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Routing of Public Transportation on Rural Road Network (A Case Study of Visavadar Taluka)


Hitesh C. Dudhatra , Atmiya Institute Of Technology and Science, Rajkot, Gujarat-382015; Priyanka Mehta, Atmiya Institute Of Technology and Science, Rajkot, Gujarat-382015


Rural Infrastructure, O & D Survey, Road Side Interview Survey, Traffic Volume Survey, Routing of Public Transportation


For efficient transportation network plays an important role in the overall development of country’s economy. The development of rural infrastructure is essential for the sustainable development of rural economy and also welfare of the rural poor. A number of recent studies indicated that the rate of growth of rural incomes and reduction in rural poverty are strongly influenced by the provision of rural road connectivity. Road is the dominant mode of transportation in the nation in view of its flexibility, service provide as door to door, speed of delivery and being open to public and private mode of transportation. The rural population is completely dependent on the available bus transportation system, creating a important role for rural bus service in the economic growth and development of the country. The bus transit is cheaper in terms of fuel consumption, emission caused per person-km and road space utilization. It generates employment opportunities for transport sector. Therefore by keeping basic needs like schools, hospitals, post offices, etc. in order to develop the economy status and to provide the basic needs to village, population within accessible distance, it is the time to develop a new planning of rural roads to connect all the villages. The scope of study includes the literature review and various types of survey used in Transportation Planning. The area to be covered in the study of above transportation problem should be Visavadar town and its surrounding area. The Origin Destination, Traffic Volume, Road Side Interview and other surveys are to be carried out. As the database is essential part in decision making, Characteristics of road side interview survey such as trip duration, number of trips, purpose of trip and pavement condition are used to determine the requirement of public transportation. At the end of this study, routing of public transportation at Visavadar Taluka and surrounding areas are given according to the analysis of the survey results mentioned above.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV6I21037
Published in: Volume : 6, Issue : 2
Publication Date: 01/05/2018
Page(s): 1525-1528

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