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Role of Fare Model in Design of Rural Feeder Service with Fixed-Route Fixed-Schedule Form of Operation

Maitra, Bhargab and Padwal, Rahul and Boltze, Manfred and Sekhar Das, Sudhanshu (2012):
Role of Fare Model in Design of Rural Feeder Service with Fixed-Route Fixed-Schedule Form of Operation.
Volume 40, In: Indian Highways, (Number 6), pp. 83-91, ISSN 0376-7256, [Online-Edition: http://www.verkehr.tu-darmstadt.de/media/verkehr/fgvv/prof_b...],
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Abstract

All major or higher order roads in rural India are generally served by the bus system. But the access to bus stops from villages using an appropriate feeder service is largely a missing component. With the development of rural roads through Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), it has now become possible to operation feeder service between villages and bus stops. Accordingly, the design of rural feeder service has become a necessary task in Indian context. Fare or the direct cost of travel is one of the most important parameters in the context of rural feeder service. In the present work, an investigation is made on the role of fare model in design of rural feeder service with fixed-route fixed-schedule form of operation. A simulation based approach is applied for design of rural feeder service with three different fare models. The work is demonstrated with reference to a case study in rural India. The benefit to rural population from feeder service is measured using a comprehensive measure of disutility called as Generalized Cost (GC). The work justifies the need for developing an appropriate feeder service in rural India. The effects of fare model on GC savings, percentage of road length served directly by feeder service, etc. are analyzed to understand the role of fare model in design of rural feeder service.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 2012
Creators: Maitra, Bhargab and Padwal, Rahul and Boltze, Manfred and Sekhar Das, Sudhanshu
Title: Role of Fare Model in Design of Rural Feeder Service with Fixed-Route Fixed-Schedule Form of Operation
Language: English
Abstract:

All major or higher order roads in rural India are generally served by the bus system. But the access to bus stops from villages using an appropriate feeder service is largely a missing component. With the development of rural roads through Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), it has now become possible to operation feeder service between villages and bus stops. Accordingly, the design of rural feeder service has become a necessary task in Indian context. Fare or the direct cost of travel is one of the most important parameters in the context of rural feeder service. In the present work, an investigation is made on the role of fare model in design of rural feeder service with fixed-route fixed-schedule form of operation. A simulation based approach is applied for design of rural feeder service with three different fare models. The work is demonstrated with reference to a case study in rural India. The benefit to rural population from feeder service is measured using a comprehensive measure of disutility called as Generalized Cost (GC). The work justifies the need for developing an appropriate feeder service in rural India. The effects of fare model on GC savings, percentage of road length served directly by feeder service, etc. are analyzed to understand the role of fare model in design of rural feeder service.

Journal or Publication Title: Indian Highways
Volume: Volume 40
Number: Number 6
Divisions: 13 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences > Institutes of Transportation > Institute for Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering
13 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences > Institutes of Transportation
13 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2017 07:58
Official URL: http://www.verkehr.tu-darmstadt.de/media/verkehr/fgvv/prof_b...
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