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Title: A review of bus rapid transit implementation in India
Authors: Kathuria A.
Parida M.
Ravi Sekhar C.
Sharma A.
Published in: Cogent Engineering
Abstract: Between 2008 and 2015, bus rapid transit system (BRTS) in India increased its implementation from two cities to eight cities with a significant increase in total ridership. This paper attempts to give a detailed review of BRTS implementation in cities of India. This is a systematic effort that could inform readers about the current system and network characteristics of Indian BRTS. Different system and corridor characteristics including off board and on board ticketing systems are adopted in India. Gross cost revenue collection model is adopted by almost all special purpose vehicle (SPV) companies developed to manage BRT systems. A variety of carriageway concept designs for BRTS are implemented in these cities considering a right of way of 22, 24, 30, 32, 40, 45, 60 meters respectively. Out of the eight cities, Ahmedabad has almost 30% of the total fleet size. In terms of regulatory context, SPV companies are formed in almost all eight cities after observing Ahmedabad BRT success. Documentation of these operating systems shall provide a sound database to planners and decision makers actively involved with BRT system implementation in developing countries. ¬© 2016 The Author(s). This open access article is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 license.
Citation: Cogent Engineering(2016), 3(1): -
URI: https://doi.org/10.1080/23311916.2016.1241168
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/4572
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Cogent OA
Keywords: bus rapid transit system
public transport
ISSN: 23311916
Author Scopus IDs: 57189592231
8963649200
15726175500
57210041800
Author Affiliations: Kathuria, A., Civil Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Parida, M., Civil Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Ravi Sekhar, C., Transport Planning Division, Central Road Research Institute, CRRI-CSIR Mathura Road, Delhi, India
Sharma, A., Civil Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Corresponding Author: Kathuria, A.; Civil Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeIndia; email: writetokathuria@gmail.com
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