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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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4 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,

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