Smart Urban Mobility: Road Less Travelled

48 Pages Posted: 30 May 2015 Last revised: 14 Aug 2015

Tarun Mittal

Indian Institute of Management (IIMB), Bangalore

Charan Singh

Indian Institute of Management (IIMB), Bangalore

Date Written: May 29, 2015

Abstract

The study attempts to analyse congestion problem with emphasis on having a policy incorporating realistic solution for having affordable, accessible, reliable and acceptable mobility. It has been found that in Indian urban scenario, modal transport system must be capable of having flexible high carrying capacity with low space requirement. The other aspect is to have attractive public transit system which may lure people away from private transport to public transit system because traffic problem is going to only rise with population growth and development. This will put more pressure on road infrastructure which has substantial costs. A possible solution could be introduction of Light Rail Transit (LRT) on a large scale. Finally, an illustration of Bangalore city has been made to examine the benefits of LRT.

Keywords: Affordable, accessible, reliable, acceptable, mobility, flexible high carrying capacity, attractive public transit system

Suggested Citation

Mittal, Tarun and Singh, Charan, Smart Urban Mobility: Road Less Travelled (May 29, 2015). IIM Bangalore Research Paper No. 492. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2611857 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2611857

Tarun Mittal

Indian Institute of Management (IIMB), Bangalore ( email )

Bannerghatta Road
Bangalore, Karnataka 560076
India

Charan Singh (Contact Author)

Indian Institute of Management (IIMB), Bangalore ( email )

Bannerghatta Road
Bangalore, Karnataka 560076
India
080-26993818 (Phone)

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