Multimodal Transit Hub

Author: Shreyas Varun K
Site Location: Bengaluru
Institute: Nitte School of Architecture and Planning, Bengaluru
Advisor: Prof. Ar.Yuvaraj Perumal


As Bangalore is the developing city in India and a metropolitan hub, which intakes thousands of people in search of opportunities every year. Which made me think about the development and connectivity of the spaces through transit.
From the statistics of buses fleet into & within the city could cause a major source for traffic. With this the taught process of decentralizing transit hub has arrived. Based on the analysis, one of the best possible way to reduce traffic in the city is by restricting the inter-city & inter-state buses to the city center. And by having proposals of bus terminals in the periphery of the city ORR with collaboration of both public & private agencies.
Multimodal Transit Facility gathers many modes of transportation together and is strategically located so that the commuter has different transit alternatives to reach the destination. It describes an approach to planning, building, and operating the transportation system, emphasizes optimal utilization of transportation resources and connections between modes. One of the objectives of an Multimodal transit hub is to minimize the cost and inconvenience of changing transit systems by a commuter.
The benefits derived from effective intermodal co-ordination:

  • Lowering transportation costs by allowing each mode to be used for the portion of the trip for which it is best suited.
  • Increasing economic productivity and efficiency, thereby enhancing the Nation’s global competitiveness.
  • Reducing the burden on overstressed infrastructure components by shifting use to infrastructure with excess capacity.
  • Generating higher returns from public and private infrastructure investments.
  • Improving mobility for the elderly, disabled, isolated, and economically disadvantaged.
  • Reducing energy consumption and contributing to improved air quality and environmental conditions.
  • It introduces Single ticket travel which in turn enables easy movement from one mode to another.
  • Reducing Land take for road operations and common amenities & maximizing opportunities for shared          facilities and synergies.
  • Minimizing potential phasing impacts by reducing the number of components that need to be accommodated and avoiding duplication of facilities.


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