Title: "Mode Choice Modelling of Work Trips: A Case Study of Kolkata (Urban Transportation Planning)"

DOI: 10.15224/978-1-63248-114-6-20
Page(s): 41 - 45


In developing countries, like India, the increasing horizontal spread of the cities and the decentralized nature of development have led to the increased travelling demand. In order to suffice the people’s need for travelling, various transportation modes, having different attributes, have been introduced gradually in the transportation system viz. public city bus, taxi/cab, auto-rickshaw, private vehicle, etc. The trip makers decide the suitability of a mode with respect to his/her criteria which may be classified as quantitative (includes, travel time, travel cost, waiting time etc.) and qualitative (includes, reliability, comfort, convenience, etc.). In this study, the modal share of the Garia-Park Circus corridor in Kolkata, India has been tried to be estimated for work trips only. Transit, Para-transit and Personal vehicles are considered here. The criteria selected for the modeling are Travel Time (TT), Travel Cost (TC), Comfort, Convenience (Waiting Time), Reliability and Dust and Noise. The utility perceived by the trip makers for each of the alternative modes is collected through questionnaire survey and the scaling of the stated preferences is done by psychometric scaling technique.