New Delhi 22.10.2002

SALIENT FEATURES OF THE REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT

The main recommendations are:

a. Public Transport Policy

Inter-se priority should be accorded in descending order to:

  • Mass transport,

  • Non-Motorized Transport (NMT) namely bicycles, cycle-rickshaws, pedestrians etc.,

  • Intermediate Public Transport (IPT) namely auto-rickshaws, taxi etc., and

  • Personalized motor transport.

  • b. Priority bus lanes be immediately implemented on five identified corridors:

    High Priority Corridors for Bus Priority Schemes

    S. No.

    Corridor

    Length

    (Kms.)

    1

    Nangloi - Peeragarhi - Punjabi Bagh - Anand Parbat - Rani Jhansi Road - Link Road - Gole Market - Shivaji Terminal

    20

    2

    Azadpur - Wazirpur Industrial Area - Punjabi Bagh - Raja Garden - Naraina Vihar - Dhaula Kuan - Moti Bagh - South Extn. - Mool Chand - LSR - Nehru Place

    32

    3

    Jehangirpuri - Azadpur - Rana Pratap Bagh - Malka ganj - St. Stephen's Hospital - Mori Gate - Old Delhi Sly. Stn.

    12

    4

    Dr. ambedkar Nagar - Masjid Moth - Mool Chand - sunder Nagar - Appu ghar - delhi gate - Lal Quilla - ISBT

    19

    5

    Anand vihar - Karkarduma chowk - Swasthya Vihar - Lakshmi Nagar - ITO - Bara Khamba Road - Shivaji Terminal

    15

       

    98 = 100 km.

    These five priority corridors have been selected out of fourteen identified corridors where such schemes could be introduced in a phased manner.

  • Financial implications : Rs. 250 crores

  • Planning period : 6 to 9 months

  • Final implementation Period : Within 1 year

  • c. Electric Trolley Bus (ETB) should be implemented on following corridors:

    S. No.

    Corridor

    Length (Km.)

    1

    Hari Nagar Clock tower, Lajwanti Garden - Kirby Place, Dhaula Kuan - SP Marg - Willingdon Cresent - Talkotora Stadium - Central Sectt.

    16

    2

    Badarpur - Sarita Vihar - Ashram Chowk - Humayun's Tomb - sunder Nagar - Pragati Maidan

    16

  • Financial Implications : Rs. 160 crores*

  • Planning period : 1 year

  • Final implementation period : Within 2 years

  • * An ETB has a carrying capacity of about hundred passengers and an average load factor of about 55%.

    ** The total cost of the project will include electrical power supply, a collection system and maintenance depot, modification to road surface, existing electricity poles and other utility services and signals at intersections. The Trolley bus itself costs approximately Rs. 60-70 lakhs at April 2002 prices.

    *** The total capital cost of modern ETB including modifications to fixed infrastructure for dedicated bus ways, has been tentatively estimated at Rs. 5 crores per route km. OM cost per passenger, however, is much lower than metro (and even a regular bus) and works out to 69 paise per passenger km.

    d. LRT with a narrow vehicle of say 1.8 to 2.0 m width appears to be an appropriate choice of mass transit for the narrow roads in the walled city of Delhi (chandni chowk - Khari Baoli - shraddha Nand Bazaar - Delhi Gate - chawri Bazaar area). A traam system (an earlier version of LRT) was operating in this area some time back.

    If taken up, a feasibility study for implementation of LRT for the walled city will be necessary. After preparatory works have been completed and feasibility ascertained, the actual implementation is likely to take two years.

    e. An integrated Metropolitan Transport Authority (INTA) should be set up not only for setting fares and tariffs but also to provide provisioning and common services for bus, metro and commuter rail as well as IPT modes. There should be one authority for all modes of transport.

    f. Pending the setting up of IMTA, a Delhi Transport Planning Group (DTPG) should be constituted. The DTPG may be supported by a technical cell of qualified and trained professionals from all concerned departments.