ROAD DENSITY AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN HARYANA- 2011

Subodh Rani

Abstract


             In the present paper, an attempt has been made to analyze the road density and levels of regional development in Haryana in 2011. Two variables (Total road length per 100 km² and Total road length per lakh population) are chosen for the measurement of the road density and four broad categories: Demographic, Social, Economic and Ecological have been selected to study the regional development levels. District wise rank orders have been assigned to find out the composite index and to draw a connection between road density and regional development. It is recorded that district Kaithal has the maximum road density by both the indicators. In regional development, Sonipat district has attained the 1st rank whereas Palwal is the least developed district. It is suggested that there is an urgent need to construct new roads and expand the existing highways for a balanced regional development in state.


Keywords


Road Density, Regional Development, Rank Orders, Composite Index

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References


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