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A Comprehensive Logical Model of Bus Terminal Planning Standards in India

Rohan Vardhan, Rahul Vardhan Bhatnagar


In India, presently, there are no guidelines available for bus terminal planning standards based on varied passenger characteristics. Since human comfort is a primary design consideration in architectural design planning, design standards for passengers must be based on a relative scale to provide the desired design environment anthropometrically. The requirement for this research is to help resolve the problems faced by planners and architects due to lack of comprehensive design and planning guidelines and passenger movement and parameters, which ultimately impact the layout of the terminal. As an architect, this research will steer to solve the problem of terminal design and planning management. The design of passenger facilities involves the application of several qualitative and quantitative design considerations according to passenger comfort. Poor designing and planning significantly cause crowding which lowers passenger comfort level as it slows the average walking speed, and the freedom of maneuver in the flow is restricted.The paper presents the formation of a comprehensive model of bus terminal planning standards,which depends on various passenger characteristics in the Indian context. The result presents a model that will take a few primary inputs to create the required planning norms. This derived result can be used all over the Indian subcontinent in bus terminal/depot planning.

 Keywords:Planning model, design, crowd, passenger, norms, bus terminal

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RohanVardhan, Rahul VardhanBhatnagar. A Comprehensive Logical Model of Bus Terminal Planning Standards in India.Trends in Transport Engineering and Applications. 2020; 7(1): 49–61p.

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