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The Bhubaneswar-Cuttack-Puri city bus routes

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As per recent news, the latest route to be added is KIIT-Niladri Vihar – Kalpana with stops at Infocity, Niladri Vihar, Sailashree Vihar, Damana, Chandrasekharpur-Omfed Square, Kalinga Hospital Square, Sainik School, Institute of Physics, National Institute of Science Education and Research, Utkal University, Regional Museum of Natural History, Planetarium, Acharya Vihar, Master Canteen, and Kalpana Square.

For an overall status following is an excerpt from a Telegraph report.

Dream Team Sahara will deploy five buses for the new route. Therefore, a total of 90 buses will ply in the city bus service network in 12 routes, including those to Cuttack and Puri.

“At present, we are running 15 buses in Cuttack. But as Orissa High Court has given a directive to introduce more buses for the historic city, we are planning to add five more buses for Cuttack. Similarly, five buses are running between Bhubaneswar and Puri. By the end of this month, the number is, however, expected to go up to 15. Therefore, we will ultimately run all the 125 buses as per the plan for the city bus service under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). With 90 buses pressed into service, bus companies will have to provide 35 more buses to make the fleet fully equipped,” said chief operating officer of Dream Team Sahara, Sudhanshu Jena.

The detailed stoppages and distances of the older routes are given in the following brochure obtained from a BMC site.


City bus service in Bhubaneswar starts in three more routes

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Following is an excerpt from a report in Telegraph.

The new routes on which the bus service started are KIIT to Uttara, Phulanakhara to Nuagaon and Sai temple to Khandagiri. People have been demanding bus service on these routes for the last two months. The chairman of Dream Team Sahara (DTS), Nishikant Mishra said six buses will ply on each of the new routes. The number of buses plying on the routes would be raised to 10 later, he said.

The city bus service had so far been operational on just two routes —Nandan Kanan to Airport and Dumuduma to VSS Nagar. Officials said the buses would start plying on another route — Master Catneen to Khurda — by the end of this year.

Modernization of seven bus stands: Samaja

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Bhubaneswar bus route 306 from KIIT to Uttara Chhacka via Apollo Hospital, Acharya Vihar, Regional College, Secretariate, AG Chhacka, Raj Mahal Chhacka, BJB College and Dhauli to run by November 10th: Dharitri

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City bus planned for Rourkela, Berhampur, Sambalpur and Cuttack: Dharitri

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First phase of the Bhubaneswar City bus to start on October 10 2010: Ad in Samaja

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New public transport in Bhubaneswar-Puri-Konark; Connection to Cuttack overlooked

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The following map is from a report in Telegraph.

Following are excerpts from that report.

… The buses, procured by the state government with financial assistance from the Centre under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), …

The newly constituted government authority Bhubaneswar-Puri Transport Services Limited (BPTSL) today signed an agreement with local transport agency Dream Team Shahara Services to run the services in the two cities.

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA), the Orissa State Road Transport Corporation, the Puri-Konark Development Authority and the Puri Municipality are the stakeholders in BPTSL.

While 100 buses are scheduled to ply on six different routes in Bhubaneswar, 25 buses will travel on three routes in Puri.

Of the 100 buses, 50 standard buses with 38 seats each and 50 mini-buses with a seating capacity of 30 passengers will ply between Khurda-Master Canteen; Nandan Kanan-Airport, KIIT-Uttara Chhaka, Dumduma–VSS Nagar, Nuagaon-Phulnakahara and Khandagiri-Sai Temple in Bhubaneswar.

Five standard buses and 20 mini-buses will ply between Beach Road-Konark, Jagannath Temple-Master Canteen, and Jagannath Temple to Konark. The frequency of the buses will vary from 7 to 15 minutes during peak hours and 15 to 30 minutes during non-peak hours. The bus services will be available from 6am to 6pm.

“As per the memorandum of understanding, the state government will provide the BPTSL with infrastructure such as bus terminals at the origin and destination of every route. Planning of bus stops will also be done in a phased manner. Autorickshaw services in Bhubaneswar will not be affected. We have already consulted with the autorickshaw unions of the city in this regard,” housing and urban development secretary Arun Panda said.

Panda said: “The fare slab proposed is on the higher side. The actual fare cannot be more than the slab. We will revise the fare based on the automatic fare revision formula, which is linked to the hike in fuel prices.”

… “Today, we have given BPTSL a cheque for Rs 85 lakh. Another, Rs 2.55 crore will be paid this year. We will also pay BPTSL Rs 2.5 lakh every month towards route charges,” said Nishikanta Mishra, chairman of Dream Team Shahara Services.

Panda said that the buses had been purchased for Rs 17.5 crore. “The state government engaged the Urban Mass Transit Company, which is a government of India undertaking, as the transaction advisor. The Urban Mass Transit Company has prepared the route plan and stoppages after making a comprehensive study on the road network,” he added.

The state’s special secretary, commerce and transport department, has been designated as the chief executive officer of the BPTSL, BMC mayor is the chairman and the chairperson of the Puri Municipality has been made the vice-chairperson.

Following are couple of maps extracted from wikimapia.

Cuttack people are unhappy that there are no connections to Cuttack. I think the state has not been able to convince the appropriate authorities in Delhi that Bhubaneswar-Cuttack is a single metropolitan area. In any case this is a start and hopefully soon there will be additional routes, especially connecting to Cuttack. Two routes that need to be added as soon as possible are:

  • Nandankanan to Vidyadharpur via Bidanasi, Barabati, Buxi Bazar, Mangalabag, Ravenshaw
  • Phulnakhara to Bidanasi via Badambadi and Alisha Bazar

Proposed Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) for Bhubaneswar

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Following is excerpted from a report in

The proposed corridors are:

  • Corridor I is planned between Rasulgarh to Samantarapur via Central Jail Road Junction, Kalpana Square, Museum Square and Ravi Talkies Square.
  • Corridor II will be covering Biju Patnaik Airport to Kalinga Hospital via AG Square, Raj Bhawan, Power House Square and Jaydev Vihar Square.
  • Kalpana Square to KIIT Square will be covered by Corridor III.
  • Corridor IV will begin from Head of the Building to Baramunda Bus Stand via Stewart School and CRP Square.
  • Baramunda Bus Stand to Tamndo will be connected with Corridor V.
  • Corridor VI will be connecting to Khandagiri to IIIT via CET.
  • Corridor VII will be covering Raj Mahal-Master Canteen (Bhubaneswar Station)-Utkal University.

I hope Corridor III goes via Secretariate, Regional College, Acharya Vihar, Institute of Physics as that segment is not covered by any other corridors.

Mass transit plans for Bhubaneswar-Cuttack metroplex

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Following is an excerpt from a report in Telegraph.

RITES, a central government enterprise and consultancy organisation working in transport, infrastructure and related sectors, has planned the introduce “mass rapid transit system” in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack at an estimated cost of Rs 2,246 crore.

Disclosing this at a Bhubaneswar seminar on traffic status today, transport secretary Priyabrata Patnaik conceded that the Union ministry of urban development is considering the proposal.

If the RITES plan gets the Centre’s nod, it will be implemented within five years and is expected to take care of the traffic problem of the twin cities, Patnaik added.

He said RITES had formulated the plan keeping in mind the demands of the two city’s projected population of 40 lakh by 2031.

The mass rapid transit system will include a light, monorail system in Cuttack stretching from Bidanasi to Central Rice Research Institute and a high-capacity bus system for both the cities.

These buses will run between vantagepoints in both Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.

Police commissioner B.K. Behera said the traffic police wing has identified as many as 73 parking places across Bhubaneswar. Once these parking spaces are complete, the problem of traffic congestion on the arterial roads would be reduced considerably, he added.

… On the crowded Rajmahal Junction, an eight-lane road is being planned. The tender for the project will be floated within a month, said the chief engineer. Director of estates P.K. Mohanty said 30 vending zones had been created across the city to prevent roadside vending which leads to traffic congestion.

Vice-chairman of Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) N.B. Dhal said his organisation would be bringing out a new building norm for high-rises, which would earmark 60 per cent of floor area as mandatory parking space.

BDA is also planning a satellite city on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar on a public-private partnership mode, which will also ease traffic load on the main city.