II. PAVEMENT ENGINEERING AND PAVING MATERIALS

2. FLEXIBLE PAVEMENT

B. NEW PROJECTS
8. Preparation of Manual for Development of Six-lane National Highways, MOSRT&H Research Scheme (R-84)
Date of Start:

November 2005
(i) Indian Road Congress (R, I)
(ii) Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways (s)

 
Scope and Objectives
Preparation of a Manual for the development of six-lane National Highways on BOT (Toll) basis or DBFO (Design, Build, Finance and Operate) Pattern.
 
Methodology
Indian Road Congress with the help of individual experts/personnel will prepare the draft manual in close interaction with the officers of the Ministry. The draft document will be discussed in a workshop organized by IRC wherein the officers of Ministry, NHAI, consultants, contractors and prospective entrepreneurs would be invited to participate. Based on the suggestions/comments emerging out of the above discussions, the document will be modified by IRC and the same submitted to the Ministry for approval.
 
Interim Conclusions
The manual will standardize specifications for six-lane BOT projects. This manual will contain technical requirements for six-laning, construction specifications, design parameters, facilities to be built etc. this manual would also lay down procedure for approval of the deviation.
 
Significance / Utilisation Potential
The standardized specifications for six-lane BOT projects and well-defined process for approving deviation would optimize on capital costs.