Transportation Planning Studies for Socio-Economic Development of Depressed Sub-Regions: A Review

  • Mir Aftab Hussain Talpur Department of City and Regional Planning, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro.
  • Tauha Hussain Ali Department of Civil Engineering, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro.
  • Imtiaz Ahmed Chandio Department of City and Regional Planning, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro.
  • Fahad Ahmed Shaikh Department of City and Regional Planning, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro.

Abstract

Transport sector can be considered as a backbone of the national and regional economies. Well-arranged transportation facilities are essential for the movement of people and goods, which can make nations agile and strong to face ever-increasing global and local socioeconomic problems. However, most of the developing countries were facing acute transport-related problems, i.e. absence of transport policies, inaccessibility, the proper road network hierarchy and unavailability of low-cost transportation services, especially for rural dwellers. Hence, the aim of this research is to propose policy implications by reviewing suitable literature associated with regional transportation planning, which can be essential to upsurge accessibility standards and abolish the transport-related problems of the rural sub-regions of developing countries. This research article is intended for the planned development and socioeconomic well-being of depressed sub-regions, which are struggling with the problem of transportation inaccessibility over the years. It was found that accessibility is a dominant element of transportation studies in rural subregions, if addressed by the concerned authorities or planning agencies; the deprived sub-regions can flourish and prosper with the passage of time.

Published
Jul 1, 2018
How to Cite
TALPUR, Mir Aftab Hussain et al. Transportation Planning Studies for Socio-Economic Development of Depressed Sub-Regions: A Review. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering and Technology, [S.l.], v. 37, n. 3, p. 603-614, july 2018. ISSN 2413-7219. Available at: <http://publications.muet.edu.pk/index.php/muetrj/article/view/508>. Date accessed: 09 dec. 2018. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.22581/muet1982.1803.14.
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