Asia BRTS Conference 2012 Ahmedabad
Urban mobility issues in Asian cities are escalating due to population growth, rapid rate of motorization and rapid growth of the city. As a result, the cities are facing acute problems of congestion, pollution and traffic safety. Public transit is widely accepted as a critical tool to mitigate these issues. Read More...
Many Asian cities have looked at bus based systems as a sustainable option. Many successful Bus Rapid Transit Systems (BRTS) around the world have established this fact. More than 25 cities in Asia are operating some form of BRTS –with varying degrees of success. Many more Asian cities are at various stages of planning and implementation.
JnNURM Approvals for BRTS Amritsar
Government of Punjab through Punjab Bus Metro Society (PBMS) has taken up the task of implementation of Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) for the cities of Amritsar and Ludhiana. PBMS has engaged UMTC, A joint venture company of M/S IL&FS Ltd. and Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), GoI to carry out the design, securing approvals, tendering and project management consultancy for complete implementation of BRTS in the cities of Amritsar and Ludhiana.
SITILINK – Surat BRTS Starts Trial Runs
After successful ‘Testing & Training’ phase spread over two weeks, on January 26, 2014, the SITILINK - Surat Bus Rapid Transit System began on January 26, 2014, Hon'ble Mayor, Municipal Commissioner, Chairman, Standing Committee, Police Commissioner and other dig other of Surat on Jan 26, 2014. Passengers can ride free, on purchase of ‘zero value' tickets, for the first month, after which commercial operations will begin. The first corridor is 10 km long and connects Udhna Darwaza to Sachin GIDC.
SITILINK has put 6 buses in to service operates during morning and afternoon peak (total 8 hours). The response from the people of Surat has been tremendous. Average daily ridership is abo
CEPT-CoE, UT is also working on BRTS projects in the cities of Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Hubli -Dharwad and Bhubaneswar