June , 2013
Directorate of Urban Land Transport
Urban Development Department
Government of Karnataka
Mysore is the second
largest city in the state of
Karnataka, located at the
base of the Chamundi Hill
Mysore District is a popular
tourist destination, and
famous for Dasara Festival
Mysore is called the City
Area 128.42 Km2
Location 12.30°N 76.65°E
Population 8,87446 – 2011 census data
Population density 6,910.5 /Km2
NMT mode share 33% (23% walk+10% cycle)
4,95,513 registered vehicles as
of December 2010
Rapid increase in Vehicle
4.9 Lakhs in 2010
1.4 Lakhs in 1996
Source: CTTP Mysore
KSRTC provides City, sub urban and
Mofussil bus services
Mysore is fast falling victim to the trend of motorization i.e. the
increasing use of personal cars and two wheelers.
The city attracts about 4 Million tourists in a year. 70 % of
which is at dhussera period
Mysore is a major Educational hub.
The heritage core of Mysore is located near to the CBD. High
density vehicular traffic in the area hampers the aesthetic of
heritage sites and reduces marketability towards tourists. As all
sites are close to each other, bicycles are the best way to
commute in congested areas and are environmentally safe for
the heritage sites.
•The Public Bike Sharing will help to retain and
improve the aesthetic and overall charm of Mysore
as tourist destination by providing environment
friendly and healthier way to commute.
•The proposal has been linked to public transport
and tourist destinations.
•PBS system will not only benefit general public but
also tourists and students as potential users.
Creation of a Bicycle network and Public bicycle
sharing system in the city will definitely benefit and
encourage NMT users.
CTTP Mysore recommends 126
Kms of cycle tracks in Mysore.
Sl. No. Location Sl. No. Location Sl. No. Location
1 St. Philomena’s Church 19 Vontikoppal 37 Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
2 Mysore Zoo 20 Akashvani 38 Shrirangapatna Temple
3 Race Course 21 Infosys 39 Tippu Summer Palace
4 Mall of Mysore 22 Near GRS Ring Road Circle 40 Sangam
5 Mysore Railway Station 23 GRS 41 Govt. Ayurvedic Hospital
6 Railway Museum 24 St. Joseph's School 42 Private Bus Stand
7 Lalith Mahal Hotel 25 Adichunchanagiri School 43 KSRTC Bus Depot
8 Kukkarahalli Lake 26 ISKON 44 LIC Circle
9 Kalamandir 27 Ganesha Sachinanda Ashram 45 Police Academy
10 Karanji Lake 28 Chamundi Hills (Foot) 46 Chamundi Vihar Layout
11 Wax Museum 29 Chamundi Hills (Top) 47 Sandesh The Prince
12 Jagmohan Palace 30 Nandi Temple 48 KR Mohalla (Opp. Police Station)
13 Crawford Hall 31 Hardlinge Circle 49 Court Road Park
14 KSRTC Bus Stand 32 Directorate of Tourism 50 KG Koppal Circle
15 City Bus Stand 33 Dalavay Lake 51 Saraswatipuram Fire Station
16 Mysore Palace 34 Mysore Airport 52 Ramaswamy Circle
17 Indira Gandhi Museum 35 Brindavan
Elements of Public
A. Station with docking units
B. Advertising space
C. Member access card
E. Security cabin
F. Credit/debit card terminal
G. CCTV Camera
Display Board Display Board Display Board Display Board
Docking station design
Total 52 feasible cycle docking
stations (12 Major and 40 minor
ports) has been identified and
recommended for Mysore PBS.
The total capital cost of 350 bicycle PBS scheme is estimated at
Some of the options to meet these shortfalls are:
1. Provide additional advertisement boards in the city help in meeting shortfalls
in the running costs, the capital cost will still be difficult to meet.
2. Development of a commercial complex (with the control centre ) to provide a
stream of lease revenue to the bike share scheme. However, again shortfall of
the capital cost and running cost.
3. The third option is to obtain a Grant for the capital cost (5.6 Crores). A
loan/debt is not advisable as the negative cash flows would be further
burdened by loan repayment requirements. The Grant in any case does not
still answer the operating shortfalls.
4. The alternative of a larger Grant (16.0 Crore Rupee Grant can support the
system for 5 years ) to support the Capital and operations for a period has
been considered. Any revenue received in the first five years is set to a corpus.
This will then provide revenue by way of interests to the recurring revenue
incomes which then can meet the PBS needs for a comfortable future.
Cash Flow Statement
The 4th alternative in the financing options will be able to meet
cash flows and the PBS in Mysore will run successfully.
Recommended Financial Plan
• UMTA has been set up in Mysore with representation
from all stakeholders and with Commissioner,
Directorate of Urban Land Transport as the Chairman.
• A District Urban development cell(DUDC) will function
as the Project Implementation Unit (PIU).
• A project implementation committee would be set up in
UMTA under the Deputy Commissioner with relevant
stakeholders to manage the PBS.
1. The PBS cannot work as a stand-alone project on
advertising alone and will need a seed capital of
Rs.16 Crores to generate a corpus which will help in
sustaining the project.
2. The additional cost for road improvements
(Footpaths, Median, Signages, road markings) has
been estimated for 52 locations as Rs.7.8 Crores.
3. Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (UMTA) in
Mysore will take the lead role in implementing this
1. Maintenance costs of Geared Cycle vis a vis Non
1. The experience based on the information available is
1. The maintenance costs of the imported bicycles (Rs 20000/-) is
around Rs 9000/- per annum.
2. The maintenance costs of locally manufactured geared cycle (Rs
20000/-) is Rs 5000/- per annum.
3. The maintenance cost of a locally manufactured cycle (Rs 8000/-)
is Rs 2500/- per annum
2. The PBS system in China does not use geared cycles,
whereas those in Europe use a 3 geared, encased in
Districr Urban Development Cell
• DUDC is headed by a Project Director (senior
State Government officer)
• All the Urban sector projects are routed
through the Cell.
• Responsible for Monitoring and reporting
functions in respect of the Projects/ Schemes
of the Urban Local Bodies.