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Hii habari ninayoiweka ni kutoka kwenye gazeti la Guardian, 09/07/2007. Kwa kweli UCLAS wamekuja na mpango mzuri. Lakini kwa wale ambao wapo kwenye vyombo kama ERB, UDSM, DIT na vyuo vingine kwa pamoja na serikali na sekta binafsi ikiwemo Polisi, Ujenzi, TANROADS, Conslutants, SUMATRA, MUWADA etc wachangie mawazo. Wenzetu wa UCLAS kama mpo jumuisheni wadau wengine ili mpango wenu uwe maridhawa na utoe suluhu ya tatizo hili la usafiri.
Wazee wa vyuo vikuu, jamani wanafunzi wakati wanafanya projects kwa nini wasipewe mwamsho wa kuweza chunguza na kutoa mapendekezo yao kuhusu suala hili...tayari UCLAS wameshatupa "skeleton" what we need now ni "flesh and blood". Congrats UCLAS but don't hide the info to yourself, share and improve it to cater for the need......
The article is as below:
UCLAS: Here is the major solution for Dar congestion
By Pascal Shao
The University College of Lands and Architectural Studies (UCLAS) has come with a cost effective and permanent solution on road traffic jams in Dar es Salaam.
UCLAS Assistant Research Fellow, Hussein Rajab, told The Guardian that should the government take into account the said solution, traffic congestion in the city of Dar es Salaam would become history.
He said: ``Most traffic congestions arise at the junctions. The only answer to traffic jams is to improve the intersections where vehicles converge. Improvement here means construction of either flyovers (overpass) or underpass lanes.
``Overpass or underpass is a permanent solution as vehicles will not meet at the junctions as the situation appears at the moment,`` he said.
He said the lanes would facilitate movement of vehicles heading to final destinations without meeting at the junctions (where there are traffic lights).
Rajab said the solution would be suitable for small vehicles rather than daladalas due to stoppages and heavy vehicles, as 80 percent of traffic to city centre is made up of small vehicles.
He said that overpasses could be applicable at the junctions of Mwenge, Morocco, Ubungo, Tabata, Shekilango to mention a few, while the underpasses could be built at the slopes of Kawe Road, St Peter road junction etc.
``Construction of an overpass or underpass is a one time investment,`` he said.
Rajab said expansion or adding more roads would not reduce traffic jams but would instead facilitate vehicles to meet at the junctions.
He said that traveling on congested roads resulted in increased fuel consumption.
He mentioned effects of traffic congestion as time wastage, environmental pollution, tear and wear and stress. He further mentioned other effects as difficulties in case of emergencies, noise as motorists try to divert to other quiet areas such as hospitals and schools.
Dar es Salaam has been experiencing traffic jams, which normally occur during peak hours in the mornings and evenings, as most traffic is heading to and from the city centre due to most offices being located there.
Hali ilivyo kwa Dar as at March, 2010:
Ali Hassan Mwinyi road
Morogoro road near Magomeni Mapipa
Old Bagamoyo road near Shopper's plaza