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Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Sustainable Transportation systems

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and NPTEL via Swayam


The objective of the course is to impart knowledge and skills of environmental issues related to transportation systems, concept of sustainability and related issues. The course includes the various environmental aspects of mass rapid transportation systems, air quality management through transportation planning in mega cities and current case studies regarding the same.INTENDED AUDIENCE : PG/Pre-PhDINDUSTRY SUPPORT : Automobile, road and transportation related other industries may find this course informative.


Week 1:Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Transportation systems Week 2: Land-use plans, zoning schemes and provisions Week 3: Urban and regional transport planning Week 4: Impacts on humans, flora and fauna, soil, water, air, climate and landscape Week 5: Establishment of baseline conditions w.r.t soil, water and air quality Week 6: Noise, air and water pollution modelling Week 7: Modelling of impacts and scenario-based analysis Week 8: Assessment of potential project impacts including indirect, cumulative and synergistic impacts Week 9: Decision support systems for EIA of transport infrastructures Week 10: Abatement measures Week 11: Sustainable transportation systems Week 12: Case studies of highway, railway and airport projects,OpenLCA tool for life Cycle Assessment, STAN for material flow analysis

Taught by

Prof. Bhola Ram Gurjar

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