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  • Asia BRT Conference, 30th September 2014

    Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS)Amritsar, Punjab

    An initiative ofPunjab Bus Metro Society (PBMS) &

    Municipal Corporation Amritsar

  • Introduction-Amritsar Culturally rich city

    Home to Shri Harmandir Saheb(Golden Temple)

    Other tourist attraction WagahBorder, Durgiana Temple

    Daily tourist inflow 1 Lakh Approx

    Population as per 2011 Census - 11.84 lakhs

    Estimated population by 2031 - 20 lakhs

    Area of MC Amritsar - 142.3 Sq. Km.

    Institutional hub of Punjab

    Bus Rapid Transit System, Amritsar, Punjab

  • Need for Public Transport

    Bus Rapid Transit System, Amritsar, Punjab

    Existing PT Auto & Cycle Rickshaws, Taxies & City Buses

    Auto rickshaws 18000 Approx

    Modal Share of Auto Rickshaws 22%

    Unregulated IPT Modes

    Educational trips 43%

    Average Trip Length (ATL) 5.71 km

    Trips for Work Purpose 46%

    Trips for Education Purpose 43%

  • Why BRTS ?

    Bus Rapid Transit System, Amritsar, Punjab

    Amritsar aspired MetroUnfavorable Demand

    High CostsLong Construction Time

    Other Option - BRTS

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  • Orienting towards BRTS

    Bus Rapid Transit System, Amritsar, Punjab

    BRTS Workshop by PBMS

    and MoUDat

    Amritsar

    JanmargBRTS

    visit by MC

    Amritsar Officials

    Istanbul, Turkey visit by

    DCM and PBMS

    officials

  • Milestones

    Bus Rapid Transit System Amritsar Punjab

    April 2013

    May 2013

    August 2013

    September 2013

    October 2013

    January 2014

    February 2014

    March 2014

    NIT Floated

    Bid Opening

    Work Order to successful Bidders Start of work

    10 Months

    MD, PIDB Janmarg Visit

    DCM & PIDB Turkey BRTS Visit

    Establishment of PBMS

    MC, Amritsar & Mayor Janmarg Visit

    MC House Approval

    BRTS Workshop by PIDB & MoUD at Amritsar

    Submission of DPR in MoUD for approval

    Approved in CSMC

    BRTS Proposal

  • Institutional set up

    Bus Rapid Transit System, Amritsar, Punjab

    UMTA in May 2010,PBMS in May 2013,ACTSL in December 2006

    UMTA

    PBMS/ACTSL

    Legal and Administration,

    Company Affairs

    Operation Financial Services

    Projects & contracts

    Internal Audit

    Planning, Quality

    Standard, MIS

    Hiring of operation service providers,

    service quality control

    Revenue collection, Station Management

    and other service providers

    User interaction and

    grievance redressal

    Service Providers

  • Project Partners

    Bus Rapid Transit System, Amritsar, Punjab

    1) Ministry of Urban Development, GoI Partial Funding

    2) Punjab Bus Metro Society (PBMS) Project Development ,

    Planning, Partial Funding, Execution and Operations

    3) Municipal Corporation Consultation and Resolution of

    Local Issues

    4) Public Works Department (PWD) Project Execution

    5) Urban Mass Transit Company- Project Consultant

  • Punjab Bus Metro Society (PBMS)

    PBMS was registered on May, 2013 under Society Registration Act, XXI of 1860

    Headed by Chief Secretary, the primary objective of PBMS is to promote public transport in the urban areas of Punjab

    Major functions include project development, policy formulation, implementation mechanism, funding etc.

    PBMS was formed at the conceptual stage of BRTS in various cities of Punjab

    Establishment of PBMS at such a early stage help in smooth sailing of Amritsar BRTS project

    Bus Rapid Transit System, Amritsar, Punjab

  • All identified BRT Corridors

    Bus Rapid Transit System, Amritsar, Punjab

    OVEREXISTINGROADS

    OVERPROPOSEDROADS

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    Proposed Transit Corridors were considered forPrioritization and immediate implementation

    Transit network identified in CMP

  • Corridor Selection CriteriaBRTS Corridor Phasing Criteria

    Bus Rapid Transit System, Amritsar, Punjab

    Ridership Sustainability Connectivity

    RoW SuitabilityExisting IPT Routes

  • Corridor

    Ridership

    1 Unsuitable2 Adequate3 - Ideal

    Overlap with Roads connecting activity nodes

    1- Low

    2 Moderate3 High

    Overlap with IPT routes

    1- Low2- Moderate3 - High

    Ease of Implementation

    1 Unsuitable2 Adequate3 Ideal

    Overall Rating

    Old GT Road Lahori Mal to ISBT 3 3 3 3 12

    Ajnala Road ISBT to Airport 2 3 2 1 8

    Fatehgarh Churian Road ISBT to Middle Ring Road X-ing 1 3 2 1 7

    Majitha Road ISBT to Majitha 1 3 3 1 8

    Verka Road ISBT to Verka 2 3 3 2 10Old GT Road ISBT to Jandiala 3 3 3 3 12

    Tarn Taran Road ISBT to Mandiala 2 3 3 1 9

    Lahori Gate to Middle Ring Road X-ing along Khemkaran Road 1 1 1 1 4

    Walled City Circular Road 1 3 3 1 8Inner Ring Road India Gate to MCA Gate 1 3 1 2 7

    Comparative Analysis

    Bus Rapid Transit System, Amritsar, Punjab

    Comparative Analysis for BRTS Corridors Prioritization

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    WalledCity

    Airport

    RamBagh

    ISBT

    VerkaRailwayStation

    GoldenTemple

    IndiaGate

    PHFHousingSociety

    GuruNanakDevUniversity

    IndustrialArea

    KhalsaCollege

    RanjitAvenue

    DurganiaTemple

    RailwayStation

    TowardsWagahBorder

    IndustrialArea

    VallahMandi

    RingRoad

    ShaheedaSahebGurudwara

    VerkaMilkPlantCircular

    Road

    TowardsDelhi

    TowardsFaridkot

    Phase-I BRTS Corridors

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    Phase-II BRTS Corridors

    Comparative Analysis

    Bus Rapid Transit System, Amritsar, Punjab

    Identified priority BRT corridors

    Railway Stn to India GateLength 9.2 kmsRoW 45 to 60 mLand use institutional, mixed

    Railway Stn to VerkaLength 8.4 kmsRoW 30 to 40 mLand use residential, industrial

    Central part Mall road, Bhandaribridge, queens roadLength 7.4 kmsRoW 20 to 30 mLand use commercial, public, semi public

    Railway Stn to Duburji BypassLength 6 kmsRoW 50 to 60 mLand use - mixed

  • Comparative Analysis

    Bus Rapid Transit System, Amritsar, Punjab

    Issues and Challenges

    WalledCity

    Airport

    RamBagh

    ISBT

    VerkaRailwayStation

    GoldenTemple

    IndiaGate

    PHFHousingSociety

    GuruNanakDevUniversity

    IndustrialArea

    KhalsaCollege

    RanjitAvenue

    DurganiaTemple

    RailwayStation

    WagahBorder

    InstitutionalArea

    IndustrialArea

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    Ram Bagh : ASI Site`

    Bhandari Bridge RoB : Major Bottle Neck

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    Existing Elevated Road

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    HT Line

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    Verka Railway Crossing

  • 2 Lane at-grade Slip Road Towards Hall Gate

    2 Lane take-off each at elevated rotary and near hall gate, 4 lane down at station road

    Comparative Analysis

    Bus Rapid Transit System, Amritsar, Punjab

    Decongestion of Bhandari Bridge New RoB

  • Comparative Analysis

    Bus Rapid Transit System, Amritsar, Punjab

    New RoB at Verka Crossing

    RoB

  • Existing Main SectionProposed RetrofittedDocking Lane &Bus Stop

    Proposed RetrofittedDocking Lane &Bus Stop

    Comparative Analysis

    Bus Rapid Transit System, Amritsar, Punjab

    Retrofitted BRTS Stations along Existing Elevated Road

  • Comparative Analysis

    Bus Rapid Transit System, Amritsar, Punjab

    New Dedicated BRTS Elevated Road

  • Comparative Analysis

    Bus Rapid Transit System, Amritsar, Punjab

    Proposed BRTS Arrangement

    WalledCity

    Airport

    RamBagh

    ISBT

    VerkaRailwayStation

    GoldenTemple

    IndiaGate

    PHFHousingSociety

    GuruNanakDevUniversity

    IndustrialArea

    KhalsaCollege

    RanjitAvenue

    DurganiaTemple

    RailwayStation

    WagahBorder

    InstitutionalArea

    IndustrialArea

    AtgradeDedicatedTwowayBRT(14.8km)

    ProposedElevatedBRT(3.3km)ExistingElevatedBRT(3.5)

    AtgradeDedicatedOnewayBRT(3.5km)

    BRTinMixedTraffic(4.0km)BRTinMixedTrafficonExistingRoB(1.2km)BRTinMixedTrafficonProposedRoB(0.7km)

    TotalCorridorLength=31km

    ITOChowk

    NoveltyChowk

    RailtoChowk

    ChhehhartaChowk

    BhandariBridge

    HussainpuraChowk

    Bypass

    NewAmritsar

    SSSSChowk

    CelebrationsMall

    DuburjiBypass

    IndiaGate

    VerkaCanal

    KichluChowk

  • Comparative Analysis

    Bus Rapid Transit System, Amritsar, Punjab

    Connectivity with Golden Temple

    WalledCity

    Airport

    RamBagh

    ISBT

    VerkaRailwayStation

    GoldenTemple

    IndiaGate

    PHFHousingSociety

    GuruNanakDevUniversity

    IndustrialArea

    KhalsaCollege

    RanjitAvenue

    DurganiaTemple

    RailwayStation

    WagahBorder

    InstitutionalArea

    IndustrialArea

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    Proposed BRTS Corridor

    Golder Temple

    Existing MLCP

    Existing Parking Elevated Road

    Pedestrian only

    Mini Bus service planned b/w BRTS stop and MLCP through parking elevated road

  • Comparative Analysis

    Bus Rapid Transit System, Amritsar, Punjab

    Proposed BRTS Station Design

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