Indian Transport System
Pasenger transportation is an important part of the overall development problem of the national and affects in some waynearly all aspects of mobility in general. Since Independence, passenger road transport industry in India has been growing fast and has acquired considerable importance as a descrete activity with a huge growth potential. Since the 1980?s most of the State Transport Corporations have moved from profit-making areas to loss incurring zones. The New Economic Reform policy strategies presupposes privatisation in the bus transport sector also. Despite the progressive diminishing role of nationalised bus operations, its popularity has picked up among the people in recent years. It is imparative at this cross-road situation to make an impressionistic study of the performance of State Transport Corporations in India. The present volume is the first of its kind in focussing on the performance, problems and prospects of STUs. Eminent transport management experts, economists, policy-makers and professor in colleges and universities and leading research institutions have contributed critical papers covering almost all major nationalised Transport Corporations in our country. The volume is divided into six parts dealing with policy of nationalisation in road passenger transport industry, general issues, pricing policy, new evaluations, performance evaluation studies of major State Transport Corporations and study of bus services in the metropolis. The Volume also gives a gist of the much-used transport technical terms and indices. With its enriched contents. The book will be found highly useful to administrators in Government Departments, policy-makers in public enterprises, students, teachers and researchers in transport economics and general readers in management system.
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