TRAFFIC CONGESTION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: LACK OF SPACE OR LACK OF MANAGEMENT
Conference: Creative Trends in Engineering and Technology
Developing countries like India have been facing troubles related to traffic mainly in the urban areas.\nIndia adds about 20 million vehicles to its roads every year including passenger and commercial vehicles. Vehicle\ndensity in India and US are 17 and 641 per 1000 people respectively and population density of Singapore is more than 15\ntimes compared to that of India (7987 and 382 people per square kilometers respectively). These two observations lead\nus to look for reasons for traffic congestion in India. We have identified that poor space management, poor policies at the\nmicro level and virtually non-existent management of crossings and junctions are the main contributors to traffic\ncongestions within cities.
CTET - 2016