Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 28, Pages: 1-5
V. Sampathkumar*, J. Vanjinathan and Pemmaraju Vaishnavi Rao
Department of Civil Engineering, Sathyabama University, Jeppiaar Nagar, Rajiv Gandhi Road, Chennai – 600119, Tamil Nadu, India;
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To improve the traffic flow at the Moolakadai intersection along Grant Northern Trunk road of north Chennai, traffic survey is conducted which include road inventory and volume count along the various arms towards the intersection. Volume accumulation curves are developed and peak volume and peak time is obtained. From the analysis it is found that the peak volume is of 9556 passenger car equivalence during 18 to 19 hours at this intersection. Volume to capacity ratio is found greater than one which makes high level of congestion and poor level of service. To manage this Transport System Management concepts are suggested in various scenarios which may reduce the volume lesser than the capacity.
Keywords: Traffic Congestion, Travel Demand Management, Traffic Survey, Transport System Management, Volume Count
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