Leakage of Transit Ridership in BCLL Bus Service over Private Bus Service Provider in Bhopal
Vijay Singh Solanki1, Siddhartha Rokade2, Anuj Jaiswal3
1Vijay Singh Solanki, Asst. Prof. M. Tech. Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India.
2Dr. Siddhartha Rokade, Asst. Prof. M. Tech. Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India.
3Anuj Jaiswal, Asst Prof. M. Tech. Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India.
Manuscript received on May 23, 2014. | Revised Manuscript received on June 15, 2014. | Manuscript published on June 30, 2014. | PP: 290-294 | Volume-3, Issue-5, June 2014. | Retrieval Number: E3241063514/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: Leakage in the primary public transport system comparing other secondary private transport is major problem in Bhopal as other Indian cities. There are numbers of corridors on which both BCLL buses (government undertaking) and private buses are running, but major problem is leakage in transit ridership mean in these corridor the ridership in private buses are more compared to the BCLL buses although the better facilities are provided in BCLL buses. This becomes the major cause that affects the revenue of BCLL buses which are government undertaking. For increasing the revenue of BCLL buses, there is a need to shift the bus users from private bus service to BCLL bus services. For this study, we select the corridor from HEG Mandideep to Bharat Takies known as Trunk Route no.2 (TR-2) for identifying the reasons for leakage in transit ridership. In this study we have selected three parameters of travel behavior as they directly affected the demand generation in our context. The selected parameters are travel cost, travel time and service qualities as mentioned in the study. Six major bus stops in the corridor are selected and conduct the opinion survey along these stops mainly to understand the reasons for not using BCLL for that trip and the priority under which a commuter can have the mode choice.
Keywords: Leakage in Transit Ridership, BCLL, Public Transport System.