Vehicle Depreciation Caused by Stop-and-Go Situation in Dhaka City

With the present growth of the number of vehicles, the question arises for Dhaka Metropolitan City, whether it is possible to have a desired travel speed due to stop-and-go situations. A weak infrastructure has led to the heterogeneous mixing of vehicles along with non-lane based movement and no access control. Vehicles plying on the road are facing various problems. One major problem is the accelerated vehicle depreciation and increasing operational and maintenance costs. In this regard, a comprehensive study was undertaken to find out the problems associated with the frequent vehicle interruption. Observation methodology was used to count the number of interruptions of different types of vehicles, where it was found that at a congested peak period on average the number of interruptions of a particular vehicle is almost 3-10 times as compared to free flow conditions. It also appeared that the extent of a peak period in Dhaka City is ever increasing and the average vehicle travel speed is reduced to almost 8 kph. In order to assess the extent of vehicle depreciation caused by the stop-and-go situation, a broad questionnaire survey was conducted among the vehicle owners as well as in various garages. Findings of this research along with appropriate remedial measures are presented in the paper.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 131-139
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of First International Conference on Traffic and Transport Engineering (ICTTE)

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  • Accession Number: 01594732
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9788691615307
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 2016 8:05PM