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3D For Automated Inspection of Multi-modal Transportation Infrastructure

Significant advances in high-speed 3D imaging technology have been made in the last decade and there are now commercial, off-the-shelf, solutions for automatically evaluating infrastructure condition at high-speed. The technology deployed includes high-speed cameras, custom optics and laser line projectors to acquire both 2D images and high resolution 3D profiles of infrastructure surfaces at speeds up to 100 km/h. By ...

Making ‘Make in India’ happen in traffic industry

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ‘Make in India’ campaign in September 2014 to facilitate investment and transform India into a global manufacturing hub. Do we have the capability to implement what we have envisaged? The campaign ‘Make in India’ is a very compelling slogan and has an instant appeal. India has several advantages including a large labour pool ...

Need for Quality Traffic Data in India

Traffic Survey is a very small profile in the Infrastructure Industry, but indeed plays a vital role in deciding the success of an entire project. All major Infrastructure projects starts with planning and traffic data is the main input for the planning process. This shows how important the traffic data is and its need for accuracy. There are different Data ...

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 ...

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. ...

Infrastructure projects allowed ECB

The Reserve Bank of India has allowed holding and core investment companies to generate resources through the external commercial borrowing (ECB) route for investment in special purpose vehicles (SPVs) established exclusively for developing road infrastructure projects. As per the RBI norms, the ECB proceeds have to be invested either for fresh capital expenditure (capex) or for refinancing of existing rupee ...

Road Development Ecosystem for the North East Region

Roads are one of the most important development demands from the North East (NE) Indian States. Density of roads in North East Region (NER) is far less than the national average. NER Vision 2020 and XIth Five Year Plan also emphasize requirement of expansion, maintenance and improvement of the road network at all levels from National Highways (NH) to rural roads and even porter tracks to provide the essential basis for trade and economic development. Even though the road network per capita is significantly higher in NER compared to the rest of the country, the road length per unit area is low, making the accessibility requirement of inhabitants a need to attend to. A. Saurikhia, Senior Scientist & Head, TMBD, CSIR-CRRI, writes on the special needs and strategies for NER and the technology management initiatives.

Gujarat?s Transport Infrastructure Making Things Happen

While many other states are still grappling with giving their bumpy roads a smooth finish and their hiccuppy travel infrastructure a healthy push, Gujarat has gone ahead and written a success story on its roads, railway tracks and waterbodies. A look at why this issue has so much of Gujarat on its pages. Till about a decade ago, Gujarat?s roads ...

Highway Project Delivery:The e-way

Information Technology has played a key role in enhancing efficiency in different industries and Highways is no exception. With growing emphasis on faster and quality infrastructure development to place Nation?s economy on growth trajectory, the time is ripe for deployment of IT in Highways for effective and efficient delivery.? Venkata Subba Rao takes a closer look. Natioal Highnways in the ...

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