8. Impact of Missing Links on Urban Road Network
Date of Start

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


Scope and Objectives

(i) To assess the deficiencies in the existing traffic and network characteristics in influence area of case study link.
(ii) To evaluate the effect of limited improvement and addition of missing links in existing transport system.
(iii) To examine the viability of the proposed missing links connecting NH- 24 and Lodi Road.

The stages in the study involved identification of the surveys to be conducted to assess the nature and magnitude of traffic problems after the development of the missing link. Primary surveys such as O/D studies and classified Volume Count were conducted, and secondary data like detailed road network development proposals by various organizations were collected. Data analysis was done with respect to present scenario and future scenario (with and without the proposed link) traffic impact assessment on the surrounding network was done in terms of impact on capacity, LOS, junctions in impact area, vehicle km, speed etc. Vehicle operation cost was also calculated. Finally traffic forecast and assignment of existing and future traffic was done on the network.
Findings and Conclusions
Based on findings of the study following proposals were made for missing links

(i) Extension of NH – 24 to join Mathura Road near Humayuns tomb.

(ii) A link from Prembari Pul in Pitampuira to outer Ring Road along western Yamuna Canal. And extension of a road between Nehru Place and Hotel Park Royal upto Lotas Temple towards East of Kailash.

(iii) An alternative alignment for Rohtak Road in Karol Bagh by extending Arya Samaj Road through Anand Prabat to connect the existing roads leading to Patel Road and Shivaji Marg.

(iv) More bridges over Yamuna at Geeta colony and Mayur Vihar and across drains passing through Lajpat Nagar, Defence Colony, Sarai Kale Khan and Lodhi Road.