Delhi, situated at the confluence of five national highways, has developed as a major trading centre handling large volumes of goods and commodities. It has a radial pattern of roads whose administration depends upon location and type. Traffic and transportation studies highlighted the importance of ring roads and suggested junction improvements. Mass Rapid Transit Systems were proposed in 1973 and further plans up to the year 2001 have recommended over 200km of Light Rail Transit. Links with planned urban extension areas to house a further four million people will present problems in the next few decades. Many major corridors are carrying more than one million vehicles on an average day with peak journey speeds as low as 8km/h. It is estimated that the population will increase by 30 per cent, the number of vehicles by 100 per cent and the average trip rate by 15 per cent by the year 2001. Bridges across the river Yamuna are overloaded and although new bridges are planned, the time to process plans is much longer than the actual execution time. Solutions being considered include demand management through planning techniques and increased capacity by traffic engineering measures. Conflict free pedestrian facilities need to be developed.

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    Indian Roads Congress

    Jamnagar House, Shahjahan Road
    New Delhi,   India  110 011
  • Authors:
    • SINGH, B
  • Publication Date: 1993-12


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 53-9
  • Serial:
    • Indian Highways
    • Volume: 21
    • Issue Number: 12
    • Publisher: Indian Roads Congress
    • ISSN: 0376-7256

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  • Accession Number: 00665191
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 9 1994 12:00AM