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Friday , 24 May 2024


In a major initiative to take stock of the condition of highways including their maintenance and schedule for overlaying, the government will carry out a road assessment exercise through a new modified vehicle.

To start with about 3,000km of highways spread across states including Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu will be covered by a vehicle equipped with modern gadgets to record every aspect of the road. This vehicle imported from New Zealand will collect data and other details for the new programme named road measurement and data acquisition system (RODMAS). The target is to cover the entire 96,000km of national highways.

The vehicle fitted with GPS, advanced lasers, automated measurement system, cameras to record HD videos will record road condition, wayside amenities, accident prone zones, road strength, condition of bridges and culverts besides encroachment. All these data will be fed into a system to help government prioritize and plan maintenance, upgradation and expansion of certain stretches.

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