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Title: A multi-objective analysis of a rural road network problem in the hilly regions of Nepal
Author: Shrestha, Jagat Kumar
Benta, Agostinho
Lopes, Rui Borges
Lopes, Nuno
Keywords: Multi-objective optimization; User operation costs; Population coverage; Rural road network
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract: This paper considers the rural road network upgrading problem, using a multi-objective optimization model, to support decision-makers in the choice of roads to upgrade in the hilly regions of Nepal. The model considers two objectives: minimization of user operation costs and maximization of population covered. The problem was solved for a real-world rural road network in the Gorkha district of Nepal. For this case, all non-dominated solutions were obtained and the ones providing more interesting trade-offs were analysed. The model was found suitable for the case under study, and possibly, easily extendable to rural areas of other developing countries.
Peer review: yes
DOI: 10.1016/j.tra.2014.03.005
ISSN: 0965-8564
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