WIT Press


Light Rail Transit In Mysore: Complimenting Land Use And Transport

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SD150832

Volume

168

Pages

11

Page Range

949 - 959

Published

2015

Size

1,845 kb

Author(s)

G. Ghosh

Abstract

Most Indian cities are low-rise urban trails and require medium capacity modes only. As per the recommendations of the working group on urban transport for the 12th FYP (Five Years’ Planning), light rail transit (LRT) should be provided in all cities with a population of million plus. The Comprehensive Mobility Plan of Mysore highlights LRT as one of the option of mass transit mode to change the travel characteristics from a primarily private mode based to a mass transport based. The goal of the project is to analyse the role of LRT in the existing transportation system and existing land use pattern in Mysore. On account of ideal travel demand, engineering and land use compatibility, LRT emerges as a feasible mode of travel in Mysore.

Keywords

role of light rail transit, medium sized cities, India, Mysore, mass rapid transit