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updated: 15 December 2015    Full page map    Pune BRT photos

Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 2,680  Sangvi-Kiwale corridor Aundh Hospital, Dec-2015, N-S, AM peak    [ITDP India data]
Year system commenced: 2015   
Number of BRT stations: 25   
Segregated busways or bus-only roadways:    
Pre-board fare collection and fare verification:    


Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 2,680  Sangvi-Kiwale corridor Aundh Hospital, Dec-2015, N-S, AM peak    [ITDP India data]
Peak buses / hr / direction: 35  Aundh Hospital, Dec-2015, N-S, AM (excludes 4 non-BRT buses)   
Operational mode: hybrid   
Routes operating both inside & outside BRT roads: 17   
Routes operating only in busway corridors: 0   
Major prizes: Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award 2015-Outstanding achievement   
Network of routes and corridors     
High peak period operational speed (>20km/hr)     
Buses operating both in & out of BRT corridors     
Most bus passengers in BRT corridors carried by BRT buses     
Net time saving for bus passengers in corridor     

Vehicles & ITS

Fleet of special BRT buses: 120   
Fleet of integrated BRT feeder buses: 22   
Type of fare collection / verification technology: paper ticket   
Location of bus doorways: Both sides  traffic is on the left   
Number of doors in BRT buses: 4   
BRT vehicle length: 12m   
No. of seats in 12m BRT buses: 32   
BRT vehicle fuel: CNG   
BRT bus manufacturer: Tata, Ashok Layland   
Real-time next bus information displays     
Distinctive BRT buses     
Sliding doors in BRT stations     
Low-emission vehicle technology (≥Euro III)     
Automated fare collection and fare verification     
System control centre     
High-quality passenger information on buses     
Audio announcements on BRT buses     
Real-time CCTV surveillance at all stations     


Year system commenced: 2015   
Lead local design / planning work: ITDP, UMTC   
Project website: Rainbow BRTS   
Distinctive marketing identity for system     Rainbow

Electric buses


Number of BRT stations: 25   
Stations with functioning passing lanes: 0   
Most station substops: 1   
Location of busway lanes: Centre of roadway   
Longest BRT station (non terminal): 36.4m   
Shortest BRT station: 30m   
Total length of dedicated busway: 22.7 km   
Station platform height: 88cm   
Average distance between stations: 990m   
Number of corridors: 2   
Number of BRT terminals: 2   
Number of BRT depots: 4   
Segregated busways or bus-only roadways     
Enhanced station (more than just a bus shelter)     
Overtaking lanes at more than 75% of stations     
Bike sharing in vicinity of BRT stations     
Wheelchair accessible stations     
Distinctive BRT stations     
>1 substop at >75% of stations (requires overtaking)     
Includes BRT-only tunnels or bridges     
>1 stop position at stopping area at >75% of stations     
Stations away from intersections     
Station size based on passenger demand     
Full weather protection on most station platforms     
Full weather protection on all station platforms     
Covered station access     
Signal priority or grade separation at intersections     
Level boarding and alighting     
High-quality passenger information at stations     
Bicycle parking at BRT stations     
Segregated bike lanes along main corridor(s)     Yes, but encroached upon in some areas
Improvements to nearby public space     

Regulation & costs

Fare type (flat fare or distance-based): distance-based   
Median cash fare: 15 INR   
Infrastructure cost per km: 13 crore INR  2015 value   
BRT bus operator(s): Travel Time, Mahalakshmi, BVG India  Private operators contracted by PMPML   
BRT management agency: Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML)   
More than one BRT bus operator     
Pre-board fare collection and fare verification     
Competitively bid operating contracts     
Payment per bus-kilometre rather than per passenger     
No operational subsidy from government     
Buses paid for by operators rather than government     
Oversight from an independent entity/agency     
BRT authority plans and controls the system     PMPML is a govt organization

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