The previous paper in this series analysed the growth in the number of motor vehicles on Hyderabad, Pakistan, city roads on the basis of the official figures available for the last decade. It was obvious that the City registered a tremendous growth in the number of motor vehicles over the decade. The growth patterns of different modes indicated that the city traffic problem stems out of the public transport system prevailing in the City. This is just the opposite what the Western World's traffic problem is where private car plays the havoc. Thus to have a further insight into the prevailing public transport system a survey was undertaken. This paper gives the details of the survey. Slow moving vehicles, comprising of animal and hand driven vehicles cause serious disruption in the traffic stream on the city roads. Motor vehicles, however, play a major role in road transportation system. No definite parking places exist for public vehicles in the city resulting in encroachment on the major roads. No proper sidewalks exist for pedestrian traffic. Accidents on the city roads are on the increase. No proper accident records are maintained. (Author)

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    Mehran University of Engineering and Technology

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Jamshoro, Sindh  Pakistan 
  • Authors:
    • KHALID, A
  • Publication Date: 1983-4

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  • Accession Number: 00381717
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1984 12:00AM