Dr. Rahul T.M

Assistant Professor
Department of Civil Engineering, Room no. 221, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, Nangal Road, Rupnagar - 140001, Punjab, India, Phone (Office): 01881-242207
Areas of Research: 
1. Sustainable Transportation system planning
2. Travel behavior analysis
3. Non Motorized Transport planning
4.Econometric Modelling
PhD - Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore (2010-2015)
MTech - Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati (2008-2010) (Transportation Engineering)
BTech - Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology (Govt. Engineering College) Kottayam (Civil Engineering) (2003-2007)
Work Experience: 
Assistant Professor , Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, Punjab (2018 June – till date)
Assistant Professor (SG), Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore (2016 July – 2018 May)
Research Associate, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (2015 March – 2016 July)
Selected Publications/Patents: 



    Rahul, T.M., Manoj, M., Tahlyan, D., Verma, A., 2021.The influence of activities and socio-economic/demographic factors on the acceptable distance in an Indian scenario, Transportation in Developing Economies 7(3) (Taylor & Francis).

      Rahul, T.M, Manoj., M.,  2020. Categorization of pedestrian level of service perceptions and accounting its response heterogeneity and latent correlation on travel decisions. Transportation Research Part A 142, 40–55 (Elsevier). 

Verma, A., Verma, M., Rahul, T.M., Khurana, S., Rai, A., 2019. Measuring accessibility of various facilities by walking in world’s largest mass religious gathering – Kumbh Mela. Sustainable Cities and Society (45), 79-86 (Elsevier).

Verma, M., Rahul, T.M., Vinayak, P., Verma, A., 2018. Influence of childhood and adulthood attitudinal perceptions on bicycle usage in the Bangalore city.  Journal of Transport Geography (72), 94-105 (Elsevier)

     Rahul, T.M., Verma, A., 2018. Sustainability analysis of pedestrian and cycling infrastructure – A case study for Bangalore. Case studies on Transport Policy 6(4), 483 - 493 (Elsevier).

Verma, A., Verma, M., Rahul, T.M., Khurana, S., Rai, A., 2018. Acceptable trip distance for walking in mass religious gatherings—A case study of world’s largest human gathering Kumbh Mela in Ujjain, India. Sustainable Cities and Society (41), 505-512 (Elsevier)

     Rahul, T.M., Verma, A., 2017. The influence of stratification by motor-vehicle ownership on the impact of built environment factors in Indian cities. Journal of Transport Geography (58), 40-51 (Elsevier).  

Verma, M., Rahul,T.M., Reddy,P.V., Verma, A., 2016. The factors influencing bicycling in the Bangalore city. Transportation Research Part A (89), 29–40 (Elsevier).   

Verma, A., Rahul, T. M., Dixit, M., 2015. Sustainability impact assessment of transportation policies – A case study for Bangalore city. Case Studies on Transport Policy (3), 321-330 (Elsevier).

Rahul, T.M., Verma, A., 2014. A study of acceptable trip distance using walking and cycling in Bangalore. Journal of Transport Geography (38). 106-113 (Elsevier).  

Rahul, T. M., Verma, A., 2013. Economic impact of non motorized transportation in Indian cities. Research in Transportation Economics (38), 22 - 34 (Elsevier).  


Rahul, T. M., Megha, M., Meenakshi, S., Madhavendra, K., Verma, A., 2020. Gender Differences in Work Trip Generation: Evidences from Bangalore. Transportation Research Procedia, Volume 48, 2800-2810..DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trpro.2020.08.238

Soorya, V.B., Rahul, T.M., Arkatkar, S.S., 2020. Simulation of Classified Lane-Wise Vehicle Count at Toll Plazas Using Monte Carlo Simulation and Probability-Based Discrete Random Number Generation. Recent Advances in Traffic Engineering. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-3742-4_15

Manoj, M., Rahul, T.M., Verma, A., Yadav, S., 2020. Analysis of Travel Time Expenditure of School-Going Children.  Transportation Research. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-32-9042-6_19

Avanoor, G., Rahul,T.M., 2017. Traffic Management on Two – Lane Rural Highways.   ASCE India Conference. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784482025.080

Rahul, T.M., Verma, A., 2015. Analysis of Pedestrian Travel Behavior in Bangalore City and its Environmental Impact. 16th conference of CODATU, February 2nd- 5th, Istanbul, Turkey.  

Rahul, T., M., Verma, A., 2013. Study of impact of various influencing factors on NMT mode choice. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (104), 1112-1119.  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.11.207

Rahul, T., M., Verma, A., 2012. Pedestrian travel behavior in Indian cities of various types. In the proceedings of 13th WCTR, July 15th – 17th, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  

Verma, M., Rahul, T.M., Reddy, P.V., Verma, A., 2015. Attitude of people towards bicycling in the Bangalore city. International Conference on Advances in Highway Engineering and Transportation Systems at Colombo, Sri Lanka, 10th - 12th August 2015. 

Rahul, T., M., Verma, A., 2013. Mode choice behavior of travelers in Bangalore city. In the proceedings of 6th Annul Students Symposium, September 26th-27th, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Rahul, T., M., Verma, A., 2011. Planning for Non- motorized Transport in India - A Research Review. In the proceedings of 4th Annul Students Symposium, August 24th-25th, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.  

Rahul, T., M., Mallikarjuna, C., 2010. Macroscopic models for heterogeneous traffic – A review. CiSTUP@CiSTUP conference, October 18th-20th, 2010, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.  


1. Commute Travel Choices in India – Gender Perspective Solutions, Funded by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), 2017-2020 (PI).

2. Analysis of Evacuation Options considering Citizen Mobility Patterns and Disaster Vulnerability in a Himalayan Region Transportation Network, Funded by National Mission on Himalayan Studies, 2019-2022 (PI from IIT Ropar)