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The Rajkot BRTS is the proposed bus transit system for the city of Rajkot.

Project Corridors
1. Blue Corridor
(Gondal Road-Ring Road crossing to Jamnagar Road-Ring Road Crossing to
Greenland Chowk to Gondal Road)
coverage
Ring road
ROW
45 - 60 m

29.00 km

2. Green Corridor
(Arvindbhai Maniar Nagar to Jamnagar Road – Ring Road Crossing)

Coverage
North-South
ROW
18 - 24 m

16.50 km

3. Red Corridor
(Green land Chowk to Saurashtra University)

Coverage
East-West
ROW
18 - 24 m

18.00 km

Total… 63.50 km



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CM lays foundation for BRTS in Rajkot

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Express News Service Posted: Saturday , Jan 31, 2009 at 2347 hrs IST
Rajkot:

Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Friday laid the foundation for the first phase of the much-awaited Rs 110-crore Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) project at Mavdi Chowk in Rajkot.

Under the project, construction of multilane flyovers and innovative bus stations will be undertaken to ease the traffic congestion in Rajkot. The project, which will bring up special corridors encircling the city had been sanctioned under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).

The work on the 29-km long project linking Gondal Road, Jamnagar Road, Greenland Chowkdy and Kuwadva Road will be carried out in three phases.

The first phase involves laying of a 10.7-km five-lane Blue Corridor connecting Gondal and Jamnagar roads. A 1.5-km long flyover from KKV Hall to Raiya Telephone Exchange will be constructed during this phase. It will be followed up by construction of Green Corridor (Jamnagar Road to Morbi Road) and Red Corridor (Morbi-Gondal).

The Blue Corridor will come up on the busiest and accident-prone 150-foot Ring Road. The elevated corridor will be 24 metres wide and will have roads connecting the lanes of the corridor.

Of the corridor's five lanes, two will be dedicated to BRTS buses while one each for motorised, non-motorised and heavy vehicles.

The buses plying on the route will have CNG-run engines, GPS systems and low flooring. There will also be 5.7-metre wide parking lots flanking the corridor, which will also have 30 state-of-the-art bus stops and foot overbridges.

In the second phase, a corridor connecting Gondal Road to Kuwadwa Road and Kuwadwa Road to Greenland Chowkdy will be constructed.

According to Rajkot Municipal Corporation, the Central government will bear 50 per cent of the total cost of the project, the state government 20 per cent and the RMC 30 per cent.

With a population of 12 lakh, Rajkot is the smallest city to get the project sanctioned. The project has been designed keeping in mind the future population and infrastructural growth of the city.

At present, Rajkot annually registers a growth of 9.5 per cent vehicular movement, of which, the two wheelers' growth rate of 9.8 per cent is the highest.
 

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Come 2014, BRTS will give city new wheels
30 Jan 2009, 2253 hrs IST, Nayan Dave, TNN

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RAJKOT: Chief Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Rs 600-crore Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) project here on Friday. The 63 km
long project, to be commissioned by 2010 end, will be completed in the next four years and expectedly change the internal transport scenario of Rajkot.

"In the first phase, 29 km long stretch on 150 feet Ring Road would be completed at an estimated cost of Rs 110 crore. This stretch would be known as Blue Corridor. The BRTS project is being developed as per National Urban Transport Policy (NUTP) guidelines.

The funding for the project would come from Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM)," said municipal commissioner Dinesh Brahmbhatt.

Initially, 10.70 km-long stretch would be constructed from Jamnagar crossroad to Gondal crossroad, covering 14 bus stops as part of Blue Corridor. Then, the work on 9.16 km-long stretch from Jamnagar Road to Morbi Road would be taken up. This would be followed by construction of 9.14 km Morbi-Gondal Road stretch, he said.

Next two corridors Green and Red from Arvind Maniyar Nagar to Saurashtra University and Green Land Chowk to Saurashtra University would be taken up at a later stage.

A fleet of 156 luxury buses would run on all the three corridors 70 blue, 25 green and 61 red.

"As far as surface for the BRTS path is concerned, local authorities are considering two options either bituminous or cemented road. Street parking and multi-storeyed parking complex also figure in the BRTS road design," Brahmbhatt said.

Local authorities plan to purchase state-of-the-art buses. The purchase parameters for the buses would be: CNG fuel, power steering, high speed, non-polluting fuel (CNG/electricity), modernised engine technology, GPS-based control and communication system and high passenger carrying capacity with comfortable sitting arrangements.
 

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Great, Gujarat cities will have good infrastructure in coming years for sure when compared to other states.

The gvt has vision in developing each and every cities instead of congesting the Ahmedabad alone.
 

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Phase I of Rajkot BRTS on fast track

Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) has completed 27 per cent work on the Phase I of the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) known as 'blue corridor'. The cost of Phase I is estimated to be around Rs 110 crore.

The whole project has been divided into three parts called blue, red and green corridors. The blue corridor surrounding Rajkot in Gujarat spans around 29 km.

At present, work is on, at the 150 ft ring road which connects Gondal road and Jamnagar road national highway. Three flyovers are being constructed on this 10.70 km stretch wherein 18 per cent work has been completed, according to sources. RMC expects to complete the Phase I by August 2010.

The BRTS project in Rajkot covers an area of 67 km. The other phases are to cover 9.16 km from Jamnagar road to Greenland cross road and 9.14 km road from Greenland cross road to Gondal road highway.

Work on the red and green corridors will begin after 2010 and these two projects are likely to be completed by 2012.
 

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^^ Still no pics, but an update at least:

BRTS split flyover to be completed by December

RAJKOT: The work for completion of the split flyover bridge on 150-ft Ring Road part of the ambitious Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) project has been put in higher gear with Rajkot Municipal Corporation planning to throw it open for public use by December. Further, according to some sources, one side of the bridge might be in use by as early as August.

The split flyover, which is being constructed under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM) in the city is part of first phase of the BRTS project and passes over the 15-ft Ring Road. The first phase of the Blue Corridor (Part 1 of BRTS) is from Gondal Road-Ring Road junction- Jamnagar Road with a total of 10.70 km.

According to city engineer (Special), JnNURM Cell, Vijay Unadkat, RMC has set the target to complete the flyover work by December. "In order to achieve the deadline, we have diverted the traffic at Indira Circle. We will construct 40 m flyover at Indira Circle and make alternate routes for light as well as heavy vehicle traffic. We have made alternate routes which will be convenient to commuters on these busy sections," said Unadkat.

RMC officials have also constructed temporary service roads just outside Indira Circle for commuters coming from the University Road towards Kotecha Chowk. "This has been done so that commuters need not have to go on a diverted route. We are planning to make similar alternate route diversions for commuters from Kotecha Chowk to University Road in next few days,'' the official said.

This is the first phase of BRTS project. The entire BRTS project will be implemented in three corridors (Blue, Green and Red) in phased manner. The total length of BRTS project is 63.50 km.

Alternate diversion from commuters


1. University Road to Kotecha Chowk (heavy vehicles)


-University Road-Royal Park main road-Kalavad Road-KKV Chowk-Kotecha chowk,

2 Kotecha Chowk to University (heavy vehicles)


-Kotecha Chowk- KV Chowk-Kalavad Road - Royal Park main road - University Road.

3 University to Kotecha Chowk (motor cycle, car, rickshaw)

-University Road-Shantosh Sheri-bridge section-New Emporium building-Kotecha Chowk.

4 Kotecha Chowk to University Road (two wheeler, car, rickshaw)


-Kotecha Chowk-University Road, 150' Ring road- KKV Chowk- GT Sheth High School (150-ft Ring Road)-University Road.
 

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June '11 deadline for BRTS launch

An update after exactly six months:

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The much-awaited 10.7 km pilot project of Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) from Gondal Road chowkdi to Jamnagar Road chowkdi on 150-feet Ring Road is finally gaining some momentum. Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) officials have set June 2011 as the deadline for running BRTS buses on the dedicated corridor. The project is being carried out under the Central government-sponsored Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).

Senior RMC officials said the total length of blue corridor (part-1) pilot project from Gondal Road to Jamnagar Road junctions on the 150-feet Ring Road is 10.7 km and will have 13 bus stops on the route. "As per the original design of the BRTS corridor, foot over-bridges were designed on the dedicated corridors, but now we plan to have an underpass to reach the BRTS bus stops. We will first construct an underpass as an experiment near the Big Bazaar junction on the BRTS route. We will see which would be more convenient from all aspects and then take a final decision,'' said a senior RMC official. Sources said the underpass will be around 18 to 24 meter in length and 5 to 7.5 meter in width.

"In all, there will be 14 junctions on the 10.7 km BRTS route. If this experiment goes well, we will decide whether to go for a foot over-bridge or an underpass at all the junctions," sources said. RMC officials have also been learning from the successful BRTS experiment in Ahmedabad.

"We will soon have a meeting of stake holders regarding the BRTS where in everybody concerned will be invited to discuss the plan. The issue of the underpass will also be discussed. Common people will also be invited for putting in their suggestions," said the RMC official.

The BRTS project in the city has already been delayed. Earlier, RMC had planned to start running BRTS buses on pilot corridor from January 2011. Now, the deadline has been extended till June 2011. The entire project will be implemented in three corridors - blue, green and red - in a phased manner and cover 104.86 sq km area in the city. The total length of BRTS project is 63.50 km.
 

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RMC braces for cattle menace on BRTS corridor

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It seems unique problems require unique solutions. Rajkot city has long been battling stray cattle menace on its main roads that has often proved fatal for commuters. So, the same problem is likely to arise on the 10.70 km pilot project of Bus Rapid Transit System's (BRTS) dedicated corridor - Gondal Road Chowkdi to Jamnagar Road Chowkdi on the 150 ft Ring Road.

According to sources, Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) is planning to lay cattle traps on streets that connect to the main road on which the BRTS service is passing through.

"There are about 56 streets along the BRTS corridor that connects to it. So, it is likely that stray cattle menace will be a serious issue on this corridor. So, we plan to lay down cattle traps on both sides of the corridor. The first such cattle trap will be placed between Mavdi Chowkdi and Punitnagar. Our trap will be placed within the next 15 days on a trial basis. During the trial period, our men will observe the situation. If the results are satisfactory then we will cover the whole of the corridor in a phased manner," said a source at RMC.

The pilot project called 'Blue Corridor' is expected to begin in June next year. The project is being constructed under the central government sponsored Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).

The stray cattle menace is a serious issue in the city and has claimed three lives in the past few months. It is estimated by RMC officials that there are more than 25,000 stray cattle in the RMC area. Recently, RMC commissioner Dinesh Brahmbhatt issued a notification declaring 12 major roads of the city to be free of stray cattle but nothing substantial has been done to implement the decision.

Senior RMC officials say that they face political pressure whenever they launch a drive against cattle menace in city.
 

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Green cover, cycle track along BRTS corridor

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Lines of mango and chikoo trees along footpath and cycle track on the 10.7 km long dedicated Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) from Gondal Road Chowkdi to Jamnagar Road Chowkdi on 150 Feet Ring Road promise to make both cycling and walking a pleasant experience for the people. Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) sources said they have started the initial work connected with the plantations. "We have about three metres space in the total 45 metre width of the dedicated corridor. We plan to have a green cover here by planting different flower and fruit species.

"We will get at least a 7 km stretch on both sides of the BRTS corridor to give effect to our green cover plan," said an RMC official. "One stretch has been exclusively marked for green, violet and yellow henna between the motor vehicle lane and cycle track on the BRTS corridor. The other would have different species of fruit trees and sheds on the footpath," he added.

Meanwhile, some senior RMC officials informed that the civic body might go for Public Private Partnership (PPP) with regard to its green cover plan on both sides of the BRTS corridor similar to its other gardening projects in the city.

When the BRTS project commenced, the RMC had uprooted over 1000 trees from the 10.7 km long BRTS corridor. An agency re-planted these trees at different locations in the city. But RMC officials said hardly 50 re-planted trees could survive. RMC officials acknowledged that the re-plantation plan did not go as well as they had envisaged. Now, the RMC through its green cover along the BRTS corridor is looking to compensate for the loss of these trees.

The RMC plans to run the BRT buses on the dedicated corridor from June 2011.
 

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KKV circle to open for commuters from Thursday

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KKV circle diversion will be opened for commuters and vehicular traffic from Thursday onwards. The circle, located in one of the city's busiest areas Kalavad road, was blocked for traffic in June this year to meet the deadline to complete spit flyover bridge on 150 ft ring road in the city. RMC officials had made alternative arrangement for diversion of vehicular traffics on KKV circle.

Saurashtra's first split flyover bridge is under construction as part of the first phase of the 10.07 km Bus Rapid Transit System ( BRTS), being constructed under the Central government-sponsored Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission ( JNNURM) in the city.

RMC officials said that the one side of the split flyover bridge would be ready for commuters from December 31.

Its opening will ease the traffic on 150 ft Ring Road in the city.
 

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One side of split flyover to be ready by New Year

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Finally, commuters will have some relief on the 150-feet Ring Road as the city's first ever split flyover will be opened for commuters in the New Year. RMC officials say that they will complete the entire work of the one side of the split flyover bridge on December 31 and it will be ready for commuters from January 1, 2011.

The 1.35-km split flyover bridge in the city is being constructed under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).
It is a part of first phase of the Bus Rapid Transit System(BRTS) project.

The total length of the Blue Corridor (part-1) pilot project from Gondal Road - 150-ft Ring Road junction to Jamnagar Road - 150-ft Ring Road junction is 10.70 km.
 

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First lane of flyover for BRTS in Rajkot inaugurated

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Gujarat Urban DevelopmentMinister Nitin Patel today inaugurated first lane of theflyover constructed for Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) here.

The split bridge was constructed under the JawaharlalNehru National Urban Rural Mission (JNNURM) to ease city''sincreasing traffic problems.

The bridge constructed at a cost of Rs 53 crorecovering nearly ten kms from Jamnagar road to Gondal road.

Patel said the flyover will help ease trafficproblems and make mass transportation easy.

The second lane of the fly-over is expected to getcompleted by March this year, he added.
 

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Mercedes-Benz buses for trial run on BRTS track

If everything goes as planned, a trial run of Mercedes-Benz bus will be carried out on a 10.7-km pilot project of Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) within the next few days.

Senior officials of Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) say that Mercedes-Benz had approached them for a trial run on a BRTS track. The pilot project of BRTS from Gondal Road Chowkdi to Jamnagar Road Chowkdi on the 150-feet Ring Road is expected to be completed by June 2011.

"We will soon finalize which type of vehicle to purchase for the BRTS corridor. The bus stop design will be based on the type of buses. If we go for low-floor buses, we will have to design the bus stop accordingly," said a RMC official. The project is being carried out under the central government-sponsored Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).

The 10.7 km blue corridor (part-1) pilot project from Gondal Road to Jamnagar Road junctions will have 13 bus stops. The entire project will be implemented in three corridors - blue, green and red - in a phased manner and cover 104.86 sq km area in the city. The total length of the BRTS project is 63.50 km. Rajkot, a fast growing city, has a very poor public transportation system. The latest census data suggests that the city has more than 13 lakh residents.

Recently, the RMC has opened one part of the new flyover bridge near 150-feet Ring road for commuters that has eased traffic on the busy road.

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