ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
-A A +A

Rail and Road in Intercity Transport

A sustainable transport policy should aim at modal substitution in long-distance intercity traffic movement in the country, where the rail and road modes are in competition. The nature of the relative impact of rail and road transport suggests that a number of factors have to be given due consideration in the formulation of transport policy: category of traffic, type of traction on rail, type of passenger movement on road, and the trade-off between greater energy efficiency and greater environmental damage potential.

Subscribers please login to access full text of the article.

New 3 Month Subscription
to Digital Archives at

826for India

$50for overseas users

Get instant access to the complete EPW archives

Subscribe now

Comments

(-) Hide

EPW looks forward to your comments. Please note that comments are moderated as per our comments policy. They may take some time to appear. A comment, if suitable, may be selected for publication in the Letters pages of EPW.

Back to Top