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AHMEDABAD BUS RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM (ART)
WORKING PAPER -4 BUS STATION DESIGN
Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board (GIDB) Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA)
Centre for Environmental Planning & Technology University, Ahmedabad
AHMEDABAD bus RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM (ART)
“Buses, More Buses, Better Buses”
The present initiative of Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board (GIDB),Government of Gujarat, in collaboration with Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) and Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA), to develop BRTS is in recognition of the fact that no single mode will completely serve the accessibility and mobility needs of the city, and the bus system, both in its basic form (regular bus) and rapid form (Bus Rapid Transit System), makes it a critical and major component in an integrated transit system of any mega city.
The Bus Rapid Transit Project for Ahmedabad city has been guided by the steering committee chaired by Shri. K. Kailashnathan, (I.A.S), Secretary, Urban Development and Urban Housing Department, Government of Gujarat. Mr. K. Kailashnathan Chairman, Steering Committee Chairman, Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA) Mr. Anil Mukim Municipal Commissioner, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) Mr. P.J Pujari Secretary, Economic Affairs, Finance Department Mr. Jayant Parimal CEO, Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board (GIDB) Mr. K. Srinivas Managing Director, Gujarat Urban Development Company (GUDC)
Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART)
BRTS consists of several components designed to function together so as to generate superior services, which are comparable with other mass rapid transit system including metro rail system. Some or all of these elements are integrated to form BRTS, which will ensure fast, reliable, secure, high capacity service, which also has a distinct identity. Elements of BRT
CHARACTERISTICS RUNNING WAY Travel Time Savings System Performance Identity Safety Reliability and and Image Security Capacity
Running Way Segregation Running Way Marking Running Way Guidance
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Station Type Platform Height Platform Layout Passing Capability Station Access
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Vehicular Configurations Aesthetic Enhancement Passenger Circulation Enhancement Propulsion Systems
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Fare Collection Process Fare Transaction Media Fare Structure
INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS
Vehicle Prioritization Driver Assist & Automation Technology Operations Management Passenger Information Safety and Security Technology Support Technologies
SERVICE & OPERATING PLANS
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Route Lengths Route Structure Span of Service Frequency of Service Station Spacing
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The system being planned in Ahmedabad will have most of these components. While planning for the system, several issues have to be addressed. These may be with regard to the advantages of inclusion of a component, the way to include the component in terms of its type, magnitude or quality etc., It is necessary that these issues are addressed both at the general principal level as well as at the specific design level for Ahmedabad. As the BRTS concept for Ahmedabad is being developed, for better decisions a wider debate within the planning and design team as well as with the professional circle is necessary. Wider information dissemination is also required. To facilitate this, a series of working papers have been planned.
Government of Gujarat AMC AUDA
ITDP New York is providing technical support to CEPT in preparation of BRTS project.M.. The team welcomes suggestions on the bus station design. H. We express our gratitude to Mr. Shreya Gadepalli and their colleagues. New Delhi our partners in planning and design of the project. Ms. Walter Hook.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops We would like to thank Lea Associates South Asia Ltd. Shivanand Swamy Team Leader GIDB Government of Gujarat AMC AUDA CEPT University 2 . Prof.
................2 1.....................Placement: Curbside Vs Median Side..................................................... 2 Characteristics defining a Bus Stop.......................................Provision of Bays ............................................................1........2......................3 2.............................2...................................................3...............................Design Issues: ..Aesthetic Design......... 15 3.............2.............Passenger Amenities .......3....... 3 2................................................ Case Studies: .........Bus Station Type:.........................1.......6....... 16 3....................................... 3 2.............. Layout showing positioning of bus stops Shows the bus stop layout in a street section with at grade crossing Boarding and Alighting platform type for BRT Stations Layout of Conceptual Design of the BRT Station Conceptual Section and Elevation of the BRT Station Conceptual Design Option1 for the BRT Station Conceptual Design Option 2 for the BRT Station Conceptual layout showing passenger movement Sample Signage Details Images of the Tube BRT Stations in Curitiba Images of the Tube BRT Stations in Curitiba Images of the Transmilenio BRT Stations in Bogotá Images of the Leon BRT Stations in Mexico .......................6....................................................................................1............... 12 2.............................................. 12 2.....................................................................................Climatic Protection .................................................. 12 3.........................Bus Stop Spacing: .............................Safety and Security......................Access to Bus stops:............................ 16 3....................... 5.............................................................1........................................1................................................................................. 5 2................................................1...................................................... 2.......1.......1.................Size and Layout of Bus Station: ......................... 15 3...................1.............. 9 2.............................Bus Station Design Alternatives:........................1....................................... 22 4...................................4... 15 3......... 14 3............... Introduction:................................. Design of a BRT Station:.....................................6.............5..........................1: Comparative Analysis for Bus Stop Locations Table 5.................................................. 7 2....1......................27 Summary ..... 17 3...............................................7................................................................1... 14 3.........14 3............30 List of Tables Table 2.............................Fare Collection.. 16 3......................................Capacity of Bus Stops: .....................................................................................................2.............. Shows the median side bus stop configuration on a street section..................................BRT Platform Characteristics.......Mid Block/Near Side/Far Side Locations of Bus Stops: ....................Location of Bus Stops: .......................1: Decision Areas and Recommendations List of Maps Map 1: Showing Existing AMTS Bus Stop Location Map 2: Showing Proposed BRT Stops List of Figures Fig1 Fig2 Fig3 Fig4 Fig5 Fig6 Fig7 Fig8 Fig9 Fig10 Fig11 Fig12 Fig13 Fig14 Fig15 Fig16 Fig17 Fig18 Fig19 Showing relation between stop spacing and time Layout of Bus Stop location for a 30 M RoW road Showing access to bus stops through Pedestrian Underpass Showing use of existing bus stops Shows the curbside bus stop configuration on a street section......................4.........................Barrier Free Design..1......................................1..........1...........Conceptual Design of the Station:...............................................................................................................5..Contents 1....................................
This paper sets the primary considerations in the planning and design of simple BRT stations. retail and commercial development. The main terminals would also be serving as depots for parking and maintenance (workshops). Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 2 . circulation within the bus shelter have also been discussed. Main Line Stations/Terminals – These stations are located at the beginning and end points of the trunk routes. Simple Stops. The land use development of these terminals may also include a range of services such as offices. This paper discusses the requirements and factors related to and those governing the locations/ spacing and design of the simple bus stops and interchanges stations. The objective of developing these stations is for smooth. comfortable. supporting a strong identity for the system thereby enhancing the surrounding urban context. safe and easily accessible for all age groups of people. stations and terminals form the interface between the passengers with the Bus Rapid Transit System. 1. or at intersections at spacing of 500 m catering to boarding and alighting passengers along the corridor.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops Draft Working paper on Bus Stop Design and Location Abstract Bus stops. Introduction: 1. The passengers will purchase the tickets and enter the system. guidelines for design of the shelters and its accessibility for the pedestrians. Aspects related to necessary infrastructure. Bus Station Type: Bus Stations are of three types. These Terminals act as transfer points for the main trunk buses. Interchange Stations – These stops are the contact points for the feeder buses and buses running along the main corridor. feeder buses and the existing fleet of public transport buses. Finally the paper concludes by providing various possible options along with recommendations for implementation. Hence it is essential for these facilities to be convenient.1. Simple Stops . All the stations would be provided with route maps and route information to facilitate the use of the system. These terminals would be provided with parking and other necessary infrastructure facilities. Interchange Stations and Main Line Stations or Terminals.These stops are located at mid block. Further it discusses the criteria for locating bus stops. fast and effective transfer of the passengers.
The safety elements consist of the following criteria: • • • • • • • Passenger protection from passing traffic Access for people with disabilities All-weather surface to step from/to the bus Proximity to pedestrian crossings Proximity to major trip generators Convenient passenger transfers to the existing AMTS routes with nearby stops Street lighting Operating elements consist of: • Adequate curb space for the number of buses expected at the stop at one time • • • • • • Bus routing patterns Directions (i. Location of Bus Stops: A key element in improving bus transit efficiency is stop location.e. Mid Block/Near Side/Far Side Locations of Bus Stops: An important criterion for the development of an efficient BRT system is the location of the Bus Stop with respect to the proximity to major trip generators. Characteristics defining a Bus Stop 2. It also clears the bus through the intersection with minimal delay. Mid-block stops are not commonly used. far side.1. or yield) Volumes and turning movements of other traffic Width of pedestrian pavements Pedestrian activity through intersections Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 3 . The factors governing bus stop location decisions are dependant on safety and operating elements. Stop locations can be with respect to a signal: nearside. or mid-block.1.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops 2. If the stop was on the near side.1. BRT systems with active signal priority and queue jumpers should place stops at the far side. allowing for effective use of these measures. one-way) and widths of intersection streets Types of traffic signal controls (signal. queue jumpers would be not be used.. and the bus would have to merge with queue traffic on the curbside lane for the stop. the bus would be delayed by at least one signal cycle. Consequently. which is essentially the goal of BRT. 2. however their location has no advantage and disadvantage in terms of signal priority and queue jumpers. stop. Effective stop location helps to minimize travel time of passengers.
Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops Table 2.1-1: Comparative Analysis for Bus Stop Locations Type of Location Far Side – Bus stop location just after an intersection Advantages • Minimizes sight distance problem on approach to intersections • Provides additional right turn capacity facilitates bus signal priority operation as buses can pass through the intersection before stopping • Pedestrian crossing is behind the bus • Dwell time at signalized intersections would be used for boarding and alighting of passengers • Eliminates the possibility of stopping twice at intersections Disadvantages • Signal priority provision for buses would be ineffective as stoppage time at intersections would increase • Intersections may be affected by queuing buses during peak hours Bus Stop Bus Way Bus Way Bus Stop Bus Stop Near Side – Bus stop location just before an intersection Bus Way Bus Stop • • Bus Way Sight distance problems on approaching an intersection is greater Bus has to wait in the bus bay till the signal turns green resulting in delays for the subsequent buses approaching the stop Mid Block – Bus stop location in between two intersections Bus Stop • • Bus Way Bus Stop Bus Way Minimizes sight distance problems for vehicles and pedestrians Less Pedestrian congestion in passenger waiting areas at Intersections • Increases walking distance from intersections for the passengers Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 4 .1.
Road Geometrics .Density of Passenger demands .2.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops Locating bus stops 200 m from the intersections would allow the system more options for expansion if demand grows faster than expected. This may lead to longer walking time for transferring passengers depending upon the number of passengers transferring between bus lines at any given intersection1.Level of Service Figure1: showing relation between stop spacing and time Corridor 1: optimum average transit stop distance 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 200 average time . 2.meters Source: ITDP 1 Recommendation from ITDP Government of Gujarat AMC AUDA CEPT University GIDB 5 .minutes traveling walking sub total 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 1000 1100 1200 distance .Locations of large traffic generators . Bus Stop Spacing: Bus Stop Spacing depends on the following factors: . However this would depend upon factors such as existing junction spacing.
The existing spacing between the stops varies from a minimum of 300m to a maximum of 1700 M.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops The standard spacing between bus stops is 500 meters (ranging from 300 m to 1000 m). It is recommended to locate as many stations as possible close to intersections. In all there are 115 existing stops along the proposed corridor. majority of the bus stops would be located at intersections. Of the 82 stops. The recommendations for stop type and location for BRT system is as given below: No. Along the link connection. Of Interchange Stations 79 03 04 23 : Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 6 . 30000 Merge of Cycle Traffic with Others due to constraints in RoW Cycle Track 2500 2000 6500 Pedestrian Path Channeliser Pedestrian Zebra Crossing 7000 2500 BUS STOP 30000 BUS WAY BUS WAY 6000 BUS STOP Figure 2: Layout of Bus Stop location for a 30 M RoW road This results in lesser idle time. 3 would be located at mid block while the rest (79) would be located at intersections. A list of all the existing AMTS stops is provided in Annexure. Also there is the added advantage of targeting passengers arriving at intersections from non-BRT routes. The proposed trunk corridor for the Ahmedabad Bus Rapid Transit System has 61 bus stops while there are 21 stops along the link connection to Maninagar and Kalupur Railway stations. The existing AMTS system has different routes plying along parts of the corridor. thus increasing system speed. Of Terminus Stations No. Of Stations at Mid Blocks No. Of Stations at intersections No. The numbers of stops have been rationalized to 82 based on existing land use typology and demand at each location.
This difference is due to the following reasons: • • In existing situation. Access to Bus stops: Pedestrian access to bus stops depends upon the location. Bus stands on these stretches are located at more distance from each other. Stands have been relocated at certain places. ST Terminus & Kankaria is lower than the gross average. It can be controlled with the provision of at grade (zebra crossings) or grade separated crossings (under pass/foot over bridge).Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops The average distance between 2 consecutive stations varies between 500 to 700 metres. Average distance between consecutive stops along the corridor from Soni Ni Chali to Maninagar. Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 7 . 3 Flyovers. No bus stands are provided on them. Grade separated crossings are necessary along roads with RoW varying in between 40 M & 60 M and having a very high traffic volume. via Sarangpur. Alternatively. where it is not feasible to place them at the location. low height handrails.3. This will aid in keeping the integrity with the proposed feeder and existing public transport systems. via Airport & Ruby Rushi is sparsely populated. The figure 2 shows a layout of a junction with the approach roads having a RoW of 30 M. 2. • The stretch near the University being open land. due to heavy traffic. bus stands are further away. The Width of bus stops can be maintained 2. Bus stops located at intersections can be accessed through at grade zebra crossing. inaccessibility or identification of better locations in the vicinity. The stretch from Naroda to Village Bhat. the width of the bus stops can be reduced to 1. 1 underpass & 2 River Bridges are situated along the corridor. Due considerations need to be given for access for the physically challenged by providing ramps. thereby merging the cycle traffic with the rest of the traffic on approach to the junction. as the area is densely populated. Most BRT stations are located within 50 metres of AMTS stands at the same location.5 M. and has more potential to capture passengers.5 M. This will also enable passenger traffic interchange.
The major drawbacks for this particular design are steeper access ramps to the stops and lack of natural lighting and ventilation.5 M above the ground. The carriage way and bus ways have been raised by a height of 2. adequate natural ventilation and lighting resulting in a more secure system.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops Figure3: showing access to bus stops through Pedestrian Underpass Access to the stations through pedestrian underpasses CARRIAGE WAY MEDIAN BUS LANES 2500 7000 2500 2500 3500 CARRIAGE WAY 7000 TRUCK PARKING A 7000 3000 2350 8300 3000 2350 7000 2350 B Figure A indicates a provision of the pedestrian underpass through the cross section of the road. Pedestrians would thereby have to climb down through a height of 3. below the road section to facilitate crossing for the pedestrians. The bus way would thereby remain at the existing road level. Alternatively. This enables easier access to the subways for pedestrians. Existing utilities such as drainage lines/storm water lines will not thereby be affected.5M. This enables easier access to stops for all user groups. Figure B discusses an alternative option of raising the carriage way by a height of 2. full length pedestrian underpasses could be provided.0 M. The design is also cost effective. Disadvantages of such a provision are lack of natural lighting and ventilation. Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 8 .
It is by and large observed that the utilization if the stop is negligible. Figure4: showing use of existing bus stops The existing bus stops of the Ahmedabad Municipal Transport System are located on the curb side. Hence curbside locations have to be segregated from the pedestrian pathway and access restricted to either unidirectional or bi-directional with the provision of a railing. Also. Apart from underpasses.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops shifting of existing utility lines. Artificial lighting and forced ventilation would also add on to the cost of construction. their utility. The pictures below illustrate the existing bus stops. the locations of the existing AMTS bus stops are at the curbside. The distance between the stop and the bus is sufficient to incorporate a passing lane. Presently in the context of Ahmedabad.4. lack of security and safety for pedestrians. It is by and large observed that use of foot over bridges is almost nil in comparison to at grade crossing and underpasses. Placement: Curbside Vs Median Side The location of the bus stop in a street section can be further classified as curb side and median side. foot over bridges could also be built to facilitate pedestrian crossing. Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 9 . Hence the passengers spill over on to the road. The size of the shelter is not large enough to hold the number of passengers waiting at the stop. vendors and haphazard parking. A brief discussion on Curbside and Median Side location stating the advantages and disadvantages of each have been detailed out below. accesses to a majority of the bus stops have been obstructed by large trees. 2.
Figure 6: shows the median side bus stop configuration on a street section. The technical specifications of the buses are to be changed by providing doors on both sides of the bus. Median Side Location of Bus Stops In this case.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops Curbside Location of Bus Stops The bus platforms serve as continuous median and serve as pedestrian crossing refuge islands. from the bus in both 3500 5000 3500 Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 10 . The technical specifications for design of the bus would be the same as per existing. This configuration also enables 2500 7000 2500 straight flow without bulging for the bus lanes and mixed lane traffic. Variations in road cross sections due to provision of a ‘bulb’ in the central median to accommodate the bus stop does not enable smooth flow for the mixed traffic. one central bus stop caters to the passengers boarding and alighting directions. Free transfers in a pre payment system at all stops are easier as it avoids crossing the bus lane. Hence the same bus could be used for on and off the main exclusive corridor. Overtaking at bus stops by provision of skipped stop service would not be possible with the median bus stop configuration. Figure 5: shows the curbside bus stop configuration on a street section. The staggering of the stops also enables overtaking at bus stops.
Curb Side . Median/central BUS STOP BUS STOP a. Median Side Median Lane BRT Station Location Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 11 .Median Lane BRT Station BUS STOP BUS STOP b. Curb side b.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops Figure 7: Layout showing positioning of bus stops a.
with access to it from the 2. the bus stops are categorized into three namely. 50 M c/c to enable overtaking at the bus stops while running the different types of services such as all stop and express stop. The Bus Stop layout has been designed so as to accommodate two bus bays at the curb side. a pedestrian subway will be provided to facilitate unrestricted crossing of BRT system users and other urban dwellers. a pedestrian phase signal to be provided to enable safe crossing of the urban dwellers guided through zebra crossings. Size and Layout of Bus Station: Various Layouts for the bus stops as existing in many places around the world have been experimented with for the Ahmedabad Bus Rapid Transit Proposal. In principle a minimum of two loading positions should be provided per platform. which can generally be negotiated safely. The size of a single bus shelter with two bus bays is 28. The bus stop near intersections shall be accessed using zebra crossings provided at intersection and the 2. each measuring 12 M in length has been divided by a 4.5 M wide pedestrian strip. Access to the bus stops has been provided through at grade pedestrian zebra crossing. length of buses and frequency of buses approaching the stop.5 M. dwell time for a bus at the stop.6. provision for two buses to dock at the same time. Alternatively a pedestrian subway could also be provided in between the two staggered stops. i.0 m footpath between BRT lane and mixed traffic lane.e. The maximum number of mixed traffic lanes the pedestrians would need to cross is only two at a time.High Volume – located in local centers (1000 to 2500 per hr) . Provision of Bays The number of bays to be provided at a bus stop depends upon factors such as volume of passenger traffic.Intermediate Volume (< 1000 per hr) 2.6 M wide walkway (pedestrian crossing). The conceptual layout proposed for the Ahmedabad system has been detailed out below. 2.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops 2. . 2 Design Guidelines for Bus way Transit. The bus shelters on either side of the bus lanes have been placed in a staggered fashion.1. At mid-block bus stops.5.Very High Volume – located at city centers (= 2500 per hr) . Capacity of Bus Stops: In developing cities. Overseas Road Note 12. Based on the boarding and lighting surveys. Adequate provision in design should be made to ensure safe and convenient movements of passengers to/from BRT bus stops. The two bays. Transport Research Laboratory Government of Gujarat AMC AUDA CEPT University GIDB 12 .6. up to 6000 passengers per hour may board or alight at a busy bus stop2.6 M by 2. At high-volume bus stops.
Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops 38000 10000 CARRIAGE WAY PARKING STRIP/LANDSCAPED STRIP PEDESTRIAN CROSSING SUBWAY 12000 BUS SHELTER 4600 12000 BUS SHELTER 2500 PEDESTRIAN PATHWAY 2500 BUS SHELTER BUS SHELTER PEDESTRIAN CARRIAGE WAY Figure 8: shows the bus stop layout in a street section with at grade crossing Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 13 BUS LANE PATHWAY 7000 50000 PEDESTRIAN BUS LANE .
seating and lighting as against the existing stereotype bus passenger facilities existing in various parts of the city. The BRT shelter should portray a high quality design giving due attention to support infrastructure for passenger amenities such as shelters. Passenger Information All the stops should be provided with a standard form for presenting passengers information such as signage’s. IT Display could be optionally placed at station entries and on platforms indicating the system wide schedule and delay at each platform. Shelter The BRT shelter is to be provided at every stop/station.1. Design Issues: This section examines the key issues and the components to be integrated while designing a BRT stop. trash receptacles. One of the most important roles of the BRT facilities design such as a shelter is to support an appealing. Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 14 .Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops 3. Street Furniture All the stops and stations should be accommodated with seating for at least 15 waiting passengers.1. Passenger Amenities a. neighborhood maps placed at prominent locations. Other necessities include rails for leaning. The material for constructions should be readily available in the market. d. cohesive visual identity for a quality and safe transit service. transit route maps. route details and graphics. The stops should also facilitate advertising at specific locations that does not conflict with the other directional and information signage. Other Amenities and Facilities Other conveniences for the passengers that form a requirement at the stops are ticket vending counters. Design of a BRT Station: Integration of a BRT system in an urban setting presents within itself a challenge and an opportunity to improve and enrich the existing streetscapes. These are to be placed at locations having least interference with boarding and alighting passengers. bicycle racks. 3.1. 3. b. The shelter should be of high quality. They are to extend along the full length of the platform serving as a weather protection to the passengers. easily maintained and durable. c. The Shelter roofs should be such that rain water is directed away for the vehicle side. prefabricated and modular. Signage and graphics should readily distinguish the BRTS stations from the regular stops. vending stalls for newspaper and public telephones. Specifically they comprise of bold identification signage.
3. Security equipment such as closed circuit television for monitoring may be used while upgrading the BRT shelters over a longer period of time. Security is essential as the BRT stops would be open for extended hours and likely to be unattended. low height platforms giving a height of 0. Visibility is also an important criterion to security. High platform stations (as located in Curitiba.3. Level Boarding is attained through precision docking system at stations having a high platform. especially at nights is necessary.1.35 M have been more accepted worldwide. The passengers should be able to clear the station before the arrival of the subsequent bus. a. b. Provision of Bays – Linear and parallel bays are generally preferred for online bus stops. Platform Dimensions – The Length of the platform depends upon the length of the vehicle and the number of bays required which is in turn dependant upon design bus volumes and service times at any given time. Safety and Security Safety and security is essential for the safe operation and public acceptance of the transit system. berth configurations. BRT Platform Characteristics The BRT system presents with itself a unique array of options and requirements for the platform design. 3. Adequate illumination. Planning the platform for BRT station revolves around design guidelines. Bogotá and Quito) are more expensive and occupy more space due to provision of access ramps.2.1. Passengers should be able to see the surrounding locations and be seen from the locations outside the station. The Platforms could be provided either at a low height or at a higher level. Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 15 . Access – Access to the high platforms from the pedestrian path needs to be provided through ramps.1.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops 3. Width of the platform varies from 2. Access via ramps need to be provided for stops having high platforms. The Platform/vehicle interface has a strong influence on the boarding and alighting speeds. Due to the influx and availability of low floor buses and low cost for construction.5 M to 5 M. platform width and height and vehicle interface issues. Barrier Free Design The BRT stations should be made accessible to by the physically challenged. The internal layout of the shelter should be barrier free to facilitate easy circulation.4.
although provisions could be made for incorporating it while upgrading the system. 3. Ahmedabad.7. although preferable due to high concentration of RSPM in the city.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops Figure 9: Boarding and Alighting platform type for BRT Stations 3. would require the provision of air conditioning and ventilator fans. being a city having hot and humid conditions almost through the year. Aesthetic Design Aesthetics and passenger friendliness in addition to a modern appearance together formulate the essential architectural considerations. Fare Collection Fare Collection also forms an important influence on the design of the passenger facilities within the BRT station. This however escalates the cost involved in the maintenance of the station. Bogotá is one such example of a controlled access station. open designs for stations are not preferable. Locations for concentrated advertising displays need to be specified within and on the external facade of the stop. Climatic Protection Protection from weather is a major consideration in the BRT stations. 3. Completely enclosed stops. Since Ahmedabad does not have the high level of passenger traffic that exists in cities like Curitiba. Entry into the paid area of the station can be controlled by introduction of turnstiles or other control devices. Jakarta and Bogotá. The station can be divided into paid areas and free areas. The design should symbolize an image representing speed in hand with modernity. Off board fare collection policy reduces the dwell time at bus stations and enables rapid boarding and lighting. Over use of advertising displays resulting in a visual clutter needs to be curtailed at bus stops. Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 16 . it is not necessary to provide costly infrastructure as ticket vending machines.5.1. Passive solar design and natural cooling techniques could be sought after solutions to overcome climatic extremes.1.6.1.
This provision can be substituted with the flip down ramps attached to the bus as it avoids customer hesitancies resulting in slower alighting and boarding. In addition. an aisle has been provided for queuing.9 M has been provided at the platform level.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops 3. Entry into the bus station has been defined from the side which is in alignment with the pedestrian crossings.2. route maps.75 M by 0. newspaper and telephone. in conjunction with the doors positions of the bus to enable rapid boarding and alighting. The Layout and cross section of the station is as shown in the figure below. Provision for a ticket vending machine and a turnstile entry has also been placed at the entry into the station. The activities have been uniformly distributed thereby enabling comfortable movement for passengers. The central core of the station has been demarcated for providing passengers with facilities such as information. each 12 M long are separated by a 5 M long central utility space and information display. to encourage streamlined flow of passengers into the bus. The Information display boards on the inside and the advertisement hoardings on the outside would be back lit. The two bus bays. An extension of 0. Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 17 . Conceptual Design of the Station: A conceptual design showing the distribution of activities and movement of the passengers within the station has been described below. Seating provision for at least fifteen passengers has been provided in each bay.
back lit advertisement hoardings and information display. Utility area with vending kiosk. Movement pattern for boarding passengers Movement pattern for alighting passengers Figure 10: Layout of Conceptual Design of the BRT Station Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 18 DRIVER PARTITION 730 GANGWAY DRIVER PARTITION DRIVER PARTITION 730 GANGWAY 730 GANGWAY BUS WAY .Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops SEATING SPACE MOVEMENT AISLE SEATING SPACE DUSTBIN VENDING KIOSK PHONE BOOTH SEATING SPACE DUSTBIN SEATING SPACE UP ENTRY TICKETING MACHINE MOVEMENT AISLE INFORMATION PANELS . dustbins. telephone booth.BUS ROUTE/CITY MAP ETC. BOARDING PLATFORM ALIGHTING PLATFORM EXIT BOARDING PLATFORM ALIGHTING PLATFORM ADVERTISMENT PANELS BUS WAY Continuous seating provision at the extreme side for 15 to 20 passengers per bay The Movement aisle which has been kept obstruction free enables comfortable movement for the passengers within the station. Aisle for queuing for boarding into the bus Raised platform with entry defined by provision of an access ramp.
Metal sheets bent around ties. with the ties acting as structural support member 2500 7000 2500 Section PROVISION FOR ADVERTISING HOARDING Elevation 5000 25000 Figure 11: Conceptual Section and Elevation of the BRT Station The design is being explored to cater to the various dimensions which formulate the requirements of a modern bus rapid transit station. and interface with the BRT vehicles and material for construction. supported on steel members. Standards could be up graded at a later stage depending upon the demand. delineation of the areas. Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 19 2500 . The areas under scrutiny are detailed design of the spaces. serves as protection against extremes of climate 350 Seats.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops BUS STATION Polycarbonate sheeting supported as structural roofing material. utility provisions. For the initial stage of implementation it is necessary for the station to be cost effective. A few more concept proposals developed for the bus station have been discussed below.
passenger movements. Figure 12: Conceptual Design Option1 for the BRT Station Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University CONCEPT 1 20 . and hollow pre cast concrete blocks portrays a modern image to the station. and utilities that essentially frame the bus stop requirements for a bus rapid transit system.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops Views showing interiors The conceptual images indicate the design elements. Exploration of varying materials such as corrugated metal sheets. steel sections.
Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops The design is relatively simple. Corrugated Polycarbonate sheets supported on tubular section making up the structural framework has been chosen as the roofing material. having segregated spaces for waiting and boarding. Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University CONCEPT 2 21 Figure 13: Conceptual Design Option 2 for the BRT Station . ticket counter and other infrastructure for the passengers. The core area within the station caters to the information display.
5m.C. branding and identity. 2. The Design alternatives have areas demarcated for such provisions. The structural columns forming the grid are typically made of ‘I’ sections and Circular Hollow Sections made of Mild Steel.C. vending machines like those provided in Metro Stations are also necessary in a BRT Station. The flooring proposed for the bus station would vary to demarcate the areas.5m and 1. Mild Steel is preferred over R. Online electronic signboards. show the buses arriving on respective platforms. The roof is made of colored A.1. Bus Station Design Alternatives: The conceptual designs on bus stations have been elaborated further and three alternatives each have been prepared for three different widths of 3. The BRT stop has been designed for widths of 1.C (pre cast blocks) or steel.2 and 3. Facilities such as phone booths. The concepts for the three design options have been presented below. double layers need to be provided with insulation material in between thereby preventing heat gain & keeps the bus station cooler. distinctly visible from entry & turnstiles. easy circulation. Being a lightweight material. The skin of the stop may either be constructed in R.5m.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops 3. Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 22 .8M with overhand provision on the Bus lanes and platform height at 380mm to provide at-grade entry into the low floor buses. preferably 25mm thick for sturdiness. 2. Alternative 01: The Bus Station has been designed keeping in mind the following factors which are directly or indirectly responsible in the functioning of a Bus Rapid Transit System – namely. since frequency of buses within the BRT systems would vary from 2 min (peak) to 5 min. major interchange stations are required to be incorporated with such amenities.3. and provision for advertisements. The stations have been designed to have entry and exit on one side or both sides of the bus bay subject to available width.2. A. The detailed designs have been presented in the annexure 3. The height of the station is proposed to be 2. Although it is not possible to provide such facilities at all stops.C due to easy installation and modular framework. modularity. provision of facilities and public amenities. Also it is subject to the condition of the waiting time at a stop.C sheets with desired grooves having a minimum thickness of 15mm.1. bent and riveted to attain the desired shape. Seating facilities within a BRT stop are generally kept to a minimum to facilitate easy circulation and movement for the passengers within the limited area. The entry space has been provided for manual/automated ticket vending.5 M and 3.5 M depending upon the RoW availability and passenger demand.5 M. 3.
Bus stations that provide more than shelter are the need of the day. The intermediate space between the two layers is ventilated naturally & hence creates a buffer. Translucent roof removes the necessity of providing lighting inside the stand during the daytime. The stations have been designed to have entry on the side facing the approaching bus & exit on the opposite side. A grid of such rods becomes the base for tiles of size 450mm x 450mm having recesses to receive the rods. rods. One has to pass through ticket-operated turnstiles to cross into the bus station. signages & information boards are necessary to keep the passengers informed about the latest status of the buses & local facilities. show the buses arriving on respective platforms. stone or with metal skin having a heat & acoustic filler. Lighting design of this roof can create many exciting possibilities. making it feel lighter & attracting people towards it. made from translucent Fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP) sheet. their placing & the translucence of the roof lights up the whole roof uniformly. This intermediate space also contains lighting fixtures. Bus stations are constructed using a modular grid of 2. preferably 25mm thick for sturdiness. waiting areas. A queuing area for the first platform has been provided followed by the waiting area. These recesses receive M. terracotta. Alternative 02: Bus station plays a prominent role in promoting the BRT and its ambience. A modular grid of 3. without transferring it to the station. having vending machines & electronic display. vending machines. When these fixtures are lighted at night.5m wide bus station. which continuously receives the heat & removes it to the atmosphere. distinctly visible from entry & turnstiles. forming a sculpture in the urban space. The roof is made of two layers of FRP. being inaccessible & segregated by a roof layer. Modular design has the advantage of uniformity & speed in construction. The tiles can be created from a variety of materials based on the economy needed. economy.5m for 2. Facilities like phone booths. Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 23 . prevents heat gain & keeps the bus station cooler. FRP being a lightweight material can rest on slimmer columns.S. naturally protected from vandalism. bent to the designed shape. The bus stations proposed on the following page are based on the Modular concept of design.5m & 1. The roof is barrel shaped. ease of circulation & adaptability. while also serving as normal lighting fixtures for the station. The entry has space provided for manual ticket vending. Online electronic signboards. minimum of 15mm thick. They can be moulded in concrete. These columns are provided with threaded holes at distance of 450mm c/c.5m wide bus stations.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops B.5m is used for a 3. The structural columns forming the grid are 75mm ∅ Circular Hollow Sections made of Mild Steel.
The bus station could contain one or two bus bays based on the passenger demand. Alternative 03: The Concept: The design concept focuses on modular design facilitating rapid and economical construction. with provision of turnstiles at the entry and exit points. and newspaper and snack vending machines. to avoid queuing outside the bus shelters and reduction in dwell times. The bus bays are separated by a utility area between them to facilitate easier overtaking.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops The flooring proposed for the bus station is made of terracotta tiles of size 450mm x 450mm. The bus stations for the Ahmedabad Rapid Transit (ART) have been designed for varying widths of 3.5m to be accommodated along corridors with varying right of ways (RoW’s) of 60m. 40m and less than 30m respectively.5m and 1. Circulation Patterns: The circulation inside the bus shelter has been designed to accommodate maximum passengers during peak hours. mobile charging points. The utility area is proposed to have facilities such as telephone booths. Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 24 . 2.5m. The circulation within the bus shelter has been designed to increase passenger comfort and reduction in dwell times. The bus station circulation has been made compatible to accommodate off-board ticketing. C. The height of the platform is 380mm to provide at grade entry into the low floor buses. General Layout: The bus stations have been designed to cater to varying demand along the corridor.
1 A 1.5 m 2.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops 3.5 m 1.5m wide bus stop 1.1.5m wide bus stop 2.5m wide bus stop 1. snack vending and newspaper vending in the bus shelter Signage system indicating No Smoking Zone Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 25 .1. The bus shelter 25 15 No sitting Two Bays 50 30 No Sitting signage system would cover the following aspects: • • • • • • • ART Route Map ART Logo Electronic Display of Expected Bus Arrival Entry for Disabled Images of prominent landmarks in the vicinity of the bus stop for contextual significance Signage systems indicating location of telephone booths.5 m Signage Systems: Signage systems have an important role to play in a bus shelter design and facilitate passenger convenience if designed and located in an appropriate manner.2 E Figure 14: Conceptual layout showing passenger movement Sitting Arrangement: The sitting capacity for the three design alternatives is as follows: Width of Bus Shelter Seating Capacity (Max) One Bay 3.
70 0.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops Figure 15: Sample Signage Details Access for the Disabled: The bus stations would be accessed through ramps to facilitate easy for the disabled.73 2. Materials: The structural frame of the bus station would be essentially prefabricated mild steel sections.5 10 25 0.38 1.5 18. Cost (with Cost (with Width Length RCC Skin) Steel Skin) (m) (m) Area Rs.5 12.5 1.69 0.44 3.92 0.38 43.27 1.69 0.5 15 37.94 2. The bus arrival and departure information systems would be assisted through audio systems for the visually challenged.85 34.75 0. The roofing system of the station would consist of lightweight material such as FRP (Fiber Reinforced Plastic) or Asbestos sheet.33 1. A detailed estimate for a typical stop has been provided in Annexure 3.6 18.5 12.4.14 1.9 0. Lakhs) 1.32 1. The people using wheelchairs would be entering through the front door of the bus.66 1. The summary of the estimate for the three alternatives is presented below. The seating arrangement would also be made of tamper proof materials. Cost Estimate: A block cost estimate for the three design options has been prepared.5 15 52. (Lakhs) (Rs.5 1.75 0.9375 1.01 Alternative 1 2 3 Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 26 .19 3.475 1.96 3.60 1.72 2.5 12.375 30.72 2.5 18.5 9.5 12.5 12.
Typical dwell times at stops are less than 20 seconds. Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University Figure 16: Images of the Tube BRT Stations in Curitiba 27 . it is understood that bus-platform positioning door-to-door is done visually by the driver. • Disabled and wheelchair access to the high-level stops is made through a small elevator at each stop. Stop details are as follows: • On bus ways. A. • Passenger boarding and alighting of buses is gap free and level. which deploy automatically as bus doors are opened and position onto the threshold of the platform. tube stops are located at about 500-m spacing. Tube Station (Curitiba) The “tube” passenger stop platforms or stations are the trademark of the Curitiba system. this is achieved by the use of fold-down steps from bus doors. and there is adequate tolerance to ensure safe operation of the system. They can serve three times as many passengers per hour as a conventional bus. with their characteristics have been enlisted below. and fares are paid by passengers at the entry to the stop – similar to a metro. these are coordinated with doors on the buses – five doors on the trunk line bi-articulated buses. • The tube stops are equipped with doors to enter/exit buses. the stops are constructed from a plexi glass-type material with steel ribs. • The tubes include raised platforms (low-floor buses are not in operation) and provide passenger weather protection.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops 4. Case Studies: A few examples of BRT Stations taken as case studies. • The stops are designed to speed passenger handling. “Tube” stops are used both on the trunk line bus ways and on the express buses (off the bus way). Each stop is equipped with turnstiles (numbers depend on size of stop) and are manned by a ticket collector–inspector.
tube stops are on line with no special provision for bus-on-bus overtaking. At these stations passengers can purchase tickets and enter the system. B. there is a need to balance safety. Portals or Main Line Stations: They are located at the beginning and end points of the main line routes. junction capacity. Theoretically.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops • On bus ways. but this is not normal operational practice. feeder and transportation routes. fast and effective interaction between the Transmilenio and feeder buses. However. so that when a transfer takes place double Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 28 . As stops are located on the central road of the trinary axes. as with any stop. • Stops for both directions are generally located opposite each other and close to junctions. Intermediate Stations: These stations are the contact points between the feeder buses and the main lines. In these stations transfers are accomplished among Transmilenio buses. the bus way is wide enough to allow overtaking by buses entering the opposing bus stream. access and traffic issues are less critical than on a bus way introduced into an existing road. The fee is integrated with the feeders. Their objective is to provide smooth. and bus way capacity. Transmilenio Station (Bogotá) Figure 17: Images of the Transmilenio BRT Stations in Bogota There are three types of stations: Simple Stations: They are located every 500 meters.
Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 29 . Walkways. The system of prepayment of fares has been incorporated into the system to decrease the dwell time at stops. C.BRT (Mexico) Figure 18: Images of the Leon BRT Stations in Mexico There are in total 51 stations and 2 terminals existing along the BRT corridor. In total there are 57 stations and 4 transfer terminals as a part of the phase 1 development. The Stations are narrow and having high platforms to enable rapid boarding and alighting. These stations are provided with bicycle parking facilities. plazas and sidewalks were constructed to provide adequate pedestrian and bicycle access. Leon . Phase 2 would have 50 stations and 5 terminals.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops payment is not required. Each station is provided with maps and route information to facilitate the use of the system. Parking and maintenance areas for the buses near terminal stations were also constructed.
Staggered Provision of Pedestrian Underpasses. Summary Various issues related to the bus station have been dealt with in this working paper. Provision of 2 Bays at a stop Size – 25 M in length by 2. Offline . overpasses. circulation and probable material for construction 6 Access to Bus Stops 7 Size of Bus Stop Depends upon the number of bays 8 Platform Height Low floor High floor Provision of facilities and other amenities at the stop Construction Material Protection from extremes of climate 9 Design Issues Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 30 . at grade crossings Average of 500 M. 1 Areas Location of Bus Stops Issues/ Decision Areas Mid Block At Intersections -Near Side -Far Side Recommendations In total 3 locations on the ring corridor at Mid block 79 locations at Intersections Preferably bus stops are to be located on the near side at intersections 2 Spacing of Bus Stops Depends upon location and demand Median Side Location Curb Side Location Very High Volume High Volume Intermediate Volume .5 M in width with a clear height of 2. varying in between 300 M & 1000 M Curb side Location First Phase would cater to an Intermediate Volume 3 4 Positioning of Bus Stops in a given RoW Capacity of Bus Stops 5 Layout of Bus Stops Online Stops with staggering of the bus stops in opposite directions At grade access for bus stops at Intersections Grade separated provision (Half underpasses) for mid block Stops – Especially along the old NH8.Online.5 M (min) Height to be matched with the floor height of the bus Conceptual Design developed showing the placement of activities. Table 5-1: Decision Areas and Recommendations SL No.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops 5. The core aspects with their issues and decisions have been listed in the table given below.
complete Supplying. erecting modular frame of MS pipe tubular sections of 75 mm dia.00 3087.00 2 0.40 75.as directed. 32. 1:4:8(1 cement:4 coarse sand:8 coarse aggregate) etc. column pedestal including excavating pit for it and providing and fixing 300 x 300 x 12 mm base plate on the foundation with foundation bolts as per drawing. fabricating. excl. the cost of purlins.M. make F.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops Annexure-3-4 (Cost Estimates for Bus Station Design Alternatives – Single Bay) Unit [A] 1 2. (M15) for 'L' shaped Kerbing of 450 mm width in plan including 200mm stem width and of 500 mm hieght including base thickness of 200 mm as per design.P.00 Amount 10335. Qty. lead and providing and laying 150 mm thick bedding concrete in C. in build up section using MS pipes as per drawing and specifications for purlins. roofing sheets with Hilti make self drilling and self tapping type bolts comp. fabricating. conveying it to the site. comp. Providing and laying cement concrete 1:1.0 km. curing etc.50 Rate 318.00 28980.(1:3) & racking out the joints including with necessary excavation of asphalt/soil or any type of material. having 25 mm dia threaded gooves @ 450 c/c to accomodate the skin structure and confirming to IS specification including painting with two coats of synthetic enamle paint over one coat of primer coating Kg. 270. jointing into C.C.00 17550. size Providing. block Rmt. rafters and trusses.00 65.77 4000. Supplying & fixing precast C. erecting structural steel work riveted or welded .5 mtr. disposing of the unservicable material with in 5.M. including the cost of form work.C.00 Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 31 .00 3 386.00 5 Providing and fixing translucent roof of approved Sq. including painting with two coats of synthetic enamle paint over one coat of primer coating Kg. 54.00 4 Supplying.00 18900.R.5:3 for Cu.M.00 350. x 15 mtr.
complete Providing and fixing fibre seats for seating purpose Rmt as per drawing. etc.cm) as per drawing.00 11 10. complete as per directed or as per manufacturers recommendations. (0.6 mt. bends. lettering etc.00 6000. plate of 16 guage having the size 60x60 cm square including painting. complete for 75 mm dia (4 kg/sq. P/F PVC rainwater downtake pipe with fixures like Rmt. nuts and washers etc. etc.15 2852. in length with fixing the M. Total Cost /Sqm 37. No. placing and fixing in position pre-cast cement concrete skin of 450 x 450 x 75 mm size in mix 1:1.00 8 P/L 20 mm thk.C.00 9 6. complete.80 mm thick with zinc coating not less than 275 gm/ m2) 15.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops 6 Providing and fixing 15 cm wide 45 cm over all semi Rmt circular plain G.50 320.00 13500.00 594.S. brackets.00 900. complete including fixing in C.00 10 5.40 110.S.00 12000. including fixing necessary supporting MS clamps. including making necessary connections with rain water pipes complete. fixing and finishing in cement mortar 1:3. sheet gutter with iron brackets 40 x 3 mm size.00 138248.00 12 15.62 Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 32 .00 15000. shoe.6 mm dia mild steel wire. 40.75 1400. of 50 mm dia peripheral and 25 mm dia verical safety posts including applying one coat of primer and two coat of enamle paint. Supplying and fixing road sign board made of Each 50x50x6 mm MS angle 3. Supplying and fixing of MS grill of approved design Sqm to restrict the buffer area consisting of C. bolts.00 9450. Grey cement chequered tiles Sqm (terracotta) 250 mm x 250 mm of approved make over a bed of 20 mm thk CM 1:4 including necessarycuring etc.25 7 Providing. etc.00 1500.25 3686.H.S.00 150. 1:4:8 with necessary excavation etc.5:3 with 6 mm down graded stone aggregate reinforced with 1.00 190.
1: List Showing Locations of AMTS stops Sl.No 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 Station Name Abu Koba Chintamani Soc Sabarmati Soc Power House Colony Power House Railway Over Bridge Broad Guage Rly Stn Prabod Raval Bridge Bhavsar Hostel Nava Wadaj Pragatinagar Shastrinagar Jainmangal Society AEC Office Shreenath Nagar Gopal Nagar Memnagar Terminus Karnavati Hostel Andhajan Mandal Himmatlal Park Rangmitra Society Shivranjani Soc Umiya Vijay Haridas Park Satyakam Soc Nehrunagar Tagore Park Manekbaug Hall Sumel Flats Shreyas Crossing Jaydeep Tower Dharnidhar Anjali Cinema Dungarsee nagar Chandranagar Danilimbda Road Chandola Talav PWD Stand Chandola Octroi naka Ranipur Road Narol Circle Cadilla Warehouse Geeta Process Vatwa Cross Roads Samrat Nagar Jeevan Park Royal Tiles Cadilla Bridge Jasodhanagar Cross Roads Saraswati nagar Sardar Patel Sankul Swaminarayan Colony CTM Cross Roads Kailash Colony Ajay Tenament Rabari Colony Ram Rajya Nagar Existing Location Mid Block Intersection Intersection Mid Block Intersection Intersection Mid Block Mid Block Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Mid Block Mid Block Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Mid Block Intersection Mid Block Mid Block Mid Block Intersection Mid Block Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Mid Block Mid Block Intersection Intersection Mid Block Mid Block Intersection Intersection Mid Block Intersection Mid Block Intersection Mid Block Mid Block Mid Block Intersection Intersection Mid Block Intersection Intersection Sl.Ahmedabad Bus Rapid Transit (ART) Bus Stops Annexure 2.No 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 Station Name Harbole nath Park Rajdip Society Raj Ratan Society Gauri Cinema Soni Ni Chali Cross Roads Viratnagar Chamunda Nagar Khodiyar Nagar Leela Nagar Thakkar Bapa Nagar Bajrang Bapu Ashram Priya Cinema Krishna Nagar S T Workshop Raman Cotton Works Bunglow Bethak Dwarkanagar Ruby Coach Builders Nana Chiloda Ramkrishna Vidyalaya Noblenagar Kotarpur Water Works Samrat Nagar Ambawadi Police Station Vahivati Kacheri Tanki / Indira Bridge Nirankari Hall Sardarnagar Bus Stand Sardarnagar Approach Ajit Mills National Mills Anant Mills Rakhial Cross Roads Ganji Farak Mills Marsdan Mills Patel Mills Hathi Khai Kamdar Maidan Sarangpur New Cloth Market Anant Ashram Kamnath Mahadev Raipur Darwaja S T Terminus Majur Gam Bhula bhai Park Mangal Park Shah alam Tolnaka Dhor Bazar Amrakunj Gordhan Wadi Pushpkunj Soc Shelat Bhuvan Ram Baug Krishna Baug Maninagar Cross Roads Maninagar Terminus Existing Location Mid Block Intersection Intersection Mid Block Intersection Intersection Mid Block Intersection Mid Block Intersection Intersection Mid Block Intersection Intersection Mid Block Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Mid Block Mid Block Mid Block Intersection Mid Block Intersection Intersection Intersection Mid Block Mid Block Intersection Mid Block Mid Block Intersection Intersection Mid Block Intersection Intersection Mid Block Mid Block Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Mid Block Intersection Intersection Intersection Mid Block Mid Block Mid Block Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection GIDB AMC Government of Gujarat AUDA CEPT University .
2: List showing locations of proposed BRT stops Distance Location Station to next Station Name Type Type station 1 Crematorium Intersection 470 2 Acher Intersection Interchange 520 3 Shankarpura Intersection 480 4 AEC Colony Intersection 650 5 Sabarmati Intersection 1250 6 RTO Intersection Interchange 600 7 Ranip Intersection Terminus 610 8 Old Wadaj Intersection 490 9 New Wadaj Intersection 450 10 Akhbarnagar Intersection Interchange 750 11 Pragatinagar Intersection 460 12 Shastrinagar Intersection 620 13 Jai Mangal Apt Intersection 600 14 AEC Intersection Interchange 950 15 Memnagar Intersection Interchange 950 16 University Intersection 350 17 Andhajan Mandal Intersection Interchange 695 18 Himmatlal Park Intersection 450 19 Shivranjani Intersection 460 20 Umiya Vijay Intersection 860 21 Nehrunagar Intersection Interchange 580 22 Manekbaug Intersection 1280 23 Shardanagar Intersection 490 24 Anjali Intersection Interchange 665 25 Chandranagar Intersection Terminus 1710 26 Pirana Intersection 665 27 Danilimbda Intersection Interchange 950 28 Chandola Talav Intersection 680 29 PWD Guesthouse Intersection 750 30 Ranipur Road Intersection 550 31 Narol Intersection Interchange 520 32 Cadila Warehouse Intersection 760 33 Vatwa Intersection Interchange 490 34 Royal Tiles Intersection 690 35 Ghodasar Intersection 1320 36 Jashodhanagar Intersection Interchange 750 37 Expressway Intersection 665 38 CTM Intersection Interchange 796 39 Kailash Colony Intersection 610 40 Rabari Colony Intersection 765 41 Raj Ratan Society Intersection 675 GIDB Government of Gujarat AMC AUDA CEPT University 1 .Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops Annexure 2.
Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 Station Name Soni Ni Chali ViratNagar Khodiarnagar Thakkarbapanagar Bajrang Ashram Priya Cinema Krishna nagar Naroda ST Depot Bethak Devi Multiplex Galaxy Ruby Rushi Dwarkanagar Noblenagar Kotarpur Approach Sardarnagar Approach Indira Bridge Sardarnagar Airport Bhat Ajit Mills Hamid Chowk Rakhial Narsdan Mills Patel Mills Hathikhai Kamdar Maidan Sarangpur New Cloth Market Raipur Darwaja S T Terminus / Astodia Majur Gam Bholabhai Park Swaminarayan College Amrakunj Pushpakunj Society Rambaug Krishnabaug Maninagar Maninagar Terminus School (Danilimbda) Location Type Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Mid block Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Mid Block Intersection Intersection Mid Block Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Station Type Interchange Interchange Interchange Terminus Interchange Interchange Interchange Interchange Interchange Interchange Interchange Distance to next station 695 717 635 590 560 530 490 580 815 420 400 470 520 635 840 1790 1020 650 1030 1350 460 430 650 390 550 1040 830 550 370 350 550 450 570 425 565 560 370 430 335 550 Terminus GIDB Government of Gujarat AMC AUDA CEPT University 2 .
constituted in 1950 under the Bombay Provincial Municipality Act. Kailashnathan. Mr. AUDA planned and developed large network of roads in the expanding areas of the city. CEPT offers consultancy. Ahmedabad 380009 Phone . This is a unique organization of its type and is an over-arching body for infrastructure development in Gujarat.+91-79-23232701 Fax . Jayant Parimal. Sector 11. Apart from academics.M. IAS Chief Executive Officer AHMEDABAD MUNICIPAL CORPORATION The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC). encompassing both the hard as well as the soft infrastructure sectors. research and short term professional training courses with various national and international organizations.Vakil Director For Further Details: Mr. AUDA CEPT UNIVERSITY Centre for Environmental Planning & Technology University. Gandhinagar .+91 79 .N. H. Civil Engineering. is one of the premier institutes in India imparting education to students and professionals in the related fields of Architecture. The Ahmedabad Municipal Transport Service. 8th Floor. Shivanand Swamy. CEPT University. IAS Chief Executive Officer Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board Block No. K.org . a body of AMC provides public transport services in Ahmedabad. established in 1995 . is a nodal agency responsible for the preparation & implementation of Development plans and town planning Schemes in their jurisdictional areas.18. constituted under the Gujarat Urban & Town Planning Act 1976. Udyog Bhavan. Navrangpura. is a statutory body created to regulate development and prove utilities and facilities. Mr. Planning.23222481 Email : ceo@gidb. Dr. Kasturbhai Lalbhai Campus. GIDB itself does not develop infrastructure services but acts as a catalyst for their development. IAS Municipal Commissioner AHMEDABAD URBAN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY The Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA).GUJARAT INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT BOARD Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board (GIDB). Jayant Parimal. Anil Mukim .org Prof. and Interior Design. Introduction of CNG buses through private sector participation is the recent initiative of AMC.+91 79 26302470 Email : shivanand@spcept. R. established in 1962. Mr. Gujarat 382017 Phone . Project Team Leader School of Planning. is chaired by the honorable Chief Minister of the State. IAS Principal Secretary Urban Development Department Chairman.
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