V. TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION

1. PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

B. ON GOING PROJECTS
1. Speed and Delay Studies on National Capital Territory of Delhi Roads
Date of Start

January 2005
(i) Central Road Research Institute, New Delhi ( R )
(ii) Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi. ( S )

 

Scope and Objectives

The main objective of the study was to conduct speed and delay study on primary road network of Delhi and to find average speed of traffic on various road corridors of Delhi. Also to measure the discharge volumes and speeds of the roads in the entire road network and identify the bottlenecks. Scope of the project was limited to the arterial road network of Delhi city limits.

 
Present Status and Progress

The field studies and analyses of data have been completed and final Draft Report has been submitted to Delhi Government, New Delhi.

 
Findings/ Conclusions
The results of the study indicate that about 20 percent of arterial road network is operating under highly congested conditions with travel speeds falling below 20 kmph. Only 23 percent of the arterial network is operating at speeds of 40 kmph and above. These results indicate that the congestion levels are reaching unacceptable limits and serious efforts are required to improve the operating conditions by employing appropriate upgradation measures for the network besides adopting suitable travel demand management measures.