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A Methodology for the Performance Evaluation of City Bus Routes of Bhopal City

Author(s):

Shankhnidhi Sen , SATI Vidisha ; K. K. Punjabi, SATI Vidisha

Keywords:

City Bus Routes

Abstract

In most of the developing countries including India, the public transportation system is the primary mode of transportation. Public transport system improves the quality of life by providing safe, efficient, and economic transportation. However, in most of Indian cities performance of service of transport system is rapidly deteriorating because of the increasing travel demand and inadequate public transport system. There are various problems associated with public transport system in these countries such as overcrowding, traffic congestion, higher level of pollution, frequent stopping & starting, inefficient & uneconomic bus routes, irrational location of bus stop, frequency of service & schedule is not strictly adhered. Therefore, there is a need to evaluate the performance of existing city bus routes. In this study, a methodology is proposes for performance evaluation of public transport routes based on the identified performance indicators and this study also develops a hierarchical structure to identify performance indicators for evaluation of city bus routes. Relative weight for the performance indicators is identified on the basis of passenger opinion survey and rating given by them. The four routes of city bus has selected in Bhopal city, for which data have collected. The data collected from user of city bus service like comfort level, safety level, travel cost, travel time, reliability, accessibility etc. these data were analyzed by formulating index for travel cost, travel time, comfort, safety, reliability and accessibility. The outcome of this study is determination of indices for performance of existing city bus routes in Bhopal City.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV7I30491
Published in: Volume : 7, Issue : 3
Publication Date: 01/06/2019
Page(s): 700-706

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