Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Ltd.
A Joint Venture of Government of National Capital Territory
of Delhi & IDFC Foundation.
An ISO Certified Company  
Personal Rapid Transit
Client : Transport Department, GNCTD
Scope of Work : Feasibility Study
DIMTS carried out the feasibility study for the application of Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) for a typical 10-15 kilometres road section initially covering Vasant Kunj area. This was taken as the pilot study corridor for Delhi.
The scope of services included:
  • Requirements definition and initial route plan for the pilot system
  • Conduct traffic and user surveys
  • Determine projected usage of PRT and modelling patronage and ridership
  • Detailed projections of system sizing
  • Traffic engineering and simulation of the proposed system
  • System Architecture
  • Operating approach and usage philosophy
  • Delivery plans and costs for the pilot installation
  • Economics, revenue, finance and ticketing options
The Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) is a public transport concept that offers passengers an on-demand and non-stop service, using vehicles of 4-6 people running on network of specially-built guideways.

Delhi is amongst the most dynamic and fastest-growing cities, not only in Asia, but also in the rest of the world. However, in order for it to achieve its economic development targets, Delhi needs a sustainable present and future in transport.

In terms of transport, Delhi faces a series of problems such as traffic congestion, rapidly increasing car use, conflicts between pedestrian and vehicles, parking problems etc.

Delhi should be able to overcome all the above issues by investing in quality transport infrastructure which results in both improving the current public transport infrastructure and developing innovative solutions for future needs that offers a real alternative to car.

Some of the advantages of a PRT are:
  • Reductions in vehicle emissions in the city
  • Improved transport service
  • More efficient use of space
  • Solve critical problems of congestion for travellers
  • It can be varied to suit architectural needs
  • Lighter than an equal footbridge
  • Low visual intrusion