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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   
Throughput >20,000 passengers/hr (one direction)   
Throughput >10,000 passengers/hr (one direction)   
Carries more than a mixed traffic lane (2500 pphpd)   

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


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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