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Title: Allocation of Buses to Depots: A Case Study
Authors: R Sridharan
Issue/Year: Apr-1991
Section: Research
Abstract: Minimizing dead kilometers is an important operational objective of an urban road transport undertaking as dead kilometers mean additional losses. This can be achieved by formulating the underlying decision problem of allocating the buses to depots as a transportation problem. Using data from an urban road transport undertaking, R Sridharan shows how such a modeling can lead to significant reduction in dead kilometers. Given the need for fuel conservation under the current circumstances in our country, this will mean considerable saving in petrol consumption.
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