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Vadodara Bus Rapid Transit System 1 st Asia BRTS Conference Ahmedabad, September 2012 Technical Support: CEPT University Slide 2 Area : 158.5 sq.km Population: 1.75 million Third largest city of Gujarat Known as the cultural city of Gujarat To Savli To Mumbai / Surat To Ahmedabad To Waghodia To Ajwa To Dabhoi To Padra Source: Vadodara Development Plan Vadodara Today Slide 3 Vadodara - A city with culture Laxmi Vilas Palace Slide 4 Vadodara A city for education Maharaja Sayajirao University Slide 5 Vadodara - A cosmopolitan cultural city Slide 6 Slide 7 Existing transit - Vadodara VITCOS Coverage Fleet of 90 CNG buses (63mini buses, 27 regular) 40 bus routes 10 to 20 minutes headway 124 bus stops 85,000 to 100,000 Passenger/day (all buses) 9% PT share 23% Para transit Trip length 4.8km Source: Vadodara CDP and SREI report on mass transit Slide 8 Ring Radial Network 1 ring 7 radials Vadodara Road Network 7.5km 7.3km 4 km 1.5km Vadodara is a compact city with short trip lengths Slide 9 Earlier proposals for Vadodara Integrated Public Transit System in 2009 Projects for mass transit identified Potential transit corridors Comprehensive Mobility Plan (CMP) in 2010 To optimize the mobility pattern of people and goods rather than of vehicles To focus on the improvement and promotion of public transport, NMV and pedestrians To provide an effective platform for integrating land use and transport planning Slide 10 Mobility Challenges Rapid Growth High City Mobility Inadequacies in the road network Missing Hierarchy Lack of uniformity In ROW Constraints River, Canal, Khadi, Railway Line Inadequate Public Transport Intrusion Of Regional Goods And Passenger Vehicles Congestion Slide 11 Network selection Roadway & Infrastructure Design Accessing inner city BRT Planning for Vadodara Slide 12 Baroda Dairy Waghodia Road R.C. Dutt Road Old Padra Road Makarpura Raj Mahel Road kothi Susan circle GEB BSNL T Jn. Labor Chokdi Kalaghoda Lal baug Fatehgunj Kareli baug Proposed Vadodara BRT Network Total Network 60km Phase 1 34km Phase 2 26km Slide 13 Baroda Dairy Waghodia Road R.C. Dutt Road Old Padra Road Makarpura Raj Mahel Road kothi Susan circle GEB BSNL T Jn. Labor Chokdi Kalaghoda Lal baug Fatehgunj Railway Station Rationale for network selection Total Network 60km Phase 1 34km Phase 2 26km Laxmi Vilas Palace M.S. University GIDC Inner city Major residential and Recreational areas Connecting busy places Slide 14 VITCOS routes and proposed BRT Slide 15 Phase I Phase II Baroda Dairy Waghodia Road R.C. Dutt Road Old Padra Road Makarpura Raj Mahel Road kothi Susan circle GEB BSNL T Jn. Labor Chokdi Kalaghoda Lal baug Kareli baug VIP rd Nizampura Fatehgunj Chhani Gotri BRTS network details and phasing GSFC Phase 1 34km Phase 2 26km Total Network 60km First phase through city centre covering major destinations like railway station, MS University, Makarpura GIDC Second phase extends phase 1 corridors into outer suburbs Akota Dandia Bazaar Slide 16 BRT alignment - Right of way 40m 36m 30m 12-16m Slide 17 Baroda Dairy Waghodia Road R.C. Dutt Road Old Padra Road Makarpura Raj Mahel Road kothi Susan circle GEB BSNL T Jn. Labor Chokdi Kalaghoda Lal baug Fatehgunj Kareli baug Connecting the inner city Slide 18 Narrow Right of ways at places (upto 10- 12m) Location of Heritage Gates On street vending and informal market places Issues Slide 19 Slide 20 Exploring options for accessing inner city Option 1 : Elevated Corridor PRO(s): Can respond to RoW constraints upto 18 m CON(s): Accessibility to BRT Stations Increased cost of infrastructure Visually unappealing Slide 21 Exploring options for accessing inner city Option 2 : Pedestrian + Bus only corridor PRO(s): Safe and secure pedestrian infrastructure CON(s): Acceptance of people Can only be adopted to stretches with limited public property access Example:Kankaria, Ahmedabad Exploring spaces Slide 22 Kothi X Rd. Kala Bhavan Jn. Laxmivilas Palace Jn. Madan jhapa Raopura X Rd. Fatehpura X Rd. Chokhnadi veg market Mandavi Gate Salatwada Macchipit Sursagar Nyay Mandir BRT corridor Old city access routes One way Mixed Traffic routes Inner City Transit Management Plan Option 3 : Traffic Management Plan Slide 23 Required RoW for mini bus systems 5.5 m 6 m mini Bus Lane Accessing the core is critical Accessing core areas of cities with all bus systems, there are limitation of width available on road Most part of the city centre is having road widths ranging from 16-24 meters mini Buses 20-25 capacity 6 X 2 (l x w in m) Consideration of mini systems as an alternative for accessing core areas Exploring options for accessing inner city Option 4 : mini BRT Slide 24 Kothi X Rd. Dandia Bazaar Laxmivilas Palace Jn. Madan jhapa Raopura X Rd. Fatehpura X Rd. Chokhnadi veg market Mandavi Gate Salatwada Macchipit Sursagar Nyay Mandir BRT corridor 12m 14m 16m 18m < 12 m >18m Right of way Route Dandia Bazaar Sursagar Nyay Mandir Kirti stambh Dandia Bazaar (3km) Inner City Transit Plan - RoW Mini BRT feeder corridor Slide 25 Exploring spaces Mini Bus 18m Row Two way Slide 26 Just not bus and road,It encompasses.. Urban Renewal Create mobility options Quality Infrastructure Education and enforcement Traffic discipline Work culture (Training & recruitment) Development of accessory facilities For Vadodara, BRTS is not only about bus and road! Slide 27 Other initiatives Lake front development Sursagar Lake Converting assets into high quality public spaces Slide 28 Other initiatives Revitalizing Old city Slide 29 Other initiatives River Development Example: Sabarmati River Front Vishwamitri near Kala Ghoda Slide 30 Status today and way forward... Landuse and activity survey completed Topography survey completed for selected corridors Operations and route rationalization under process Setting up and initialize household survey Design the Bus shelter and other infrastructure facilities Slide 31 Thank you! Raopura Tower