DAR ES SALAAM BUS RAPID TRANSIT INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT
- Reference: P-TZ-DB0-021
- Approval date: 30/09/2015
- Start date: 13/01/2016
- Appraisal Date: 13/02/2015
- Status: OngoingOnGo
- Implementing Agency: TANROADS -Tanzania National Roads Agancy
- Location: Dar es Salaam
The project comprises: (a) civil works for construction of BRT infrastructure and NMT facilities along Kilwa road corridor and part of Kawawa Road (20.3 km)(b)Consulting Services:construction supervision, baseline data collection, road safety auditing, feasibility and detailed engineering design of selected critical intersections in Dar es Salaam City and arterials (links) and Traffic Management (c) Project auditing, (d) Technical assistance, (e) Integrated Intelligent Transport system including ICT ducts and capacity Building. and (f) Social/gender empowerment to the urban poor and establishment of HIV/AIDS awareness (g) Design of Urban development project. In addition, the project components include procurement of Buses and the fare collection system to be financed by the Private sector. One hundred and two (102) articulated trunk buses with capacity of 140 passengers will provide both normal (stopping at all stations) and express services (stopping only at connector stations). Additionally a system of 111 feeder buses with capacity of 60 passengers will transport passengers to the trunk system through feeder stations. Trunk buses will be accessed at stations by the passengers at level which will enhance system capacity and comfort. The entire trunk system of 19.3 kilometers will be provided with tree-shaded bicycle and pedestrian ways on both sides of the road. The average distance between bus stops will be 500 meters and system users will be encouraged to either walk or bicycle to the bud stops (privately operated bicycle parking facilities are planned at each bus stop).
The project development objective is to provide enhanced transport facilities that are reliable and cost effective, with a view to improve urban mobility and accessibility to businesses and thereby supporting economic and social development of the city and the Country as a whole. The specific objective is to provide 19.3 km BRT infrastructure along the Kilwa road corridor to address congestion, public transport problem and provision of reliable and accessible transport for women, disabled (handicapped) and elderly citizens with standard and customized large articulated buses and feeder buses. The BRT system would have provision for employment of significant number of women under the project in the subsequent stages and improve air quality along the transport corridors and the city at large once operational. Non motorised transort facilities would also be provided to enhane inclusive growth.
Country Development Strategies: The development of Tanzania's transport infrastructure is undertaken within the scope of existing plans for development. These plans include those that are oriented towards the general development of the economy such as the Vision 2025, the National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty known, by its Swahili acronym, MKUKUTA, and the First Five-Year Development Plan-2010-2015, and those that guide the development of the transport sector such as the Implementation Strategy of the Transport Policy of 2011 to 2025, the Local Government Transport Programme (LGTP) and the Transport Sector Investment Programme (TSIP). The Dar es Salaam BRT Phase 2 is part of the Six Phased DART system Master Plan and Phase 1 has been financed by the World Bank. The Dar es Salaam BRT system is envisioned as a high-quality, low-cost and affordable public transportation system operating on specialized infrastructure with adequate incentives to offer affordable mobility, sustainable urban environment, and better quality of life to the urban population, especially the poor. International experience shows that urban congestion cannot generally be tackled through the expansion of the urban road network, but must be addressed through the provision of attractive mass transit combined with intelligent transport systems for traffic/system management measures, as well as the creation of capacity to manage the urban transport system. It is also assessed that such investments are required to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for poverty reduction. Bank Strategies: BRT infrastructure project is part of the broader BRT Master Plan for Dar es Salaam City and is in line with the Bank's Urban Development Strategy (UDS) of 2011 and Bank's Ten Year (2013 - 2022) Strategic twin objectives that is inclusive and green growth since the BRT project is expected to provide good quality public transport service to all city's' commuters and reduce GHG emissions . This project has been identified in the Country Strategy Paper (CSP 2011 -2015) under pillar 1(infrastructure support) as priority for development. The EAC also considers that the development of transport infrastructure is crucial for stimulating investments in other sectors of the economy.
Main benefits of the project includes: 1Improved public urban transport and Reduced congestion on Kilwa road corridors; 2Improved air quality along the Corridor 3Local jobs created
Generally, from the above, the project would reduce travel time and costs and thereby improve economic productivity of the Dar es Salaam City and its environs and alleviate poverty along with improving health of city residents by reducing transport related air pollutants.
KATALA Jumbe Naligia - RDGE4