Abstract—Urbanization has been observed at rapid rate particularly in metropolitan cities in India as they act as powerful magnets to pull rural population in search of jobs and better urban facilities, to result in expansion of cities. Pace of settlement in newly expanded areas at the periphery of the cities rests on the attraction potential they possess. The transportation amenities are one of the most important components of attraction for the area. This paper provides a basis through the present Area Accessibility Index developed employing Fuzzy Synthesis Approach in view of uncertainty in the subjective qualitative rating by the expert group for the transportation attributes. The analysis is for the newly expanded areas of Surat City in the state of Gujarat in India. The Area Accessibility Index for the expansion area provides the guidelines for planning and development of the area in a phase wise manner. AAI also plays role of attraction potential for the settlement in new expansion urban areas.
Index Terms—Attributes, EAAI, Expansion Areas, Fuzzy Synthesis Modeling, Urbanization
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Cite: Leena Garg and B. K. Katti, "Development of Accessibility Index for Newly Expanded City Areas in Fuzzy Framework: A Case Study," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 4, no. 2, pp. Attributes, EAAI, Expansion Areas, Fuzzy Synthesis Modeling, Urbanization, 2012.