Infographic In Ahmedabad, a city with a population of more than 5. Commuters could either drive, take the municipal bus which was over crowded or auto rickshaws. Passenger numbers have also grown, from 18, at the start to nearly , today. Janmarg is designed as a strategic intervention, to attract latent transit demand, improve air quality and help the city remain compact. With an average trip length on the bus of 7km, this translates into a saving of almost , vehicle kilometres per day 5,, per month.
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BRTS has been predicated on the assumption that the bus movement will happen faster. The time taken to cover the distance between points A and B has to be lesser while travelling on a BRTS bus than in a private vehicle. That is how you shift people to public transport. But because of people driving in BRTS lane, this objective is not fully achieved. There will be at least two gates at one station and they will be installed wherever there is an intersection after the BRTS station.
Ambulances, police vehicles and ST buses will be provided with RFID tags for easy access to the corridor in case of emergency. This will lead to greater discipline in the BRTS corridor and also huge savings in terms of the security staff that we deploy. We will achieve zero tolerance. It will be a smooth ride for the BRTS bus. Manual intervention in the form of security guards will be removed.
Also, people getting into the corridor will be forced to move out and the nuisance after operations hours in the form of racing will also stop. The cost of this project is approximately Rs 5 crore. There are BRTS bus stations. The only thing that AMC and citizens will have to take care of is that the gates do not get damaged. This will lead to greater discipline in the BRTS corridor and also huge savings in terms of the security staff that we deploy Vijay Nehra, Municipal Commissioner Manual intervention in the form of security guards will be removed.
Bus Rapid Transist System (BRTS)
At present, AMTS has buses servicing the city. ABC Co. There was shortage of petrol till due to Second World War and the petrol supply was in limited quantity even in when the municipal bus service started. Coal-gas was used as fuel earlier in the buses, many buses were plying on gas. There were approximately 50, commuters who travelled in such buses, Morris company operated some 32 bus routes in the city. There were clock-wise and anticlock-wise routes running from shahpur to shahpur. Buses for Sabarmati area ran from Vadaj.
Any destination in the city can be reached from anywhere in the city by AMTS. You may easily ask around the people esp. Also, Public Transit option on Google Maps will show you the nearest AMTS stop while searching directions from your location to the destination and it also gives information about the bus numbers, transfer points, etc. In total, AMTS has around stops with routes. It is mandatory to board the bus from the rear end door and alight from the front end one. The conductor on the bus will issue you a ticket according to your destination stop. As buses are the most common transport facility for many in the city they are often overcrowded.
Ahmedabad Bus Rapid Transit System
No more intrusions: BRTS to get faster