BRT System: An Approach for Sustainable Public Transport System for Mangalore City

Dash, Shanta Pragyan (2018) BRT System: An Approach for Sustainable Public Transport System for Mangalore City. In: International Conference On “Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering” (ACEE- 2017), 11/06/2017, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

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Due to the rapid pace of urbanization, traffic problems in urban areas are increasing day by day with the increase in number of vehicles which ultimately results in excessive congestion, delays in travel times and reduction in speed on urban communication network corridors. In search of sustainable solution there need to be an efficient public transportation system along these network corridors to reduce the congestion on the main urban road networks. The main focus is to be shifted from private transit systems to public modes of transport. Mangalore, one of the fourth largest city of Karnataka is nominated as one of the smart cities of India. The city is highly congested along the CBD from which the roads emerged in a radial fashion thereby inter-connecting the entire city. The chaos in most of its terminals shows a lack of understanding of the complex characteristics of interchanges for the passengers. Due to lack of organization and sensitive design consideration, modal interchanges are mostly inconvenient and unsafe for the tourists and the local people. To achieve sustainable solution for the urban transportation services, there need to have an integrated development of traffic movement and networking system throughout the city. The paper aims at proposing guidelines for transit oriented development for Mangalore City and introducing BRT system which shall be a veritable option for improving the service delivery in the public passenger transport as it affects the most predominant transportation mode of Mangalore- road transport. The proposal includes the analysis of travel demand estimate andfeasibility both at macro and micro level in terms of traffic rate and road infrastructure characteristics for selecting and phasing BRT corridor. The proposal concludes with detail study, analysis and proposal for BRT system along a stretch of main transport corridor from the Railway station to the propose transit hub assessing its feasibility.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: BRT system, modal interchanges, networking system, road infrastructure
Subjects: Architecture > MSAP Manipal
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2018 06:44
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2018 06:44

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