Evaluation of Traffic Congestion in a Hill City of North-East India

Authors

  • Utpal Kumar De North-Eastern Hill University
  • Gitumoni Rajbongshi North-Eastern Hill University

Abstract

Traffic congestion is a menace to the city commuters, particularly during peak business hours. The problem of a hill city assumes an additional dimension because of the peculiar geographical surface than the plain cities. This paper analyses the cost involved in traffic congestion that arises in various ways. Travel time and cost analysis have been followed using primary data surveyed at different road intersections within the city limit. The findings reveal substantial direct and indirect costs imposed by traffic congestion daily that varies across road intersections and individuals of varied occupations who travel for different purposes to their respective destinations.

Author Biographies

Utpal Kumar De, North-Eastern Hill University

Utpal Kumar De is a Professor of Economics at the North- Eastern Hill University, Shillong, with an interest in environmental and resource economics. His current research focuses on rural and agricultural development, issues on climate change, environment and resource management, tourism, and valuation.

Gitumoni Rajbongshi, North-Eastern Hill University

Gitumoni Rajbongshi is a Research Scholar at the North- Eastern Hill University Shillong, with an interest in development and transport economics. Her current research focuses on road traffic management studies.

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Published

2020-12-31

How to Cite

De, U. K. and Rajbongshi, G. . (2020) “Evaluation of Traffic Congestion in a Hill City of North-East India”, e-Review of Tourism Research, 18(3), pp. 451–477. Available at: https://journals.tdl.org/ertr/index.php/ertr/article/view/729 (Accessed: 25October2021).