Performance Analysis of Publicly Owned Urban Bus Companies in India

Indian Journal of Economics and Business, Vol. 12, No. 2-4, pp. 243-261, 2013

19 Pages Posted: 27 Jun 2014 Last revised: 12 Jul 2014

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Sanjay Kumar Singh

Indian Institute of Management Lucknow

Shalini Raghav

Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

Date Written: December 31, 2013

Abstract

This paper analyses productivity and profitability performance of publicly owned Urban Bus Companies (UBCs) in India. Annual data for a sample of nine UBCs, for which consistent data are available from 2000-01 to 2010-11, are used for this analysis. We find that there is a wide disparity among the UBCs according to their productivity and profitability levels and growth. Even though six out of nine sample UBCs experienced improvement in their productivity, only one of them could improve its profitability from 2000-01 to 2010-11. This is because none of the UBCs could increase their fare in line with the increase in their input factor prices during 2000s.

Keywords: Urban Bus Companies, Productivity, Profitability, India

JEL Classification: D24, L25, L32, L92, R40

Suggested Citation

Singh, Sanjay Kumar and Raghav, Shalini, Performance Analysis of Publicly Owned Urban Bus Companies in India (December 31, 2013). Indian Journal of Economics and Business, Vol. 12, No. 2-4, pp. 243-261, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2459291

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Shalini Raghav

Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare ( email )

Krishi Bhawan
CS
New Delhi, DC
India

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