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190| Glimpses of Research | Vol. I of IITo evaluate any urban transportation system based on economic, environmental and social sustainability indices, one needs a modeling system that replicates the behaviour of travellers under various land use and transportation scenarios. As a part of my research such modeling systems have been developed for our cities. These models should be sensitive to the short-term decisions of individuals, such as choice of transport mode, route and departure time; medium to long term decisions like choice of work place and residence; and land use policies of the planning bodies. These decisions depend on the socioeconomic characteristics of individuals and attributes of the land use transport system.Behavioural models were developed for explaining car ownership, choice of mode, trip frequency, choice of destination, and route used when using a private vehicle and when using a public transport with the combination of access and egress modes. These individual ...