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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Study of the Traffic Management System at an Apex Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital and Recommendations for Improvement

Shakti Kumar Gupta, DK Sharma, Amit Lathwal, Sanjay Kumar Arya, Mukunda Chandra Sahoo

Citation Information : Gupta SK, Sharma D, Lathwal A, Arya SK, Sahoo MC. Study of the Traffic Management System at an Apex Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital and Recommendations for Improvement. Int J Res Foundation Hosp Healthc Adm 2015; 3 (2):110-113.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10035-1046

Published Online: 00-12-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Introduction

Hospital parking services often represent the very first contact patients and visitors have with our hospital and to make a positive perception of our hospital, we need ample patient and visitor parking. Over last decade, there has been a quantum increase in workload by 6 to 7 times and a corresponding increase in the number of vehicles entering the tertiary care teaching hospital premises. Aim of traffic management at tertiary care hospital is to decongest, improve and smoothen traffic by advocating lane discipline, platooning, signal lights, parking, footpaths, reducing the number of private vehicles, efficient public transport, car pooling, etc.

Aims and objective

To study vehicular traffic management system at a Apex Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital.

Methodology

This was done by survey of the area and observation of traffic flow and its measurement. The data, thus, collected were analyzed and based on the analysis an action plan was drawn.

Conclusion

As regards parking arrangements at the tertiary care teaching hospital are concerned, there is a need to create integrated parking lots on surface as well as basement of the buildings for parking of approximately 7600 vehicles which will also take into account the future needs. These parking lots should also include multilevel intelligent parking system with a computerized system of lifts stacking each car in a berth, and thus reducing the need for parking and service personnel.

How to cite this article

Sahoo MC, Gupta SK, Sharma DK, Arya SK, Lathwal A. Study of the Traffic Management System at an Apex Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital and Recommendations for Improvement. Int J Res Foundation Hosp Healthc Adm 2015;3(2):110-113.


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