2nd Asia BRTS Conference 2014

Asia BRTS aims at bringing Asia region transportation planning and design fraternity,System stakeholders and users on a common platform of knowledge sharing.This platform would be implemented for the benefit of individual cities. Save the Dates


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. Read More...

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
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Asia BRTS 2012 Conference Highlights

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Partners / Associates

Urban Development & Urban Housing Department Government of Gujarat

Amdavad Municipal Corporation

Centre for excellence in Urban Transport, Cept University

Ahmedabad Janmarg Ltd.

Principal Sponsor

Ministry of Urban Development,
Government of India

Partners & Associates

Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA)


Surat Municipal Corporation

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)