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Criteria of Providing Means of Public Transport System in Million Plus Cities in India


Praveen Kumar Sharma , LN Infra Projects Pvt. Ltd.; Vijay Singh Solanki, Laxmi Narain College of Technology


Public transport systems, travel behavior, demand parameters


The vehicle population is quickly increasing in our country as all over the world which reveals the high load on the roads beyond their capability. Rapid increases in vehicle population have put enormous strains in all urban roads in all million plus cities in India. High vehicle ownership and poor supporting public transport facilities are in particularly in the urban cities where the population is between 1 to 2 million. To alleviate traffic congestion problems, several modern cities around the world take measures into consideration including increased investment in public transport and construction of new urban mass transit systems underground or above ground (either at surface or elevated). There is no one right transit decision. The best designed system will depend upon local conditions and local preferences. Geographical and physical situation, topological configuration, financing, know-how, technical capability, institutional capacity, and political constitute local conditions whilst low cost, high customer service level, rapid journey, convenience, comfort, frequent service, safety, and security constitute passengers’ preferences. Therefore selecting an appropriate mass transit system necessitates a several conflicting criteria decision aid which will take all these conditions and preferences into consideration. This study aims such a recommendation by evaluating suitable mass transit systems for urban transit based on the related criteria. In accordance with the proposed decision making process, the research group act as decision analysts and interact with experts in transportation sector for acquiring their knowledge and expertise.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV4I60143
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 6
Publication Date: 01/09/2016
Page(s): 179-183

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