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Analysis on the Road Traffic Congestion in Colombo Metropolitan Area

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R. Dammulla ,

CINEC Campus, Malabe, LK
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Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
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R. Mudunkotuwa

CINEC Campus, Malabe, LK
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Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Abstract

The main focus of this study is aimed at understanding the factors causing traffic congestion in Colombo Metropolitan Area. Therefore, the study was carried out to address major research questions as, what factors affecting the current vehicle traffic flow, followed by what are the impacts of traffic congestion and what is the opportunity cost of time and fuel wastage cost of congestion. The main objective of the research was to identify the factors affecting the current vehicle traffic flow in Colombo, while the specific objectives of the research are to identify the impacts of traffic congestion, to estimate the opportunity cost of time and fuel wastage cost and to identify whether the commuters are satisfied with the strategies implemented by the government to mitigate traffic congestion. Accordingly, from the survey conducted for the commuters, the researcher identified factors such as “Growth of population and vehicles”, “Unforeseen circumstances”, “Events and incidents” has an individual effect on the current vehicle traffic flow. In addition to that the researcher identified the main impacts of traffic congestion as “Time”, “Fuel”, “Earnings” and “Productivity”. And also the esearcher identified that majority of the commuters are satisfied with the Bus Priority Lane and Park and Ride, while majority of the commuters neither satisfied nor dissatisfied with the Ferry Service as a strategy implemented to mitigate traffic congestion.
How to Cite: Dammulla R, Mudunkotuwa R. Analysis on the Road Traffic Congestion in Colombo Metropolitan Area. CINEC Academic Journal. 2022;5(1):15–22. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/caj.v5i1.70
Published on 05 Jan 2022.
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