VI. RESEARCH WORK DONE IN ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS RELATED TO THESIS WORK

D. TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION
19. Development of Demand Model for Long-Haul Rail Travel
Date of Start

July 2002
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (R, C)

 

Scope and Objectives

The proposed research work aims at development of demand model for long-haul rail travel and to study the influence of reduction in air-travel price on the upper class rail travel.

 
Methodology
Aggregate-Cross sectional-Mode Specific Model using available statistical data
 
Findings and Conclusions
• The factors influencing long-haul rail travel were identified
• The developed demand model was statistically sound.
• Forecasting was done using the developed model after necessary validation.