Prioritization of Road Safety Measures Using iRAP Analysis Tool at Critical Black Spot Locations in Delhi Urban Area

The study is focussed on star rating and prioritization of accident black spots based on severity and likelihood of accidents The study also includes economic analysis and investment plan for the same. The case study is National Capital Territory of Delhi, India. According to Delhi Police records, since 2008, more than 72000 people have faced injuries and about 18000 people have died in Delhi in road accidents. The study has been carried out on ten critical black spots which have recorded highest number of accidents in 2014. The data has been analyzed using International Road Assessment Program (iRAP) software, ‘ViDA’ and star rating scores have been calculated for vehicle occupants, Pedestrians, Motor Cyclists, Bicyclists separately at all black spots. The findings suggest that an investment of about Rupees 51.97 crores on 10 Black Spots can save around 19800 accidents with economic gain of rupees 388 crores (NPV) and Benefit/Cost ratio of 8. The prioritization using iRAP’s analysis study tool adopted in this study can serve as an important yardstick for comparative analysis of black spots in Delhi Urban Area.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from the publisher.
  • Authors:
    • Sarkar, P K
    • Aziz, Shawon
  • Publication Date: 2018-12


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 57-65
  • Serial:
    • Indian Highways
    • Volume: 46
    • Issue Number: 12
    • Publisher: Indian Roads Congress
    • ISSN: 0376-7256

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  • Accession Number: 01689108
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 2018 10:50AM