Efficiency in Planning For Surface Public Transportation
Monalisa Malani

Monalisa Malani, Faculty of Architecture, Manipal Academy of Higher Education Manipal, (Karnataka), India.
Manuscript received on 27 March 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 06 April 2019 | Manuscript Published on 27 April 2019 | PP: 752-759 | Volume-7 Issue-6S2 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F10950476S219/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: Rapid urbanization is making urban traffic congestion increasingly rigorous, and its contradiction among resource, population and environment is becoming increasingly prominent. The hierarchy of green transportation puts cyclists and pedestrians first because of its low cost, space efficiency, and zero environmental impact; followed by public transit because of its shared passenger-transport service, thereby helping in reduction of an individual’s carbon footprint. The government has therefore, aimed at constant development of the public transport system in the country for better connectivity and to promote a healthier lifestyle. The expansion of this sector will lead to construction of new transportation hubs to support it. Research on efficient planning for these public transit hubs is relatively underdeveloped. Buses act as the highest acceptable mode of public transportation in India, this paper aims at Efficient planning techniques for the construction of infrastructure supporting public transportation and to promote non-motorized transit modes. The outcome of this study would be utilized by the researchers to have an idea as to how the aspect like planning of green design will cause a difference in the society not only economically and socially but also environmentally and also moving towards a green development path.
Keywords: India, Planning, Public Transportation, Transit Hubs.
Scope of the Article: Transportation Engineering