DELHI RING ROAD BECOMES PILOT

The Indian government has turned over the problems of congestion of Delhi’s ring road to the local Delhi College of Engineering for a pilot study to see if Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) can solve the congestion and pollution problems of the city’s roads. Besides motorized vehicles, the study will need to take into account bicycles, cycle rickshaws and pedestrians. The new system will build on existing area traffic control and broadcast traffic information, and will require investment in a GPS and geographic information system. Delhi’s traffic problems are due to tremendous population growth: 3.2 million motor vehicles for a population of about 13.4 million people in 1999. Five national highways pass through the Delhi National Capital Territory. Officials hope that an ITS-enabled ring road will help reduce congestion in an area that is heavily dependent on road transportation.

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    • May/June 2005
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    Route One Publishing Limited

    Horizon House, Azalea Drive
    Swanley, Kent  United Kingdom  BR8 8JR
  • Publication Date: 2005-5

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01006978
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 8 2005 7:34AM