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Noor E Alam, Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges, Bangladesh 2 nd ASIA BRTS, Ahmedabad, India BRTS IN D HAKA : D ESIGNING UNDER C ONSTRAINTS.

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1 Noor E Alam, Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges, Bangladesh 2 nd ASIA BRTS, Ahmedabad, India BRTS IN D HAKA : D ESIGNING UNDER C ONSTRAINTS

2 Dhaka and Mobility PatternDhaka and Mobility Pattern 1 Strategic Transport Plan (STP) for DhakaStrategic Transport Plan (STP) for Dhaka 2 Greater Dhaka Sustainable Urban Transport Project (BRT Gazipur-Airport)Greater Dhaka Sustainable Urban Transport Project (BRT Gazipur-Airport) 3 Today’s Overview

3 Population: 17 million, Growth rate 4.2% Density : 7950/ sqkm Area: 2162 sqkm, Open Space : 3.09% Road length: 1286 Km Road Density: 9.01 % Public Transport Route(Road based): 137 Fleet : 7053 bus/mini bus, 170 bus company 2 intra city commuters train route 70 Km circular Waterway Dhaka: Capital City of Bangladesh

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5 Public transport Crisis and Acute congestion Poor traffic management Illegal Parking intersection capacity overrun Inefficient use of road space Incomplete ring road, less east-west connection, Weak Road hierarchy Lack of sufficient footpaths and pedestrian facilities Annual traffic congestion loss in Dhaka city is USD 1.68bln

6 6 Strategic Transport Plan (STP) for Dhaka To develop and maintain a sustainable multi-modal transportation system, serving the mobility needs of society Vision To guide the development of Transportation infrastructure of greater Dhaka over the next 20 years. Objective 3 Road Based (BRT) and 3 Rail Based (MRT) Public Transport Priority

7 Introducing BRTS in Dhaka 2009 Government Approved STP Priority given to build BRT 2012 Government Approved Greater Dhaka Sustainable Urban Transport Project (BRT Gazipur-Airport) Implementation period Efficient, sustainable, environmentally friendly, affordable and safe Urban Mass Transportation System by constructing 20 km long Bus Rapid (BRT) System from Improve quality of Urban life by establishing Efficient, sustainable, environmentally friendly, affordable and safe Urban Mass Transportation System by constructing 20 km long Bus Rapid (BRT) System from

8 8 BRT Route and Funding arrangement Total Project Cost: USD 255m CBD Airport Main Get way to Dhaka from Northern part High passenger Demand Less resettlement action Plan

9 Major components of the Project Construction of 20.0 Km Road (1+1 BRT lane. 2+2 Mixed lane, NMT +Ped. lane) 3.0 KM elevated section, 7 Flyover, 8 lane Tongi Bridge 141 link road,high capacity drainage system and 10 market 25 Station, 2 Terminal, 1 depot, Multimodal Hub at airport station Rolling stock, ITS and Control centre Land Acquisition, re-settlement (land and Fleet ) BRT company Operation cost during Implementation period

10 PSC RTHD [EA] (MRTB) BRT Com. Ltd BBA PIU RHD PIU LGED PIU LGD (MoLGRDC) EPCM ODBM Project Office PMU PMCCB RPI Public agencies Consulting packages BD (MoC) Implementation Setup

11 T/FDSHY Section max load (pax/day) 150,255 NB 132,069 NB 56,705 SB Section max load (pax/phpd) 11,119 NB 9,773 NB 4,196 SB 14.8% 17.5% 27.9% Transfer 3995 ( BRT 53) 2143( No BRT) 2207 (BRT 140) Total Bus Required 40 buses per hour of 140 pax allow reaching capacity of 11,200 pax/hr ( 2 articulated bus platooning 16 hour, commercial speed 25km/hr Traffic condition and Passenger Demand vehicle /day Trans CAD Result

12 Road width varies from meter. Existing Right of Way occupied with hawkers/shops/ Markets Exiting ROW and Other Features

13 Typical Cross sections recommended

14 BRT Stations Closed staggered (3.5m)/Island(5.0m) 25nos., height 900/400mm!!! Type At grade / Sub way Level boarding Access Ave: 800 m( 500m -1050m) Spacing

15 Stations and Access to Station

16 Proposed Access to BRT Stations

17 Station at Elevated section

18 Other Features Planned for Dhaka BRTS Off Board Smart Card Ticketing Combined (fixed + distance) Fare System Outsourced to Operator Pay Operator per KM run Bus Operation

19 Challenges ahead Strong political backing (Introduce new mobility culture,negotiation with existing operators and resettlement issues) Integration with other modes(interchange at major bus-stop) Need citywide network not one corridor Strong policy support( Parking, land use) and Inclusiveness Traffic management during construction and Meeting public criticism

20 CategoryPoint BRT Basics38 (max 38) Services Planning15 (Max 19) Infrastructure10 (max 14) Stations06 (max 10) Communication04 (max 5) Access and Integration04 ( max 14) Point Deductions00 (not in operation) Total point77 Silver Standard BRT (70-84) The BRT Standard (ITDP 2014)

21 C OMMENTS !!!!!!!!!!


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