Traffic Planner

Minimum Graduate in Civil Engineering or Management

Minimum experience of 2 to 8 yearsis required

The tasks a

Traffic Planneris expected to perform include:Studying vehicular traffic conditions on urban or national highways

Developing plan for altering conditions to promote safety and reduce congestion

Studying traffic condition from fixed position to detect unsafe or congested conditions and observing location of alternative routes

Evaluating statistical and physical data regarding such considerations as vehicle count per mile, load-capacity of pavement, feasibility of widening pavement and projected traffic loads in future

Conducting experiments with alternative traffic plans on nearby routes and on same route with modification in signals, traffic directions or other controlled devices and techniques

Evaluating results of experiments and directing or recommending permanent changes to improve conditions

Conferring with citizens and government officials to resolve complaints concerning traffic problems requiring co-operation of public or other jurisdiction

Preparing public information materials to enlist co-operation of public in reducing congestion and accidents

Integrating results of traffic studies with work of other agencies to develop transportation plans

Efficient in designing and interpreting transport and travel surveys

Knowledge of mathematical and computer simulation models

Ability to forecast effects of road improvements, policy changes and/or public transport schemes

Efficient in cost and benefits evaluation

Skilled in developing initial design ideas for new or improved transport infrastructure

Knowledge of the latest developments in traffic management and control

Will be updated

Strong communication skills

Ability to multitask

Problem solving skills

Team player

Physically fit


Leadership skills

It is not a desk job

Need to handle a team of workers and helpers

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is notavailable

Working hours

Companies usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system is available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act 1948 (section 87)

Health risks include exposure to extreme temperatures, air and noise pollution, etc.

Occupational hazards include mental and physical strain, joint pains, accidents, etc. if not taken care of

For candidates with experience - 25,000 to 75,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Size and Expected Growth of the Indian Transport and Logistics Sector

According to a report by the World Bank, India?s transport sector is large and diverse; it caters to the needs of 1.1 billion people. In 2007, the sector contributed about 5.5 percent to the nation?s GDP, with road transportation contributing the lion?s share. Good physical connectivity in the urban and rural areas is essential for economic growth. Since the early 1990s, India's growing economy has witnessed a rise in demand for transport infrastructure and services.

Government aims to modernize, expand and integrate the country's transport services. It also seeks to mobilize resources for this purpose and to gradually shift the role of government from that of a producer to an enabler. In recent years, the Government has made substantial efforts to tackle the sector?s shortcomings and to reform its transport institutions.

The continuous efforts for improvements by the government and rise in the demand for public transport and related services have added to the employment opportunities for Traffic Planner, nationwide.

Government and private transport undertakings

Highway authority

Infrastructure companies

Cities and towns across India