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Saturday , 18 May 2024

Bridges, Flyovers, Overpass, Tunnels

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 ...

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 ...

Taking care of Cracks and Cavities

In this second part of the essay on underground construction, Dr Anbazhakan, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru and Geethanjali Monto look at the scientific way of deploying the tunnel boring machine (TBM) to reduce cracks, cavities and collapse of structures. Metro constructions are generally done below ground level. There are many underground structures such as ...

Green solution to reduce land acquisition for infrastructure development

In the construction of roads and bridges, Reinforced Soil wall technology is strongly emerging as a preferred option due to its advantages over the conventional systems such as masonry walls & RCC retaining walls. Indian road sector will be seeing a huge investment in the coming years. There is a target of construction of 30km ( or 41km as planned ...

Re-defining Indian Highways

Meeting the Road User expectations and bring efficiency into the system – the two key challenges faced by highway sector today can be easily overcome by converting the Physical Highway in to a bundle of services designed around the three core constituents of highway – physical infrastructure, vehicle and driver – keeping them integrated and operate like a single system. ...

Road Construction, Safety and Maintenance…

Trans Metalite India Ltd, a Metalite Group Company, has entered into a joint venture with Hitex InternationalUK for manufacturing of High Friction Surfacing, Cycle Track Materials, Retro Reflective Markings and Crack Sealing Compounds. The two companies have set-up a totally automatic manufacturing plant at Bawal in Haryana, to address the challenges of road safety, markings, repair and maintenance in India ...

Road infrastructure factors influencing accidents and injuries on Indian roadways

The growing trend of road accidents has created a need to understand the primary factors involved in these crashes and in the resulting severe injuries and fatalities.  The Road Accident Sampling System (RASSI) India is an initiative aimed at collecting in-depth scientific road accident data, through on-site crash investigations, that will enable the government, industry and other road safety stakeholders ...

…Hurdles in Highway Construction: The PPP Perspective

While elaborating on the hurdles in and solution for highway construction, Sudhir Hoshing, CEO (Roads), Reliance Infrastructure, says that in the true spirit of Public Private Partnership, risks and rewards need to be shared by both the parties for ensuring effective implementation. Reliance Infrastructure has a portfolio of 11 road projects in six states, with a total length of 968km.

Urban Flyovers: Aesthetics and Infrastructure
City structures as urban sculptures

This paper by Sourabh Gupta, Principal Architect and Mridu Sahai, Creative Consultant, Archohm Consults, captures the importance of infrastructure in a developing nation and emphasises on the neglected aesthetic of it. It summarises the functionality of how infrastructure ? bridges in particular ? reflects the appetite and the direction a country takes on its path to development and depicts its pace of development.