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 million use PT every day. PT operator: NWKRTC, a state government undertaking 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 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 With BRTS, V/C : 0.84 in 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.
OPERATING COSTS NEED NOT BE SUBSIDIZED.
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: 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 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.