The author describes the proposed road improvement scheme for Delhi based on the results and predictions of the studies carried out between 1969 and 1972. Unlike other Indian cities, Delhi has a relatively small railway network and buses are virtually the only available mode for mass transport. Problems are caused by very low density areas surrounding the centre not being conducive for public tranpsort and forcing cyclists to travel large distances. Because of the cost and unreliability of buses, many trips are by cycle and a ring road was proposed to cater for 7000 passenger car units (pcu) and 8000 cycles per hour. Four intersections were expected to carry 14000 pcu per hour. Decongestion in the central area of the city has been helped by the building of three transport terminals at the periphery of the city and using light motor vehicles to deliver goods. The ring and radial system of roads proposed has resulted in a 40 per cent increase in bus services with only a small fleet addition. The plan also suggests the building of a circular railway line to supplement the ring road and a 58 km long metro to be built in two phases. (TRRL)

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    Indian Roads Congress

    Jamnagar House, Shahjahan Road
    New Delhi,   India  110 011
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  • Publication Date: 1982-12

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 42-50
  • Serial:
    • Indian Highways
    • Volume: 10
    • Issue Number: 12
    • Publisher: Indian Roads Congress
    • ISSN: 0376-7256

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  • Accession Number: 00384608
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 30 1984 12:00AM