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TRAFFIC 2020 VISION FOR VADODARA BY AMRITA DAS

Not more than a couple of decades ago, Vadodara had very few developed areas, RC Dutt road being the only wide and well made road. VIP road was just wide enough to have a rickshaw pass through. Today the city has an area of just 158 sq.km but at the same time it is the third most populated city of Gujarat. Banyan Bloom brings to you the traffic situation of Vadodara and how we see the future of the city. Banyan Bloom(April2013)− 16


THE CITY SCENARIO

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adodara is ever expanding, and with its cosmopolitism it has managed to attract the industrial sector and heavy investments. This has led the city to step into modernization and increase the standard of living. Good political stability favours any kind of scope of progression, for instance the roads have been made wider by squeezing the dividers and pushing the footpaths further away. Few fly-overs have been made easing the traffic flow prominently at Jetalpur and the area near Lal-Baug. The area of the city is its biggest cause of hindrance for the limited number of roads. The width of the roads cannot be increased to the level of the increasing

number of its population and the number of vehicles. At present there are approximately 14 lakh registered vehicles in the city and it is expected to increase to more than 20 lakh by the year 2020. The city’s public transport system is inadequate. The years 1995-2000 has seen the highest increase in the number of vehicles the main reason being the almost vanished ST buses, the trend of two-wheeler due to easy EMI payment schemes and the number of students attending tuitions and classes at odd hours making them integral two wheeler users. The vehicular population is increasing at the rate of 8-9% per year. The average speed is said to decrease drastically if

new roads are not laid and the existing roads are not widened. With the business sector developing the need for better roads is indispensable. A new fly-over is coming up at the VIP road. In its report for Infrastructure Assessment of Vadodara City , the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) stated that “This grim scenario can be averted by carefully planning future roads, prescribing and adhering to standards in road construction and maintenance, incorporating the latest technology in road building and maintenance, strictly implementing RTO rules and above all, educating citizens through an effective communication strategy”.

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