Benefit Distribution of Road Projects

Appreciating that all benefits cannot be analyzed easily through conventional economic analysis, very often the Terms of Reference (ToR) for road feasibility studies explicitly calls for "a multi criteria analysis (MCA) covering economic, social, political and strategic or any other criteria". The objectives are (i) a qualitative description of the likely effects pursuant to 'economic development', and (ii) a qualitative description of the likely effects pursuant to 'social and environmental benefits', culminating into an assessment of distribution of benefits to the people of the project area from this road rehabilitation and upgrading that the project is aimed at. This paper attempts to bring out the basic requirements of carrying out such multi criteria analysis, duly highlighting the role of the stakeholders in framing the necessary weights (pedestals for such analysis) so that a uniformity remains in the studies carried out under a road agency at least, if not for a state or for the entire country. Further, this paper adopts the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) method for carrying out an MCA.

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  • Authors:
    • Podder, Subir Kumar
  • Publication Date: 2018-3


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 23-29
  • Serial:
    • Indian Highways
    • Volume: 46
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Indian Roads Congress
    • ISSN: 0376-7256

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  • Accession Number: 01685515
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 7 2018 2:47PM