The project aims to provide bus rapid transport service to the twin cities of Hubli-Dharwad with segregated bus lanes, off-board ticketing, intelligent transport system etc.
The Hubli-Dharwad Bus Rapid Transport Service Company (HDBRTSCO) has begun to scout for a project management consultant (PMC) to implement Intelligent Transport System (ITS).
The project aims to provide bus rapid transport service (BRTS) to the twin cities of Hubli-Dharwad with segregated bus lanes, off-board ticketing, intelligent transport system (ITS), area traffic control system, integration of trunk with feeder routes.
“The company has identified the need for modernising the infrastructure for bus operations and also its maintenance. It is for the ITS, we are looking for a project management consultants,” a senior official of HDBRTSCO told Business Line.
The ITS planned for Hubli-Dharwad consists of ITMS (Intelligent Transit Management System) to support BRTS and feeder services and ITS for traffic management. ITMS is also planned to integrate solutions and technologies on to a single platform.
“HDBRTSCO is planning to implement ITS based ATC System to minimize the stops and delays in the road network to decrease the travel time with the help of technology,” the official said.
“With the help of ATCS, we want to proactively manage signaling system within the city to ensure safe and smooth traffic flow and priority for public transport and pedestrians,” he added.
As part of ITMS application, Automated Fare Collection System, GPS based Fleet Monitoring System, Vehicle Scheduling and Dispatch System, Passenger Information System, Financial Management System, Bus Terminal Management System, Call Centre Management System, Business Intelligence System and Enterprise Management System are being added.
The official, “The scope of Project Management Consultant (PMC) is to provide end to end management solutions which includes review of ITS action plan prepared for the project and fine tune the ITS, technology and system options requirement in consultation with the HDBRTSCO.”
“In addition to preparing plans, the PMC is also required to help in system requirement specifications and to prepare bid documents for the selection of system integrator including development of monitoring and MIS formats for monitoring of the system as well as the functioning of the ITS,” the official explained.
The project is expected to be complete by 2015 and total cost is Rs 692 crore. Of the total cost, $47 million is assistance from World Bank-GEF-(Global Environment Facility) assisted Sustainable Urban Transport Project. Besides, a grant of $1.9 million is for spending on technical assistance used for the project.