Thursday, September 10, 2009

Snazzy metro, townish streets!

Snazzy metro, townish streets!
B’lore Roads Just A Third Of India Average
A T Subrahmanya | TNN

Bangalore: Maybe Bangalore was meant to remain a small town. It is clearly bewildered by the boom, especially the traffic, while other cities appear more organized.
Each time there is an argument abonazzy metro, townish streets!
B’lore Roads Just A Third Of India Average
A T Subrahmanya | TNN

Bangalore: Maybe Bangalore was meant to remain a small town. It is clearly bewildered by the boom, especially the traffic, while other cities appear more organized.
Each time there is an argument about Bangalore’s infamous traffic, there is comparison to how travelling in Mumbai and Delhi, which have a heavier vehicle population, is less cumbersome. Though everybody agrees that public transport is more dynamic in those cities, there are other reasons too, says the Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT).
One of the major issues in inadequate road network: just 8.4% of the built-up area of the city, while the optimum is 20-25%. The built-up area is the constructed space of the city.
Central city zones like Bangalore West, East and South with the highest educational, commercial and institutional activity are the most congested during peak hours, characterized by low speed and high travel time.
The study of the city’s eight zones over several criteria says Bangalore East, South and West are most congested, though they are well networked. According to Mohammed Mohsin, joint secretary, urban development department and director of DULT, the basic objective is to have a report to suggest building capacity. Though the final draft of the study is done, Mohsin said: “We are still going over the draft guidelines. We welcome suggestions from the public, who can access the report on our website.’’
NOT ENOUGH
Woes begin with road network, which is 8.4% of built-up area
Other Indian cities boast of better network: Mumbai has 16%, Delhi 20%
Desired network is 20%-25% Seamless traffic still a dream TIMES NEWS NETWORK
Bangalore: Travel time in Bangalore during peak hours seems unending, mainly due to poor road network, which is ill-equipped to cope with heavy traffic. Public transport also contributes to vehicular congestion, says a study by the Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT).
DELAYS OCCUR DUE TO THE FOLLOWING REASONS:
Signals on predominantly tidal corridors
Peak-time delays during work trips and return-home trips
Signal timings not optimized
Lost time at junctions is high
One-way movements lead to heavy inflow requiring bigger green time
Central area junctions operate beyond capacity
Manual control of junctions are biased
LOW ROAD CAPACITY
Transportation capacity in terms of network is inadequate for BBMP area
Road density is 1,044 km per 100 sqkm, 1.03 km per 1,000 people, 2.56 km per 1,000 vehicles
In Delhi, road density is 2,090 km per 100 sqkm, 2.24 per 1,000 people, 5.92 per 1,000 vehiclesut Bangalore’s infamous traffic, there is comparison to how travelling in Mumbai and Delhi, which have a heavier vehicle population, is less cumbersome. Though everybody agrees that public transport is more dynamic in those cities, there are other reasons too, says the Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT).
One of the major issues in inadequate road network: just 8.4% of the built-up area of the city, while the optimum is 20-25%. The built-up area is the constructed space of the city.
Central city zones like Bangalore West, East and South with the highest educational, commercial and institutional activity are the most congested during peak hours, characterized by low speed and high travel time.
The study of the city’s eight zones over several criteria says Bangalore East, South and West are most congested, though they are well networked. According to Mohammed Mohsin, joint secretary, urban development department and director of DULT, the basic objective is to have a report to suggest building capacity. Though the final draft of the study is done, Mohsin said: “We are still going over the draft guidelines. We welcome suggestions from the public, who can access the report on our website.’’
NOT ENOUGH
Woes begin with road network, which is 8.4% of built-up area
Other Indian cities boast of better network: Mumbai has 16%, Delhi 20%
Desired network is 20%-25% Seamless traffic still a dream TIMES NEWS NETWORK
Bangalore: Travel time in Bangalore during peak hours seems unending, mainly due to poor road network, which is ill-equipped to cope with heavy traffic. Public transport also contributes to vehicular congestion, says a study by the Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT).
DELAYS OCCUR DUE TO THE FOLLOWING REASONS:
Signals on predominantly tidal corridors
Peak-time delays during work trips and return-home trips
Signal timings not optimized
Lost time at junctions is high
One-way movements lead to heavy inflow requiring bigger green time
Central area junctions operate beyond capacity
Manual control of junctions are biased
LOW ROAD CAPACITY
Transportation capacity in terms of network is inadequate for BBMP area
Road density is 1,044 km per 100 sqkm, 1.03 km per 1,000 people, 2.56 km per 1,000 vehicles
In Delhi, road density is 2,090 km per 100 sqkm, 2.24 per 1,000 people, 5.92 per 1,000 vehicles

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