Urban Transportation: Planning, Operation and Management

by: S. Ponnuswamy, (Late) Dr. David Johnson Victor


Abstract: Urban Transportation has become a subject of major interest for students, academia and practicing engineers in the government and private sector. So far, there is hardly any book available on the subject written by Indian authors covering the subject in the context of a developing country. In order to meet the demand, the authors have come together to pool their knowledge gained as a teacher and a practicing engineer respectively and write this book. This book has been prepared to fit in with the syllabus on Urban Transport and Public Transport taught at graduate level in various universities and Indian Institutes of Technology as well as Schools of Planning. At the same time, the book can be used as a reference book by practicing engineers and consultants. It covers the subject of planning for transportation in an urban area including basic principles and current practices. Special emphasis has been given to conditions in India and developing countries.
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Title: Urban Transportation: Planning, Operation and Management

Publisher: McGraw Hill Education (India) Private Limited: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2012 McGraw-Hill Education Private Limited

ISBN: 9781259002731

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S. Ponnuswamy received his BE in Civil Engineering from Madras University, his MS in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras and Ph D in Civil Engineering from Anna University, Chennai. Dr. Ponnuswamy is currently a Consultant in Civil Engineering and Transportation. He has retired as Additional General Manager of Southern Railway after serving in different capacities with the Indian Railways for 34 years. He was also with Public Works and Irrigation Departments for 3 years and subsequently, been a Guest Faculty in the Civil Engineering Department of Indian Institute of Technology Madras. His service period includes seven years on the Nigerian Railways and three years with RITES consultancy organization. During his service he was associated with various construction, maintenance and investigation projects for road and rail including bridges. In the last 20 years, since retirement from Railways, he has worked on a number of consultancy assignments on major bridge, railway and road projects as well as urban Transport Planning and System studies individually or as a leading member of RITES or SOWiL Consultants. He has also given a number of guest lectures on special aspects of bridge engineering in some leading Engineering Colleges in the south. He is Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India), Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers, London and American Society of Civil Engineers. He has done the documentation for three bridges built by Railways on River Brahmputra for the General Manager (Construction), Northeast Frontier Railway. He is also the author of a number of technical papers published in various journals.

(Late) Dr. David Johnson Victor former Professor of Civil Engineering and Head of Transportation Division at the Indian Institute of Technology (Madras), Chennai has authored over 75 papers in India and abroad, and four technical books which have been well received. He has been a recipient of Railway Board Gold Medal in 1975, the E.P. Nicolaides Prize in 1977, and the Production Engineering Division Gold Medal in 1992 by the Institution of Engineers and a commendation certificate by the I.R.C. for his research papers. He has participated in many International and National Conferences and was invited to deliver Lectures in several forums in India and abroad.

Description: Urban Transportation has become a subject of major interest for students, academia and practicing engineers in the government and private sector. So far, there is hardly any book available on the subject written by Indian authors covering the subject in the context of a developing country. In order to meet the demand, the authors have come together to pool their knowledge gained as a teacher and a practicing engineer respectively and write this book. This book has been prepared to fit in with the syllabus on Urban Transport and Public Transport taught at graduate level in various universities and Indian Institutes of Technology as well as Schools of Planning. At the same time, the book can be used as a reference book by practicing engineers and consultants. It covers the subject of planning for transportation in an urban area including basic principles and current practices. Special emphasis has been given to conditions in India and developing countries.