ISBN 9788174092298,Planning, Design and Engineering of Sustainable Urban Transport & System

Planning, Design and Engineering of Sustainable Urban Transport & System

Author:

A.K. Jain

Publisher:

Khanna Publisher

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ISBN 9788174092298
Publisher

Khanna Publisher

ISBN-13

ISBN 9788174092298

ISBN-10 8174092293
Binding

Paper Back

Number of Pages 660 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Civil Engineering

A singnificant aspect in the context of congestion and pollution, relates to the growth in personalized transport as compared to the availability of public transport. It is estimated that buses, which constitute barely 1.2 percent of the total number of vehicles, cater to around 60 percent of the total transport load, while personal Vehicles cater around only 30 percent of the travel demand. Such a huge share of private vehicles, while serving a relatively limited purpose in terms of the transportation modal split, obviously creates tremendous pressure on road space, parking and pollution. Public transportation must, therefore, drive the society. So far public transport is largely seen as the transport mode for the not so well off and poorer sections of the community, who cannot afford to ownuse personal transport. An important element of National Urban Transport Policy is to shift private vehicle users to public transport. Apart from aspects like frequency, inter-modal integration, a possible single ticketing systems, parking policy, the quality transport, particularly buses, would need to be significantly upgraded, inter-alia, keeping in view the element of clean and green fuel and traffic calming for sustainable transport
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