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Nat Geo Show : The Next Frontier – Smart Cities India

Nat Geo Show on Smart Cities in India has been very well documented. It features the development with respect to Smart Cities mission in cities like Surat, Vishakapatnam, Pune and Varanasi. Each city is leading it’s change in particular aspect as necessary in the city. As these cities set the benchmark for development, implementation and projects in regards to smart technologies, other cities can replicate similar implementation at their level.

SURAT

Under the Smart Cities implementation projects Surat is leading in transportation and public services. Surat Municipal Corporation managed Bus Rapid Transit System BRTS is a fully functional centralized GPS system based Bus transport system in the city with a separate corridor for the buses. The system is centrally managed and monitor with over 270 buses running across the city. Electronically managed timings shown on the display inside the bus stops provided a glimpse of the waiting time for the passengers. Online booking of tickets and schedule help to avoid queues.

To promote the use of Public transport – City mayor travels to work via BRTS once in a week. Surat also has bicycles for use at various junctions to provide last mile service. (Not shown in the show)

City is monitored from the command center and actions taken respectively to correct any course.

VISHAKAPATNAM

Vishakapatnam is leading this frontier by developing new projects in the city for beautification, public parks and various projects undertaken to set a benchmark in design, development and public awareness and sensitivity. Under such projects one of the park has been developed keeping in mind the requirements for special children who seem to be enjoying and having a good time everyday in such park.

Popularity of that park has raised curiousity in other city administrators and Commissioners who seem to be interested in replicating similar projects in their own cities. We must set such benchmark in every front of development and implementation in projects across India.

Similar large scale park is being developed with facility for skating at national level by the same team. Along with local plants and greenery, design and astetics are given prime importance. Such projects boost the morale of city dwellers and create a positive vibe for the future.

PUNE

Pune is leading in technology implementation under Smart cities. Pune has implemented Emergency Call Boxes which are attended and managed by a central help centre. Any kind of Emergencies are attended by a call and immediate action taken via various departments in place.

Entire city is under observation via centrally managed system and every occasion is planned for. Any traffic movement is routed via centrally managed display hoardings.

VARANASI

Varanasi is leading the change in restoring archeological sites and monuments of cultural importance. Once such project near the Ganga river is go restore a temple and build a complex which is connected to the river directly. Major services will be upgraded to latest modern technology and services like online darshan, pre-booking, personalized guide and similar are available.

Development across various cities and projects under taken to improve the functioning of cities along with public participation is bringing some of the cities to global standards and similar projects are replicated by smaller cities in frontiers of energy, transportation, digitization, cleanliness, hygiene, emergency and healthcare services and centrally operated services.

India is changing with it’s cities becoming smarter and people adopting new technologies. In times to come, some of the cities will be the leaders in many frontiers and set benchmark in city functioning. We wish to see many more such projects unfold and provide comfort to the citizens.


SMC plans roof-top solar implementation on BRTS Bus Stops

Surat: Roof-top solar power generating systems with 200KW capacity will be installed on 156 BRTS bus stops in the city. A private company into the business of solar power generation will install the system and maintain it for a period of 25 years. The Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) will purchase the power produced at concessional rates.

SMC has invited tenders from solar power developer to survey and set up 200KW solar power units at BRTS bus stops by adopting the Renewable Energy Service Company (RESCO) model.

Under this model, the company will install and maintain the solar power system and civic body will purchase the electricity produced at a fixed rate for stipulated period of time.

“This would suffice us to run electrical operations in and around the bus stop,” said SMC commissioner M Thennarasan.

According to an estimate, a 200KW roof-top solar power system generates nearly 250 units every month and 100 such panels would generate 25,000 units. A solar power company would provide SMC electricity at the rate of Rs 5.8 per unit against regular market rate of Rs 7.69 per unit, resulting in a saving of up to Rs 5.25 lakh in electricity bills.

Besides solar power generation, SMC has also started giving contracts for setting up hoardings atop its bus stops.


Source : Times Of India

SURAT BRTS BUS ROUTE 20 – KOSAD EWS H2 BRTS TO KHARWARNAGAR BRTS

BRTS route 20 runs from Kosad Ews H2 BRTS to Kharwarnagar BRTS with 16 stops in between and takes about 35 minutes.

#BRTS Station
1Kosad Ews H2 BRTS
2Kosad Ews H1 BRTS
3Kosad Housing Board BRTS
4Kosad Fire Station BRTS
5Pandit Shyamji Krishna Verma Bridge BRTS
6Gajera Circle BRTS
7Dr. Shyamaprasad Mukharji Lake Garden BRTS
8Katargam BRT
9Katargam Darwaja BRT
10Gotalawadi
11Patelwadi
12Railway Station Terminal
13Linear Bus Stop
14Golden Point
15Sahara Darwaja
16Udhana Darwaja BRTS
17Kharwarnagar BRTS

BRTS Image Gallery.


Surat Sitilink and BRTS is an on-going project by Surat Municipal Corporation. New buses and routes are added frequently. We try to keep the details updated. However if you find any changes or mistakes, do let us know. Also share your experience of Sitilink and BRTS journey in the comments section below. We wish you a wonderful and happy stay in Surat.

SURAT BRTS BUS ROUTE 16 – Gajera Circle BRTS TO Dindoli Varigruh BRTS

BRTS bus route 16 runs from Gajera Circle BRTS to Dindoli Varigruh BRTS with 20 stops in between and takes about 30 minutes.

BRTS Station
Gajera Circle BRTS
Fulpada Road BRTS
Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Rustom Baug BRTS
Vallabhacharya Road BRTS
Hirabaug BRTS
D.G.V.C.L. Urja Sadan BRTS
S.M.C. Kapodara Ward Office BRTS
Lambe Hanuman Road BRTS
Anjani Boot Bhavani Road BRTS
Sitanagar BRTS
Amazia Amusement Park BRTS
Magob Gam BRT
Magob Parvat Khadi Bridge BRTS
Parvat Gam BRTS
Devadh Gam Road BRTS
Jai Jogani Mata Chowk BRTS
Aaspas Dada Temple BRTS
Mangal Pandey Hall BRTS
Maharana Pratap Bridge BRTS
Dindoli Kharwasa Road BRTS
Dindoli Varigruh BRTS

Surat Sitilink and BRTS is an on-going project by Surat Municipal Corporation. New buses and routes are added frequently. We try to keep the details updated. However if you find any changes or mistakes, do let us know. Also share your experience of Sitilink and BRTS journey in the comments section below. We wish you a wonderful and happy stay in Surat.

Surat City BRTS Real Time Bus Tracking

Surat Municipical Corporation has collaborated with Google along with the help of Surat Sitilink Ltd and Surat Smart City Development to add real-time information of buses into Google Maps. Now you can see the details of real-time information of buses which will help you plan your journey as well as you won’t be sitting at the bus-stop wondering when the bus will arrive. You can click on the bus-stop you are at and see the buses which are going to arrive, the expected time for those buses and delay.

This feature is available on both Android and iOS apps of Google Maps.



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SURAT BRTS BUS ROUTE 18 – Utran R.O.B. Bridge BRTS TO Railway Station Terminal

BRTS route 18 runs on Utran R.O.B. Bridge BRTS to Railway Station Terminal with 9 stops in between and takes about 20 minutes. This route connects the city with Utran. One can take a memu or passenger train to come from Utran to Surat Railway Station, however the frequency of such trains is very less. You can find those details in our trains section.

BRTS Station
Utran R.O.B. Bridge BRTS
Shree Swami Dayanand Saraswati Bridge
S.M.C. Kapodara Ward Office BRTS
D.G.V.C.L. Urja Sadan BRTS
Shrimad Vallabhacharya Chowk BRTS
Baroda Pristage BRTS
Maangadh Chowk BRTS
Central Ware House BRTS
S.M.C. Varachha Health Centre BRTS
Railway Station Terminal
SURAR BRTS BUS ROUTE NO 18

Surat Sitilink and BRTS is an on-going project by Surat Municipal Corporation. New buses and routes are added frequently. We try to keep the details updated. However if you find any changes or mistakes, do let us know. Also share your experience of Sitilink and BRTS journey in the comments section below. We wish you a wonderful and happy stay in Surat.