Development of Street Intersections – Ranchi

Strategies for Street Intersections at Karamtoli Chowk, Harmu Chowk, and Argora Chowk



Ranchi, Jharkhand






Urban Planning, Urban Design , Transportation

Many of Ranchi’s major streets have been widened to meet the growing vehicle demand; however there is a distinct absence of footpaths, road marking, traffic control measures, street furniture and land use planning along the major streets which has resulted in increasing occurrences of acute traffic congestion. To address the issues of traffic congestion, the Government decided to take up the re-design of Argora Chowk, Karamtoli Chowk and Harmu Chowk following ‘complete streets’ design philosophy.

All three intersections have been re-designed to minimise conflicting traffic movements and ensure smooth movement of vehicles. Footpaths and cycle tracks have been included with adequate width and raised pedestrian crossings have been provided which makes the crossing of the road easier and also act as a traffic calming measure.
Detailed tender drawings and cost estimates for the re-development of the intersections have been made and the same were approved by the Government.

Harmu Chowk