ECONOMIC QUESTIONS (INDIA)

BRIEF DETAILS ARE GIVEN OF A RECENT STUDY WHICH EXAMINES THE EFFECTS OF ROAD CONSTRUCTION ON ECONOMY OF AN UNDERDEVELOPED TRACT. THE STUDY LED TO THE CONCLUSION THAT CONSIDERATION OF INDIRECT BENEFITS WAS VERY NECESSARY IN ANY COST-BENEFIT STUDIES UNDERTAKEN FOR BACKWARD AREAS. THERE ARE DIFFICULTIES IN THE EVALUATION OF SOME OF THE INDIRECT GAINS LIKE APPRECIATION IN LAND VALUES, SOCIAL BENEFITS, ETC. WHICH NEED TO BE SOLVED BY FURTHER RESEARCH. RESULTS ARE DISCRIBED OF AN EXPERIMENT TO FIND THE VEHICLE OPERATING COSTS FOR HEAVY COMMERCIAL VEHICLES ON VARIOUS PAVEMENT TYPES. THE STUDY SHOWED THAT UPGRADING OF A WATER BOUND MACADAM SURFACE TO CONCRETE COULD SUCCEED IN CUTTING DOWN THE VEHICLE OPERATING COSTS BY AS MUCH AS 50%. IN THE CASE OF SWITCH-OVER TO A BLACKTOP SURFACE, THE SAVINGS WOULD BE OF THE ORDER OF 40%. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vii-9, 6 Pp, 3 TAB
  • Authors:
    • Rajagopalan, S K
  • Publication Date: 1967

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  • Accession Number: 00201546
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 4 1994 12:00AM