V. TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION

1. PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

A. COMPLETED PROJECTS
3. Estimation of Fuel Loss during Idling of Vehicles at Signalized Intersections
Duration

April 2004 to November 2005
(i) Central Road Research Institute, New Delhi (R)
(ii) Petroleum Conservation Research Association, New Delhi (S)

 

Present status and progress

Final report submitted

 
Findings/Conclusions

It was observed that 372245.6 Kilograms of CNG, 129745.5 litres of diesel and 405042.7 litres of petrol is wasted everyday due to idling of vehicles, at 600 signalized intersections of low, medium and high volume, in Delhi. Converting these figures into monetary terms, the total losses work out to be Rs.272.5 lakhs per day and Rs.994.5 crores per annum.

At the selected 12 intersections, except for Ashram, traffic engineering measures were employed to estimate the savings in delays, and on the basis of the savings accrued at low, medium and high volume intersections the savings at the total signalized intersections was estimated, if similar kind of remedial measures are employed there. A total of 67.78 percent of fuel savings shall be achieved, and a 71.12 percent savings in the economic loss shall be accrued

 
Recommendations

Such type of studies should be conducted in cities of varying population size and traffic composition.