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Title: Impact of Car Restrictive Policies: A Case Study of Srinagar City in JandK State India
Authors: Pasha A.
Rastogi, Rajat
Mir M.S.
Ulengin F.
Patil G.R.
Ozaydin O.
Tavasszy L.
Verma A.
Published in: Transportation Research Procedia
Proceedings of the World Conference Transport Research, WCTR 2019
Abstract: Urbanization and economic development in developing countries has led to an exponential increase in the ownership and usage of private vehicles in the past decades. Such growths have made city roads choked with congestion. Srinagar city in India is not different wherein the volume to capacity (v/c) ratio of 22 arterial roads was found to be more than 1.0 and associated level of service (LOS) on these links varied between E and F. In addition to this, the city has inadequate public transport and on-street parking is predominant. This case study aims at easing out the traffic situation in Srinagar city by analyzing the impact of car restrictive policy options like Odd-Even road-space rationing, revamping public transportation including inland waterways and prohibiting on-street parking. Household personal interview survey is conducted in 390 households among various Traffic Analysis Zones across the city. The information on existing travel mode used and perceived usage of private vehicles under proposed car restrictive policies are collected. The results indicate that the commuters cover an average distance of 9.89 km with an average speed of 15.40 km/h. The average delay estimated for this distance came out to be 16.03 minutes. 77% of cars and 62% of 2-wheelers comply with Bharat Stage III (Euro 3) emission standards which when compared with the car and 2-wheeler registration in the city reveal that CO and HC+NOx emissions are 8.58 and 4.03 tonnes per day, respectively. When addressed, 57% of the respondents favoured the implementation of Odd-Even policy and 75% of the respondents stated that they will not buy another vehicle if the policy is implemented. Around 64% of the respondents with origin or destination along the river and lake side showed interest in using inland waterways if implemented. All respondents complied with the prohibition of on-street parking provided there are adequate parking facilities available.
Citation: Transportation Research Procedia, 2020, 2690- 2705
Issue Date: 2020
Keywords: Congestion
Inland Waterways
Odd-Even Scheme
On-Street Parking
Transport Policy
ISSN: 23521457
Author Scopus IDs: 57219305557
Author Affiliations: Pasha, A., Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeUK 247667, India
Rastogi, R., Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeUK 247667, India
Mir, M.S., Department of Civil Engineering, Nationa
Corresponding Author: Pasha, A.; Department of Civil Engineering, India; email:
Appears in Collections:Conference Publications [CE]

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