VI. RESEARCH WORK DONE IN ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS RELATED TO THESIS WORK

D. TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION
14. Planning of Parking Facilities for Metro Station (Case Study- Delhi Metro)
Date of Start

January 2006
School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi (R)

 

Scope and Objectives

(i) To study the typology of Metro Station and appreciate existing parking facilities at Metro Station.

(ii) To appreciate travel characteristics of metro users at selected metro station.

(iii) To appreciate the surrounding land use and socio-economic characteristics within catchment area of Metro station.

(iv) To assess future parking demand at selected metro stations.

(v) To develop the parking facilities (norms and policies) for metro stations, physical and operational details.

Scope
The scope of the study was limited to defined typologies of metro stations on basis of socio-economic and land use parameters of adjacent areas. Primary surveys at selected stations were conducted, and secondary data was collected with respect of ridership, parking supply and metro stations.

 
Methodology
Literature review was carried out to study the concept related to metro station parking. The next stage was identification of case study area and collection of primary and secondary data. From the data collected, the user characteristics, station characteristics and parking demand and supply were analyzed. Regression for modeling parking demand, was developed. Parking norms and parking policies were formulated on conclusive outcomes.
 
Findings and Conclusions
(i) Parking demand is function of ridership at station.

(ii) Metro is highly used by working people (70-85%) who have their origin and destination within 2 km distance from metro line.

(iii) Users who are working use parking space for long duration (10-12 hrs) whereas other purpose trips require short duration term parking.

(iv) Commercial development within metro premises also account for additional parking demand, which needs to be considered while planning for parking facilities.