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Janmarg: Impacts on Safety & Health

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By Prof. Shivanand Swamy, Associate Director, CEPT University. Urban Mobility India 2010 Conference & Expo. New Delhi, India. Dec 4, 2010.

By Prof. Shivanand Swamy, Associate Director, CEPT University. Urban Mobility India 2010 Conference & Expo. New Delhi, India. Dec 4, 2010.

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  • 1. Janmarg Ahmedabad
    Impacts on Safety & Health
    Prof. ShivanandSwamy
    Associate Director, CEPT University
    hmshivanandswamy@cept.ac.in
  • 2. THIS IS NOT AHMEDABAD! NO city would like to be like this..
    • Rapid Growth in vehicles, especially cars
    • 3. Inadequate/Incomplete Road Network
    • 4. Poor Public Transport
    • 5. Weak Institutions
  • Ahmedabad today
    Area- 466 sq kms. Population-5.6 Mill, By 2031 >10 Mill
    Compact City, Well Balanced Network, Mixed Landuse, Ahmedabad has 5 ring roads and 17 well developed radials. Mixed Land uses
    2mill vehicles. 2 wheelers-73 percent, 0.8 Million Bicycles,
    60000 Three-wheeler Auto (CNG), Addition of 430 vehicles every day
    Short and Distributed Trips, Safe City, Avg. Trip Length is about 5.5 kms in Ahmedabad (Bangalore–11 kms, Hyderabad–8 kms) – Avg. Travel Time – 20 Minutes, Road Fatalities -Ahmedabad 202 (Surat-267, Bangalore -730, Hyderbad-424, Delhi>2000)
    Long tradition of Public Transport Operations (Ahmedabad Municipal Transport System (AMTS) operates buses since 1945), 1000 buses, Majority CNG, carry 1 Million passengers per day.
  • 6. WHERE DO ACCIDENTS HAPPEN?
    Total Accidents on Proposed BRT Corridor-67%
    FATALITY Numbers (A’bad)
    2001 – 232
    2006 – 236
    2010 – 202
    Bangalore: 595
    • CYCLISTS ARE VULNERABLE
    • 7. TRUCKS CAUSE ACCIDENTS
  • JANMARG
    Ahmedabad…2001
  • 8. BRT Network (88 km)
    Motera stadium
    Naroda GIDC
    Gandhi Ashram
    University
    ISRO
    Railway station
    Bopal
    Law Garden
    Odhav GIDC
    ISBT
    Kankaria lake
    Maninagar
    BRT operational route (39 kms.)
    Vatva GIDC
    Narol
  • 9. Road Network Structure
    Bangalore
    Ahmedabad
    Clear and comprehensive road network at city level
    No missing links
    radials
    rings
    7
    Hyderabad
  • 10. BEFORE..AT AKHBARNAGAR
  • 11. AFTER.. BRT AT AKHBARNAGAR
  • 12. BEFORE.. AT AEC
  • 13. AFTER..BRT AT AEC AND SPLIT FLYOVER
  • 14. BEFORE.. At Anjali
  • 15. AFTER.. At Anjali
  • 16. Danilimda BRT – Access to industrial areas
    Accessible bus stops
  • 17. Operations Plan
    Route R.T.O. to Maninagar loop,
    Anjali to Naroda
    Route length: 39 KM
    Number of Stations: 61
    Operational Timings: 6:00 AM to 11:30 PM.
    Peak hours : 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM ; 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Frequency: 2.5 and 4 minutes (peak)
    6 - 12 minutes (off-peak)
    Total Buses: 56
    Total Round Trips: 236
    Avg. Daily Ridership: Over 100,000
    Avg. Daily Collection: Over 700,000
    Different Schedules for weekday and weekend as per the demand.
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  • 21. Accidents involving BRTS Vehicles
    • Accidents during twelfth month involved a minor one.
    • 22. Reliability of service increased to 11.62
    Note: Higher the number of accidents lower is the safety. Also depends on no. of kms travelled
  • 23. Purpose of Trip and Modal Shift
    Sample Size: 350
    17315
    31327
    48789
    51207
    55783
    63696
    69759
    37184
    23086
    35672
    35166
    82041
  • 24. Sample Size: 350
    Current BRT Users: Access Mode
    Sample Size: 350
    Current BRT Users: Egress Mode
  • 25. Vehicle KM reduction
    Figures taken from survey of 10th month operations
  • 26. JANMARG
    THANK YOU…

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