These studies clearly suggests that the implementation of sustainable transport policies will decongest the city traffic and mitigate emissions from vehicles. Electricity generated from renewable resources will only reduce emissions. But if the county continue with the same electricity generation mix then shifting to EVs is not a viable option. The study also shows that flyover construction is not a sustainable solution to address the city’s transportation problems.
Since the project is connecting the main trip production centers, providing the metro corridor resulted in a mode shift towards metro and reduction in private vehicle trips. Therefore, policies to discourage the use of private vehicles, providing infrastructure and improving serviceability of the public transit network are identified to be the sustainable solution for mitigating transportation problems, thereby enhancing the livability of the city.
Due to high speed on the elevated corridor, and less congestion due to metro, there is an 8% reduction in total travel time for scenario 1 and 40% reduction in travel time for scenario 2 compared with BAU for 2020. Similarly, there is a 5.3% reduction in total travel time for scenario 1 and 53.4% reduction in travel time for scenario 2 compared with BAU for 2030.
Dr. Ashish Verma, Associate professor,
Vajjarapu Harsha, Research Scholar,
Hemanthini Allirani, Research Scholar, Transportation Engineering lab, Civil Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore