Indore BRT
The story so far…
Traffic Infra-Tech EXPO
22nd November 2013

Prashanth Bachu
Chief Operations Adviser – AICTSL...
From the very beginning…
Before City Bus: Unorganised Transport in Indore
Indore City Bus: Project Basics
Number of routes
::
Average route length ::
Number of bus stops ::
Fleet Size
::
Operating...
Indore City Bus: Contributions
Started in 2006
Lives saved due to Indore City
Bus : 6.25 /year
Hundreds of accidents avoid...
But that was not enough!
What is the concept of BRTS…

In accordance with the National Urban
Transport Policy – 2006, the objective is to
“moving p...
iBus: Project Basics
Initiated

• 2007

Length of route

• 11.46 km

Road section

• 31.6 / 60 metres

System type

• Clos...
Features of iBus
Centralized Control
Distinctive Image

Large Buses
with Wide Doors

Stations with
Prepayment and Level
Bo...
However, all was not going well…
Media Coverage: Before Project Start
Most of it was because of lack of
understanding on the project and
facilities.

Before it started…
System Branding
System Branding
Indore Approach: Public Outreach
Launched and extensive outreach effort…

Public presentations made

Educational institute...
BRT will benefit ALL road users
Indore Approach: Public Outreach
Focus group tours, to educate the citizens…
Focus group tours, to educate the citizens…
Focus group tours, to educate the citizens…
Focus group tours, to educate the citizens…
www.facebook.com/IndoreBRT
iBus had a great start…
iBus had a great start…
Redefined public transport in Indore
iBus is an enabler…
The project surpassed all known
benchmarks in public transport
Ridership Growth…
290% Increase in 4 months
Comparison with other cities…

Earnings went up to Rs. 82/km
Comparison with other cities…
Network Length

Ridership On The System (Pax/km/day)
Delhi Metro

8.5 km

Janmarg

Indore BR...
59.5%

25.3%
Now, recognised internationally…
However, this doesn’t seem to be
enough!
Learning from experience…
What is Important?
Having a plan
A cohesive and comprehensive one

Communicate the plan
To stakeholders
To general public
...
What is Important?
Institution is essential
Like a metro authority
Support systems
Having a knowledge partner: no ad-hoc d...
Thank you!

pbachu@embarqindia.org
+91.830.5696.456
Tt5 ses 06_ppt_02_i_bus story & lessons_prashanth bachu
Tt5 ses 06_ppt_02_i_bus story & lessons_prashanth bachu
Tt5 ses 06_ppt_02_i_bus story & lessons_prashanth bachu
Tt5 ses 06_ppt_02_i_bus story & lessons_prashanth bachu
Tt5 ses 06_ppt_02_i_bus story & lessons_prashanth bachu
Tt5 ses 06_ppt_02_i_bus story & lessons_prashanth bachu
Tt5 ses 06_ppt_02_i_bus story & lessons_prashanth bachu
Tt5 ses 06_ppt_02_i_bus story & lessons_prashanth bachu
Tt5 ses 06_ppt_02_i_bus story & lessons_prashanth bachu
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  1. 1. Indore BRT The story so far… Traffic Infra-Tech EXPO 22nd November 2013 Prashanth Bachu Chief Operations Adviser – AICTSL Project Manager (UT) – EMBARQ India
  2. 2. From the very beginning…
  3. 3. Before City Bus: Unorganised Transport in Indore
  4. 4. Indore City Bus: Project Basics Number of routes :: Average route length :: Number of bus stops :: Fleet Size :: Operating frequency :: Avg. daily ridership :: 15 18 km 210 95 buses 8 - 26 minutes 80,000 pax
  5. 5. Indore City Bus: Contributions Started in 2006 Lives saved due to Indore City Bus : 6.25 /year Hundreds of accidents avoided CO2 Reduced : ~5.5 ton/day 16% passenger mode-shift from private vehicles
  6. 6. But that was not enough!
  7. 7. What is the concept of BRTS… In accordance with the National Urban Transport Policy – 2006, the objective is to “moving people, not vehicles”
  8. 8. iBus: Project Basics Initiated • 2007 Length of route • 11.46 km Road section • 31.6 / 60 metres System type • Closed • Median stations Stations • 21 # of buses • 18 Type of bus • 12 m long with AC • 900 mm Semi Low Floor • 245 hp, BS III engine Completion • 31st March 2013 Operations • 10th May 2013 Ridership • 30,700 pax/day (avg)
  9. 9. Features of iBus Centralized Control Distinctive Image Large Buses with Wide Doors Stations with Prepayment and Level Boarding Segregated Median Bus-ways 10
  10. 10. However, all was not going well…
  11. 11. Media Coverage: Before Project Start
  12. 12. Most of it was because of lack of understanding on the project and facilities. Before it started…
  13. 13. System Branding
  14. 14. System Branding
  15. 15. Indore Approach: Public Outreach Launched and extensive outreach effort… Public presentations made Educational institutes Media General public
  16. 16. BRT will benefit ALL road users
  17. 17. Indore Approach: Public Outreach
  18. 18. Focus group tours, to educate the citizens…
  19. 19. Focus group tours, to educate the citizens…
  20. 20. Focus group tours, to educate the citizens…
  21. 21. Focus group tours, to educate the citizens…
  22. 22. www.facebook.com/IndoreBRT
  23. 23. iBus had a great start…
  24. 24. iBus had a great start…
  25. 25. Redefined public transport in Indore
  26. 26. iBus is an enabler…
  27. 27. The project surpassed all known benchmarks in public transport
  28. 28. Ridership Growth… 290% Increase in 4 months
  29. 29. Comparison with other cities… Earnings went up to Rs. 82/km
  30. 30. Comparison with other cities… Network Length Ridership On The System (Pax/km/day) Delhi Metro 8.5 km Janmarg Indore BRT 2,000 2,670 4,100 12.5 km 44 km 65 km 6,900 144 km 9,000 188 km 11,100 COST 230 cr/km 2,200 10 cr/km 15 cr/km
  31. 31. 59.5% 25.3%
  32. 32. Now, recognised internationally…
  33. 33. However, this doesn’t seem to be enough!
  34. 34. Learning from experience…
  35. 35. What is Important? Having a plan A cohesive and comprehensive one Communicate the plan To stakeholders To general public Create a demo? Citizen support groups… it has to be peoples project
  36. 36. What is Important? Institution is essential Like a metro authority Support systems Having a knowledge partner: no ad-hoc decisions Industry participation Know where you started from… Record base conditions Segregate issues and communicate
  37. 37. Thank you! pbachu@embarqindia.org +91.830.5696.456

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