Effects of Income on Travel: A Study of Dhaka City Dwellers

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CRP, International Islamic University Chittagong, Bangladesh


This paper briefly presents research findings on the travel characteristics of the people of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. It reveals that there is strongly positive relationship between income and travel expense for the people of Dhaka City. Most of the people of the city use three-wheeler, slow moving, and manually operated non-motorized vehicles. The relationship between monthly income and monthly travel expense for recreational purpose is roughly linear up to certain limit and after this limit, the monthly travel expenses for recreational purpose increases rapidly. Majority people of Dhaka City provided their opinion for using a train service in Dhaka Metropolitan Area, though the travel expense for this train service will be little bit higher than any other public mode. In fact the people of Dhaka City use various types of modes for their daily trips on the basis of purpose, travel cost, travel time and above all comfort-ability of the mode.



Travel Characteristics, Daily Trips, Shopping Trips, Recreational Trips, Willingness to pay


Volume 4, December 2015, Page 41-50, Article-3