Comparative Accidental Analysis of N-55 Jamshoro-Manjhand Section, Sindh, Pakistan

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M. A. H. TALPUR
I. A. CHANDIO
T. H. ALI
M. NAPIAH

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This research was conducted to analyze the accidental data of National Highway 55 (N-55),also called Indus Highway between Jamshoro-Manjhandsection for the years 2004-2008. In this regard, the data were obtained from the office of Police Department District Jamshorowith the help of a questionnaire. Henceforth, the data were assembled to determine the severity index, accident rate, i.e. rate per million entering vehicles and rate per 100-million entering vehicles.These analytical techniques were executed to highlight black spots, and to offer recommendations, as calamities can be avoided. Consequently, this study was executed to promote the smooth flow of road traffic on N-55, which lies along the western bank of the River Indus. Thus, this rout could allow the free flow of heavy and light vehicles safely, which could reduce the travel time both for passengers and goods transport. Further, it can be concluded that by improving, constructing and maintaining this route; the objectives like, safe and efficient movement of traffic can be achieved, which can induce socioeconomic development.

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