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Friday , 1 July 2022

Infrastructure

Construction Challenges: Bridge over the River Kosi

River Kosi or the ‘Sorrow of Bihar’ is one the most flood prone rivers in the world. During monsoon, this mighty river overflows and changes path mile over miles bringing endless misery to the people of north Bihar. Gammon Infrastructure Projects Limited took the challenging task of bridging the river in record time, bringing hope to region. Kishor Kumar Mohanty, ...

Building the Trichy- Karur Stretch of NH-67

Overcoming Challenges Ajay Sharma, Associate Vice-President, Reliance Infrastructure Ltd discusses the challenges that the recently completed project to widen the Trichy-Karur stretch of NH-67 faced in its execution. TK Toll Road Pvt. Limited (TKTRPL), a SPV of Reliance Infrastructure Limited entered into a Concession Agreement (CA) with NHAI in 2007 for strengthening and widening of the 2-lane road to 4-lane ...

Vehicle Telematics

Best Practices ‘To err is human, to forgive is Divine’ is not at all acceptable in the security or service industry. The security industry is paid to protect, secure and deliver. There is no place for gaps or lapses at all. While there is no specific data available on the date the first bank or cash van was looted, it ...

Case Study: Access Control System for the Barrakka Lift in Vallett

To regulate constant flow of tourists from the port to the historical city center of Valletta, Malta, Came Group provided a practical alternative at the famed baroque, the Barrakka Lift, by designing the access management system. The Barakka Lift project derives its strength from the rigour necessary to resolve the dichotomy between the strong historic nature of the site context ...

Hot-in-Place Recycling

The use of Hot In-Place Recycling (HIR) in road construction is quite widespread in the United States. This article is a discussion about some experiences with this process over the last two decades and how this process and the associated equipment and work methods have evolved. Past Experience The idea of using HIR was originally known as Heater Scarification in ...

Reviving Road Infrastructure sector in India–Challenges & Concerns

The article takes a look into the challenges facing the Road Infrastructure sector in India and possible solutions. Nitin Gadkari, the new Union Minister, Road Transport, Highways and Shipping recently undertook a state-wise review of the national highways projects and analysed targets and achievements of these projects. The slow progress in the completion of highways was a source of concern ...

Are Cycles for Allies & Parks?

A growing band of young, successful Indians are taking to cycling as a green lifestyle choice, but it’s far from a smooth ride. TrafficInfraTech finds out… Mark Twain once said, ‘Get a bicycle. You will not regret it, if you live. Cycling on Indian roads? One may think it’s just unsafe given the terrible shape of our roads and the ...

Choosing the right Road Safety Barrier

Roads and highways should be designed and constructed in a way that they ensure and guarantee safe, effective, convenient and efficient transportation. Road safety systems like Road Barriers are described as vehicle protection systems which are specially designed to protect vehicles from roadside hazards, and thereby redirecting errant vehicles in a safe manner as well as providing high levels of ...

NHAI’s Exit Policy for Road Projects

Allowing developers to fully exit by way of a ‘harmonious substitution’ mechanism In BOT road projects under the PPP model bid out before 2009-10, the private party/consortium which develops the project is required to hold a minimum level of ownership in the project throughout the concession period, usually 26% of the shareholding of the SPV developing and operating the project. ...

Roads to Safety

India has the dubious distinction of having maximum number of fatalities on our roads. During the year 2012, 138275 people were killed in 4,90,000 accidents. Improvement of roads and availability of new age vehicles have led to increased speed on the road and thereby increased accidents. As such road safety is an area of concern for all the Government. V ...