Tiruchirappalli Bus Rapid Transit System

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Tiruchirappalli BRTS
Overview
Owner Government of Tamil Nadu
Locale Tiruchirappalli
Transit type Bus Rapid Transit
Number of lines 2
Headquarters Tiruchirappalli
Operation
Operation will start 2018
Operator(s) Tiruchirappalli City Municipal Corporation
Technical
System length 24 km (15 mi)

Tiruchirappalli BRTS is a proposed bus rapid transit system for the city of Tiruchirappalli.

Background[edit]

During November 2013, at the two-day conference on “Sustainable Cities Through Transport” at Coimbatore, respective city engineers from Madurai, Tiruchi, Tirupur, Salem and Coimbatore came together discussed about planning and creation of transit systems, pedestrian pathways, cycling tracks, parks, pedestrian zones, etc.,.[1] Later in January 2014, the same was presented to K. P. Munusamy, State Minister of Municipal Administration and Rural Development, Law, Courts and Prisons by Corporation officials at a workshop in Chennai.[2][3] the Corporation Commissioner of Tiruchi City, V. P. Thandapani declared that about 52 kilometres (32 mi) of pedestrian pathways and 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) of green lines will be constructed in addition to 341 new buses by 2018 at a cost of 655 crore (US$100 million).[4]

Modelled on the lines of Ahmedabad BRTS, the plan was developed in association with Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) and International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) is being funded by Ministry of Urban Development would improve the city's road infrastructure and future transport modes, which presently has narrow roads and indiscriminate encroachments coupled with booming vehicle population.[5]

Network[edit]

Route No Section Distance
(in km)
Status Notes
From Via To
1 Central Bus Stand TBA Srirangam 17 Survey completed Planned
2 Central Bus Stand TBA K. K. Nagar 7 Survey completed Planned

References[edit]

  1. ^ Karthik, Madhavan (30 November 2013). "Planning engineers come together to improve mobility in Coimbatore". The Hindu. Coimbatore. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Major TN cities to focus on cost-effective modes of transport". Business Line. Chennai. The Hindu. 23 January 2014. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "TN Cities Chalk Out Plans For Non-Motorised Transport, BRTS". The New Indian Express. Chennai. 24 January 2014. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "திருச்சி: ஓராண்டுக்குள் 2 ஆயிரம் பொது பயன்பாட்டு சைக்கிள்கள்" [Tiruchi:2000 bicycles will be put to public use within a year]. Dinamani (in Tamil). Chennai. 24 January 2014. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  5. ^ S. Ganesan (29 February 2014). "Corporation draws up long-term plan for BRTS". The Hindu. Tiruchi. Retrieved 12 February 2014.  Check date values in: |date= (help)