Rahul T M

Rahul T M
Indian Institute of Technology Ropar | Indian Institute of Technology Punjab · Civil Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Rahul T M currently works at the Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Ropar. His research areas include Non Motorized mode ( walking, bicycling) planning, Travel behavior modelling, Discrete choice models, statistical modelling
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Publications (21)
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The need to understand the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on the long-term travel behaviour of people has never been higher as a consequence of the second wave of pandemic. In this context, the current study aims to understand the willingness of people to use sustainable modes of transportation including shared modes of transport, and non-motor...
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Peri-urban regions are located in the fringes of an existing city and are important in the urban transportation planning process of the city. The present research analyzes the differential impact of socio-demographic factors on the travel behavior of urban and a peri-urban areas. Specifically, the current study, at first, performs a descriptive mul...
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The COVID-19 pandemic is a pivotal moment in the history of mankind, which had a huge impact on the fast-paced world. The uncertainty associated with the plight of the pandemic, pushed the world towards a sense of insecurity and panic. Apart from the disease, the psychological problems connected to the lockdowns has caused an unprecedented change i...
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The fear of infection of COVID-19 among people has greatly reduced their intention to travel, which needs a deeper understanding to aid the policy-makers in framing robust guidelines to ensure safe travel. This paper aims to present a critical understanding of the traveler’s willingness to reduce their trip frequency, using psycho attitudinal analy...
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Type of activity is an important aspect that influences the travel behavior of the trip makers. The present study uses the concept of an acceptable trip distance to compare the walking characteristics across subgroups of various socio-demographic factors and the type of activity. It further formulates a multiple linear regression model to investiga...
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User perception plays a critical role in pedestrian infrastructure usage. Indeed, the perceptional influence varies across individuals, and it is imperative to consider their response heterogeneity in modelling individual travel intentions. The present study develops a novel framework to understand the pedestrian perception, and further identify th...
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The simulation-based prediction of traffic conditions based on current and past traffic observations is an important component in the intelligent transportation system (ITS) applications. Infrastructure, in the form of toll plazas, is inevitable for collection of revenue after the development of National Highways in India. Intelligent transportatio...
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Travel behaviour of school-going children has been a topic of scientific discourse. School trips hold a significant share of peak-hour trips in many Indian cities and are considered a major contributor to congestion. Commute mode choice, time-of-day of trip departure, time use, intra-household interaction with regard to chauffeuring, etc., are some...
Conference Paper
Increasing the width of roads by providing additional lanes is an effective strategy to manage the increase in peak-hour traffic. In this context, the present study aims at forming an association between carriageway width and capacity for two-lane rural highways. The study conducted at 10 different sections of National and State Highways in Kerala...
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Accessibility, the ease of accessing a facility, is one of the key measures for urban transportation planning. There have beenvarious studies conducted for calculation of accessibility using motorised modes in urban areas. This paper computes the accessibility to various facilities by walking in world's largest mass religious gathering, Kumbh Mela²...
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Bicycle commuting holds the potential to be an effective solution in combating anthropogenic pollution, urban congestion and increasing health concerns. In a developing country context, few studies have attempted to analyse the influence of various factors that contribute to a low ridership of bicycle. Using data collected through a questionnaire s...
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The optimum location of various facilities in mass religious gatherings, which are of common occurrence in countries like India, is affected by characteristics of walking that include the acceptable trip distance and the accessibility of various facilities based on this acceptable tripdistance. An understanding of this acceptable trip distance woul...
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The current paper proposes a methodological framework incorporating a Composite Sustainability Index (CSI) to determine the sustainability impact on providing segregated footpaths and cycle-lanes. It establishes a link between the proposed Non Motorized Transport (NMT) infrastructure and CSI using the explanatory indicators: number of motorized veh...
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Development of compact cities, many contend, aids in the promotion of sustainable modes (public transit, walking and cycling). But the studies done until now have inadequately represented the effect of socio-economic stratification on the relationship between built environment factors and non-motorized transport (NMT) mode choice, which is importan...
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Bicycling, in an urban context, have many benefits, compared with motorized transports, like reduced carbon footprint, and lower maintenance, health, social and infrastructural costs. The present paper analyses the various factors contributing to a low percentage of bicycling in the Bangalore city and elicits certain policy aspects to improve the a...
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The first part of the current study proposes a model for assessing the impact of various transportation policies and projects based on the variation in three pillars of sustainability- environmental, economic and social. The methodology consists of determination of different indicators of sustainability pillars and thus the Composite Sustainability...
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Location characteristics such as distance play a significant role in the promotion of sustainable modes like walking and cycling. The present study tries to elicit the existing distance characteristics using walking and cycling in terms of an acceptable trip distance. Household travel data of Bangalore city, for the year 2009, are used in the study...
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Pedestrians have long been a neglected class in the transportation planning process of India.This has resulted in a decrease in their proportion over the years. The objective of the present study was to analyze the walking distance characteristics and determine the critical distance for trips by foot in the city of Bangalore. In the analysis part w...
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Lack of a clear understanding regarding the economic impacts of non-motorized modes is a major reason why they are excluded from the transportation development agenda of cities in India. Keeping this aspect in mind the present study has been divided in to two parts. The first part tries to understand the non-motorized traffic evolution in India. It...

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