Quantitative framework for establishing low-risk inter-district travel corridors during COVID-19

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dc.contributor.author Dave, Raviraj
dc.contributor.author Choudhari,Tushar
dc.contributor.author Maji, Avijit
dc.contributor.author Bhatia, Udit
dc.coverage.spatial United Kingdom
dc.date.accessioned 2022-02-03T08:03:06Z
dc.date.available 2022-02-03T08:03:06Z
dc.date.issued 2022-01
dc.identifier.citation Dave, Raviraj; Choudhari, Tushar; Maji, Avijit and Bhatia, Udit, "Quantitative framework for establishing low-risk inter-district travel corridors during COVID-19", Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, DOI: 10.1177/03611981211064994, Jan. 2022. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0361-1981
dc.identifier.issn 2169-4052
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1177/03611981211064994
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.iitgn.ac.in/handle/123456789/7445
dc.description.abstract Aspirations to slow down the spread of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) resulted in unprecedented restrictions on personal and work-related travels in various nations across the globe in 2020. As a consequence, economic activities within and across the countries were almost halted. As restrictions loosen and cities start to resume public and private transport to revamp the economy, it becomes critical to assess the commuters’ travel-related risk in light of the ongoing pandemic. The paper develops a generalizable quantitative framework to evaluate the commute-related risk arising from inter-district and intra-district travel by combining nonparametric data envelopment analysis for vulnerability assessment with transportation network analysis. It demonstrates the application of the proposed model for establishing travel corridors within and across Gujarat and Maharashtra, two Indian states that have reported many COVID-19 cases since early April 2020. The findings suggest that establishing travel corridors between a pair of districts solely based on the health vulnerability indices of the origin and destination discards the en-route travel risks from the prevalent pandemic, underestimating the threat. For example, while the resultant of social and health vulnerabilities of Narmada and Vadodara districts is relatively moderate, the en-route travel risk exacerbates the overall travel risk of travel between them. The study provides a quantitative framework to identify the alternate path with the least risk and hence establish low-risk travel corridors within and across states while accounting for social and health vulnerabilities in addition to transit-time related risks.
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Raviraj Dave, Tushar Choudhari, Avijit Maji and Udit Bhatia
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher SAGE Publications en_US
dc.subject Planning and analysis en_US
dc.subject Transportation planning analysis and application en_US
dc.subject Decision making en_US
dc.subject Scenario planning en_US
dc.subject Public transportation en_US
dc.subject Planning and development en_US
dc.subject Network en_US
dc.title Quantitative framework for establishing low-risk inter-district travel corridors during COVID-19 en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.relation.journal Transportation Research Record


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