There is a report by Times of India that Traffic congestion in India cost about 1.5 lakh crore annually. Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Kolkata are the four major cities where the cost of the economy is Rs. 1.47 lakh crore annually due to traffic congestion. The peak hours for traffic congestion are 7-9 am and 6-8 pm. Commuters spent one-and-half times longer to travel a given distance as compared to non-peak hours. The study over the four urban areas in January has discovered that Kolkata is the most exceedingly terrible among them so far as traffic congestion is concerned and followed by Bengaluru. Delhi in spite of having a greater number of enlisted vehicles (minimal more than 10 million) is better on account of its good road network, which is about 12% of the capital’s complete region.
On the other hand, Kolkata has scarcely 6% of its all-out zone (total area) under the road network. The overview secured 300 people from every city. As per the report, Delhi has the most astounding share of 45% of individuals utilizing their private vehicles for driving while in Bengaluru their share is 38%. Mumbai bests the rundown with regards to utilizing public transport for commuting followed by Kolkata and it’s most exceedingly awful in Bengaluru.
In Kolkata, private minibusses are the main mode of transport. In spite of having a high density of individuals utilizing public transport, Kolkata is clogged for reasons like less network of roadways, poor geometrics and enormous progression of vehicles in the core part of the city.
Presently Bengaluru is alarming as road network planning is extremely terrible. Moreover, there is also a misuse of roads due to improper traffic engineering and management.
Smart Mobility could be one such solution for traffic congestion in our country. Smart Mobility integrates all modes of transportation and infrastructures (cars, autonomous vehicles, bikes, traffic signals, buildings, parking spaces, emergency vehicles and people of course). Cities with effective smart mobility programs will see a decrease in death and injury caused by human error, a decrease in congestion, and increased economic advantage. One such example is Bicing in Barcelona. Bicing is a bicycle sharing system to facilitate daily transportation for small and medium daily routes within the city in a climate-friendly way. This system can eliminate pollution, roadway noise and traffic congestion that motor vehicles create.
A total of INR 2 billion is invested for implementing Smart Mobility system in first 20 smart cities by the Government of India (FY 2016-17). Additional INR 1 billion per will be invested again for the next three years for further improvement of the system.
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