CONTENTS:- 1. Public Versus Private Transport Agencies in Calcutta by Dilip Halder; 2. The Calcutta State Transport Corporation (CSTC): An Evaluation of Its Performance by Dilip Halder and Gurudas Gupta; 3. Financial Performance of The CSTC Compared With Private Operators by Dilip Halder and Satyabrata Basu; 4. Major Problems of Mini Bus by Dilip Halder and Gurudas Gupta; 5. Management and Performance of Mini Bus; 6. The Chartered Bus In Calcutta by Dilip Halder and Gurudas Gupta; 7. Calcutta Tramways: Prospects & Retrospects by Dilip Halder; 8. Have Rickshaws Outlived Their Necessity In CalCutta by Dilip Halder and Satyabrata Basu; 9. The Tube Rail In Calcutta At Its Planning Stage by Dilip Halder; 10. Impact of Tube Rail In Calcutta: Assessed At Its Planning Stage by Dilip Halder; 11. What The Traffic Will Bear In Calcutta by Dilip Halder; 12. Observed Demand and Preference Pattern of Travel Modes by Dilip Halder and Snigdha Chakrabarti; 13. Expenditure Behaviour of The Public Transport Users In Calcutta by Dilip Halder and Snigadha Chakrabarti; 14. Selection of Target Group From Those Performing journey To Work by Dilip Halder and Snigadha Chakrabarti; 15. The Fare Structure of Cycles and Auto Rickshaw by Dilip Halder; 16. Co-Ordination With The Context by Dilip Halder; 17. Findings of The Studies Put Together.
‘Studies in Urban Transport’ is a collection of revised version of the papers already published in various popular and specialized Journals in India and abroad. The sixteenth papers selected in this volume were devoted to the reason behind inefficiency and financial maladies that the owners of the dominant urban transport modes suffer from and suggest some meaningful remedial measures. In the process some theatrical questions relating to planning, pricing, subsidy, criteria of judging efficiency of performance, were encountered and sorted out for both pubic and private undertaking giving regard to their respective objective.