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A Brief Study on Capacity Loss at Major Dhaka City Roads
International Journal of Transportation Engineering and Technology
Volume 2, Issue 1, March 2016, Pages: 1-7
Received: Feb. 13, 2016; Accepted: Feb. 17, 2016; Published: Feb. 26, 2016
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Authors
Reasat-E-Noor , Department of Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Mohiuddin Imran, Department of Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Md. Imran Hossain, Department of Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Abstract
At present, one of the most important phenomena in Dhaka city is traffic congestion which is the result of high amount of existing vehicles in contrast to inadequate roadway facilities. Though there are a set of factors associated to this, one of the major reasons is the inability to use the city roads to their highest capacities. This study is based on finding the major players behind the growing phenomenon of capacity loss in major city roads. For this, seven major roads have been taken into consideration. A survey has been conducted on different roads of Dhaka City different factors playing key role to reduce the overall capacity have been identified. A group of data has been obtained from all of them to find the capacity reduced from all these roads and the usable capacity available. Different behaviors like parking on street, near intersections, existence of shops near roads, periodic maintenance, lack of facilities for waste disposal and several other factors have been identified for the overall situation. From this study, it has been found that the percentage of avg. capacity loss of roads in Dhaka is 12.91%, whereas capacity loss due to On/Off street construction have found to be 13%. On street parking causes more than 10% of loss of capacity. Water logging causes nearly 8% and poor maintenance contributes to about 7% of total capacity loss. Overall, the study has shown some interesting findings regarding major city road conditions and provided adequate recommendations for improvement.
Keywords
Congestion, Capacity Loss, Reduction in Road Width, Transport Condition in Dhaka
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Reasat-E-Noor , Mohiuddin Imran, Md. Imran Hossain, A Brief Study on Capacity Loss at Major Dhaka City Roads, International Journal of Transportation Engineering and Technology. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2016, pp. 1-7. doi: 10.11648/j.ijtet.20160201.11
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