Right from the conception of the idea, Shri Narendra Modi was very clear with his vision: add comfort to the lives of citizens, but be sure to remain compliant with international standards.
Today, the silver-grey-and-orange BRTS "Janmarg" buses have become synonymous with convenient, swift and affordable means of transportation for the people of the city. Behind the curtain, however, it has taken a great deal of care, study and detailing.
The bus stations are the first point of contact for commuters. Hence, they have been designed to convey safety, convenience and a welcoming warmth. This feature was particularly important because an excessively glossy design could have prevented the Janmarg buses from becoming widely acceptable.
Smart payment and contactless ticketing options, in addition to the conventional methods, have made the daily operations automatized, swift and in-tune with the changing face of technology. These systems can accurately service a number of people quickly, which means there are no long queues that easily tire people. All this saves a lot of time for the commuters and enriches their overall experience - a true sign of total operational efficiency.
Finally, the approach and exits of bus stations have been thoughtfully designed and laid out so that they lead to equitable sharing of road and seamlessly merge into the mainstream road network, without endangering pedestrians, commuters or other vehicles. The BRTS manifests "Accessible Ahmedabad" in letter and spirit.
"As Shri Narendra Modi often points out, the BRTS is an intelligent solution in the true sense: technologically advanced, environmentally beneficial and financially viable."