Volume No. 8 Issue No.: 4 Page No.: 1021-1025 April-June 2014

 

ASSESSING THE PERFORMANCE OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT OPERATION IN DEHRADUN, UTTARAKHAND, INDIA

 

Singh Pooja*, Chani P.S.1 and Parida M.2

1. Department of Architecture and Planning, IIT Roorkee, Dehradun, Uttarakhand (INDIA)
2. Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Roorkee, Dehradun, Uttarakhand (INDIA)

 

Received on : January 14, 2014

 

ABSTRACT

 

The unchecked growth of population had put forth a tremendous demand for infrastructure and mismatch between demand and supply of transport infrastructure resulted in delays, fuel loss, air and noise pollution and accidents and loss of productive time and energy. All over the world public transport system has been playing an important role in meeting the transport demand of the cities. Recognizing the cost effective nature and the flexibility that the bus system provides, bus organizations in most of the cities of the world have brought in reforms to improve their productivity. So there is urgent need to assess the performance of PT (Public Transport). In this paper an attempt has been made to develop a benchmarking for public transport system against which the performance of transport sector and government policies would be evaluated. Benchmarking is an important mechanism for introducing the accountability in service delivery.

 

Keywords : Urbanisation, Public Transport (PT), Indicator of public transport facilities, Benchmarking, Level of Services (LoS)

 

 

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