Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Ltd.
A Joint Venture of Government of National Capital Territory
of Delhi & IDFC Foundation.
An ISO Certified Company  
Bus Rapid Transit System
Client : Transport Department, GNCTD
Scope of Work : Feasibility Studies and Detailed Project Report

In 2004, RITES had recommended 34 BRT corridors for Delhi. DIMTS had even carried out the feasibility study for six of the corridors and DPRs were prepared on two out of these six: Bhajanpura-Mori Gate and Karawal Nagar- Akshardham.

However, a subsequent Traffic Demand Forecast Study in 2010 made several observations on the nature of road usage in Delhi. Based on the finding of that study, DIMTS was asked to prepare DPR for seven potential BRT corridors out of a total of 14. The corridors are Gandhi Nagar to Chila (10kms), ISBT Kashmere Gate to Dilshad Garden (8kms), Gokulpuri to Karkari More(8 kms) , Mukundpur to Kondli (26kms), Badarpur to Airport(25 kms) and Dhaula Kaun to Chhawla (20.3 kms).

In its Preliminary Project Report (PPR), DIMTS has proposed a hybrid system for all corridors. There will be provision for motor vehicle lanes with sufficient capacity, segregated bus lanes, bicycle and non- motorized traffic infrastructure pedestrian facilities, multi- functional zones, parking facilities and other public amenities.

Transport and motorable roads are becoming a primary cause of concern for the ever expanding cities along with issues like water and electricity. Delhi too, with the added pressure of satellite towns like Gurgaon, Noida, Ghaziabad and Faridabad has to cater to millions of vehicles on a daily basis resulting in huge traffic jams, pollution and waste of quality time for its citizens. 

However, the city cannot continue to build more and more roads to cater to the rapidly increasing vehicular population. Instead what it needs is an efficient transit plan along with an organized, comfortable and reliable public transport system. It has been observed that the bus ridership has decreased by 17% over the last eight years where as the number of people travelling by cars and two-wheelers has increased by 3.6 and 4.3 percent respectively.

Few realize that the key to smooth commuting in the future is a good public transportation system that offers better mobility, besides other social advantages like reducing congestion and air pollution. However, in order to attract a large number of commuters to buses, there is a need to offer good and comfortable service. BRT System plays an important role in a good public transport system.

Thus with a view to improve the public transport system in the city and encourage people to use it, The Govt. of NCT of Delhi introduced the BRT system in Delhi in 2004 under its Integrated Mass Transit Plan. 

What does BRT mean? Bus Rapid Transit Corridor or BRT means giving right of way to buses and safeguarding cyclists and pedestrians by encouraging lane driving on engineered road spaces along large and wide corridors and link them to metros and other colony roads for easy access. Besides giving priority to buses, the system also provides dedicated lanes for pedestrian and non-motorized vehicles like cycles and rickshaws etc.

In 2004, GNCTD appointed RITES and Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) for designing and implementing the first corridor from Dr. Ambedkar Nagar to Delhi Gate. RITES was appointed the Project Management Consultant and TRIPP IIT Delhi the technical and conceptual advisors.