Proximityanalysisand Perceptions Paradigm of Extension Field Staff Regarding Urban-Based Public Transport in Quetta, Pakistan

Ahmed Ali Mengal


Present study was sought to check the variances imperceptions paradigm between and among groups of respondents who measured the significance of forty one (41) survey items as variables regarding the barriers of urban-based public transportation system. Empirical study was conducted in the Quetta city; capital of Balochistan province, Pakistan in order to addresses the obligations and violations regarding urban-based transport system with particular focus on Extension Field Staff disquiet. Quetta district was purposively taken for the study. Nonparametric statistics were used to analyze the responses of the respondents. Kruskal-Wallis Test and discrepancies among groups was used. Mann-Whitney U Test was also used to make the pair-wise comparisons between groups. The results depicted that statistically variances of the opinions among the groups (p<.005) for 14 out of 15 survey items was observed regarding urban-based public transportation system. Similar, significant differences were observed 3 out of 9 survey items about deferment services of public transportation. It was therefore suggested that the sophisticated technical measures about urban-based transport system should be taken at all level. Local buses routes should be re-considered keeping in view the public convenience. Further, effective Traffic Engineering Cell appliance should be recognized in order to overcome the traffic mobbed problems at city level. Quetta Development Authority (QDA) should provide the permanent bus stand (Adda) so that to facilitate the passengers through an efficient transport system. Segregate buses services should be provided the extension field staff so as to lane the extension activities at accurate genre. Long and short term planning’s should be promotes with the context of vigorous urban-based transport system and inter-city linked routes established.

Keywords: Balochistan, Extension field staff, Quetta, Urban-based transportation.

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