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Transcript of Transportation

Mechanical Engineers: Design rails and trains that work well together; use mechanical components that will be long lasting and low maintenance.
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Rawalpindi, Pakistan:
"Nearly one billion people in the developing
world walk on average 3.5 miles to get water
to drink"[1].

This is not including food, work and education.

Travel in the city is extremely inefficient
because of over population and crowding [2].

While the city has transportation problems
due to cramming, the outer suburbs have a
different problem due to poor road quality [2].

This makes it difficult to connect to the city.

Sustainable transportation in developing countries: Rail system and connecting roads
-"first world" implementations
-lack of community support

-present to community heads
-prototype or model and plans

Non Technical Issues
Current status:
A proliferation of smaller vehicles such as cars, buses, motorcycles, and bicycles have resulted in inefficient traffic jams, while the outskirts suffer from flood damage and are cut off from the city [2] [4].

Limits of the Existing Technology
is that the current road transportation system is not efficient enough to handle the volume of traffic. There aren't enough resources to support the transportation of the entire population. The poor quality of roads make it difficult for people in the villages to reach the city [4].

Background/ Technical Issues
Proposed engineering solutions:

-Underground rail systems
-System of connecting roads

Background/ Technical issues
Suburbs of Rawalpindi:
There are 30 villages surrounding city

Significant damage from flooding in 2014, destroying all roads leading to city and many houses [4]

Background/ Technical issues
Background & Technology Issues
Limits of existing technology
Ultimate technological goal
Proposed engineering solutions & obstacles
Non technical issues
Engineering disciplines
Improvement of current issues

Ultimate Technical Goal:
to create a form of transportation that is readily available to population-dense areas and allow the villages access to the city.
The main obstacle is cost, however rail projects have been done in Hong Kong while it was still a developing city and in the Indian city of Chennai.[5]
However, heavy flood damage in 2014 still poses a huge obstacle for road construction. [4]
Non-Technical Issues (Cont.)
-Invading people's space/property
-Tearing down old buildings

-Map out city
-check sacred areas/private land
-communicate with community
Alan Meza Collin Evenson
Chris Hanko Sophia Russell

Which Engineering Disciplines can help?
[1] L. Ure, "For Nearly a Billion people, a Glass of Water Means Miles to Walk,"
, para. 5, Arpil 29, 2011. [Online]. Available: http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/04/29/drinking.water. [Accessed Feb. 24, 2015]

[2] M. M. Tahir, A. Khan, and H. Naqvi, " Transportation problems in developing countries pakistan: a case-in-point,"
International Journal of Business and Management
, vol. 6, no. 11, pp. 256-366, Nov. 2011

[3] S. Rashid, "Students of suburbs facing transport problems,"
Inforchange News and Features Network
, para. 1-5, Dec. 26, 2010. [Online]. Available: http://www.infochangepakistan.net/students-of-suburbs-facing-transport-problems.aspx [Accessed March 15, 2015].

[4] M. Mukhtar, "Floods 2014: rain wreaks havok in Rawalpindi outskirts,"
The Express Tribune
, para. 1-10, Sep. 14, 2014. [Online]. Available: http://tribune.com.pk/story/761931/floods-2014-rain-wreaks-havoc-in-rawalpindi-outskirts/. [Accessed March 12, 2015].

[5] M. Ramanathan and J.K. Kumar, “Embracing underground rail to enhance sustainability,”
Civil Engineering
, vol. 83, no. 2, pp. 54-59, Feb. 2013.
Civil Engineers: Map the routes of the underground rail system and plan where each of the new roads will lead into the city.

Motivation (cont.)
Which Engineering Disciplines can help?
How this improves the current issues
The underground rail system will allow people to travel quickly and decrease gridlock on the streets of the city. Also, the system will improve safety by decreasing the number of traffic related accidents.
-University students in Rawalpindi

-No forms of safe transportation facilities

-travel on top of buses and wagons

-hundreds of traffic related deaths and injuries

“We have to travel in overloaded buses, which is a violation of traffic laws, but as we have no other option we have to do it" [3]
Which Engineering Disciplines can help?
Material Science Engineers: Research types of materials that are appropriate for the climate of Rawalpindi and to minimize the deterioration of those roads.
Through research, we will determine the most appropriate material for road construction. This will maximize the connection between the cities and villages and also increase the amount of resources available to the residents of both areas.
Existing roads are made with mud by citizens, are not reliable [4]

Tried finding help but have no access to city

A new road system is crucial for improving quality of life
Other possible engineering disciplines
Electrical Engineering
-implement circuits into railway tunnel system and design a method of lighting

Industrial Engineering
-manage construction sites and city-based transportation patterns

Environmental Engineering
-reducing pollution from road and railway construction. (e.g. construction site isolation)
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