Evaluation of Traffic Congestion in a Hill City of North-East India
Traffic congestion is a menace to the city commuters, particularly during peak business hours. The problem of a hill city assumes an additional dimension because of the peculiar geographical surface than the plain cities. This paper analyses the cost involved in traffic congestion that arises in various ways. Travel time and cost analysis have been followed using primary data surveyed at different road intersections within the city limit. The findings reveal substantial direct and indirect costs imposed by traffic congestion daily that varies across road intersections and individuals of varied occupations who travel for different purposes to their respective destinations.
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