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Public Transport and urban mobility: Perception of people on services of public transport in Bathinda City, Punjab, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Global Relations, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, INDIA
  • 2 School of Global Relations, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, INDIA
  • 3 OIC, School of Global Relations, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 3, Issue (12), Pages 8-14, December,14 (2014)


Public transport as an essential part of the socio-economic and political structure of the country plays a vital role in development of modern society. Urbanization is one of the challenges in a developing country that needs planning and provisioning of adequate transport system and facilities. The availability of good road networks and affordable small private vehiclesmotivateurban and sub-urban dwellers to the use of private vehicles. Therefore, inclination of people towards the private vehicle (two and four wheelers) has been greater as compare to public transport (buses and three wheeler). Due to rapid growth in the private vehicle in the city the role of public transport in the urban mobility of people has become crucial to understand. Thus, this study is an attempt to evaluate public transport and urban mobility in Bathinda andpeople perception about quality of public transport. Apart from this the urban travel attitude and behavior of people in making choice of public transport as their means of transportation has also been studied and discussed.


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