Bhopal Bus Rapid Transit System

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Bhopal BRTS
LocaleBhopal, MP, India
Transit typeBus rapid transit
Number of lines10
Number of stations230
Daily ridership1.25 Lakhs
WebsiteMyBus Bhopal
Operator(s)Bhopal Municipal Corporation
Number of vehicles225
System length186 kilometres (116 mi)

Bhopal BRTS is a bus rapid transit system in Bhopal, located in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. The construction was 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). It was launched with a fleet of just 30 buses in 2006, after receiving JnNURM Sanction, and has grown to 225 buses comprising AC and Non AC Low Floor Buses.[1]


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 List[edit]

Type (No.) Route Bus Stops
Trunk route 1 Chirayu Hospital/ Bairagarh to Aakriti Eco City 50
Trunk route 2 Old Bus Stand to HEG Mandideep 34
Trunk route 3 Nehru Nagar to Patel Nagar -
Trunk route 4 Bairagarh/ Sehore Naka to HEG Mandideep or Bangrasiya 47
Standard route 1 Bairagarh/ Sehore Naka to Bairagarh Chichli 35
Standard route 2 Nehru Nagar to Katara Hills 45
Standard route 3 Gandhi Nagar to Salaiyya/ Aakriti Eco City 58
Standard route 4 Karound Chauraha to Bairagarh Chichli 50
Standard route 5 Chirayu Hospital/ Bairagarh to Awadhpuri Khajuri Kalan 50
Standard route 6 City Depot Square to Ayodhya Nagar 48
Standard route 7 Gandhi Nagar to Patel Nagar Bypass 46
Standard route 8 Coach Factory to Bairagarh Chichli 53

Bus Stops[edit]

80 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.

"Chalo" Android App[edit]

There is full featured Android App available in Play Store for the information related to Bhopal Brts by the name Chalo.[3] Developer of the app already worked on the Windows version of the app and this is available for Windows Phone and Windows 10 devices .


  • The construction of the corridors is creating traffic woes at various locations.[4]
  • 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.


  1. ^ "Towards sustainable bhopal". 9 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Bhopal City Link | Purple". Archived from the original on 25 June 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  3. ^[dead link]
  4. ^ "Incomplete BRTS work adds to traffic woes - Times of India". Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2022.