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Title: Studying the institutional framework for the public transport system in Jaipur, India
Authors: Dev M.
Biswas A.
Published in: Smart and Sustainable Built Environment
Abstract: Purpose: The objective of this study is to understand the institutional dynamics of the public transport system in Jaipur. The institutional dynamics of the public transport system includes an understanding of the role of the formal and informal institutions (i.e. the actors) and the relationship between the public bus, external and private city bus operators. Design/methodology/approach: The research methodology to achieve the objectives of the study included an institutional mapping method to develop an in-depth understanding of the existing institutional framework for the public transport, secondary data and primary survey processed through focused interviews of Jaipur City Transport Services Limited (JCTSL) and the Regional Transport Office (RTO) officials, representatives of the external operator, drivers and conductors’ union and private city bus service operators. The cooperation level between these organizations was measured on a five-point Likert scale. Findings: The study indicated significant issues: poor cooperation levels between JCTSL and the RTO; the absence of a horizontal relationship between JCTSL and the RTO; conflict of powers, the competition of public and private minibus service; delays in smart city projects; absence of an integrated transport authority. Originality/value: In the Indian context, this study can help other Indian cities which are facing similar problems due to the fragmented institutional framework for public transport services and financial losses to the public bus operators due to the direct competition from paratransit or private bus services. © 2020, Emerald Publishing Limited.
Citation: Smart and Sustainable Built Environment(2020), (): -
URI: https://doi.org/10.1108/SASBE-01-2020-0003
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/137
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Keywords: Competition
Conflicts
Cooperation
Institutional mapping
Institutions
Public bus
ISSN: 20466099
Author Scopus IDs: 57218458450
57188827590
Author Affiliations: Dev, M., Department of Architecture and Planning, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Biswas, A., Department of Architecture and Planning, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Funding Details: This research is part of a doctoral thesis, which is supported by a scholarship from the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), India. The authors express their gratitude to the officials of Jaipur City Transport Services Limited (JCTSL), the Regional Transport Office (RTO), representatives of the external operators and the representatives of drivers and conductors of JCTSL, the external operator and the private minibus service.
Corresponding Author: Dev, M.; Department of Architecture and Planning, Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeIndia; email: mohidev@gmail.com
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