Growth direction: along the corridor between the two cities. NAVANAGAR DHARWAD NAVALGUND HUBLI KALGHATGI KUNDGOL INDIA KARNATAKA DHARWAD DISTRICT Twin cities separated by about 20 km. Single municipal area: 202 sqkm Population : 0.94 million(2011) Density: 4678 persons per sq.km. Hubli: commercial centre and business hub of the region. Dharwad: administrative seat of the District and Educational hub of the region. SOME FACTS
Travel Characteristics Two lane road. Average time taken: Peak period : 64 mins Public transport: main mode. 0.17 million use PT every day. PT operator: NWKRTC, a state government undertaking. 6000-7000 PHPDT. Buses comprises 7 % of total traffic along the corridor; carry 70 % of the passengers.
Context Project sanctioned for widening of two lanes to four lanes. Overall PT mode share for the twin cities: 30% Two-wheelers: 67% of total vehicles. Vehicle growth rate: 9.5 % Mobility plan projected drop in PT share to 25% by 2028. Concerns for PT 45% of fleet over-aged, Congested buses, poor infrastructure, lack of last mile connectivity.
ISSUES Wouldn’t widening to four lanes be enough? Is BRT required at this point of time? BRT-land acquisition costs, resettlement issues.
Present V/C : 1.3 Even with 4 laning : V/C > 1 before 2020. With BRTS, V/C : 0.84 in 2031. Wouldn’t widening to four lanes be enough?
Is BRT required at all? BRT-land acquisition; costs, resettlement issues. High EIRR( 29.5%) Benefits: savings in vehicle operating costs, commuter time, benefits due to accident reduction, savings due to reduction in carbon emissions etc. Total benefits valued at US $ 611 million in present value terms. Makeover of PT required to retain present share; to attract more commuters. Public transport needs focus - NOW not LATER.
Proposed BRTS Corridor Dharwad CBT Hubli CBT Hubli Rly Station Airport Tarihal Industrial area Karnataka University NWKRTC terminal BRT Corridor Terminal LEGEND N Gopankoppa Electricity Grid FEEDER Navanagar Hosur cross Rani Chennamma circle (OCBS) Jubilee circle PROPOSED BRT CORRIDOR: 22.25 Km FEEDER SERVICE: 19.7 km Dedicated corridor:21.35 km Mixed traffic: 0.9 km BRT - NETWORK DHARWAD HUBLI
Elements of HDBRTS Dedicated corridor for 21.35 km. In mixed traffic : 0.9km. Central bus lanes with Median bus stops; Closed system. Regular/Express services. Passing lanes. At-level boarding & alighting; Off-board fare collection system ; Fare structure: Increase by 16-20% over prevalent fares. Rolling stock: 160 : 12m, 900 mm floor buses; articulated buses(30) Access to the corridor: At-grade pedestrian crossings; FOBs, Pelican signals.
Comprehensive development of the city transport infrastructure: Depots, workshops, terminals both for BRT and feeder buses. Integration, physical, service, fare, information. ITS for BRT, Depot/workshop management, feeder services and traffic management. Last-mile connectivity. Integrated Land use and transport planning. Communications and outreach. Elements of HDBRTS
Project financing Total project Cost including Land acquisition: $133.6 million.
INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENT Special purpose vehicle created for implementing the project: Hubli-Dharwad BRTS Company Limited – Company registered under the Companies act. – Stakeholders represented on the Board of Directors. BRT bus operations by NWKRTC. – Service level agreement between NWKRTC and SPV.
WHERE ARE WE TODAY DFR prepared by CEPT University, consultants for the project. Physical Design : Design of Corridor and Transit Infrastructure completed. Preparation of RFPs, Bid Documents under way. Land Acquisition under progress. BRT Corridor work under progress. BRT Project completion date: January, 2015.
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