Janmarg, The People's Way

In October 2009, India's first full bus rapid transit (BRT) service was officially launched in Ahmedabad. This article highlights this new system. The BRT service is called Janmarg, which means "people's way." It is the first BRT system in India to have stations in the median and ticketing conducted off the buses. Passengers buy tickets before entering system stations where they can quickly board the buses. BRT ridership has ranged from 12,000 to 19,000 passengers per day in the first months of operation, significantly higher than ridership on the municipal buses that previously traveled on the corridor. Janmarg also is the first system in India to implement institutional and contractual changes that are crucial to the fundamental delivery of BRT. It is hoped that Janmarg will revive not only the image of public transport in Ahmedabad, but also the image of BRT in the country.

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  • Accession Number: 01150823
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  • Created Date: Feb 1 2010 8:09PM