Transportation Planning Survey Methodologies for the Proposed Study of Physical and Socio-economic Development of Deprived Rural Regions: A Review

  •  Mir Aftab Hussain Talpur    
  •  Madzlan Napiah    
  •  Imtiaz Ahmed Chandio    
  •  Shabir Hussain Khahro    


Transportation is considered as an essential part of human life and backbone of national, regional and local economy. Transportation sector plays a crucial role in boosting up the life styles of common men by providing facilities and accessibilities as required to them. Deprived rural regions are always struggling from services and facilities aspects due to their remote and scattered locations. Transportation is a tool, which can mitigate rural regional problems by providing proper accessibilities and links to employment, health, education and services. The proposed study objective is to provide accessibility and proper transportation services to these rural regions. For this purpose regional transportation policy plan is required, which can’t be formulated without relevant and quality data. The purpose of this paper is to review different surveys methodologies, which are essential for data collection. Different techniques have been reviewed including face-to-face interviews, telephonic interviews, web and postal survey methodologies, pilot survey, participatory rural appraisals and household surveys. It is concluded that during study primary as well as secondary data can be used. This exercise can save time and other crucial resources. The data can be used for the development of transportation policy for the study area. This plan can be helpful in bringing prosperity, mitigating poverty and uplifting the living standards of common men in these deprived regions.

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