Study shows way on odd-even
New Delhi: A study by the Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) on the odd-even scheme could serve as a guide map for the next phase.
The study, which compares road traffic volume on pre odd-even days with that during the fortnight, throws up valid facts: while overall traffic volume went down during the fortnight, the number of buses went up only by 14%. In absolute numbers, the number of para-transit, or autorickshaws, also went down.
The study was conducted on the Mathura Road, said Dr S Velmurugan of the traffic engineering and safety division of CRRI. “The road is one of the busiest stretches in the city, and sees a tremendous volume of traffic — over two lakh vehicles per day. The traffic load has been increasing in the past few years,” said Velmurugan.
The study compared the volume of traffic on a regular day -September 9, 2015- with a day during the vehicle rationing scheme that was implemented between January 1-15, 2016. “The findings were interesting, and can help in managing volume of traffic in the city,” the CRRI scientist said….