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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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Evaluation of Travel Delay Cost Associated With the Traffic in Metro-Infrastructure Project

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Mayank K. Nawhal, Smita V. Pataskar



Social cost in India, Travel Delay associated with traffic, Pune Metro Infrastructure, Construction Project.



Infrastructure project has direct positive impact on the growth of nation and local economy of the country. Despite of this fact, infrastructure projects especially in the urban areas generates serious environmental nuisances for the surrounding communities and have unintentional adverse impact on their surrounding environment. These adverse impacts on the neighboring communities are known as social cost. Social cost is widely acknowledge but are rarely considered in design, planning or bid evaluation phases of construction projects in India. It is difficult to quantify in monetary terms but some attempts are made, which gives a very significant value of total social cost and is consumed by travel delay only. This paper focuses on the evaluation of significant percentage of travel delay cost associated with Pune Metro Infrastructure Project. A study is conducted for a span from PaudPhata to Nal Stop and Nal stop to Khandoba Chowk, where an attempt is made to quantify the social cost associated with travel delay for four wheelers and two wheelers only. The results shows that the traffic flowing from PaudPhata to Nal Stop and vice versa, had generate nearly up to 7.02% of social cost, whereas for the span from Nal Stop to Khandoba Chowk and vice versa have given value of 5.22 % to the total cost of construction for the estimated construction period of 3 years. This social cost is born by communities travelling through the study span, so to minimize the social cost some measures are to be taken.



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