Chennai Rapid Bus Transit Ways

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Chennai Rapid Bus Transit Ways (RBTW)
Locale Chennai, India
Transit type Rapid transit
Number of lines 15
System length 342 kilometres (213 mi)
See also Chennai BRTS, another planned bus transit system.

The Chennai Rapid Bus Transit Ways (RBTW) is a part of the Medium-term and Long-term Transport Scheme proposed in the Second Master Plan by CMDA. This is not a part of Chennai BRTS which is proposed on a separate elevated road that is to be constructed as circular corridors.

The Rapid Bus ways proposed along the following 7 routes, covering a distance of 100 km, would be taken up in the Medium-term Transportation Scheme[1][2]

  • Rajiv Gandhi Salai (OMR/IT Corridor) [20 km]
  • Taramani Link Road [5 km]
  • MBI Road [15 km]
  • Pallavaram - Thoraipakkam Road [15 km]
  • Sardar Patel Road [10 km]
  • NSK Salai (Arcot Road) - KS Road [20 km]
  • St. Thomas Mount - Poonamalle (Mount. Poonamalle Road) [15 km]

The following 8 routes will be covered in the Long-term Transportation Scheme[1]

  • Anna Salai [30 km]
  • Periyar EVR Salai [25 km]
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Salai (IRR) [45 km]
  • GNT Road [20 km]
  • CTH Road [15 km]
  • Chennai Bypass [20 km]
  • Outer Ring Road (ORR) [62 km]
  • CMBT - Sriperumbudur [25 km]


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  2. ^ Gunasekaran, M (3 September 2008). "Multi-crore infrastructure plan". The Times of India. Retrieved 30 May 2018.