Development of the Indore Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) System A Learning Experience Chandramauli Shukla...
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Development of the Indore Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) System A Learning Experience Chandramauli Shukla (CEO, AICTSL) 7 th September 2012 Atal Indore City Transport Services Ltd. (AICTSL) Presented by: Amit Bhatt Slide 2 Project Basics Initiated 2007 Length of route 11.6 km Road section 31.6 / 60 metres System type Closed Median stations Stations 21 Number of buses 50 Type of bus 12 m long with AC 900 mm Semi Low Floor 245 hp, BS III engine Completion November 2012 Slide 3 PLANNING more important than PLAN Initial cost estimate = INR 98.45 Cr. (Plan) Included cost of civil works of corridor only Cost EXTRAs not planned for Land acquisition Utility laying / shifting Relocation of religious structures Stations Buses ITS (AVLS + AFCS + Signalling) EXTRA Costs amounting to INR 300 Cr. Slide 4 Lack of Strategic Partnerships Initially Delhi BRT design model followed for Indore However, Delhi BRT turned unsuccessful Ahmedabad BRT introduced proved huge success Decision to change Indore BRT design to Ahmedabad BRT design model Corridor construction was underway Design change involved re-configuring of utility ducts Further additions to cost and timelines Partnerships with BRT experts at the outset would have avoided such time and money losses Slide 5 Technical Expertise Limited capacity at AICTSL Adequate technical expertise not available with government to provide assistance / guidance to AICTSL External consultation came with a price- tag Slide 6 Project Publicity Lot of negative publicity received from press and media BRTS blamed for any and every traffic incident along BRT corridor by media and experts National-level committees throw negative light on Indore project No consultation with AICTSL / IMC Limited awareness among people and media presents great challenges for BRTS Slide 7 Partnership Partnership with EMBARQ India bridged the knowledge gap for the BRT project Slide 8 BRTs Impact on Urbanisation in Indore New Malls, Hotels, Hospitals, Corporate Offices etc. have developed since project inception Premium on FAR in commercial buildings presents significant funding generation Slide 9 Transforming Indore Mangal City Slide 10 Transforming Indore Niranjanpur Slide 11 Transforming Indore Arts and Commerce College Slide 12 Transforming Indore Slide 13 Slide 14 Lack of external funding support Funding commitments from government sources not received Funding from World Bank for ITS project available, but not flexible to suit the changes over time AICTSL had no other streams of revenue to fund excesses DELAYED Slide 15 Innovations in alternate funding generation All land acquisition done using Transfer of Develop Rights (TDR) model Savings to the tune of INR 250-300 Cr. Advertisement rights along entire corridor transferred to AICTSL from IMC Proposed share of Urban Transport Fund (UTF) tax being introduced in Indore Proposed share of Land Value Capture Increased FAR new building permissions Sale/purchase of property Slide 16 A quick comparison ParametersAhmedabad (Ph-1) Delhi (Ph-1 partial) Indore (Ph-1) System typeClosedOpenClosed StationsMedianStaggeredMedian Network length12.5 km5.5 km11.6 km Bus typeAC & Non AC AC TechnologyAFCS, AVLS-AFCS, AVLS, Signalling AccessibilityLevel boardingStepped boarding Level boarding Slide 17 Slide 18 Slide 19 Slide 20 Slide 21 Slide 22 Slide 23 Indicative Timelines (1) August 2012September 2012October 2012 1.Bus operator finalised 2.Prototype bus from Corona received and feedback sent 3.Tender Automatic Sliding Gates floated 4.Drawings for Bus Workshop finalised 5.Tender for ITMS on BOT model 6.Commence work on Branding and Outreach 1.Agreement with bus operator 2.Receive first lot of 8 buses from Corona 3.Finalise contractor for Automatic Sliding Gates 4.Finalise contractor for construction of Bus Workshop 5.Hold ITMS tender Pre- bid meeting 6.Complete 50% work for Branding and Outreach 7.Complete corridor railing construction 8.Tender for advertising along BRT 1.Staff recruitment and training by operator 2.Total 16 buses received from Corona 3.Commence installation of Automatic Sliding Gates Complete bus station construction 4.Complete 50% construction of Bus Workshop 5.Finalise concessionaire for ITMS tender 6.Complete Branding and Outreach project (100%) 7.Finalise advertising contractor Slide 24 Indicative Timelines (2) November 2012December 2012January 2013 1.Start trial runs on BRT corridor using 16 buses 2.Total 24 buses received from Corona 3.Complete installation of Automatic Sliding Doors 4.Complete construction of Bus Workshop (100%) 5.Vendor starts ITMS procurement 6.Outreach efforts continue 7.Advertising contractor commences work 1.Continue BRT trial runs 2.Total 32 buses received from Corona 3.ITMS vendor begins installing equipment 4.Full system test run for streamlining operations 5.Outreach efforts continue 6.Advertising work continues 1.Launch of full passenger operations on BRT corridor 2.Total 40 buses received from Corona 3.ITMS project continues (full operation of ITMS by August 2013) Slide 25 Thank you! Atal Indore City Transport Services Ltd. Plot. No. 30, Residency Area, A.B. Road, Opp. M.G.M. Medical College, INDORE 452001 Ph. : +91-731-2499888 | E-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org@citybusindore.com