Role of transportation network in urbanization: A case study of north 24 Parganas district, West Bengalrn
Priyanka Kundu, Ranjan Basu
Transportation network is the artery of any urban center and is one of the important infrastructural parameter in the economic development. North 24 Parganas district is a very important center for urbanization within West Bengal. But it is necessary to explain the effect of road network development on the pattern of urbanization. National and State Highways as well as Railways are very important in the flow and movement of industrial goods and mobility of the industrial workers and hence are very much effective in connecting the remotely placed inaccessible areas with the accessible one and thereby both the inter-district and inter-state network systems get well developed. The roads under the Public Works Department are there to connect the intra-district centers and thus a well-connected network system is emerged. On the basis of the degree of industrial development and the growth of the Class-I towns, it is evident that the growth center has shifted towards the western side of the district. Hence the nature of the growth of the urban sprawl is also towards the western direction of the district. This is an attempt towards drawing an analytical description of the relationship between the pattern of urbanization and growth of the urban transport network.
Priyanka Kundu, Ranjan Basu. Role of transportation network in urbanization: A case study of north 24 Parganas district, West Bengalrn. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 12, 2015, Pages 22-28