TITLE

Why to Introduce Flat Fare System in Janmarg, Ahmedabad, Gujarat - A Case Study

AUTHOR(S)
Vaghasiya, Jaynila; Dave, Mahek; Tank, Kinjal; Parmar, Rutvi; Dave, Pratik
PUB. DATE
May 2014
SOURCE
Australian Journal of Basic & Applied Sciences;May2014, Vol. 8 Issue 7, p220
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
Background: The case considered for the study is of Ahmedabad city wherein public transport is catered by Ahmedabad Municipal Transport Service (AMTS) and BRTS. While AMTS operates buses as a regular city bus service, BRTS is a special privilege to public transport by having special infrastructure constructed constituting of dedicated median bus lanes and bus stations having off-board ticketing facility. Objective: To analyze the data of daily passenger ridership and was easily available from Ahmedabad and BRTS management authority as compared to any other city authority. Also, because the system of BRTS in Ahmedabad is most recent having gradual expansion of corridors year by year, so it was decided to select the system for the study. Results: Realizing the problems AMTS buses face daily on city roads due to operations in mixed traffic, AMC initiated an innovative approach to implement for safeguarding image of public transport. Conclusion: AMC decided to plan and implement the BRTS project in Ahmedabad under JnNURM scheme of ministry of urban development, government of India.
ACCESSION #
96583870

 

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