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Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Ltd.
A Joint Venture of Government of National Capital Territory
of Delhi & IDFC Foundation.
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Route Rationalization Study
Client : Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC)
Scope of Work : Detailed Project Report
The project includes the following activities
  • Review of existing public transport passenger flow movement
  • Review of existing stage carriage route plan for the city of Delhi
  • Review of financial performance of routes
  • Identification of market segments
  • Modification of existing routes according to market segmentation and passenger flow movement
  • Identification of new routes as per market segments
  • Estimation of ridership on modified/new routes
  • Identification of minimum service standards
  • Allocation of buses on routes as per minimum service standards
  • Allocation of buses on routes for maximization of revenue
  • Estimation of financial performance of revised routes
  • Suggestions on route planning review as a periodic process
Background
The objective of the study was to carry out a review of all bus routes operating in Delhi and to suggest modifications in existing routes as well as new route plans for the city.
Delhi has a bus route network of approximately 16,000 km length which is covered through 657 designated bus routes. At present, nearly 346 bus routes are operated. Still, 311 routes are non-operational or have irregular frequency. DTC is operating about 3237 buses in the city and has been the backbone of Public Transportation system in Delhi for several decades.
The population growth in the city and introduction of new public transportation systems has resulted in to the following:
  • Changes in the movement patterns of the passengers in the city during last three years.
  • Gaps in Route Planning which are not serving the existing demand patterns
  • Mismatch in the passenger demand and allocation of buses to routes
  • Monetary losses on several DTC routes which are running parallel to the Metro
  • Lack of planning to address different market segments; particularly that of a feeder system
  • Not gaining the advantages of existing BRT corridor
The study will rectify the above mentioned issues.

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