Rural Road Network Connectivity Analysis Based on GIS


  • Kamlesh Sah1, Ch. Ramesh Naidu2 PG Scholar, Dept. of Civil Engg, GVPCOE(A), Visakhapatnam, India Professor, Dept. of Civil Engg., GVPCOE(A), Visakhapatnam, India


Rural roads are considered to be one of the important roads within a district, which connects areas of production with markets and with other villages or with the state and National Highways. Rural road network connectivity is perceived as one of the prime components in increasing the agricultural output and earning capacity of the rural population. Rural roads stimulate overall development by providing access to social infrastructure and facilities. The study area is located in Visakhapatnam district, Andhra Pradesh, India. An attempt has been made through the present study to develop Geographic Information System (GIS) based rural road database and also network connectivity analysis (Beta Index, Alpha Index, Gamma Index, Cyclomatic Number and Aggregate Transportation Score) has been performed. The analysis result several that good level of connectivity of roadways in the selected study area.
Keywords: Road network, Connectivity, Analysis, GIS




How to Cite

Ch. Ramesh Naidu2, K. S. (2017). Rural Road Network Connectivity Analysis Based on GIS. International Journal of Engineering Technology and Computer Research, 5(4). Retrieved from