Bhargab Maitra is currently a Professor in Civil Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India. He did his M. Tech from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and Ph.D from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay with specialization inTransportation Engineering. He is an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow and DAAD Fellow. He also received Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Award from the Indian Roads Congress. He has published nearly 100 technical papers and case studies in various journals and proceedings of conferences, seminars and workshops on several topics such as traffic congestion, public transportation system, traffic and parking management, travel behavior, transport policy, etc. He has carried out several sponsored research and consultancy projects in the area of traffic and transportation system. His research interest includes travel behavior, public transportation system, traffic management, traffic control at intersection, traffic safety, etc.

Key Responsibilities

  • Professor
    Civil Engineering Department
    IIT Kharagpur

  • Joint Chairperson for the 3rd Conference of Transportation Research Group of India
    to be held during December 2015 in Kolkata

  • Coordinator, Future of Cities (2014-2019) –
    a multidisciplinary initiative taken by IIT Kharagpur to enhance urban life of India

  • Member
    Scientific Comitee of World Conference on Transportation Research Society (2013-2016)

  • Chairperson of SIG – D3 Applications of Travel Behavior Analysis and Demand Modeling Approaches
    World Conference of Transportation Research Society

  • Principal Investigator/Consultant –In-Chargefor several projects

recent publications

Maitra, B., Dandapat, S., and Phanikumar, C.V. (2014). ”Difference in Perceptions of Captive and Choice Riders towards Bus Service Attributes and the Need for Segmentation of Bus Services in Urban India.”Journal of Urban Planning and Development, ASCE (Available On-line)

Dandapat, S., Maitra, B., and Phanikumar, C.V. (2014). “Is Bus Fare the Only Concern to Urban Trip Makers’? An Experience in Kolkata.” Indian Highways, IRC, 42(4), 65-73.

Maitra, B. and Sadhukhan, S. (2013). “Urban Public Transportation System in the Context of Climate Change Mitigation: Emerging Issues and Research Needs in India.”, A Chapter of the Book “Mitigating Climate Change: The Emerging Face of Modern Cities, AnshumanKhare and Terry Beckman (Editors), Springer, 75-91.

Maitra, B., Ghosh, S., Das, S. S., and Boltze, M. (2013). “Effect of Model Specification on Valuation of Travel Attributes: A Case Study of Rural Feeder Service to Bus Stop.” Journal of Transport Literature, 7(2), 8-28.

recent Projects

Segmentation and Design of Bus Services in Urban India: Kolkata as a Pilot Study (Principal Investigators:Prof. BhargabMaitra andProf. BiswajitMahanty; Co-Investigators:Prof. ArindamBasu, Prof. Pulak Mishra, Prof. RudraPrakashPradhan, Dr. Phani Kumar Chintakayala, Prof. PabitraMitra), MHRD/IIT Kharagpur, Govt. of India (April 2014 to March 2018)(Research Project)

Improvement of Safety of School Trips and Traffic Management around Schools in Urban Areas: Kolkata as a Pilot Study(Principal Investigator:Prof. BhargabMaitra; Co-Investigators: Dr.S.Velmurugan, Prof. Akhilesh Kumar Maurya, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Boltze, Prof. Uday Shankar, Prof. PabitraMitra), MHRD/IIT Kharagpur, Govt. of India (April 2014 to March 2018)(Research Project)

Design and Evaluation of Composite Networks in a Multimodal System for Travel Demand Management in Urban Areas(Principal Investigator: Prof. BhargabMaitra; Co-Investigators: Prof. DebasisBasu, Prof. K. V. Krishna Rao, Prof. Abhijit Mukherjee), MHRD/IIT Kharagpur, Govt. of India (April 2014 to March 2018)(Research Project)

Artificial Intelligence Driven Real Time Traffic Incident Prediction and Traffic Management (Principal Investigators: Prof. BhargabMaitra, Prof. SudeshnaMitra and Prof. SudeshnaSarkar; Co-Investigators: Prof. ParthaPratimChakrabarti, Prof. PabitraMitra, and Prof. SoumyaKantiGhosh), MHRD/IIT Kharagpur, Govt. of India (April 2014 to March 2018)((Research Project)