Analysis of Evacuation Options considering Citizen Mobility Patterns and Disaster Vulnerability in a Himalayan Region Transportation Network

Civil Engineering
Project type: 
Sponsored Projects
2019 - 2022
Principal Investigator: 
Dr. B. K. Bhavathrathan (Asst. Prof., IIT Palakkad), Dr. Manoj M (Asst. Prof., IIT Delhi) & Dr. Rahul T. M. (Asst. Prof., IIT Ropar)
Co- Investigators: 
Dr. Dhanya C. T. (Associate Prof., IIT Delhi), Prof. Geetam Tiwari (IIT Delhi)
Project Number: 
Sponsoring Agency: 
National Mission on Himalayan Studies (NMHS)
Total Budget: 
The Indo-Himalayan region is vulnerable to many natural extremities such as landslides, earthquakes, flash floods among others. There are two issues when an extreme event hits an area. The most important one is the evacuation of the population that has been affected by the event and the second issue is to ensure mobility post event. Since the natural events are random, it is difficult to say a priori the location of occurrences of events and their impacts transport network and mobility. However, a probabilistic assessment is feasible. The project aims to develop a computer based scenario analysis set-up to investigate the performance of transport network under business-as-usual scenarios extreme weather (rainfall) situations. The scenario analysis would also inform the potential evacuation strategies to be considered during adversity.

This project is being implemented in collaboration with IIT Delhi and IIT Ropar. The total budget of the project is Rs. 44,82,280/- of which the share of IIT Palakkad is Rs. 13,53,836/-.