VI. RESEARCH WORK DONE IN ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS RELATED TO THESIS WORK

D. TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION
17. Role of Intelligent Transport System in Bus Terminal Management – ISBT, Kashmere Gate
Date of Start

January 2006
School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi

 

Objectives

(i) To study the components of a bus terminal management

(ii) To appreciate the different bus terminal management schemes and study the parameters related to efficiency of terminal management

(iii) To study the operational characteristics and behavioural pattern of users in a terminal

(iv) To evaluate the benefits of its tools for terminal management

(v) To prepare ITS tool based plan for terminal management

 
Methodology
Literature Study of Bus Terminals was done and data identified in initial stage. At the next stage some important data was collected through Primary Survey – Bus Alighting and Boarding Survey, Passenger Typology (I.S. and Local), Passengers and Visitors Boarding and Alighting Survey, User Requirement of Arrival and Departures. The issues, problems and potentials coming up from the study were identified. ITS tools related to bus terminal management were identified. ITS based bus terminal management plan for the study area was evolved at the end.
 
Findings and Conclusions
(i) It as observed that facilities which were available in the terminal complex were not utilized properly leading to loss of passenger value of time and cost.

(ii) Features like passenger enquiry system at departure block, announcement system, and public address system need to be introduced to save the value of time and cost of passenger.

(iii) It was proposed that buses should spend minimum time in the terminal including minimum time at exit point.

(iv) Only authorized buses should enter in the terminal and the schedule for operation of buses needs to be vigorously pursued to increase terminal throughout.