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Wednesday , 28 February 2024

Infrastructure

Sela Tunnel Project: Overcoming the Impossible

Owing to the subduction phenomenon, tunnel construction in the Himalayan region is probably the most challenging construction activity in the field of civil engineering. Sela Tunnel Project is undeniably the most complex and difficult project being taken up in the nation today. Once completed the tunnel will offer the world the longest bi-lane tunnel at an altitude above 13,000ft; another ...

Rocky Road to sustainability

Sustainability in road construction is not as easy as it seems. This is one of the most difficult sectors for decarbonisation, not least because it is disorganised and all stakeholders, from researcher to mason, work in silos. Our expert panelists at the Smart Mobility Expo 2023 — Dr Ambika Behl, Senior Principal Scientist, Flexible Pavement Division, CSIR-CRRI; Neha Vyas, Senior ...

India’s Drive Towards Electric Vehicles

The electrification of road transport is vital for India due to its potential to combat air pollution, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, enhance energy security, and drive economic growth. However, the electrification of transport conversation also brings in some lively debates, points out Amit Bhatt, Managing Director (India) for International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) One main debate revolves around whether ...

Weighty Challenges in Weigh in Motion

In a bid to optimise the ever-growing challenges of modern transportation, Weigh in Motion (WIM) technology emerges as a solution to change how vehicles are weighed and monitored on roadways. Sid Jalan explores the intricacies of this system in India. Overloaded vehicles pose a significant obstacle for Indian roads, with an estimated 10,000 people killed by overloaded trucks in 2020. ...

Digital Twins: A value addition to BIM in the construction space

Along with BIM, Digital Twins are the most evolving and promising technologies that can lead to a revolution in the way construction is done globally. Here we explore the concepts and their most favourable aspects. As is the case with several, or rather most, industries, the future of the construction industry is digitalisation. Constantly evolving technologies such as Building Information ...

Karwar – Kundapura NH17 Highway project Along the Arabian Sea Coast

NH 17 is one of India’s busiest National Highways that connects north to south along the western coast of India, parallel to the Western Ghats. It connects Panvel in Maharashtra to Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, passing through the States of Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The 187km stretch connecting Karwar to Kundapura in Karnataka is a BOT project ...

Multi-functionality of AI Video surveillance and Traffic management

The buzz around Artificial Intelligence (AI) has pervaded the infrastructure and logistics markets and stakeholders across the globe take a second look at this emerging space. Sid Jalan explores how AI will figure in Surveillance and Traffic Management. India consistently ranks as one of the most dangerous countries when it comes to road safety. It has not gone unnoticed by ...

Three Strategic Axes to Leh

With the opening of all three strategic passes and axes, BRO has successfully restored connectivity on all routes leading to Ladakh. Never in the history were these routes opened in such short time frame and the connectivity achieved in March this year, writes Col Prashant Oberoi, Director HSPR, HQ DGBR The UT of Ladakh enjoys the significance of being located ...

Path India Ltd Projects and more Projects

Prakash Asphalting & Toll highways (India) Ltd is the leading road construction company in Central India and a pioneer in executing engineering projects. Path India is constantly looking for innovations and challenging projects. In a brief Interview with Mangala Chandran, Director Nipun Agrawal gives an update on the company’s foray into more verticals like logistics parks and wayside amenities Path ...

Taming Shinkun La

The UT of Ladakh enjoys the significance of being located at the ancient Silk Route which passes through these regions and played a very vital role in the development of culture, religion, philosophy, trade and commerce in the past. The presence of resources is what makes Ladakh strategically very important sitting over a conflict zone. Ladakh’s geostrategic significance has increased ...