Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS): A Sustainable Way of City Transport (Case Study of Bhopal BRTS)
Dr. Devarshi Chaurasia, Assistant Professor School of Planning and Architecture (S.P.A.), Bhopal (M.P.), India.
Manuscript received on March 30, 2014. | Revised Manuscript received on April 19, 2014. | Manuscript published on April 30, 2014. | PP: 55-63 | Volume-3, Issue-4, April 2014. | Retrieval Number: D2807043414/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: Irrespective of the cities of any country around the world, at some point of time they have faced problems associated with passenger mobility and connecting the city periphery with central part, in urban areas and found few innovative solutions to overcome the problems. Urban Planners, Engineers and Urban Administrator have found Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) System as efficient, cost effective and simple as compare to other Light Rail Transit (LRT) and Metro Rail solution to provide ‘life line’ to city. Many cities around the world operating BRTS and getting positive results including so many Indian cities. By this technical paper, I am investigating the salient features and properties of BRT system with the help of various operational BRT. At last, I am presenting an observational study of Bhopal BRT system to analyze the actual condition and lacunas of BRTS.
Keywords: BRT system, Urban Transport, City, Passenger Mobility.