Operational Maintenance Strategiesfor Roads and Highways
Dr. S. S. Seehra
Chief Pavement, Materials & Geotech Engineer,Span Consultants Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi
Connectivity between towns, cities and different areas is an essentialcomponent in the development of a Nation. Roads and Railways provide thisconnectivity. High speed road corridors have been one of the most vitalinfrastructure in the overall socio–economic development of the country. In thepast few years Government of India has taken up development of thisimportant infrastructure on priority basis in a big way and the national roadnetwork has improved a lot when compared to the situation a decade ago. Thenetwork of existing highways and expressways is now showing signs of premature failure due to cumulative effect of inadequate maintenance andstructural inadequacies to cater the need of increased traffic volume and heavyaxle loads.