V. TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION

1. PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

A. COMPLETED PROJECTS
4. Estimation of Fuel Loss on Chelmsford Road, opposite New Delhi Railway Station (Paharganj Side)
Duration

April 2004 May 2005
(iii) Central Road Research Institute, New Delhi (R)
(iv) Petroleum Conservation Research Association, New Delhi (S)

 

Present status and progress

Final report submitted

 
Findings/Conclusions

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

66,000 vehicles ply on Chelmsford road in a day, on a 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 sec. /veh. during peak hours. The low running speeds and delay accrue 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/-. Keeping the characteristics of the traffic and constraints in improving the road infrastructure in view, the improvement measures have been suggested. The measures are of two types; the short term and the long term.

 
Recommendations

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