The City and Its Growth
Earlier Transportation System and Travel Characteristics
BRTS Plan - Network
Bus Station Design and Vehicle Technology
Failure of Delhi BRTS
THE CITY AND ITS GROWTH
The city of Ahmedabad,
founded in 1411 AD as a
walled city on the eastern
bank of the river Sabarmati
• The seventh largest
metropolis in India, with a
population of 6 million
(2011) within an area of 466
• Its population is likely to
rise to 11 Million by 2035.
While the area is likely to
increase to 1000 sq. km by
Land Use in AUDA
Land Use in AMC
• Only 9.5 percent of the total area is under transportation network as
against standard norm of 15-18 percent.
Earlier Transportation System and
The district, which accommodates 11% of the state population accounts
for about 21% of the vehicles registered in the State.
• 31% still does not own motorized vehicles.
• Of these 8% do not own any vehicle while another 23% own only
• About 60% own two wheelers and another only 10% own cars.
AMTS has been providing public transport facilities since 1947.
As on Feb 2008, there are 538 buses operated by private operators and
484 by AMTS taking the total fleet to 1022. Daily passengers (daily
boarding) is up to 936,886.
In spite of this
There was need of another way for Inter-city Transport for the growing
Hence, Plan of BRTS was proposed by AMC
• The BRT plan consisted of development of 217 km of BRT corridors in
• While selecting roads along potential BRT corridor, Connect busy places
but avoid busy roads had been the policy.
• Major access road has been widened to 30 meter width. Similarly AMC
has removed encroachments from the road alignments in the
• These opened up several opportunities for BRT to connect important
Phase 1 has 58.3 km identified BRT corridor.
The corridors selected as part of phase 1 were mainly the rings in
Phase II has 30.5 km of identified BRT corridor
Dariapur Darwaza - Kalupur - Sarangpur will have Elevated corridor of 4.5
Proposed Phase III
Connecting Ahmedabad to Gift City
The corridors identified for BRT under phase I and II have different existing
RoWs (Right of Ways). Thus, length of corridors differ resulting in difference
of cross section at various lengths which is as follows:
Consisting of 2 central Bus lanes, 4 lanes for Mixed traffic and wide
BUS STATION DESIGN AND
Bus stops are constructed such that
consecutive stations varies between
500 to 700 metres.
The size of a single bus shelter with
two bus bays is 28.6 m by 2.5 m.
The two bays, each measuring 12 m
in length has been divided by a 4.6 M
The bus stop near intersections shall
be accessed using zebra crossings
provided at intersection and the 2.0
m footpath between BRT lane and
mixed traffic lane.
High floor buses (900mm)
Standard bus (Capacity 80
Two wide central doors
Width of doors in centre 1960 mm
Length of bus -12 m
Cleaner Euro III Diesel
Mix of A.C. and Non A.C
Perfect docking alignment
FAILURE OF DELHI BRTS
They built it in the wrong place.
They started a "trial run" when
the thing was half-finished.
They didn't increase the
number / frequency of buses.
They didn't link the thing to the
There was no stick and no carrot.
Lack of enforcement of BRT
Location of station platforms.
Number of Stations
6:00 AM to 11:00 PM
8:00 AM – 10:45 PM ; 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Bus operated during Peak
119 (Weekday) , 106 (Sunday/Holiday)
Average Daily Round Trips
Average Daily Ridership
Average Daily Collection
Total Schedule Km.
Ave. Daily Schedule Km.
Total Operational Km.
7,74,110 (99.46 %)
Ave. Daily Operational Km.