||This article needs to be updated. (March 2014)|
Kolkata BRTS route
|Transit type||Bus rapid transit|
|Number of lines||1|
|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 Ultadanga, Salt Lake and Patuli township. The project is under construction, and expected to be completed by 2013.
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.
The route will cover places like Ultadanga,the Manicktala access to E M Bypass, Apollo Hospital, Narkeldanga, Salt Lake Stadium, Beliaghata, Chingrihata, Metropolitan, Mathpukur, Science City, Panchanangram, VIP Bazar, Tagore Park, Ruby Hospital, Mandir Para, Prince Anwar Shah Road, Singhabari, Mukundapur, Ajoy Nagar, Peerless Hospital, Patuli Ghosh Para, Baishnavghata-Patuli and Dhalai Bridge, Kumarkhali. Key junctions include Chingrihata, Paroma Island, Ruby Hospital and Prince Anwar Shah Road.
The Exclusive BRTS lane is proposed to be integrated with the E M Bypass.
Not published yet.
Not published yet.
The speed design for the BRTS corridor is proposed to be around 50 km/h.
Integration of BRTS with other Transits
The BRTS is proposed to be integrated with different modes of transits already existing or under construction or proposed for the city.
March: Union Urban Development ministry clears proposal for the project. IVRCL is awarded the contract.
July: Not much progress as of now. Public estimated completion date 2018. No project plan made public by government.
January: Widening of roads are happening in some places. No major progress has been done so far. Metro work in E M Bypass can delay the progress.