The economic growth of the developing countries depends, among other things to a large extent on the proper development of transport infrastructure. In view of the fact that resources are scarce and also that the gestation period of transport projects is long, there is a need for initiating advance action. Therefore there is a need for planning not only transport infrastructure as such but also the different sub-sectors of economy which influence transport. As very little work has been done at regional levels to study various aspects of intermodal transport planning, a small region i.e. Cochin-quilon region in kerala state, has been taken for an in-depth study of the inter-modal traffic pattern. The study shows that although the development of iwt (inland water transport) system can help to ease congestion in road by diverting traffic from road to iwt, the growth in demand for road transport will be phenomenal and need for widening, strengthening and improvements of highways will become inevitable in the immediate future. This contradicts the observations made by the national transport policy committee (ntpc) which laid more stress on the dominant role to be played by railways and suggests the necessity of inter-modal traffic studies in different regions of the country and plan the systems accordingly. The results of the study are presented here and it is hoped that the methodology developed will be helpful to planners and researchers to carry out such studies in other regions of the country.

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    Indian Roads Congress

    Jamnagar House, Shahjahan Road
    New Delhi,   India  110 011
  • Authors:
    • Seinivasan, N S
    • Nuthuswamy, S
    • Ravikumar, G
  • Publication Date: 1989-5


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 195-237
  • Serial:
    • Indian Highways
    • Volume: 50
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Indian Roads Congress
    • ISSN: 0376-7256

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00498629
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM