The departments of Public Works, Ports and Inland Transport will conduct a study of the State highways and major roads in Mysore, Mandya and Chamarajanagar districts from February 22 to 24 as part of its Road Traffic Census.


Sources in the department said the census is aimed at getting inputs to upgrade and develop the roads by studying various parameters of road traffic such as density and nature of vehicles plying on the roads.

The census facilitates in taking suitable measures to prevent road accidents.

In Mysore taluk alone, 50 count-posts would be established on the highways and major roads. The traffic volume on different categories of roads — State highways, major district roads and others — would be studied by a team of people in each count-post, who would submit the data to the department for compilation, they added.


An engineer in the department in Mysore told The Hindu that the census facilitates the department in taking up works such as widening, improvement and installation of signboards, to ensure the safety for commuters. “Even the thickness of asphalt on the road may be modified based on the inputs from the study,” he added.

The engineer said the census would be conducted round-the-clock from 6 a.m. on February 22 to 6 a.m. on February 24.

The department has urged vehicle users to slowdown their vehicles near the count-posts to facilitate the survey persons to study them.

Superintendent Engineer R.L. Venkatesh, in a press release here, has requested the public to extend their cooperation to the survey.

  • The study will be conducted by the departments of Public Works, Ports and Inland Transport

  • Roads in Mysore, Mandya and Chamarajanagar districts will be covered in the survey