I. Highway Planning, Management, Performance Evaluation & Instrumentation

1. Highway Planning & Management

1. National Data Centre for Managing Data for Planning, Design and Management of Roads (CSIR Network Project)
Date of Start:
April 2002
Central Road Research Institute, New Delhi (R)


Present Status and progress
The study has been undertaken as a part of the network project under new and improved road technologies and is aimed to develop GIS based road information system, which would allow research leading to the development of the Geographic Information System (GIS) based Road Information Management System (RIMS) and subsequently development of Pavement Maintenance Management System (PMMS).
The spatial information required for GIS based RIS has been generated using survey of India toposheets. As a part of the project activity, the data collected under various project undertaken by CRRI has been computerized in GIS environment. The riding quality data collected along the Golden Quadrilateral has been computerized in GIS platform and thematic maps have been generated.
Findings / Conclusions
The data collected and stored in GIS platform will be highly useful for asset management in road sector.
Significance/Utilisation Potential
The data developed in GIS based road information system will have an efficient data management information system for the advanced application of scientific method for planning and management of road system.
Reports / Publications
1. A.Mohan Rao, Kumar Ravinder, P.K. Jain and B.K. Durai, ‘District Level location Planning for Educational Facility based Rural Accessibility Approach’, Proceeding of “NRDMS Workshop” Trichurapalli, 29-30 July, 2005.
2. P. K. Sikdar, P. K. Jain, B. K. Durai, A. Mohan Rao, ‘GIS Based Planning and Implementation of Rural Roads Programme In India, Proceeding of “Computers for Urban Planning and Management” (CUPUM), UCL, London, July,2005.
3. Neelam Jain, P. K. Jain, B. K. Durai , P. K. Nanda, ’GIS Based Data Center for National Highways in India’, Map Asia, 22-25 August, 05, Indonesia.
4. B. K. Durai, Dr. Neelam Jain, P. K. Kanchan and P. K. Nanda ‘Knowledge Management Principles for Development of Road Information System in India’, Map India, 30th Jan to 1st Feb. 2006, New Delhi.
5. I. Prasad Rao, P. K. Kanchan and P. K. Nanda “GIS based Maintenance Management System (GMMS) for Major Roads of Delhi” , Map India, 30th Jan to 1st Feb. 2006, New Delhi.