Journey demand administration, a solution to handle visitors by decreasing journey demand or redistributing the demand in a specific time, can instantly minimise gridlocks in Dhaka, city planners have advised.
The affiliation of the planners – Institute for Planning and Growth (IPD) – got here up with the advice at a dialogue on Tuesday because the capital was going through extreme visitors congestion for the final couple of days due to the reopening of all the tutorial establishments.
“For instance, we will reschedule time-tables of school-college, markets and others to successfully scale back visitors on roads particularly time and areas,” Adil Muhammed Khan, government director of the institute, stated whereas explaining the journey demand administration.
The general public transportation system ought to be reshaped instantly maintaining tempo with the journey demand, he added.
A number of different eminent metropolis planners and officers from authorities and non-governmental organisations took half within the digital dialogue on Dhaka’s visitors state of affairs.
The advantages of the journey demand administration system had been mirrored in several cities throughout the globe, particularly in Europe, during the last a number of a long time. It’s a cost-effective different to maximise the effectivity of the transportation system, in accordance with completely different international research.
Presenting the keynote on the occasion, Adil Muhammed Khan stated Dhaka’s transportation system ought to facilitate the actions of pedestrians, cycles, buses, and community-based paratransit.
“At present, the capital roads see 6-7 occasions increased autos than their capability, which is the principle cause behind the accelerated congestion. Apart from, the dearth of cooperation between growth companies leads to 30-40% system loss in capability,” he added.
The IPD positioned greater than 20 recommendations for the long-term answer of the capital’s visitors administration system, aside from the short-term one.
“Dhaka’s visitors system might be introduced below self-discipline with reconciliation of the plans of bodily growth and street communication growth,” stated Md Ashraful Islam, challenge director of the Detailed Space Planning (DAP).
He emphasised the deliberate growth of the town, particularly in business areas.
IPD senior official Mohammad Ariful Islam criticised the current proposal of DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam to permit autos on roads based mostly on their even-odd registration numbers and stated it was not an answer in any respect. “The automotive homeowners should buy alternative-number-cars to make sure their motion on a regular basis,” he added.
Further Superintendent of Police (Growth) Chowdhury Md Jaber Sadek believes design and plan-based options are crucial for good visitors administration within the capital, significantly in busy intersections. “Apart from, indisciplined car parking must be addressed quickly,” he added.
“Nearly all of the initiatives or initiatives taken during the last years to minimise visitors issues within the capital have fallen flat as they [projects] served a number of teams,” stated Obaidul Islam, who represented Save the Kids.
He urged the federal government to guard the pursuits of the plenty.
The important thing suggestions of the IPD are: Rationalising bus routes as early as potential, creating a community of public transports, selling community-based paratransit, prioritising pedestrians, bringing rickshaw and different non-mechanical autos below self-discipline, stopping passengers boarding right here and there and fixing automotive parking locations and bus stoppages.
Apart from, it additionally advised discouraging automotive purchases by people and formulating implementable methods to successfully scale back the gridlocks.
The IPD emphasises inclusion and implementation of faculty zoning, group automotive parking, separate bicycle lanes and others within the Detailed Space Plan. It additionally known as for an improved visitors signalling system.