Road Type

Type of Movement Allowed

V1 Roads

Roads connecting Chandigarh with other cities in the region . The Madhya Marg and Dakshin Marg  merge with the V1s leading to Kalka and Ambala respectively

V2 Roads

The major avenues of Chandigarh, with important institutional and commercial buildings located on them. E.g  Madhya Marg, Dakshin Marg, Jan Marg, Himalaya Marg, Uttar Marg and Purv Marg.

V3 Roads

The corridor - streets for fast moving vehicular traffic. Every sector is surrounded by V-2 or V-3 roads

V4 Roads

Roads bisecting the sectors with shopping complexes located along their southern edge.

V5 Roads

Roads meandering through the sector giving access to its inner lands.

V6 Roads

Roads coming off of the V-5s and leading to the residential houses.

V7 Roads

Foot paths through green belts enabling pedestrians to cross sectors without having to cross vehicular traffic and cycle tracks.

V8 Roads

Cycle tracks through green spaces. Buses were to ply only along V2,V3 and V4 roads.


 

Transport Road Length in Chandigarh: PWD

 

 

 

Year

National Highways

City Roads PWD

Rural Roads

Total In Kms

Unit

2000-01

64

139.6

72.66

1764.72

Kms

2001-02

67

219.23

72.66

1847.89

Kms

2002-03

67

219.23

72.66

1847.89

Kms

2003-04

77

393.8

89.66

2049.46

Kms

2004-05

80

403

102

2121

Kms

2005-06

80

825

102

2543

Kms

2006-07

80

853.97

73.03

2543

Kms

2007-08

80

853.97

73.03

2587

Kms

2008-09

95.23

656.84

114.46

2371.02

Kms

2009-10

95.23

674.01

132.44

2434.26

Kms

2010-11

95.23

847.61

170.24

2884.67

Kms

2011-12

100

388.44

150.63

2980.02

Kms

2012-13

100

485.87

154.67

3099.39

Kms

2013-14

100

508.84

157.63

3149.62

Kms


With the increase in population, economic status of the residents, modern machineries and need of fast locomotion, the administration of Chandigarh had worked for the continuous increase in the development of national highways, internal city roads, and rural roads, in last decade. The length of roads throughout the city has almost doubled from 1,764 km to 3,149 km in last 15 years.  

As per the information obtained from RLA Department,  Chandigarh; more than 3,58000 four wheelers, 4,494  buses, 10, 937 goods vehicles, 219 tractors  and 6,68000 two wheelers were registered with the city till 2015. With the total 10,50,299 registered vehicles, the city now having the highest per capita ownership of motorized vehicles in the country. A dramatic increase in daily floating traffic from the extensive urbanization, which has taken place around the city, the problem of traffic congestion is also growing in the city but the well connected network of roads, suitability of traffic signals, very attentive traffic police controllers and remarkable division of different roads helps a lot to control over the situation.


Transport: Total Vehicles

Year

Cars /Jeep

MotorCycle /Scooter /Moped

Buses

Goods Vehicle

Tractors

Total

2005

10265

19216

93

34

6

29700

2006

12893

20649

102

44

12

33775

2007

13812

19170

88

81

33

33256

2008

15129

18145

64

94

14

33574

2009

18293

18112

31

98

18

37881

2010

25565

24773

150

446

32

51737

2011

21720

26362

188

1416

26

50270

2012

24941

24558

_

1216

28

51128

2013

23626

23011

_

1104

28

48134

2014

17282

27338

_

1455

9

46475

2015

22908

34979

374

1239

13

61706

TOTAL

358432

668160

4494

10937

219

1050299




Source: Chandigarh Master Plan-2031,Statistical Abstract Chandigarh, http://chdtransport.gov.in/, R and LA, Chandigarh