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Introduction

M. Ramachandran

in Metro Rail Projects In India

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780198073987
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080847 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198073987.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter begins with a review of some of the transport problems faced by cities around the world. It then studies the Singapore model, where sound land transport policies have helped establish an efficient and extensive transport network. This is followed by discussions of urbanization in India and the country’s urban transport policy, and worldwide practices in developing metros.

Keywords: transportation problems; urban transport; mass transport system; India; urbanization; transport policy; rail transport; Singapore

Chapter.  7893 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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