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Research Paper | Architecture & Planning | India | Volume 6 Issue 12, December 2017
Assessing the Reliability of Bus Transportation System in Pune Municipal Corporation
Abstract: Improving the reliability of bus service can increase the desirability of public transportation to current and future riders. An understanding of service reliability is necessary to develop strategies, which helps transport organizations provide better services. The study area selected is Pune Municipal Corporation. Pune is one of the cities in India, situated in the state of Maharashtra. It is the eighth largest metropolitan city in India with the population of 3.1 million and the population density of 12770 person per sq. km. In the last 10 years there has been a rapid rise in the mobility pattern of people and a remarkable growth in the number of vehicles in pune city especially Two-wheelers and Four wheelers because of improved quality of life and rise in income level of the people. Despite these problems, the organization handling the operation of Bus transport system has been unsuccessful in improving the service of the bus. Every commuter wants a reliable mode of public transport. However, due to lack of quality and inadequate public transport system, people are using personalized vehicles, which is not only creating the problem of traffic congestion but also increasing the chances of fatalities and environmental issues. The study aims at assessing the performance parameters of bus transportation system in pune and to measure the reliability index. It involves assessment of accessibility of buses in Pune, the operational characteristics of the bus system and to identify and study the performance parameters, which affects the reliability of the bus system in Pune.
Keywords: Reliability, Punctuality, Comfortability, Load-factor
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 12, December 2017,
Pages: 59 - 65
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