Contemporary South Asian Studies

Railway Transportation in South Asia

Infrastructure Planning, Regional Development and Economic Impacts

Editors: Mitra, S., Bandyopadhyay, S., Roy, S., Ponce Dentinho, T. (Eds.)

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  • Studies the evolution of railway transportation in South Asia
  • Offers various country studies
  • Highlights the impacts of these infrastructure projects on regional and urban development
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This book discusses policy instruments for sustainable infrastructure developments. Railways are one of the most important developmental instruments of a region, province, or country. They play a crucial role in economic development, urban growth, urban mobility, regional susceptibility, market integration, and world trade. Railways are an integral part of regional and urban development, both in terms of freight and passenger transport. 

By offering case studies from various regions and cities in South Asia, this book examines the evolution of railway transportation and the impact of these infrastructure projects on regional and urban development. It examines the interactions between evolving infrastructures and competing demands and considers the negative and positive externalities of railway transportation for people, places, and locations. The contributions analyze issues such as network infrastructure planning and technological development, passenger mobility and satisfaction, vulnerability to environmental impacts, and cross-border trade. 

About the authors

Saptarshi Mitra is Assistant Professor at the Department of Geography and Disaster Management of the University of Tripura in Agartala, India, Coordinator of the Regional Planning and Urban & Rural Development Laboratory, and Researcher on projects in the field of planning and development. 

Sumana Bandyopadhyay is Professor at the Department of Geography of University of Calcutta in India, specialized in Urban Geography, Regional and Environmental Planning. She is presently the President of the Indian Regional Science Association. Her present research areas are urban public space, neoliberal urban transformations, ecological resilience and urban heritage. Her publications are largely in the field of urban studies. 

Stabak Roy works as Doctoral Researcher at the Regional Planning and Urban & Rural Development Laboratory, Department of Geography and Disaster Management, Tripura University, India. Mr. Roy conducts research on Railway Geography, Railway Infrastructure Planning and Management, and Transport Planning and Tourism. 

Tomaz P. Dentinho is Professor of Regional, Environmental and Agriculture Economics at the University of Azores, Portugal, and is Director of the Regional Cooperation Research Programme at the South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF), a Brussels based think tank. Dr. Dentinho is also Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Regional Science Policy and Practice. 

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Introduction: Railway Transportation—Regions, Economy and Development

    Pages 1-4

    Mitra, Saptarshi (et al.)

  • Post-industrial Revitalisation of Railway Stations: The Path to Commercialisation

    Pages 7-22

    Rachdan, Sara

  • Portuguese Colonial Railways: Agents and Subjects of Railway Imperialism (1880–1915)

    Pages 23-40

    Pereira, Hugo Silveira

  • Impact of Metro-Rail Projects on Land Use and Land Value in Indian Cities—The Case of Chennai

    Pages 43-65

    Bharti, Madhu (et al.)

  • Regional Travel and Commuting Patterns: A Study of the Oldest Suburban Railway Line in Eastern India

    Pages 67-83

    Mondal, Bhaswati (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Railway Transportation in South Asia
Book Subtitle
Infrastructure Planning, Regional Development and Economic Impacts
Editors
  • Saptarshi Mitra
  • Sumana Bandyopadhyay
  • Stabak Roy
  • Tomaz Ponce Dentinho
Series Title
Contemporary South Asian Studies
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-76878-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-76878-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-76877-5
Series ISSN
2509-4173
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 329
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 60 illustrations in colour
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