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Evaluation and Improvement of Major Intersection on Eastern Corridor of Gujranwala, Pakistan using SIDRA

Evaluation and Improvement of Major Intersection on Eastern Corridor of Gujranwala, Pakistan using SIDRA

Khawaja Adeel Tariq1*, Hadhi Hassan Khan2, Shuja Zaib Afghan3 and Arslan Raza4

1Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Faisalabad, Faisalabad, Pakistan; 2Pavron consultant, Islamabad, Pakistan; 3Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia; 4Raza Designers and Builders, Lalamusa, Pakistan.

*Correspondence: Khawaja Adeel Tariq, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Faisalabad, Faisalabad, Pakistan; Email: khawajaadeel@hotmail.com 

ABSTRACT

This research focus on assessing traffic conditions at eastern corridor of Gujranwala, City. The selected intersections are Chan Da Qila, Kangniwala Bypass and Sialkot Bypass. The research is performed to identify the existing and future traffic operations at theses intersections. The selected intersections are mostly used by traffic coming to Gujranwala City or moving towards neighboring cities of Daska and Sialkot. The Gujranwala City is also connected with neighboring cities of Lahore and Gujrat through GT Road. The increase in population and vehicles has resulted in traffic congestion on routine basis. The signalized and un-signalized intersection design and research aid software (SIDRA) was used to analyze selected intersection. Topographic survey is conducted for the intersections. Traffic counts are measured manually on every intersection. The data calculated are then changed into Passenger Car Unit (PCU) by applying equivalency factor as recommended by Urban Unit Punjab (Punjab geometric design manual). For computation of Level of Service (LOS), Delay and Volume/Capacity ratio model is used. It is noticed that Level of Services is very poor at these intersections. The modification including provision of additional lanes, signals and increasing lane width is recommended for the intersections. The analysis results of intersection with proposed modification shows improvement in Level of Service. 
 

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology

October

Vol. 53, Iss. 5, Pages 1603-2000

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