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Research Paper | Engineering | India | Volume 7 Issue 3, March 2018
Crying Need for India's Optimised Traffic Paradigm: Amethi District as the Test Bed
Abstract: Indias economic growth in last 2 decades is tangibly visible on the roads, streets, dirt tracks, lanes of its cities, towns and countryside. These are all carrying the booming traffic of cars, buses, rickshaws, large monster size trucks, motorcycles, cycles and pedestrians. Indias traffic of today is reminiscent of the chaos of Wild West of America of last century. Large numbers of road accidents are leading to precious loss of lives. According to one study, in case of road crash deaths, Indias most populous state Uttar Pradesh topped the list of accident related fatalaties with a percentage share of 12.8 % followed by Tamil Nadu (11.4 %) and Maharashtra (8.6 %) in 2016. In 2017 again, Uttar Pradesh led the nation in having maximum casualties at 20142. Therefore, there is a compelling need to address the growing chaos with an effective, optimized, engineered Traffic Management and Regulation covering aspects of Traffic optimization, Safety measures, and consolidation of automobiles. Since India is a signatory of Brasilia Declaration for bringing down the road accident related fatalities by 50 % by 2020, it is imperative to adopt a basket of corrective/preventive and prophylactic measures to bring back the dignity to human lives. There is a crying, crying and crying need to address the problem. This paper is an attempt to present these issues with some solutions. Amethi District of Uttar Pradesh can be a cradle of fresh ideas of Traffic Management and Traffic regulation.
Keywords: Traffic Optimization, Accidents, Roads, Traffic Regulation, Traffic Regulation, Road Fatalities, Amethi District Traffic Plan, Intelligent Traffic Management System
Edition: Volume 7 Issue 3, March 2018,
Pages: 1365 - 1372