Comprehensive Transportation Study - Hyderabad Metropolitan Area

Traffic and Transportation Surveys In Study 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

The data to be updated and collected are those usually required for the purpose of metropolitan transport strategic planning. These would include both historical and spatial data. Spatial data are needed for the calibration of the UTP model. A traffic zonal system needs to be determined for the purpose spatial data collection, traffic forecasts and sub area analysis. Considering the vast area under HMA, the population and its distribution over the area, the sample size for the survey should be determined based on the size and spread of the geographical sections. However, it is desirable to adopt an average sample size of at least 1.5% for household survey for the entire region.

The tasks to be conducted under this activity shall include but not limited to the following:

1. Baseline data collection

2. Surveys/studies

a. Design, supervision and implementation of household travel origin-destination survey including a stated preference survey & opinion survey on all necessary issues including Mass Rapid Transit System, integrated system and type of integration.

b. Screen line Traffic Counts

c. Traffic counts at outer cordon and inner cordon points

d. Midblock Traffic volume counts

e. Junction volume and inventory Surveys

f. Regional Traffic Surveys at Major Terminals(Road/Rail/air)

g. Survey of floating population

h. MMTS/sub-urban Railway Passenger survey

i. Bus Passenger Survey

j. Roadside motor vehicle O-D Survey(including Goods Vehicles) Roadside interview & public transport surveys of a conventional kind shall be done for 24 hours at the external cordon (sample survey). For inner cordons and screen line, such surveys shall be done for continuous 24 hours.

k. Estimating speed flow functions

l. Taxi and auto rickshaw surveys (IPT Surveys)

m. Speed and delay surveys

n. Workplaces surveys

o. Goods focal point survey

p. Parking surveys

q. Non-Motorized Traffic survey

r. Opinion survey regarding willingness to pay ,willingness to charge and capacity to pay for various services.

s. The commercial vehicle surveys done on trucks and LCV trips within the study area should correspond to the existing matrix of commercial vehicle trips. Data on O-D time period and goods carried shall be collected for a full 24 hours period. As in the household survey O-D data shall be recorded as accurately as possible to facilitate zone coding. The consultant must collect accurate information on the total number of goods vehicles based in HMA. A scientific basis of sampling for commercial vehicles must be proposed.

3. The interview shall be carefully structured to secure all data required for the model analysis. It should necessarily include:

a. Sample surveys relating to trip data should also take into account the residents of hotels, educational institutions including universities and other residential establishments.

b. For proper estimation of trip details over a geographical area, household surveys and roadside interviews should be utilized. More care should be taken at household surveys to capture all trip details for proper estimation.

c. Factual data on the household location, size and employment details of members, students and vehicle ownership including cycles;

d. Details of all trips made on the day preceding the interview by the residents who are more than 5 years old. These details shall include Origin & Destination (O&D), purpose, and mode time. For trips performed by the rail/bus-name of boarding/alighting stations/points shall be recorded.

e. Income of each member of the household-salary, pension, investment income etc. it is expected to record the details against each individual member of the household.

f. The household interview forms shall be pre-coded as far as practicable. For each household, the measured walking time to the nearest railway station and appropriate bus stop shall be coded irrespective of whether any public transport trips are made.

g. O&D data shall be recorded with full addresses and the addresses should be coded. This must be specifically ensured for Central Business District (CBD) and other business areas.

h. Journey purpose data at origin as well as destination shall be recorded to enable allocation of trips – home to their relevant motivation, e.g. returning from work, education.

i. Classified traffic counts on the screen lines and long term counts on the cordon lines.(Minimum 1 day=24 hours)

j. Speed and journey time surveys

k. Inventory surveys (roads, footpaths, drains, lights, signs, markings etc.)

l. Study of mass transportation systems in HMA.

m. Land-use, populations and employment data

n. The consultants will break these data down into the CTTS zones.

4. Survey data processing and Analysis

5. Study of the existing master plans, Comprehensive Devolopment Plan (CDP) and spatial data

6. Study the physical roadway characteristics (including functional condition of pavement and pedestrian pathways etc in detail).

7. Study the present trend of growth, desired development and actions for inducing desired development from land use, land development and traffic point of view.

8. Study the effect of various alternative development strategies.