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Old January 1st, 2020, 01:08 PM   #1261
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Ring Road is among city’s high-density traffic areas

Surat: About 170 to 200 passenger car units (PCU) per km per hour per lane density during peak morning and evening hours have made the Ring Road one of the high-density traffic areas of Surat. Built 40 years ago, this 6km long six-lane city’s main arterial road provides majority of commuters coming from the walled city an alternative route for speedy travel to Surat railway station.

However, growth of new residential areas in Athwa and beyond and rise in vehicular population from three lakh vehicles in 1980s to 31 lakhs by 2019 have led to maximum usage of the Ring Road.

Dr Shriniwas Arkatkar, associate professor in transport department of Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT), told TOI, “There are three major problems with Ring Road. It witnesses different types of vehicular activities during different periods of the day. Symbolizing corridor centric development, people have no avenue to turn towards, which leads to heavy traffic density during specific time during the day.”

He said the Ring Road has become the most preferred route for people driving 10 lakh vehicles on daily basis. A team of professors from SVNIT has suggested a few solutions which include use of the road by distinct categories of people during different times.

Dr Arkatkar said, “Surat will have to make use of intelligent traffic management system. City must have Wi-Fi sensors across the space and should start levying congestion charges to deter people from using the road when not required. Most important thing is to find an alternative route.”

Ring Road users

About 10 lakh people use the Ring Road at least once a day. Among its users are four lakh textile traders living in Athwa, two lakh people engaged in different professions and another lakh who have to travel to railway station, GSRTC station and beyond for some casual work in other parts of the city. In Surat, of these 10 lakh people hardly 70,000 use public transport. Most like to travel in their own vehicles.
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