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Chennai- Alarming Vehicular Traffic and the City’s Stand Among Global Pioneers of Sustainability

Consequent to global liberalization, the scale of developments and vehicular growth had increased tremendously in the country and reflected in this metropolis as well. Given the high population disposition in the Master Plan having an increased urban sprawl and land use defined for the future, speculated growth in motorized personal modes, great expectations and targets in industrial and Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES) expansion for the future, it is fair, proper and reasonable to anticipate the concomitant transport problems such as congestion, pollution and environmental hazards. To solve the traffic and transportation issues in a long range and effective manner, the problem faced was sought to be evaluated comprehensively on the basis of detailed traffic and transportation study to develop sustainable and practical plans for meeting the future traffic and transportation needs.