BRT Line 3
DTCA is currently implementing Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) under Clean Air and Sustainable Environment (CASE) Project.The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Feasibility Study has been completed, and the ongoing Detailed Design Study is providing key inputs for the preparation of Dhaka BRT project.Capital investment cost is estimated around USD 207.7 million, including initial investment cost USD 175m and rolling stock (USD 208m inclusive).
Length : 22.4 kilometer (At Grade + Elevated-5.295 km)
Route : Airport-Mohakhali-Ramna-Gulistan-Keraniganj
Number of Stations : 16 nos.
Depot : 2 nos.
Flyover : 1 no
Passenger Capacity : 18,000/ hour (both directions)
Commercial Speed : 23 km/hour (average)
Travel Time : 54 minutes (Uttara to Jhilmil)
Headway : 180 sec.
Bus Type : Articulated (18m Long)
Bus Capacity : 140
3D rendering of proposed BRT Line 3 at-grade stations
BRT Line 3 Construction
BRT Line 3 will operate from Gazipur in the north to Kodomtoli Circle in the south, covering a total distance of approximately 42 km. DTCA is responsible for southern section of BRT i.e. from Airport to Keraniganj section (22.4 kilometer). As an adjunct to the development of BRT, numerous additional improvements are also being made such as bus network reform; new feeder bus services; urban landscape improvements; improved traffic signaling and control; and non- motorized transport (NMT) improvements to name a few.
Building a BRT system in Dhaka is an enormous undertaking, but one that will redefine how the city operates. BRT is a key strategy to address (at ground level), the chronic traffic congestion of the corridor, the quality of public transport and the management of traffic. It will provide strong connection between International Airport, Mohakhali Bus Terminal and Jhilimili New Town. It will also provide interchange with MRT Line-1