Sometimes there may be situations, where it is not possible to use certain routes in a transportation problem. For example, road construction, bad road conditions, strike, unexpected floods, local traffic rules, etc.
We can handle such type of problems in different ways:
The problem can then be solved in its usual way.
Consider the following transportation problem.
An initial solution is obtained by the matrix minimum method and is shown in the final table.
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16 X 50 + 12 X 150 + 14 X 40 + 8 X 120 + 26 X 90 = 6460.
The minimum transportation cost is Rs. 6460.