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  1. Prof. (Dr.) Ashish Verma, Convenor (IST Lab.) got elected as "Hony. Secretary" of Institute of Urban Transport (India).
  2. IST Lab's "Clean Air Street - Church Street First Project" awarded the "Certificate of Special Recognition” as part of "Volvo India Innovation Award 2021" held at Hotel Taj West End, Bengaluru on 10th November 2021.
  3. The collaborative project with Directorate of Urban Land Transport, Energy Systems Catapult, Urban Morph etc. on "Clean Air Street - Church Street First" has been conferred the “Commendation Award in Urban Transport”  under the category “Running trophy for the State/UT, which has Implemented Best Urban Transport Projects during the previous year" by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India.
  4. "Best Research Paper Award (1st Prize)" for the paper titled "Impact Assessment of Pedestrianizing an Urban Street in Terms of Quality of Life" in the 12th Research Symposium of Urban transport held online on 25th October 2021 as a part of 14th Urban Mobility Conference 2021 organized by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India and Institute of Urban Transport (IUT), India and coordinated by IST Lab.
  5. Best Research Presentation Gold Award in “ The 7th International Conference on Integrated Land Use Transport Modeling” -ILUTM-7”, at City of Xi’An, China, organized online on 18-19, June 2021 for the presentation titled:“REVIEW OF INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK FOR INTEGRATED LAND USE TRANSPORT PLANNING IN BENGALURU”.
  6. Best Research Presentation Silver Award in “The 6th International Conference on Integrated Land Use Transport Modeling -ILUTM-6”, at Wuhan University of Technology, China, organized online on 13th Dec. 2020, for the presentation titled "URBAN FORM/LAND USE AND SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT-CASE STUDIES FROM INDIA".
  7. Guest Editor, “Virtual Special Issue (VSI): Transport Policy in Post COVID-19 World”, Transport Policy, Elsevier, 2021, https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/transport-policy/special-issue/104FXCVKKMJ
  8. Guest Editor “Special Issue (SI): WCTR-2016”, Transport Policy, Elsevier, July 2020, doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2020.07.015
  9. Awarded Tata Trust Fellowship to visit Queensland University of Technology (QUT) during 11th Nov. 2019 to 11th Dec. 2019.
  10. Best Paper Award for the paper titled: “ Sustainability Analysis of the Proposed Elevated Road Corridors in Bengaluru City- A Comparative Analysis with Metro Rail System”. Presented at International Conference on Transportation Infrastructure Projects- Conception to Execution, January 2019 Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India
  11. Associate Editor, The Journal of Modern Mobility Systems, Mason Publishing Group.
  12. Elected Fellow of Institution of Engineers, India. (July 2018 onwards)
  13. Editor (Special Issues), Transport Policy, Elsevier. (1st Jan. 2015onwards)
  14. Associate Editor, “Urban Rail Transit” Journal (new), Springer Publications
  15. Founding and Immediate Past President, Transportation Research Group of India (TRG).
  16. Nominated Chair of the Technical Committee of TRG (TCT-D01) on “Travel Behaviour and Transport Demand”.
  17. Nominated for the following positions in the World Conference of Transport Research Society (WCTRS) based in University of Leeds,U.K.:-
    • Member, Scientific & Steering Committee of WCTRS.
    • Country & Area Representative (CAR) of WCTRS
  18. Chair, Special Interest Group (SIG) H2 on “Infrastructure Operation and Traffic Management in Developing Countries”,WCTRS.
  19. Guest Editor for the Special Issue on “Case Studies of Sustainable Transport in India”, Case Studies in Transport Policy, Elsevier, 2015,3(3).
  20. Delivered World Habitat Day Theme Lecture on “Trends of Urban Mobility in India and its Implications on Sustainability”, organized by Institution of Engineers (India), Dharwad Chapter, India on 7th October 2013.
  21. Delivered Prof SVC Aiya Memorial and World Telecom. & Information Society Day Lecture on “ITS for Improving Road Safety in India”, organized by Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), Bangalore Chapter, India on 17th May2013.
  22. Guest Editor for the Special Issue on “Economics of Sustainable Transport in India”, Research in Transportation Economics, Elsevier Publication. February 2013, Vol.38,No.1.
  23. Editorial Board Member of Journal of Civil Engineering and Science (JCES), The World Academic Publishing Co., Limited, Hong Kong. (2012-13).
  24. Guest Editor for the Special Issue on “Sustainable Transportation System for Cities of Developing Countries: Challenges and Issues”, Current Science, Current Science Association & Indian Academy of Sciences. May 2011. Vol. 100, No.9.
  25. Received Fellowship under “CONNECT” Follow-up program from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) to visit TU-Hamburg and UNFCCC, Bonn in Germany. (15th June to 7th July2010).
  26. Guest Editor for the Special Issue on “Challenges in Transportation Planning for Asian Cities”, Journal of Urban Planning and Development, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Vol.136, Issue-1, March2010.
  27. Editorial Board Member of Journal of Urban Planning and Development, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). (Since March2007).
  28. Guest Faculty for Postgraduate Masters Programme in "International Cooperation and Urban Development"(www.urban-studies.de), PAR/TU Darmstadt,Germany.
  29. Received DAAD fellowship to visit Technical University Darmstadt (TU-Darmstadt), Germany during June-July2007.
  30. Received WCTRS fellowship to attend 11th World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR), at Univ. of California Berkeley, during 24-28th June2007.