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Countrywide Origin Destination Survey launched by National Transport Research Centre

Islamabad, January 24, 2019 (PPI-OT): Under the directive of the honourable Minister for Communications, Mr. Murad Saeed, National Transport Research Centre (NTRC) is conducting country wide “Classified Count Survey” and “Origin Destination (OD) Survey” to make vehicle O-D matrices of all over Pakistan for inter-district transport, to determine characteristics of motor-vehicle traffic on all major roads and to analyze characteristics of freight and passenger transport.

The results of the survey will also be used to determine traffic impact on existing roads and identification of any other re-routing options available within the given resources as well as improvement plan, if required, to cater the existing traffic. The data is being collected in two rounds i.e. 1st Round: November 2018 to January 2019 and 2nd Round March 2019 to May 2019. The support of Punjab police, NH and MP, NLC and FWO is being provided for carrying out the survey. Teams of NTRC Officials are regularly monitoring the progress of the survey.

The survey will provide much needed productive policies based on data in the context of the fact that Pakistan’s transport sector is undergoing a huge cultural change with the commissioning of Economic Corridor such as China – Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and Central Asian Regional Economic Corridor (CAREC) etc. It is expected that Pakistan’s transport sector will be witnessing a huge increase in international traffic with improved regional connectivity. This phenomenon will present a number of challenges and opportunities for the transport sector and the departments regulating it – both Federal and Provincial.

For more information, contact:
Principal Information Officer,
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +92-51-9252323, +92-51-9252324
Fax: +92-51-9252325, +92-51-9252326
Email: piopid@gmail.com
Website: www.pid.gov.pk

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