Highway Research Record

V. TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION
1.PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
ON GOING PROJECTS
Estimation of Fuel Loss at New Delhi Railway Station (Paharganj Side)

Date of Start:: April 2004
Central Road Research Institute, New Delhi, (R, I)

Findings/Conclusion
A study was undertaken to identify the issues and related problems concerning traffic and road infrastructure on Chelmsford Road (linking outer circle of Connaught Place and Sadar Bazaar, New Delhi) and also to quantify the fuel and time loss due to the delays and low running speeds.
In an estimation, about 66,000 vehicles ply on Chelmsford road per day with running speed of 18.04 km. /hr and 19.24 km. /hr. from CP to Sadar bazaar and Sadar bazaar to CP respectively. Delay is observed to be 158.82 s/veh. during peak hours. The low running speeds and delay accrue to a fuel loss of Rs.2, 38, 43,231/-and Rs. 71, 80,694/- annually. The annual time loss in monetary terms is estimated to be Rs.2, 39, 77,080/-.
Considering the characteristics of the traffic and constraints in improving the road infrastructure, the improvement measures have been suggested. The measures are of two types; the short term and the long term.

Limitations
The measures are specific to the Chelmsford road.