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Safety management in transportation
This paper presents a framework for identification and analysis of issues in Safety Management in Transportation. The paper analysis Safety Management in the three modes of transport namely Road, Rail and Air. Safety ...
A note on the Indian motor vehicle industry
This note describes the history of the Indian Motor Vehicles Industry and its current status. There are a number of manufacturers in the public, joint and private sectors. Several new manufacturers also intend to enter the ...
Computer based itinerary planning on transportation systems
Customers seek to know the best way of getting from an origin to a destination on a transportation system. Knowing the best way, i.e, itinerary planning, becomes all the more important when there are varied choices depending ...
Implementation of large computer-communication projects in a developing country: a case study
The implementation of geographically dispersed computer-communication projects involving large financial outlays is a complex task, more so in a developing country context. This paper is focused around a case study which ...
Spatial optimisation of the fuel purchase decision for road transport undertakings
Road transport undertakings in India have been spending approximately between 15-20 % of their total expenses on fuel. Given the fact that they visit different towns and sometimes even different states, the fuel which is ...
Analysis of wagon utilization and estimating the optimal freight transport effort (loaded and empty wagon movement) for the Indian railways
Over the past four decades, the freight movement output of the Indian Railways has increased substantially. The tonnes originating increased over fourfold from 73.2 million tonnes in 1950-51 to 302 million tonnes in 1988-89. ...
A computer based crew scheduling system for freight trains in Indian railways
This paper describes the design and implementation of an online PC-based crew allocation and management system for freight trains on Indian Railways. The software allows different rules to be used for calling the crew so ...
The trucking industry an introductory note
The paper concludes that considering the inability of Railways to provide piecemeal wagons, it is essential to encourage the movement of goods by roads. Inspite of the unorganized nature of the private companies engaged ...
Synthesis Paper on Strengthening Policy Reforms for Transport Infrastructure Development
This paper presents the results of a series of eight resserach papers commissioned by the Asian Development Bank and the Dept. of Economic affairs, in the area of transport infrastructure development in India. The research ...
Viability of Inland Water Transport (IWT) in India
This paper attempts to assess the viability of movement of passengers and freight by inland water transport (IWT) in India.