Parking Policy in Kolkata Metropolitan Area

November 20, 2017

TRAFFIC & TRAVEL CHARACTERISTICS IN KMA :-

GROWTH OF REGISTERED FAST MOVING VEHICLES :

  • THE TOTAL NO. OF REGISTERED FAST MOVING VEHICLES IN KMC AREA IN 2006 WAS RECORDED AS 11.64 Lakhs.
  • THE ESTIMATED TOTAL NO. OF MOTORISED VEHICLES IN KMA WOULD EXCEED 3.5 Millions BY 2025.

SLOW MOVING VEHICLES :

  • MORE THAN 30,000 SLOW MOVING VEHICLES PLY WITHIN KMA TO CARRY PASSENGERS.
  • BICYCLES ARE VERY POPULAR MODE OF TRANSPORT IN THE CORE AREAS AS WELL AS IN THE MUNICIPAL TOWNS WITHIN KMA. DURING THE YEAR 1996-’97 ABOUT 31.45% (ie. 6.31 lakh) OF THE TOTAL HOUSEHOLDS WITHIN KMA WERE HAVING BICYCLES.

ROAD SPACE :

  • THE MUNICIPAL AREAS WITHIN KMA HAVE ABOUT 8% ROAD SPACE ON AN AVERAGE.
  • OUT OF THE TOTAL 700 km. (approx.) ROAD LENGTH OF HIGHWAYS & ARTERIAL ROADS WITHIN KMA, THE METROPOLITAN CENTRE IS HAVING ABOUT 500 km. ROAD LENGTH .

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