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Bus Rapid Transit System

Introduction

Government of India has launched a JnNURM scheme for transformation of cities under which Government of India, Government of Gujarat, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation have undertaken a project to build a dedicated BRTS corridor in city having heavy traffic on public road to give a prominent identity to Ahmedabad City. Engineering Department of BRTS is developing different infrastructures of BRTS namely BRT Corridor, Mix Traffic Lanes, Pedestrian Footpaths for Pedestrian, Bus Shelters, Bus Workshops, Bus Depot etc.The project is planned to develop into three phases out of which two phases are completed and made operational while third phase is also planned and DPR is approved by Government of Gujarat. At present, BRTS bus service which was started from RTO to Chandranagar (12.5 km), now covers heavy traffic areas like railway station, educational institutions, and industrial areas in 86 k.m. operational route. There are currently total 127 bus stations are operational.

Organization Structure of the Department

Roles & Functions / Objectives of Department

  • To identify the feasibilities of BRT Routes in such a way that maximum citizens can use the public transportation services.
  • To facilitate passengers using BRT Buses.
  • To facilitate senior citizens, physically disabled and handicapped people for using Public Transportation Service smoothly.
  • To appoint Planning & Designing Consultants for designing the BRT Corridor and Stretch.
  • To appoint the Project Monitoring Consultant for Supervision, Quality Assurance, Quality Control & Certification of Billing.
  • To co-ordinate with different departments of State Government & Central Government.
  • To Co-ordinate with different other agencies like Power Supply, Gas Supply, Telecommunication etc.
  • To get necessary sanction from competent authority for finalizing the route, design, tenders, estimates etc.
  • To get the final bills audited with Audit Department.
  • Overall monitoring of ongoing works under BRTS.

Initiatives taken by the Department :

In different part of Ahmedabad City, Corridors are decided and developed in a manner that maximum citizens can utilize the BRT Bus Services from their origin to destination on day to day basis. Corridors are well developed and well connected with Railways, State Transportation stations, Industrial Areas, Commercial Areas, educational areas and Residential Areas. The corridors as well as the Bus Shelters are designed & constructed in such way that people of different ages can use and travel BRT Bus Services safely and smoothly. As a part of better pedestrian facility, wide footpaths are constructed. At present some of the junctions are identified and it is under planning to construct the Foot Over Bridge at One Junction on PPP Basis for easy crossing of junctions and entry and exit from BRT Bus Shelters. On roads with very wide Right of Way, separate cycle tracks are constructed.

Projects undertaken by the Department

Following projects are undertaken by BRTS Department.

  • Development of BRTS Corridors: This includes BRT in median, mix traffic lanes, cycle track, footpath for pedestrians, signalized traffic junctions, signage, road marking paints, on street parking, etc.
  • Construction, Fabrication & Erection of BRT Bus Shelters: The bus shelter is designed and constructed to facilitate and to give ease to the passengers. The platform level of Bus Shelter and Bus is kept same for easy entry and exit of passengers as well as physically disable and handicapped people. Special type of flooring which includes tac liner and tac button type is fixed in the station platform to guide blind people. A ramp is provided for easy access towards bus shelter for senior citizens as well as physically handicapped people. Automatic Doors with RFID System are installed in the BRT Bus Shelters.
  • Construction of BRT Workshop: For major and minor repairing, denting, painting, filling fuel day to day cleaning and maintain the BRT Buses, a workshop is constructed in Narol area. Another workshop is under construction in Odhav Area.
  • Construction of BRT Depot: To park the BRT Buses during night time parking facilities are also constructed by BRTS Department. At present Depots are constructed at Narol, Ranip area. Another depot is under construction in Ranip Area.

Awards / Achievements:

It is a matter of joy and pride for all the citizens of Ahmedabad. Ahmedabad Janmarg Ltd has won many accolades for the implementation of sustainable BRTS Operation which are as follows:

  • Received National Award for "Best Mass Transit Rapid System Project - 2009" under JnNURM scheme on 3rd December 2009 by Honorable Prime Minister, Government of India.
  • International Award for "Sustainable Transport Award - 2010" at Washington DC, USA on 12th January 2010.
  • International Award for "Outstanding Innovations in Public Transportation - 2010" from UITP, Germany on 27th May 2010 by International Transport Forum and International Association of Public transport.
  • National Award for "Best Innovation Project towards Improvement in Urban Mobility in the City of Ahmedabad through New Technological Innovations in Janmarg BRTS - 2010" from Government of India on 5th December 2010.
  • The Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) of Ahmedabad received an International Award for Design - "Daring Ambition Award and Knowledge and Research Award - 2011" at 59thUITP World Congress, Dubai on 14th April 2011.
  • National Award for "Award for Excellence in the category of Best ITS Project - 2011" from Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India on 6th December 2011.
  • "Momentum for Change" an International Award for the category of 2012 Light House Activities to Ahmedabad Bus Rapid Transit System Janmarg by United Nations at Doha on dated 05-12-2012.
  • Ahmedabad Janmarg Limited -AJL has won one award at 60thUITP World Congress, Geneva on 27thMay, 2013. AJL-AMC have received award in the category of 'UITP India Political Commitment Award'. This award was given by Mr. Peter Hendy, President Elect UITP, in the presence of other UITP delegates from all over the world and delegates from India.
  • AJL has received "MARKENOMY Awards 2013" in the category of "Best Urban Infra Mass Transport Project in India" on 26th September 2013 organized by Falcon Media, an enterprise of Enertia Foundation at Juhu Club Millennium, Mumbai.

Services offered by the Department:

This department is basically formed for the development of different necessary infrastructures for Public Transportation Services.

Tendering Process

The tenders for different type of works like Corridor development, Construction of Bus Shelters, Fabrication & Erection of Signage, Construction of BRT Bus Depot & Workshop, SITC of Automatic Doors in the BRT Bus Shelters etc are invited online only. The interested bidders / parties can download the tenders and quote their tenders online on www.nprocure.com

Proactive Disclosures under RTI Act :

Particulars of organization/ functions and duties of BRTS Department

  • Functions and duties are as under:

The BRTS Project Division of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation carries out the following functions:

  • Construction and maintenance of BRTS Road within AMC limits.
  • Construction and maintenance of Bus Shelter within AMC limits.
  • Construction and maintenance of Bus Depot within AMC limits
  • Construction and maintenance of Workshop within AMC limits.

The BRTS Project Division of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation carries out the following duties:

  • Taking measurements
  • Preparing estimates
  • Maintenance of Road
  • Supervision of work
  • Execution of work
  • Record measurement book
  • Powers and duties of officers / employees
Sr.No. Officer / Employee Duties
1 Additional City Engineer Overall supervision of all works, administrative works etc.
2 Deputy City Engineer Overall supervision of all works, administrative works, 20% checking of measurements of final bill and 5% checking of measurements of running bill.
3 Assistant City Engineer Overall supervision of all works, administrative works, 100% checking of measurements, quality assurance of work etc.
4 Assistant Engineer Supervision of works, preparing of estimates & drafts of approval, correspondence regarding ongoing works, recording of measurements, maintaining all registers, quality assurance of work etc.
5 Technical Supervisor To assist the Assistant Engineer, maintaining all registers, quality assurance of work & all the works assigned by dept. etc.
6 Bridge Inspector Inspection of existing bridges & maintenance work of existing bridges etc.
7 Supervisor To assist the Assistant Engineer & all the works assigned by dept. etc.
  • Procedure followed for decision making :

Proposals are generally generated at grass root level either in house or through competent consulting agencies & submitted to higher authorities-Committees for approval & implementation of sanctioned works & all the corresponding procedure is followed.

Norms set for discharge of functions To complete all the assigned works as specified within stipulated time limit.

Rules/regulations/instructions/manuals/records held All the record likes original files, Measurement books, Steel/Cement/Cube & other corresponding registers, etc.

Categories of documents held by it -

  • Original files regarding corresponding works.
  • Measurement Book
  • Details regarding audit objections
  • Steel R
  • Cement Register
  • Cube Register
  • Dead Stock Register
  • Arrangements for citizen consultations:Visiting Hours: 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm.
  • Details of boards, Councils, Committees
  • Tender Scrutiny Committee.
  • Road & Building Committee.
  • Water supply & sewerage Committee.
  • Housing & Improvement Committee.
  • Standing Committee.
  • Municipal Board.
  • Directory of officers and employees
Sr.No. Name of Officer / Employee Designation Phone No.
Mobile Office Home
1 Shri Hitesh Contractor Additional City Engineer - (079) 25391811 -
2 Shri P.A.Patel Deputy City Engineer - (079) 25391811 -
3 Shri S.K.Shah Deputy City Engineer - (079) 25391811 -
4 Shri PranayV.Shah Deputy City Engineer - (079) 25391811 -
5 Shri Vijay Priyadarshi Assistant City Engineer - (079) 25391811 -
6 Shri Navin Patel Assistant City Engineer - (079) 25391811 -
7 Shri Kiritbhai P. Raval Assistant Engineer - (079) 25391811 -
8 Shri Yogesh Pandya Assistant Engineer - (079) 25391811 -
9 Shri Parimal Patel Assistant Engineer - (079) 25391811 -
10 Shri Atul Patel Assistant Engineer - (079) 25391811 -
11 Shri Amit Patel Assistant Engineer - (079) 25391811 -
12 Shri Himanshu Pandya Assistant Engineer - (079) 25391811 -
  • Budget, Plan and expenditure details.
  • Budged assigned in budget book (Year 2014-15).
  • Plan for different works prepared by nominated technical consultant, Architect of AMC, Tech. staff of AMC etc.
  • Expenditure is booked as per the progress of the ongoing works in different budget heads given by finance department.
  • Monthly remuneration received by officers and employee (Annexure 1)
Sr.No. Name of Officer / Employee Designation Grade (Rs.)
1 Shri Hitesh Contractor Additional City Engineer 37400-67400
2 Shri P.A.Patel Deputy City Engineer 15600-39100
3 Shri S.K.Shah Deputy City Engineer 15600-39100
4 Shri PranayV.Shah Deputy City Engineer 15600-39100
5 Shri Vijay Priyadarshi Assistant City Engineer 9300-34800
6 Shri Navin Patel Assistant City Engineer 9300-34800
7 Shri Kiritbhai P. Raval Assistant Engineer 9300-34800
8 Shri Yogesh Pandya Assistant Engineer 9300-34800
9 Shri Parimal Patel Assistant Engineer 9300-34800
10 Shri Atul Patel Assistant Engineer 9300-34800
11 Shri Amit Patel Assistant Engineer 9300-34800
12 Shri Himanshu Pandya Assistant Engineer 9300-34800
  • Details of PIOs

  • Appellate officer - Shri Hitesh Contractor
  •                                Additional City Engineer
                                   5th Floor, New Municipal Building,
                                   Sardar Patel Bhavan,
                                   Danapith,Ahmedabad-380001
  • Public Information Officer : Shri P.A.Patel
  •                                             Deputy City Engineer (Eastern Corridor)
                                                2nd Floor, Old Municipal Building,
                                                Sardar Patel Bhavan,Danapith,
                                                Ahmedabad-380001

                                                Shri S.K.Shah
                                                Deputy City Engineer (BRTS-Phase - I)
                                                2nd Floor, Old Municipal Building,
                                                Sardar Patel Bhavan,Danapith,
                                                Ahmedabad-380001

                                                Shri PranayV.Shah
                                                Deputy City Engineer (Western Corridor)
                                                2nd Floor, Old Municipal Building,
                                                Sardar Patel Bhavan,Danapith, Ahmedabad-380001
                                                Ahmedabad-380001

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