This article presents the methodology, analysis and conclusions of a study to determine the origin and destination patterns of traffic for a proposed expressway between Ahmedabad and Vadodara on Indian National Highway 8 between Bombay and Delhi. The study in particular investigated the intensity of traffic that would enter and leave the ends of the expressway, to identify what link roads need to be upgraded or constructed. An origin-destination survey and traffic count were conducted for 48 hours continuously in 1988; roadside interviewing was used. The cities of Ahmedabad and Vadodara were divided into 8 and 6 origin-destination zones, respectively. The collected data were coded to enable their easy analysis by computer. The following results were obtained: (1) 65% of traffic was heavy vehicles and 35% was light vehicles; (2) more traffic was moving towards Ahmedabad than towards Vadodara; (3) about 80% of NH 8 traffic near Ahmedabad was entering or leaving that city, and the corresponding proportion was 53% for Vadodara; (4) several specific zones were identified in both cities which would generate and attract traffic towards the proposed expressway. Finally, the paper outlines the road planning programme, suggested by the observed characteristics of traffic movements. (TRRL)

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    Indian Roads Congress

    Jamnagar House, Shahjahan Road
    New Delhi,   India  110 011
  • Authors:
    • KAMDAR, V P
    • Desai, N B
  • Publication Date: 1990-5


  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 5-9
  • Serial:
    • Indian Highways
    • Volume: 18
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: Indian Roads Congress
    • ISSN: 0376-7256

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  • Accession Number: 00617616
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1991 12:00AM