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Traffic Simulation & Management Study
Traffic Simulation for Multilevel Parking cum Commercial Complex at Kamala Nagar
Client : SMS Infrastructure Ltd.
Scope of Work : Traffic Simulation and Micro Simulation model of the identified area
The micro simulation model assessed the different demand management techniques and also examined traffic management solutions in terms of one-way loop movements. The study focused on:
  • Review of the existing traffic scenario in the study area.
  • Preparation base (as is scenario) micro-simulation model - highlighting the existing issues.
  • Calibration of the base model and validating with volume, delay and average speed taken into account.
  • Understanding the parking operations and circulation plans.
  • Preparation of proposed model and various options in terms of signal location, signal phasing, traffic management schemes, pedestrian crossing locations and sensitivity analysis.
  • Comparing statistical output taking different parameters like pedestrian conflict, round about performance, overall network performance and parking performance.
  • Final conclusions and recommendations.
The study area was Kamla Nagar in North Delhi district of Delhi. This area has a bustling market with high retail activity. The most active areas of this market are the Bungalow Road and the main round-about or Mandelia Park. The round about has seven radials emanating from it one of which connects to the Bungalow Road, a major road of the market with continuous commercial activity. Retail activity has percolated into the internal lanes of the areas around this roundabout. As per the Technical Report 'Development of underground automated parking system at Kamla Nagar in Delhi' (August 2009), the total peak hour traffic in a day in the influence area was 12912(PCU's), which is not too high. However, on observation one finds that it is not the traffic volume that creates congestion but the parking arrangement. Despite being a popular market, the area is served through on-street parking with no off-street parking provision. In the main market, parking is done on street with high parking demand throughout the day. Apart from visitors parking, traders also park their vehicles, leading to higher demand.

The study identified the problems and gave appropriate solutions.

Simulation of Traffic around Inland Container Depot at Tughlakabad
Client : Container Corporation of India.
Scope of Work : Micro simulation of the traffic around Inland Container Depot (ICD) in VISSIM 5.1
  • Carrying out road inventory of the existing road network in the influence area around the ICD site
  • Conduct relevant traffic surveys of the intersections and mid blocks
  • Carry out video surveys of the main intersections for validating driver behavior and to capture road side frictions
  • Prepare base model in VISSIM 5.1 and its validation
  • Test proposed improvements using the model
Traffic Surveys included turning movement surveys, mid-block surveys, parking surveys, speed- delay surveys, driver gap acceptance and headway acceptance surveys, traffic analysis and balancing preparation of Micro Simulation Model in VISSIM 5.1, validation of the model, testing various improvement scenarios for horizon years with traffic forecast .


Container Corporation of India (CONCOR) had prepared a Technical Report for ‘Traffic Management Study of the area around Inland Container Depot, Tughlakabad, New Delhi in October 2007.

CONCOR requested DIMTS to examine the viability of proposed traffic management scheme through a robust micro simulation model for the identified sections to test the impact of the recommendations made in the Technical Report and identify various other scenarios.

Preparation of Area Development Plan for Buddha Smriti Udhyaan Development
Client : Department of Urban Development, Govt. Of Bihar, Patna.
Scope of Work :
  • Detailed study of road network around the Buddha Simriti Park
  • Traffic studies and impact on the neighboring network
  • Improvement in road geometry
  • Traffic forecasting
  • Action Plan for improvement of the proposed road network
  • Implementation of action plan

The Government of Bihar was developing a major iconic park incorporating Buddhist pilgrim elements and the glorious history of ancient Magadha in the 22 acres of land that was lying unused and was earlier occupied by Banikpore jail. It was also intending to develop a Shaheed Veer Kunvar Singh Azadi Park in that area.
This area is surrounded by Bailey Road, Beer Chand Patel Marg, Station Road and Fraser Road. DIMTS was assigned the task of preparing an Area Development Plan for the said area.

As this initiative would have led to a quantum increase in pedestrian traffic at these points. it was necessary to incorporate city wide connectivity into the planning and development of the area.

Reasons for the Area Development Plan 

  • To improve connectivity and create an efficient traffic circulation plan around the project site.
  • To provide smoother and safer traffic flow to and from the stations, parking and pick-up/drop-off facilities.
  • To improve the transport infrastructure at the stations including, redevelopment of road networks, provision of parking infrastructure etc.
  • To relocate the existing hawkers without affecting their livelihood.
  • To prepare the implementation strategy and plan.

Traffic Study for Utilization of Ring Railway Stations for Commonwealth Games 2010
Client : Govt. of NCT of Delhi
Scope of Work :
  • Develop the bus queue shelters and bus bays to improve the connectivity of the stations with the metro and the city bus services.
  • Develop the transport infrastructure at the stations including development of the road networks, parking infrastructure etc.
  • Prepare a micro-simulation model for traffic circulation around the station area.
The three main railway stations in Delhi, namely, Old Delhi Railway Station, New Delhi Railway Station and the Hazrat Nizamudin, cater to not only the major trains coming from different states, but also to the Electrical Multiple Units (EMUs) that cater to the local passengers. However, due to an increase in rail traffic within the city, there is often some delay in the trains entering the stations.

In order to reduce the pressure on these major stations and at the same time to effectively increase the rail passenger traffic, the Northern Railways decided to upgrade the four ring-railway stations in the city, namely Tilak Bridge, Subzi Mandi, Shakur Basti and Sarai Rohilla. The EMUs or local passenger trains would then originate from and terminate from these ring-railway stations.

However, developing these stations also required a corresponding development of the other passenger amenities such that there is a continuous network between the different modes of transport.

The study by DIMTS gave recommendations to resolve these issues.

Traffic Management & Heritage Conservation Plan – Karol Bagh and Paharganj
Client : Municipal Corporation of Delhi
Scope of Work : Urban Design Study
The Study involves -
  • Decongestion,
  • Re-working of traffic circulation pattern
  • Shifting of the car parking area
  • Making the area pedestrian friendly
The objective of this study was to prepare a development plan for the study area network and also evaluate options for inter-modal connectivity, comfort and safety of road users by looking into the existing infrastructure facilities on the road network and preparing integrated plans for the proposed developments with urban design elements.


Karol Bagh
Effort was made to highlight the current issues related to traffic and improve the level of service through effective traffic management schemes, parking management, traffic circulation, public transport movement, feeder routes and by giving priority to pedestrians and non-motorised traffic.
In an effort to create a welcoming city in these critical gateway zones, there was a need to undertake a design exercise to review the public realm of the study area including streets and connections, public plazas and bus stops. These places express the unique cultural identity of Delhi and must be saved and nurtured at any cost. Resolution of parking, restricted vehicular movement and streetscape improvements including a public art theme – can transform the area to the "Signature Precinct" of Delhi.

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