Kolkata BRTS

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Kolkata BRTS
কলকাতা বিআরটিএস
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Kolkata BRTS route
Overview
Locale Kolkata
Transit type Bus rapid transit
Number of lines 1
Technical
System length 15.5 kilometres (9.6 mi)

Kolkata Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) is a new rapid transit project taken up by KMDA. Beginning at Ultadanga, the route will cover 15.5 km running along the E M Bypass to Garia. The corridor connects major growth centres like Sector V,Rajarhat,Salt Lake, and Patuli township. The project is under construction, and expected to be completed by 2013.[1]

Till date (July 2014) not much work has been done. It is not expected to be over before 2018. Like typical government projects - its status is not made public.

Corridors[edit]

The route will cover places like Ultadanga,the Manicktala access to E M Bypass,Apollo Hospital,Narkeldanga, Salt Lake stadium,Beliaghata,Chingrihata,Metropolitan junction,Mathpukur,Science City,Panchanangram,VIP Bazar,Tagore Park,Ruby Hospital,Mandir Para, Prince Anwar Shah Road,Singhabari,Mukundapur,Ajoy Nagar,Peerless Hospital,Vaishnavghata-Patuli and Dhalai Bridge, Kumarkhali. Key junctions include Chingrihata,Paroma Island,Ruby Hospital and Prince Anwar Shah Road.

Alignment[edit]

The Exclusive BRTS lane is proposed to be integrated with the E M Bypass.

Stations[edit]

Station Type[edit]

Not published yet.

Station Locations[edit]

Not published yet.

Design Speed[edit]

The speed design for the BRTS corridor is proposed to be around 50 km/h.

Integration of BRTS with other Transits[edit]

The BRTS is proposed to be integrated with different modes of transits already existing or under construction or proposed for the city.

Project Status[edit]

2011[edit]

March:

  • Union Urban Development ministry clears proposal for the project. IVRCL is awarded the contract.

--- 2014 July ---- No much progress. Public estimated completion date 2018. No project plan made public by government.

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