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M.Tech / M.E / PhD Thesis | Civil Engineering | India | Volume 5 Issue 4, April 2016
Sustainable Urban Transport System: A Case Study of Manpada Road
Abstract: Transport in India is an important part of nations economy. India has been experiencing continuous growth and change over the last decade. Indian cities face the huge challenge of meeting the rapidly growing urban mobility demand in a low carbon and sustainable manner. To guide the cities to move towards the sustainable mobility path, the Government of India is implementing its National Urban Transport Policy that advocates planning for the movement of people, not vehicles. As cities grow exponentially, an effective and sustainable urban transport system for people and goods is a prerequisite for sustainable economic growth. Motor vehicle ownership is growing faster than population and the rapid growth of cities is putting tremendous pressure on urban infrastructure including housing, transportation, power supply, water supply, and sewerage systems. Transport, which is demand-driven, plays a very important role in the overall growth of the economy. Planning for sustainable urban development focuses on improvements in all of these characteristics of the functioning of cities. Sustainable urban ropeway transport has many advantages over present modes of transport of Mumbai. Since the system is not used in general, the cost-benefit analysis of the same will emphasis need of ropeway in smart city project for Smart cities.
Keywords: Sustainable urban transport system, Cost benefit Analysis
Edition: Volume 5 Issue 4, April 2016,
Pages: 2112 - 2117