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Classified Traffic Volume Study at Ghatekesar Junction

Journal: International Journal of Engineering and Techniques (Vol.3, No. 6)

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Page : 420-435

Keywords : Volume count; PCU; Railway Junction.;

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Traffic engineering uses engineering methods and techniques to achieve the safe and time efficient movement of people and goods on roadways. The safe and efficient movement of the people and goods is dependent on traffic flow, which is directly connected to the traffic characteristics. The three main parameters of a traffic flow are volume, speed and density. In the absence of effective planning and traffic management of the city, the current road infrastructure cannot cater the future needs of the city. The current work studies traffic characteristics in the city of Ghatkesar at Railway Junction. In this work emphasis was given on traffic and the analysis was carried out through primary traffic flow surveys at Railway Junction in Ghatkesar. Traffic flow is studied by manual methods. For better understanding of the present status of traffic flow at the Junction, traffic survey is conducted. Calculation of Passenger Car Unit (PCU�s) for different vehicle types was provided by our respected course co-coordinators of the course CE. With the help of the data collection, an attempt has been made to understand the traffic patterns during different time periods. Traffic control at the Junction is also dependent on traffic flow characteristics. Hence the results from the present study are helpful in controlling the traffic at the intersection and also in suggesting some of the remedial measures to improve the traffic safety in the region. Remedial measures such as widening the road, by providing more public transport can be recommended based on the outcomes of the works.

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