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Assessment of Transit Congestion for Sustainable Urban Transport Management in Quetta, Pakistan
Khan, Muhammad Amjad; Anwar, Naveed ur Rehman; Memon, Abdul Waheed et al.
2023In The Sciencetech, 4 (3), p. 35-54
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Keywords :
Traffic; Assessment; Transport; Road; Quetta; Balochistan
Abstract :
[en] Transit congestion has been followed by increasing population migration from rural to urban areas in the Quetta metropolis, which causes transit congestion. This study determines the degree and depth of transit congestion on different roads in the Quetta metropolis. For this, both quantitative and qualitative descriptive research designs have been used. In this regard, a convenience sampling of 130 respondents was recorded, i.e., pedestrians, administrative officials, and road/street drivers. This study finds that traffic transit in the Quetta metropolis is highly congested between 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The transit congestion in Quetta metropolis is daily; at least 30 minutes of time is wasted in traffic jams. The study also finds that there is no transit congestion information system in the Quetta metropolis. The main causes of transit congestion are illegal on-street vehicle parking, school and office timing, non-availability of traffic signals, frequency of vehicles, population growth, old vehicles, and sometimes heavy rainfall. Furthermore, the effects of transit congestion are annoyance, noise pollution, health issues and fuel consumption. The study recommends adequate parking arrangements, improved public transport, ensuring flexible work schedules, employing more traffic wardens or police, appropriate traffic signals, implementation of strict traffic rules and a transit congestion information system to manage transit congestion in the Quetta metropolis.
Research center :
Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Aror University of Art, Architecture, Design and Heritage, Sukkur 65200, Pakistan
Disciplines :
Engineering, computing & technology: Multidisciplinary, general & others
Author, co-author :
Khan, Muhammad Amjad;  Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS), Baleli, Quetta 87300, Pakistan > Department of Environmental Science
Anwar, Naveed ur Rehman;  Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS), Baleli, Quetta 87300, Pakistan > Department of Architecture
Memon, Abdul Waheed;  Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), Jamshoro 76062, Pakistan > Department of Architecture
Malghani, Gohram Khan;  Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS), Baleli, Quetta 87300, Pakistan > Department of Environmental Science
Memon, Reena Majid;  Dawood University of Engineering and Technology (DUET), Karachi 74800, Pakistan > Department of Architecture
Mahar, Waqas Ahmed  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Urban and Environmental Engineering  ; Aror University of Art, Architecture, Design and Heritage, Sukkur 65200, Pakistan > Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning
Language :
English
Title :
Assessment of Transit Congestion for Sustainable Urban Transport Management in Quetta, Pakistan
Publication date :
31 October 2023
Journal title :
The Sciencetech
ISSN :
2710-1533
eISSN :
2710-1541
Publisher :
Qurtuba University of Sciences & IT, Peshawar, Pakistan
Volume :
4
Issue :
3
Pages :
35-54
Peer reviewed :
Peer reviewed
Development Goals :
11. Sustainable cities and communities
15. Life on land
3. Good health and well-being
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