Best Practices for Traffic Signal Operations in India

Sector Systems and Planning
Undertaken By IBI Consultancy India Private Limited
Undertaken By base All India
Year 2016

Signalised intersections are critical for managing city traffic and therefore should be designed to maximise the throughput of traffic. However due to inappropriate signal timing cycles that do not take into account the actual traffic volumes at the intersections at any given point of time, there are significant delays and vehicle idling making intersections hot-spots of vehicular emissions and poor air quality. In Indian context, improving the efficiency of traffic signals to handle traffic is expected to improve the pollution at the signalized intersections by 20-30% in most situations. Therefore we initiated this project to develop best practices for traffic signal operations in India. The project provides recommendations on efficiently timing traffic signals at intersections to reduce delays, vehicle idling and corresponding emissions.

Tagged Under Traffic Signal Operations

  • Best Practices for Traffic Signal Operations in India
  • The report consists of best practices that could be implemented at a rule-of-thumb level to improve the efficiency of traffic signals in terms of vehicle handling capacity and reduction in delays, vehicles idling and emissions. It can be used by personnel involved in management of traffic in cities particularly the traffic police.

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