Impact of the Proposed Cargo Port on the Traffic Characteristics of Ponnani Town and Abatement Measures
Irshad C.K1, Gymmy Joseph Kattoor2, Abdul Malik K.V3

1Mr. Irshad C.K, Department of Civil Engineering, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kottayam (Kerala), India.
2Prof. Gymmy Joseph Kattoor, Department of Civil Engineering, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kottayam (Kerala), India.
3Mr. Abdul Malik K.V, Department of Civil Engineering, Town and Country Planning Malappuram (Kerala), India.
Manuscript received on 8 December 2013 | Revised Manuscript received on 18 December 2013 | Manuscript Published on 30 December 2013 | PP: 57-63 | Volume-3 Issue-7, December 2013 | Retrieval Number: G1386123713/13©BEIESP
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Abstract: Traffic impact assessment is a powerful tool for engineers to determine the possible impacts of a project on the traffic and transportation infrastructure and to identify the road way improvements required to ensure that the road network will operate safely and efficiently for upcoming years. This study examines the impact that a cargo port at Ponnani would have on roadway travel and transportation infrastructure, both today and in the future, throughout the region and recommend abatement measures. The study will use a spread sheet based model to determine the number of road vehicles especially cargo trucks that would be added to the existing traffic flows as a result of the proposed cargo port. The assessment will be focused on the daily and peak hour traffic associated with the project after it will be commissioned on 2017. Specific travel demand forecasts for the Ponnani town would be assessed both for the existing traffic situation and for the traffic attracted due to the initiation of the cargo port.
Keywords: Traffic Impact Assessment, Cargo Port, Cargo Traffic.

Scope of the Article: Civil and Environmental Engineering