Journal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies
B: Transportation Economics and Policy
Sustainable Transport Development in Nepal: Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies
Ramesh POKHARELSurya Raj ACHARYA
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Volume 11 (2015) Pages 209-226

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After the decades of conflict and political transition, Nepal is going to embark on an accelerated economic growth for which transport development has been recognized as one of the core strategies. With an objective of providing some valuable insights to the policy makers, this paper adopts a broad-brush approach to review the past efforts, identify current challenges and opportunities, explore linkages with theoretical concepts, and finally list out important strategies that would guide Nepal's transport development towards a sustainable ends. Most importantly, the paper highlights some of the agenda which can potentially serve as the corner stones for sustainable transport system but have not yet been properly discussed at the policy making level. It is expected that the contents of this paper would provide useful guidelines for the transport policy makers in Nepal.

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