YEAR 2005-2006
INTRODUCTION
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
 
I. HIGHWAY PLANNING, MANAGEMENT, PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND INSTRUMENTATION
1. HIGHWAY PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

Summary

A. COMPLETED PROJECTS
  1. Development of Hill Highway between Thiruvananthapuram and Kasaragod Districts
  2. Traffic Studies for Preparation of Master Plan for the Development of Ponani Port in Kerala
B. ON GOING PROJECTS
  1. National Data Centre for Managing Data for Planning, Design and Management of Roads (CSIR Network Project)
C. NEW PROJECTS
  1. Development of GIS Based National Highway Information System
  2. Preparation of Computerized Inventory of Roads for Kothamangalam and Koovappady Block Panchayaths in Ernakulam District (Kerala)
  3. Evaluation of Traffic Management Measures in Urban Centers using GIS Technique – A Case Study of Kottayam Town in Kerala
  4. Road Network Planning Approaches for Location of Urban Amenities in Rural Area in Laksar Block of Haridwar District
  5. Feasibility Study for the Construction of Elevated Road on New Rohtak Road from Rani Jhansi Road to Zakhira Flyover in Delhi
  6. Third Party Acceptance and Testing of Road Information System (RIS) Software
  7. Traffic Census for Roads of Uttar Pradesh State’s Core Road Network
  8. Base Line Road/Traffic Data Collection for Upgradation/ Rehabilitation of Identified Uttar Pradesh State Roads
 
2. PAVEMENT EVALUATION
Summary
A. COMPLETED PROJECTS
  1. Evaluation of Road Network at New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) and Needed Rehabilitation Measures
  2. Impact Assessment of Rehabilitation Works on Overloading, Vehicles Speed, Travel Time and Roughness for some State Highways in Uttar Pradesh State
  3. Evaluation and Improvement Measures for Selected Roads of NDMC
B. NEW PROJECTS
  1. Impact of Digging by Public Utility Departments on Urban Roads
  2. Investigation to Determine the Likely Causes for Development of Slippage and Cracking on Noida - Greater Noida Expressway and Needed Remedial Measures
 
3. PAVEMENT PERFORMANCE
Summary
A. COMPLETED PROJECTS
  1. Bituminous Bound Macadam for Strengthening of Existing Pavements on National Highway Works
  2. Use of Laterite Stones in W.B.M. Construction
B. ON GOING PROJECTS
  1. Performance Study on Proposed Flexible Pavements with Regular and Modified Sub Bases
  2. Evaluation of Recron 3S Polyester for Use in Bituminous Mixes
  3. Use of Yellow Stones in Road Construction
C. NEW PROJECTS
  1. Investigations on Field Performance of Bituminous Mixes with Modified Binders
  2. Instrumentation and Testing of Demonstration Stretches for Concrete Rural Roads
  3. Suitability of Locally Available Materials for Road Construction in Kerala
  4. Asset Management Study of Ahmedabad-Mehsana Toll Road
 
4. INSTRUMENTATION AND MICRO-PROCESSOR APPLICATION
Summary
A. COMPLETED PROJECTS
  1. Design and Fabrication of Road Condition Evaluation Equipment for A.P. Govt.
B. ON GOING PROJECTS
  1. Development of Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) system for Traffic Management using RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) Tags and Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) Technology
  2. Design and Development of a System for Automated Measurement of Deflection Basin under Truck Dual Tire Assembly
  3. Design and Development of Roller Mounted Nuclear Density Gauge for Continuous Measurement of Density at the time of Construction of Pavement Layers
 
II. PAVEMENT ENGINEERING AND PAVING MATERIALS
1. SOIL STABILISATION, LOW GRADE MATERIALS AND LOW VOLUME ROADS
Summary
A. ON GOING PROJECTS
  1. Use of Ash Generated from Surat Lignite Power Plant for Different Types of Clayey Soil for Construction of Roads
  2. Demonstration of CRRI Technology for Construction of a Demonstration Test Stretch Road Using Marble Slurry Dust (MSD) in District Rajsamand, Rajasthan
B. NEW PROJECTS
  1. Ground Stabilization Techniques for Road Construction in Clayey Soils of Kuttanadu Region
 
2. FLEXIBLE PAVEMENT
Summar y
A. ON GOING PROJECTS
  1. Studies on Use of Modified Bitumen Binders (P-5 Scheme)
  2. Laboratory Study for Suitability of Chalk, a By-Product of Nitro-Phosphate Fertilizer Plant for Road Construction
  3. Bitumen Modification through Packaging Technology
  4. Field Trials of Polymer Modified Bitumen (SBS Type) on NH-1A, Jawahar Tunnel, J&K
  5. Specification for Construction of Pavement of Haul Road for 280 Tonne Haulage Dumpers for Gevra Project
  6. Study to Prevent Reflecting Cracks on Bituminous Overlay over Cracked Concrete Pavement using Geotextile
B. NEW PROJECTS
  1. Field Trials of Multigrade Bitumen at two different Climatic Regions (Hot & Cold Climatic Regions)
  2. Shelf Life Studies of Bitumen Emulsion
  3. Evaluation of Bituminous Products using SHRP Equipments
  4. Investigation on Field Performance of Bituminous Mixes with Modified Binders, MOSRT&H Research Scheme (R-85)
  5. Study on Shape and Size of Aggregate on Surface Characteristics of Bituminous Pavements
  6. Study on Use of Waste Plastics in Bituminous Pavements
  7. Influence of Aggregate Grading on Asphalt Mix Volumetrics
  8. Preparation of Manual for Development of Six-lane National Highways, MOSRT&H Research Scheme (R-84)
 
3. RIGID PAVEMENT
Summary
A. COMPLETED PROJECTS
  1. Evaluation of Wollastonite in Concrete Works
  2. High Volume Flyash Concrete for Pavements
  3. Use of Fly Ash as a Cementitious Material with Partial Replacement of Cement in Pavement Quality Concrete – PQC
  4. Construction and Performance of India’s First High Volume Fly Ash (HVFA) Concrete Road in Ropar, Punjab
B. ON GOING PROJECTS
  1. Studies on Flakiness and Elongation Indices of Aggregates in Different Layers
  2. High Performance Fibre Reinforced Concrete for Construction and Repair of Concrete Pavements
  3. Use of Sulfonated Melamine Formaldehyde Super Plasticizer (SMF) and Fly Ash in Cement Concrete Roads
 
III. GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
Summary
A. COMPLETED PROJECTS
  1. Landslide Investigations on Phuentsholling – Thimpu Road, Bhutan
  2. Investigation Instrumentation and Monitoring of Patalganga Landslide on NH-58, Uttaranchal (phase-I)
  3. Study of Landslide and Rockfall on Mumbai-Pune Expressway
  4. Investigation and Remedial Measures for the Stabilisation of Slopes at km.42 on NH-150, Mizoram
  5. Selection of Backfill Material for Appropriate Compaction of Backfill over Metro Tunnel Alignment between Barakhamba Road-Connaught Place-Dwaraka Section
  6. Design of Fly Ash Embankment for Widening of Marginal Road Bund from GT Road-to-Road No. 59
 
B. ON GOING PROJECTS
  1. GIS Based Subsurface Geotechnical Map of Delhi
  2. Microzonation Map of Delhi
  3. Investigation and Design of High Embankment on Soft Ground using Flyash fill for bypass road from Kalindi Colony to Kalindi Kunj, New Delhi
 
C. NEW PROJECTS
  1. Use of Jute Geotextile for Efficient Road Drainage and Stabilization
  2. Guidelines for Soil Nailing Technique in Highway Engineering, MOSRT&H Research Scheme (R-86)
  3. Feasibility study on the Use of Copper slag Wastes in Road and Embankment Construction
 
IV. BRIDGE ENGINEERING
Summary
A. COMPLETED PROJECTS
  1. Preparation of Draft Specification for use of High Performance Concrete (HPC) for Pavement and Bridges made with indigenously available materials (B-32)
 
B. ON GOING PROJECTS
  1. Studies for Aerodynamic Stability of Cable Stayed Bridge Decks (B-25)
  2. Study on Hard Topping for Distressed CC Riding Coats of Concrete Pavements
  3. Study on High Volume Fly Ash Concrete for Rigid Pavements
  4. Creating Data Base on Bridge Information System for the State of Tamil Nadu
  5. Dynamic Response of Prestressed Concrete Bridges
  6. Creation of National Test Facility, Formulation of Guidelines, Specifications, Manual of Practice for Design and Execution of Expansion Joints
  7. Determination of Scour Depth (for general Bed, within Channel Contractions and at Bridge Piers) in Boulder-Bed Rivers under High Stream Velocities (B-33)
  8. Distress Diagnostics, Performance Evaluation and Bridge Management System for Concrete Bridges. (A collaborative project with DST, New Delhi)
  9. Creation of National Test Facility, Formulation of Guidelines, Specifications, Manual of Practice for Design and Execution of Expansion Joints
 
C. NEW PROJECTS
  1. GIS application for Data Management of Bridges –A Pilot Study
 
V. TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION
1. PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
Summary
A. COMPLETED PROJECTS
  1. Congestion and Parking Problems of Selected Locations in Delhi
  2. Study of Impact of New High Rise Buildings on Road Traffic at Tardeo, Mumbai
  3. Estimation of Fuel Loss during Idling of Vehicles at Signalized Intersections
  4. Estimation of Fuel Loss on Chelmsford Road, opposite New Delhi Railway Station (Paharganj Side)
  5. Economic Analysis of the Upgrade and Improvement for Kawrthah – Kanhmun – Lowerpu Road in Mizoram
 
B. ON GOING PROJECTS
  1. Speed and Delay Studies on National Capital Territory of Delhi Roads
  2. Prediction of Annual Traffic Growth Factors for Secondary Road System in Tamil Nadu
 
C. NEW PROJECTS
  1. Feasibility Study for Provision of Pedestrian Facility on Shankar Road at Rajender Nagar, New Delhi
  2. Traffic Studies for Widening of Shantipath
  3. Traffic & Transportation Studies for Surat city for 2014AD
  4. Economic Feasibility of Delhi Metro Extensions: Badarpur to Faridabad and Mundka to Bahadurgarh
  5. Fare Policy and Pricing of Public Transport Services– Study on Stage Carriages in Kerala
  6. Feasibility Study for Improvement of Inter State Road of Economic and Social Importance between Thiruvananthapuram-Thirunelveli via Kattakkada and Ambasamudram
  7. Fare Policy and Pricing of Public Transport Services- Study on IPT Modes
 
2. SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT
Summary
A. COMPLETED PROJECTS
  1. Road Safety in Metropolitan City, Ahmedabad
  2. Road Safety Measures on Vadodara-Dabhoi Road Passing Through SH-11
  3. Road Safety Audit for Selected Stretch in Inner Ring Road, Chennai
  4. Safe Road to School – An Action Plan for Promoting Road Safety among School Children
  5. Consulting Services for Road Safety Audit of Western Transport Corridor and East-West Corridor – Package A
 
B. ON GOING/ PROJECTS
  1. Further Studies on Accident Costing (IMRA T-7)
  2. A Comparative Study of Accident Risk Index (ARI) for Various Districts of Gujarat State
  3. Study of Two-Wheeler Accidents in Ahmedabad and Baroda City
  4. Comparative Study of Accidents on N.H. 8 Passing from Baroda to Ahmedabad Districts
  5. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) studies for Badarpur - Faridabad and Mundka- Bahadurgarh corridors of Delhi Metro
  6. Environmental Impact of Road Transport (CSIR Network Project)
 
C. NEW PROJECTS
  1. Road Accident Modelling for Highway Development and Management in Developing Countries
  2. Study of Helmet Preference in Thiruvananthapuram and Cochin Cities
  3. Use of Seat Belt by Car Users in Thiruvananthapuram and Cochin City
  4. Overtaking Behaviour of Motor Vehicles in Urban Areas
  5. A Study of Spot Speed in City and Rural Sections of Highways
 
VI. RESEARCH WORK DONE IN ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS RELATED TO THESIS WORK
A. HIGHWAY PLANNING, MANAGEMENT, PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND INSTRUMENTATION
  1. Methodology for Planning and Evaluation of Rural Road Network: An Integrated Functional Accessibility Approach
  2. Quantification of Benefits due to Pavement Preventive Maintenance Strategies
  3. Road Condition Evaluation, Prioritization, and Optimal Resource Allocation for Highway Maintenance at Network Leve
  4. Pavement Network Optimization for Maintenance and Rehabilitation
  5. Structural Evaluation of Airfield Pavements
  6. Effect of Varying Calibration Factor on IRR, VOC
  7. Laboratory Performance Evaluation of SBS Polymer Modified Bituminous Concrete Mixes
 
B. PAVEMENT ENGINEERING AND PAVING MATERIALS
  1. An Investigation on Bitumen Modified with Shredded Bi-Cycle Tires
  2. Viscometric Studies of Straight Run Bitumen
  3. Studies on Fatigue Behavior of Polymer –Modified Bituminous Concrete Mixes
  4. Utilization of Polymer Waste in Construction Industries (Road Construction)
  5. Constitutive Modeling of Pavement Materials
  6. Characterization of Healing of Asphalt Mixtures
  7. Studies on Effect of Aggregate Gradation on Fatigue Behavior of Bituminous Concrete Mixes
  8. Characterization of Apparent Viscosity of Bitumen Processed in India
  9. Evaluation of Rutting Characteristics of Bituminous Mixes using C -Ф Concept
  10. Experimental and Numerical Study on Mechanical Behavior of Asphalt Mix
  11. Laboratory Evaluation of Gilsonite Modified Bituminous Concrete
  12. Finite Element Analysis of Concrete Pavements with Cut-outs
 
C. GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
  1. Investigation of Seepage Flow for Multilayered Soil Using Finite Element Analysis
 
D. TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION
  1. Traffic Management on an Arterial Road Section Having Multiple Roundabouts
  2. Study of the Impact of Introducing Stop-Control at Uncontrolled Intersections Using Computer Simulation
  3. Study of the Effect of Stream Mix on Saturation Flow Rate of Heterogeneous Traffic Using Computer Simulation
  4. Bus Travel Time Prediction Using Global Positioning Systems (GPS) Data
  5. Travel Time Prediction for Arterial Corridors Using GPS Technologies
  6. Impact of Proposed District Center on the Transport Network Case Study: Saket
  7. Planning for Cross Pedestrian Movement
  8. Impact of Missing Links on Urban Road Network 9. Modelling Transportation Demand for Urban Infrastructure Planning
  9. Modelling Transportation Demand for Urban Infrastructure Planning
  10. Modelling Users’ Willingness to Pay for Different Attributes of an Improved Transportation System
  11. Optimizing Generalized Cost of Travel: An Approach for Improvement Planning of Rural Bus Service
  12. Application of Stated Preference Technique for Travel Choice Modeling
  13. Development of Trip Generation Model using Artificial Neural Network
  14. Planning of Parking Facilities for Metro Station (Case Study- Delhi Metro)
  15. Impact of Open Sky Policy on Airport Terminal Infrastructure
  16. Urban Structure and Transport Interrelationship in Indian Cities
  17. Role of Intelligent Transport System in Bus Terminal Management – ISBT, Kashmere Gate
  18. Simulation of Head - On Queues: Case of Rail-Highway Grade Crossing
  19. Development of Demand Model for Long-Haul Rail Travel
  20. Modelling Vehicular Emissions under Heterogeneous Flow
  21. Road Safety Studies on Rural Highways
  22. Evaluation of Effects of Carriageway Obstructions on Heterogeneous Traffic
   
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
LIST OF ORGANISATIONS
APPENDIX: Proforma Sheet for Reporting R&D Work for the General Report