Application of Intelligent Transport System towards Making Smart City through the Preparation of CMP for Gandhinagar, Gujarat

The era of developing smart cities draws attention towards application of sustainable and eco-friendly technologies with smart and innovative solutions for enhanced mobility. Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) is one of the tools which enable an effective management of public transport systems and enhancement of utilization, safety and security of transport infrastructure. This study aims to address the preparation of comprehensive mobility plan (CMP) for the capital city of Gujarat, Gandhi Nagar with reference to the conceptualization and implementation of policies and strategies for developing sustainable transport infrastructure by using ITS as one of the effective tools to achieve the same. Gandhinagar towards the horizon year, 2036 is estimated to cater to the estimated travel demand of 20,13,175 passenger trips (1) Thus, the city needs for high capacity Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) for higher PHPDT corridors, organized conventional bus systems for medium peak-hour peak-direction traffic (PHPDT) corridors and Personalized Rapid Transport (PRT) for low PHPDT corridors apart from the development of mass rapid transit systems (MRTS) are to be addressed by the horizon year. Further, for integration of above modes through the application of Intelligent Transport System (ITS) with innovative solutions like use of smart mobility card for ticketing system have been considered in this Paper. A detailed analysis of 'with' and 'without' use of smart mobility card technology is documented for the enhanced ridership, savings in time, costs and financial gains. Based on the analysis carried out in this study, savings in transaction time by 70% and 77% for bus and metro users with an additional savings in waiting at ticketing counters by 6.3 min, 2.3 min coupled with the enhancement in the ridership 5.7% for metro and bus users respectively. The detailed financial viability of project with varying funding options was carried out which revealed the Financial Internal Rate of Return (FIRR) of 8.64% without Viability Gap Funding (VGF) parameter while FIRR of 17% with VGF works out to 40%.

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  • Authors:
    • Sarkar, P K
    • Gupta, Naina
  • Publication Date: 2018


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 29-38
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  • Accession Number: 01685562
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 20 2018 10:11AM