The growth of Gazipur City Corporation has made it necessary to ensure easy and safe travel from Gazipur city to Dhaka city. Honorable Prime Minister of the Government of Bangladesh decided to implement a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system between Gazipur and Airport corridor as an extension of BRT line-3. Bus rapid transit is an improved modern bus transit system providing rapid, affordable and comfortable commuting, which operates in dedicated lanes to provide better passenger services. The benefits include reducing traffic jams and moving large numbers of passengers quickly.
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a high quality high capacity transport system, which provides fast, efficient, rleable and comfortable mode of transport for the travelers. In a BRT system, the buses travel in a dedicated corridor and avoid the congestion on the road. BRT also provides improved waiting facilities and supporting infrastructure for the passengers such as e-ticketing and real time information about bus schedules.
The purpose of this project is to construct 20.50 km of dedicated BRT lane from Gazipur to Hazrat Shah Jalal International Airport. Articulated Buses with high carrying capacity, will run on these dedicated lanes. There will be provision of e-ticketing, automatic ticket counters and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) at the stations for the convenience of passengers. Once implemented, BRT will be country’s first air conditioned and environment friendly modern bus based public transportation system. This system will carry 20,000 passengers per hour in both directions.
The 100% government owned Dhaka Bus Rapid Company Ltd (Dhaka BRT) was formed on 01 July 2013 to implement, operate and management of BRT. At Present all work Package are ongoing.