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Urban Freight Platform Seminar - Freight Transportation in India

The Urban Freight Platform invites you to a seminar on Freight Transportation in India with Sowjanya Dhulipala, PhD student, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India.

Agenda/Outline of the seminar:

  • India at a glance
  • Growth of freight traffic in India
  • Trends of freight mode share
  • Problems and challenges
  • Past studies on freight modelling in India
  • Research interest
  • Proposed research plan
  • Summary


Sowjanya Dhulipala is a PhD student from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India. She completed her 1st year of PhD and is here in the University of Gothenburg on a study visit sponsored by the VREF for a period of one month.

She is working on modelling of freight demand in India. Her research broadly aims at developing a national freight demand model for India and concentrates more on generation and mode choice models. Her research will be a contribution to the national model development where she will be addressing some research problems in the process of modelling.



Event: Freight Transportation in India

When: Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 15:00 – 16:30

Where: University of Gothenburg, Vasagatan 1, 5th fl. , B-building, Conference room (Map)

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