MODAL SHIFT AS A MEANS FOR ECONOMIC AND SALUBRIOUS ROAD COMMUTE FOR THE STATE OF TAMIL NADU

Abstract
Tamil Nadu is one of the states in India that has an excellent transportation system. In the recent past, there is a wide gap in the development of Public and Personal commuting system. The daily usage ratio of these two modes is 0.2:99.8. This leads to an inefficient and ecologically degrading system of transportation. A study on the daily commuting pattern of people and their intention for a modal shift was done. Based on their intention, it is attempted to find a possible eco-friendly change in the road transportation for Tamil Nadu. The results are encouraging. The study is done with a survey on modal shift intention in select districts of Tamil Nadu and is evaluated with an adopted simulation for the carbon emission reduction along with economic and environmental benefits. The outcomes are significant for the entire country as it evidences a favourable economic and eco-friendly road commuting with a considerable reduction in the fuel consumption.

Authors
G Balamurugan, Praveen Paul J, S Gopi
Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, India

Keywords
Road Transport, Public Commuting, Modal Shift, Cost Saving, Policy
Published By :
ICTACT
Published In :
ICTACT Journal on Management Studies
( Volume: 3 , Issue: 2 )
Date of Publication :
May 2017

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