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Indian Transport System

P Jegadish Gandhi (Editor) G. John Gunaseelan (Editor)
Synopsis Passenger transportation is an important part of the overall development problem of the nation and affects in some way nearly 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 discrete 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 privatization in the bus transport sector also. Despite the progressive diminishing role of nationalized bus operations, its popularity has picked up among the people in recent years. It is imperative at this crossroads 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 focusing on the performance, problems and prospects of STUs. Eminent transport management experts, economists, policy-makers and professors in colleges and universities and leading research institutions have contributed critical papers covering almost all major nationalized Transport Corporations in our country. The volume is divided into six parts dealing with policy of nationalization 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 reader in managements system.
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About the authors

P Jegadish Gandhi

P. Jegadish Gandhi (1941), formerly Professor of Economics at Voorhees College, Vellore for over three decades, is now Director of the Vellore Institute of Development Studies. Specialising in Development and Socio-economic issues, Gandhi has more than 200 articles published in leading economic journals and in popular periodicals in India and abroad and 23 books of his credit. His latest book on Dr. Kalam’s PURA Model and Societal Transformation was published in January 2005. he has participated in and presented papers at several national and regional seminars and international conferences. Gandhi jhas the distinction of having been a Visiting Scientist, DST (Government of India) Project, Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (1987-88). He was Vice-President of the International Society for Intercommunication of New Ideas (USA) and Treasurer, Vice-President and President (2000-2001), the Association of Economists of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry. Gandhi has been honoured with the Senior Economist Award of the Association of economists of Tamil Nadu in 2002. He was an Expert Member of the Working Groups on Road Transport Services, Employmetn/Unemployment and Rural Development in the formulation of 9th & 10th Plans, State Planning Commission, Government of Tamil Nadu. Dr. Gandhi is presently an Academic Council Member of Vellore Institute of Technology, Deemed University and Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore. As a social activist, he has been working for the abolition of bonded labour and child labour system among other issues of social concern.

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G. John Gunaseelan

G. John Gunaseelan (b. 1956) is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Commerce, Voorhees College, Vellore. He has been teaching Commerce to Postgraduate students for a decade and a half, besides guiding research. He has contributed papers on "Transportation" (co-authored with Prof. Gandhi) which were published in academic journals and has attended several conferences / seminars.

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Bibliographic information

Title Indian Transport System
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1994
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170995566
length xvi+296p., Tables; Figures; Notes; Reference; Appendix; Index; 23cm.