Transportation Planning

Ongoing Projects

Preparation of a comprehensive bicycle plan for the city of Pune

Client: Pune Municipal Corporation (DULT)
Partners in the Project: Centre for Environment Education (CEE) and Prasanna Desai Architects (PDA)
Project Description: iTrans (lead firm), along with Centre for Environment Education (CEE) and Prasanna Desai Architects (PDA), are preparing a citywide Masterplan for cycling, City wide bike-share strategy, area level detailed cycle plan and bike share system for the city of Pune. This project has 80% funding from the MoUD for the preparation of this Plan and involved comprehensive outreach, branding and awareness raising activities. The funds for the implementation of the project have already been allocated in the Smart City proposal of Pune.

Preparation of station accessibility plan for 5 metro stations in package-1 as per DULT's RFP for Consultancy Services for preparation of station accessibility plans for metro stations in Bangalore, Karnataka

Client: Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT)
Partners in the Project: Mott MacDonald Pvt. Ltd.
Project Description: BMRCL has planned a 42km Phase-I network of underground and elevated metro rail system known as Namma Metro. In this regard DULT has awarded the project for station accessibility plan which is to be prepared within the overall framework of the national urban transport policy (2006). This is to bring about more equitable allocation of road space with people, rather than vehicles, as its main focus; and encourage greater use of public transport and non-motorized modes.

Consultancy service for developing guidance documents for Non-Motorized Transport, Bike Sharing Scheme and Transit Oriented Development.

Client: IBI consultancy India Pvt. Ltd.
Project Description: The Ministry of Urban Development MoUD), Government of India (GOI) recognized need for green infrastructure and transportation, improved liveability, sustainability and taken up multiple capacity building schemes in urban transport. The Sustainable Urban Transport Project is part of the capacity building scheme that is jointly funded by MoUD, GEF, World Bank and UNDP. As part of this project, MoUD has appointed IBI group and iTrans pvt. Ltd. To undertake the task of developing guidance Documents that is further enhanced through city specific plans. This guidance document is expected to achieve enhance Capacity in implementing sustainable transportation concepts in India through development of Transit Oriented Development (TOD), Non-Motorized Transport (NMT) and Public Bike Sharing (PBS) Scheme Plans.

Proposal for campus master plan for IIT Jodhpur- mobility design.

Client: Studio for Habitat Futures (SHiFT)
Project Description: The Indian Institute of Technology Rajasthan, Jodhpur to develop its campus at Jodhpur as a "smart-intelligent eco-campus" appointed consultant to prepare a "campus master plan". A part of this project was to design the mobility master plan for the campus promoting sustainable transport which was awarded to iTrans. This included planning for pedestrian, Cyclists, Zero emission vehicles, smart and interactive mobility solutions within the campus. Also, plan for interchange between city transport services and campus transportation system.

Completed Projects

Low-Carbon Comprehensive Mobility Plan (LCMP) for Visakhapatnam

Client: UNEP-Risoe Centre, Denmark
Project Description: The LCMP is a Comprehensive mobility plan for the city of Visakhapatnam, which also considers the carbon component of mobility in the city. Various indicators measuring the economic, environmental and social components of mobility in the city are used to evaluate the current mobility situation in the city. Carbon-benchmarking for the travel activity in the city is also a part of the study. Various future scenarios are developed considering the land-use, public transport, Non-Motorised transport and policy changes in the city and the scenario which results in a low-carbon but sustainable development of the city is selected. Four project ideas to achieve this scenario are proposed and pre-feasibility studies for each of the projects are carried out and presented in the required formats of funding agencies.

Preparation of DPR based on formation of clusters of sharing cycle from various metro stations of DMRC & connecting adjoining areas.

Client: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC)
Project Description:
Identification of main, shadow and satellite stations
Preparation of route maps and structure maps,
Identification of advertisement potential, statutory guidelines
Identification of land ownership status for final main and satellite stations
Financial estimate of various components of projects – this includes cost and revenue estimates for all stations
Preparation of indicative modular structure drawing for the PBS station
Estimation of profit/loss for project period of 5 years for all stations

Bus Rapid Transit Pre-feasibility study in Dhaka

Client: World Bank
Partners in the Project: DevCon Consultants, Dhaka
Project Description: The project involves studying the feasibility of BRT in three radial corridors of Dhaka. The study involves recommending the conceptual design of BRT in the radial corridors and ranking the corridors in order for suitability of BRT.

Bus Rapid Transit for Patna-Detailed Project Report (DPR)-Stage 1

Client: Bihar Rajya Pul Nirman Nigam & Urban Development Department Bihar, Patna
Partners in the Project: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Sandeep Gandhi Architects, VKS Infratech Management Private Limited.
Project Description: The project involves preparation of detailed project report for the design and implementation of BRT in Patna City.

Traffic & public Transport Assignment (BRT, Metro & PRT) for Gujarat International Financial & Tech City

Client: Louis Berger Consulting Private Limited, Gurgaon
Project Description:
Traffic demand values, in PCUs, of vehicles on the road network of GIFT.
Estimation of O-D matrix in the zones of GIFT.
Integrating three modes of public transport namely BRT, Metro and PRT
Boarding and Alighting demand at each transit stop.
Sensitivity analysis of change in land use with travel demand on different transit stops and loads on road network of GIFT.

Project Monitoring and Evaluation of Pimpri Chinchwad BRT Corridor - NMT Experts.

Client: IBI Consultancy India Pvt. Ltd
Project Description:
•Leadership and vision for the NMT assessment component of the monitoring & Evaluation of Pimpri Chinchwad BRT corridors Project.
•Help develop, support and review the monitoring & evaluation framework and survey formats for the M&E Project.
•Carry out assessments for the NMT performance indicators including workability and accessibility parameters.
•Support in the creation and execution of the action plan for the M&E activities of the project.
•Analyze and present the NMT impacts from both primary & secondary sources of data.
•Attend and present the NMT impacts from both primary & secondary sources of data.
•Support all aspects of the M&E effort to enhance the quality of the output.

Additional Services for Naya Raipur Development Authority

Client: Naya Raipur Development Authority (NRDA)
Project Description:
Topographical surveys for the 16.5Km of new corridor approved
Review of pedestrian/ cycle plan for capital complex and its integration with main network.
Defining the circulation network for pedestrians and proposing location and designs for crossing facilities and other components needed to ensure safety.
Ensuring that the circulation network of pedestrians and cyclist in the capital complex is integrated with the main city network and proposing any design components needed for the integration.
Prepare a parking plan for cyclists for capital complex
Define numbers of cycle stands needed at each location
Propose a conceptual design for a modular bicycle parking shelter that can be replicated at these locations.

Status of Non-Motorized Transport (NMT) in Coimbatore city of Tamil Nadu.

Client: ICLEI –Local Governments for Sustainability – South Asia
Project Description:
Project introduction, NMT sensitization and assessment outcomes
Preparation of survey formats, tools if needed, brief questionnaires, data required for further mapping of potential NMT corridors, other technical details.
Capitalisation of survey information, coding and decoding work, comparison to previous data, detailed analysis, preparation of maps.
Project status and preliminary analysis presentations to city officials
Finalisation of report format and preparation of concept plans and recommendations for specific areas on NMT provisions like immediate

Safety audit for outdoor advertisement of Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon limited.

Client: Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon Limited (RMGL)
Project Description: Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon Ltd. (RMGL) is required to safety audit for its outdoor advertisement installed/or proposed to be installed along its metro alignment in Gurgaon. As per the directive of Honorable high court of Punjab and Haryana, a team comprises of Halcrow, Anvita Arora representing iTrans, Navdeep Asija has been asked to conduct the safety audit for the RMGL alignment.

Hyderabad Metro- Planning for Access and Inter-modal integration

Client: Hyderabad Metro rail Ltd.
Project Description: The study involves planning for the accessibility of Hyderabad metro by various available modes and integrating it into the existing transport system. As a part of the study, various access modes to the metro i.e. Walk, cycling, para-transit like Auto-rickshaws and other public transport modes like the city buses and the MMTS are considered and indicators are developed to measure the accessibility of the proposed metro system. Mode wise demand at each station and along various corridors is estimated and the guidelines to develop adequate access facilities for each of these modes are formulated. Three case-stations are selected along the Phase-I network of the Metro and detailed design drawings showing the required infrastructure provisions for the access of pedestrians, cyclists and transfers from autos, buses and the proposed public-bicycle sharing system are developed.

DPR for the development of Cycle Tracks and Walkways in Naya Raipur

Client: Naya Raipur Development Authority, Raipur
Partners in the Project: SG Architects, New Delhi, Urban Mass Transport Corporation, New Delhi
Project Description: Preparation of Detailed Project Report for cycle tracks and walkways in Naya Raipur, which includes NMT and infrastructure Data Collection, NMT demand assessment and the walkways and cycle tracks required on various stretches of the city to cater to this demand. The project also includes Bid Process Management for selection of Contractor for Development of Cycle Track & Pedestrian Walkway and Bid Process Management for selection of PMC for Development of Cycle Track & Pedestrian Walkway and Bus Shelter, Bus Depot & Bus Terminal in Naya Raipur.

Transport Infrastructure and Internal transport system for Pallava, Dombivali

Client: Lodha Dwellers Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai
Project Description: Pallava is a township being developed near Dombivali, Mumbai. The transport infrastructure provisions are to be decided based on sustainable transport objectives of promoting Non-Motorised and Public transport modes within the township. To realize this objective, demand estimation of various modes through modelling using TransCAD 5.0, for the horizon year when the entire township are being developed. Different scenarios have been developed in modelling and the most sustainable scenario has been selected for development. For this development scenario, the Right of Ways (ROW) required for different modes, likely parking demand, parking locations and areas required have been identified. The project also includes the concept and schematics of the proposed transport system and the suggestions of lighting design of streets.

Feasibility Study for Bus Rapid Transit System on the East West corridor in Delhi

Client: Urban Mass Transport Corporation, New Delhi
Partners in the Project: Sandeep Gandhi Architects, New Delhi
Project Description: The study involves studying the feasibility of the proposed East-West BRT corridor in Delhi from physical, transport and structural point of view. Our involvement is in the transport part which includes traffic data analysis along the corridor, base year and future year BRT ridership predictions using various mode shift scenarios and assisting UMTC in the financial analysis of the BRT system.

Techno-Economic Feasibility Study for Monorail in Patna

Client: RITES Ltd., New Delhi
Project Description: The project included four-step demand modelling for the city of Patna. Travel demand forecast for Patna Urban Agglomeration Area (PUAA) and developing the Monorail Network for the city. Modelling various scenarios for the city in TransCAD 5.0 for both road-only network and also Monorail Network was carried out. Based on the modelling results, section wise ridership estimates on the network, direction wise Boarding and Alighting counts at the stations were derived, which formed the basis for economic and financial analysis of the project.

Traffic & Transit Assignment for GIFT city

Client: Fairwood Consultants, Noida
Partners in the Project:Louis Berger Inc, Gurgaon
Project Description:The project involves estimating the traffic loads on the road network of GIFT (Gujarat International Financial Tech.) city, through travel demand modelling and estimating the rider ship of the four public transport modes available in GIFT.

Comprehensive Mobility Plan of Patna

Client: Bihar Rajya Pul Nirman Nigam, Patna
Partners in the Project:Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, VKS Infratech Management Private Limited
Project Description:The project involves preparation of mobility plan of the city, its future travel demand modeling, public transport planning, measures for integration of land use plans with transport plans.

Bus Rapid Transit Pre-feasibility study in Dhaka

Client: World Bank
Partners in the Project: DevCon Consultants, Dhaka
Project Description: The project involves studying the feasibility of BRT in three radial corridors of Dhaka. The study involves recommending the conceptual design of BRT in the radial corridors and ranking the corridors in order for suitability of BRT.

Monitoring Green House Gas(GHG) emissions in road transport sector in the cities of Delhi and Kolkata

Client: EG Gas, Kolkata
Partners in the Project: Grutter Consulting, Switzerland; Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Government of India; EG Gas Ltd, India; TRIPP-IIT Delhi, Jadavpur University, WB Pollution Control Board
Project Description: This project involves a baseline study of emissions of vehicular green house gas.