BUS RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM

( BRTS )
Presented by ,
B . BRAHMANI
A . NEERAJAKSHI
3rd B . Tech , Civil Engineering ,
Gayatri Vidya Parishid College of
Engineering .

TOPICS COVERED

BRTS
What is BRTS ?
 Components of BRTS.
 Reasons for its implementation.
IMPACT OF BRTS
 On environment.
 In increasing comfort levels for public.
 In reducing the hazards that are being created by
traffic jams.
BRTS IN VISAKHAPATNAM
 City profile.
 Why BRTS in Visakhapatnam ?
 Modification of existing roads in Visakhapatnam.
 Detailed analysis and its implementation.
CONCLUSION

What is BRTS?

 BRTS

combines
many
of
the
features of rail systems with
the
flexibility
&
cost
savings
of
over - the - road
vehicles .

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BRT Transition
2003-08 Chiragh Delhi

major components to a BRT system

RUNNING WAYS


VEHICLES

STATIONS


SERVICE


FARE COLLECTION


INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM


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REASONS FOR IMPLEMENTING BRTS
•Shorter trip times
•Short wait
•Easy to use
•Accessibility
•Comfortable
•Integrated .
•Distinctive
•Low environmental impact
•Incremental development

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IMPACT OF
BRTS ON
ENVIRONMENT

INCREASIN
G
THE
COMFORT
LEVELS

Reducing the
Hazards created by
today’s traffic

ACCIDENT COLLISION MATRIX
TYPE

HEAVY
FAST

LIGHT
FAST

NMT

Truck / Lorry

1
0
0
0
1
7
32
8
20
0
1
0

0
1
0
0
0
13
46
9
89
9
2
1

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0

Bus
Tempo/Van
Jeep
Car
Three Wheeler
Two Wheeler
Bi-Cycle
Pedestrian
Inmates/Auto passenger
Self
Pillion rider

Existing scenario ….

§Chaos at bus shelters
§Bus stops in the middle of the road; commuters don’t use bus shelters
§Commuters cross six lanes to access bus shelters

BRTS IN
VISAKHAPATNAM

City Traffic Profile …

ABOUT 4.5 lakh REGISTERED VEHICLES (2007)

Cars (12%), Two Wheeler (73%), Autos (6%)  

CITY PUBLIC TRANSPORT

600 CITY BUSES

DAILY PUBLIC TRANSPORT TRIPS – 3 lakh

SUPPLY OF 25 CITY BUSES / lakh RESIDENTS

PASSENGER DEMAND IS SHOWING DECREASING TRENDS

TOTAL ROAD ACCIDENTS 1000

10% ARE FATAL

239 PERSONS KILLED

INTERMEDIATE PUBLIC TRANSPORT (AUTORICKSHAW &
CYCLE RICKSHAW)

AVERAGE SEATING IN AUTO RICKSHAWS IS ABOUT 4 IN
THE PEAK HOURS

Ko
at l k
a

Aruk
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Vepagu
nta
Simhachalam
Hill

NAD
Jn

PTC
Corrid
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S
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Maddilapal
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An iver
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Old
Town

B
Be a y
ng of
al

Vi
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Tr g P
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Air
Port

Gajuw
aka

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Bh ilii

VIEW OF VIZAG CITY

Why BRT in Vizag City ?

THERE ARE ABOUT 4.5 LAKH (BY NOV 2007) REGISTERED
VEHICLES - 90% ARE CARS & TWO WHEELERS

TRAVEL DEMAND OF 12 LAKH PASSENGER TRIPS PER DAY

PRIVATE VEHICLES CONTRIBUTE TO 65% OF TRAVEL NEEDS
(7.8 LAKH TRIPS)

TRAVEL DEMAND PROJECTED TO GROW TO 16 & 28 LAKH
TRIPS PER DAY BY 2011 AND 2021

IN FUTURE ROAD CAPACITY WILL BE A CONSTRAINT

TRANSPORT NETWORK WILL NOT ONLY REQUIRE EXPANSION
BUT WIDENING / STRENGTHENING, AS WELL ..

ARREST THIS TREND AND PROMOTE PUBLIC TRANSPORT TARGET ABOUT 50% MODAL SPLIT BY 2011 (present share
below 20%)

THEREFORE, PLANNING, DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A
HIGH CAPACITY PUBLIC TRANSPORT SYSTEM IS A PRE-

Modification of
existing roads

Cross Section (without bus station)
OF PROPOSED BRTS
CORRIDOR

CL

NMV
LANES

MV LANES
Bus Lanes

PROPOSED CURB
STONE

PROPOSED CURB
STONE

PROPOSED PAVEMENT
MARKING (with
Thermoplastic Paint)

PROPOSED PAVEMENT
MARKING (with
Thermoplastic Paint)

PROPOSED
FOOTPATH

2.00

NMV

6.50
0.10

SLOPE 2.50 %

PROPOSED
CARRIAGEWAY

PROPOSED BRTS
CORRIDOR

PROPOSED
CARRIAGEWAY

2.50

SLOPE 2.50 %

7.00

6.50
0.40

0.40

NMV

2.50

PROPOSED
FOOTPATH

 SLOPE 2.50 %

 SLOPE 2.50 %

2.00

0.10

R O W 30.00M

FOR TENDER PU
NOTE : ALL DIMENSIONS ARE IN MM.

GREATER VISAKHAPATNA

Cross Section (with bus station)
CLO F P R O P O S E D
C O R R ID O R

BRTS

PROPOSED CURB
STONE
PROPOSED PAVEMENT
M A R K IN G

PROPOSED PAVEMENT
M A R K IN G

PROPOSED
C A R R IA G E W A Y

P R O P O S E DP R O P O S E D
B U S S H E L T EBRU S B A Y

S L O P E %2. 5 0

PRO PO SED BRTS
C O R R ID O R

S L O P E %2.5 0

PRO PO SED
C A R R IA G E W A Y

NMV

ROW

NMV

 S L O P E %2 . 5 0

OPOSED
OTPATH

ROPOSED
OOTPATH

ROW

 S L O P E %2 . 5 0

Willingness to Shift to New System …

MODE

CAR

2-WHEELER

AUTO

CYCLE

CYC RICK

SURE
18

(%)

UNSURE (%)

28
21

32

54
15
32

19
42

35

RANGE (25 TO 40%)
It is estimated that about 10% of Cars, Two
Wheeler and Cycle passengers will shift to
BRT
Highest shift of passengers is likely to be
50% from auto rickshaw commuters –
current fares are higher than city bus

CONCLUSIO
N


The Growth of the nation is dependant on
its transport system
BRTS provides



Savings in fuel consumption in terms of foreign
currency
Safety to users
Faster commutation
Attraction of foreign tourists


BRTS can be implemented under BOT system,
which reduces initial investment by
government


Hence there is an urgent need to improve the
transport system and the only answer is BRTS

REFERENCES
Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal
Corporation
 Excerpts from International Seminar on
BRTS organized by GVP College of
Engineering and IGIAT.

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