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Chennai Traffic Statistics

Vehicle Growth

  • Overall – 8.4%
  • Two Wheeler  – 8.6%
  • Car  – 6.3%
  • Auto  – 15.64% (40,000 nos)
  • Trucking entering the city daily   – 5000

Traffic Composition

  • 60% of the traffic consist of Passenger vehicle
  • Two Wheeler composition varies from 32-74%
  • Good vehicles are high at location in the periphery

Peak Hour PCU growth

  • Compounded Annual growth rate of traffic has risen from 6% in 1992 ti 17% in 2008
  • Highest growth rate is observed at NSK Salai near Kodambakkam Railyway station location (17%)
  • Highest vehicle volume(175051)  is found n Anna Salai near Saidapet Bridget
  • Least vehicle – 4616 vehicle ply in Cowl Bazaar Road crossing Adyar River
  • Peak hour factor ranges from 6.4% to 9.5%
  • Maximum of 13% goods vehicles are plying on Pammal-Kunrathur Road

Road Inventory

  • Total road Length- 1206 Kms
  • Within City- 448 Kms
  • Remaining of CMA – 758Kms

Carriage Type

Carriage Type Percentage (%) Kms
Two lanes undivided carriage way 63 758
Four Lanes Divided 20 426
Six lane roads (divided) 5 64
Four Lane Divided 6 69
Single Lane 6 69

Median

  • Only 25% of the roads  i.e 300Kms have medians
  • 900kms of road do not have medians

Road Marking

Not Available – 46%

Good               – 16%

Fair                 – 30%

Poor               – 8%

Signages

Available    – 57%

Good          – 14%

Fair             – 36%

Onstreet Parking

Present   – 41%

Absent    – 59%

Junctions

Singnalized      – 31%

Uncontrolled    – 54%

Rotary               –  13%

Grade separated – 02%

Speed & Delay

Commercial Area                 – 19 to 21 kmph

Non-commercial Area ­         – 24 to 26kmph

Anna Salai                               – 27.5 kmph

Periyar                                      – 24.5

VOC Road & Erukkancherry   – 21.3 kmphs

Chennai Bypass                         – 60.5 kmph

Pedestrian Crossing Count

Pedistrian crossing in the road junctions  in the city    –  4272 to 128008

Outside the city                                                                   – 3879 to 41122

Maximum pediestrain crossing observed at CTH road near Avadi Bus. GST Road near Tambaram bus stand and on Arcot Road at Porur junction

Cordon

  • 60% of traffic orginates from Western part of the city
  • 30% originates from the Southern Part city
  • 10% orginates from Northern Part of the city

Good Traffic

  • 25% at the inner cordon locations
  • 4% at the Central Business Districts (CBD) cordon locations

Informal Activities

Area Category Road Length (Km) No.of Person No.of person working per 100 m
T. Nagar High 8090 860 11
Alwarper & Perambur Medium 5430 340 6
Pallavaram Low 1630 59 4

Total Informal Employment – 19 Lakhs (2008)

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7 Responses to “Chennai Traffic Statistics”

  1. amrith
    May 23, 2010 at 1:26 pm #

    Source for these statistics? Year?

  2. daniel robinson
    July 23, 2010 at 12:54 pm #

    it is based on the Chennai corporation and Wilbur smith data of 2008-09

  3. July 31, 2010 at 6:36 pm #

    why not give details of accidents; area wise: fatal and non fatal: vehicle wise and age of fatal victims

  4. Need Last year traffic statistics of chennai
    January 27, 2012 at 5:38 am #

    Hello Mr.Daniel,
    Am Sangiliram doing final year Civil engg in DR.Mgr university
    I need a last year traffic statistics of chennai for my project would please publish sir,

  5. Farook
    April 9, 2014 at 3:59 pm #

    Hi Daniel,

    It’s all very valid information ,, appreciating all your efforts for bringing together at one point ..

    It would be highly appreciated if you could share recent updates of the same characteristic.

    Thanks and Regards
    Farook.S

  6. RAJARAM.R
    September 12, 2014 at 6:17 am #

    hi sir,
    I am doing M.E final year at anna university chennai. i want traffic volume data of north chennai region for my project. would you please send me that for me sir.

  7. RAJARAM.R
    September 12, 2014 at 6:19 am #

    it is really good work sir

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