Highway Research Record

HIGHWAY PLANNING, MANAGEMENT, PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND INSTRUMENTATION
1. HIGHWAY PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
SUMMARY

In the area of Highway Planning and Management, seven projects have been included in the general report. Two of these projects relate to preparation of master plan for Bihar and Jharkhand States in GIS platform. In these projects Core network and District rural road plan maps were prepared in the scale of 1:50000 and further work on these projects is reported to be in progress. In another project similer work has been carried out by National Institute of Technology, Trichy.

The Project development of data center for National Highways using GIS is being carried out with the objective to develop intelligent map and database, which would be useful for planning, design and maintenance of National Highways. On the same line, a new project on “ National data center for managing data for planning, design and maintenance of roads “ has been initiated.

Lastly, use of HDM 4 software to develop maintenance plan for ring road of Delhi at network and project level has also been reported for study.

SALIENT POINTS FOR DISCUSSION
1. Development of RIMS for National Highways and its integration with GIS
2. Development of PMMS for national Highways and its integration with GIS for on-line monitoring
3. Calibration of HDM 4 software for Indian conditions