siting arrangements will be made for the passengers. A 2-door system will help safe ride for the passengers, where one door will open only when the Bus arrives and another door will open only if the person carries a valid ticket. The stops are being built on PPP, where the contractor will be responsible for maintenance of the Stops and in-turn will have to right to put up advertisements and earn revenue.

Problems[edit]

  • The construction of the corridors is creating traffic woes at various locations.[3]
  • Commuters are found riding on the already built 'bus-only' lanes, and police fear that this situation will continue even after the project is completed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.slideshare.net/rayalaspandana/towards-sustainable-bhopal
  2. ^ http://www.bhopalcitylink.com/BusRoute.html
  3. ^ http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-01-17/bhopal/36393542_1_traffic-signals-traffic-woes-brts-construction