BRT

brt lineBRT Line 3

DTCA is currently implementing Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) under Clean Air and Sustainable Environment (CASE) Project.The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Feasibility Study has been completed, and the ongoing Detailed Design Study is providing key inputs for the preparation of Dhaka BRT project.Capital investment cost is estimated around USD 207.7 million, including initial investment cost USD 175m and rolling stock (USD 208m inclusive).

brt laneFeatures:

Length                  :               22.4 kilometer (At Grade + Elevated-5.295 km)

Route                    :               Airport-Mohakhali-Ramna-Gulistan-Keraniganj

Number of Stations :      16 nos.

Depot                   :               2 nos.

Flyover                        :      1 no

Passenger Capacity  :      18,000/ hour (both directions)

Commercial Speed   :      23 km/hour (average)

Travel Time         :               54 minutes (Uttara to Jhilmil)

Headway             :               180 sec.

Bus Type                      : Articulated (18m Long)

Bus Capacity               : 140

 

 

Project Progress:

  • Completion of field survey and utility report.
  • Consultant has submitted all the draft final report by December, 2015.
    • Report on Operational Plan, Environmental Management Plan, Traffic Management Plan Electrical & communication works plan and ITS
    • Report on Station Precinct and Pedestrian and NMT Access Report
    • Detailed engineering design report including architectural plans and drawings
    • Report on: Preliminary design and features of the bus fleet, functional requirements of the fare collection and ticketing system
    • Bidding documents for fleet procurement, construction, supply of traffic signaling system and Traffic control center
    • Implementation Plan Reports and The inauguration of BRT Line-3 and protocols
  • Four workshop consultation has been conducted on the following subjects:
  • Inception report on February 16, 2014
  • Operational Plan on November 20, 2014
  • NMT and Ancillary plan on May 25, 2015
  • Resettlement Strategies and Management Plan on December 7, 2015
  • The animation preparation work over the BRT Line – 3is going on and will be done within March, 2016.

 

3D rendering of proposed BRT Line 3 at-grade stations

3D rendering of proposed BRT Line 3 at-grade stations3D rendering of proposed BRT Line 3 at-grade stations

 

BRT Line 3 Construction

  • Length :  4 kilometer
  • Route : Airport-Mohakhali-Ramna-Gulistan-Keraniganj
  • Estimated Cost :  BDT  20,000 million
  • Feasibility Study: Completed June 2016 and Detail Design Ongoing

 

BRT Line 3 will operate from Gazipur in the north to Kodomtoli Circle in the south, covering a total distance of approximately 42 km. DTCA is responsible for southern section of BRT i.e. from Airport to Keraniganj section (22.4 kilometer). As an adjunct to the development of BRT, numerous additional improvements are also being made such as bus network reform; new feeder bus services; urban landscape improvements; improved traffic signaling and control; and non- motorized transport (NMT) improvements to name a few.

Building a BRT system in Dhaka is an enormous undertaking, but one that will redefine how the city operates.  BRT is a key strategy to address (at ground level), the chronic traffic congestion of the corridor, the quality of public transport and the management of traffic. It will provide strong connection between International Airport, Mohakhali Bus Terminal and Jhilimili New Town. It will also provide interchange with MRT Line-1

Alignment of BRT 3 Corridor