Mode Share by Number of trips- Excluding Walk Trips0%10%20%30%40%50%60%Train Bus Taxi/Rikshaw Two Wheeler Car52%26%9% 8% 5%
A complex city like Mumbai needssustainable transport initiatives that arefrequent, reliable and allows flexibility
Improve connectivity and mobility, in areas of substantialpopulation growth and furtherOptimize the use of existing space through increase incapacity and capabilityStrengthen Existing InstitutionsCan be implemented within a short time periodComplement and support other mass transport initiativesWhy BRTS in Mumbai ?
Bus service is not reliableFrequent breakdown of the busesSpending 2-3 hours total on traffic everydayEven after paying so heavily, if one would continue to get apoor quality servicePassenger Survey - May 2012
DAHISARKALANAGARExisting Scenario• 51 Routes• 538 Buses• Long distanceroutes• Very highcycle times• Averagespeeds 8-12kmph duringpeaks
Where do people travel ?WEHOutside0%5%10%15%20%25%30%35%40%45%50%WEHOutside48%26%20%7%WEHOutside0%10%20%30%40%WEHOutside40%30% 10%20%WEHOutside0%10%20%30%40%WEHOutsi…40%30%20%10%BEST PassengersAutoUsers2W Users
How do people travel ?Cars, 16%Autos, 11%Twowheelers, 10%BESTbuses, 52%Others, 11%Cars, 32%Autos, 21%Twowheelers, 21%BESTbuses, 2%Others, 25%Distribution byCommutersDistribution byVehicles
Large Stations along the mediansArticulated Buses – high capacityPassing LanePrepayment for ticketsLevel Boarding - Low Floor/High FloorBRTS Components for 21,000 pphpd
QualityThe BRTS will be distinguished for its excellence ininfrastructure, stations, vehicles, technologies andoperations, providing a competitive alternative to motor vehiclesIntegrationThe BRTS will be integrated with other transport modes, particularlywalking, biking, the metro, the regional rail and other bus servicesAND with the developments around itSustainabilityThe BRTS will reduce harmful emissions, provide improved servicefor all road users, and will be cost effectiveSafetyThe BRTS will enhance traffic safety for all roadusers, specially the most vulnerableBRTS Suggested Design Principles
DAHISARKALANAGARBKCSEEPZBus Priority onWEH with fewFeederSystems
Great Potential (High Ridership of Buses + Autos +Motorcycles)- 21,000 pphpdWestern Express Highway is part of larger system providingnorth-south as well as east-west connectivityPassenger opinion survey emphasized on reliability andneed for reduced travel timesFindings and Recommendations
Traffic Impact Analysis on non-BRTS lanesWeaving Analysis for buses to slip in and out ofBRTS lanesImpact Analysis - Travel times (in-vehicle traveltime, waiting and transferring)Aggregated economic value of travel timeWork in Progress
Detailed analysis of the options best suited to thedemandDefining the Operation PlanDrafting the Concept designOur present efforts are put towards
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