Building of Roads and Infrastructure.
In last 20 days I travelled in length & breadth in Sydney
1)The roads clean & smooth for driving.
2) Could not see a single pot hole.
3) No speed breaker at all
4)No traffic jam
5) Could not see even a single cop.
6)No toll plaza.
Automated payment from your of toll as your car crosses the point
7)On rainy day not a single drop stops on road.
8)Rain water harvesting by scientific way .
9) Navigator in your car guides from start to end point + tells you empty parking place for car.
10) Car parking is in multi layers. One must note level + pillar+ pillar of car . Else you will not be able to reach to your car.
11) Car parking is free for 3 hours + free WiFi in plaza
12)Roads are well illuminated
13) No pollution & no noise of horns
14) High sense of traffic discipline.
15) No accidents
16) No stopping on route
17)Parking places well defined & well placed
18) No smoking & no Drunken driving
19) All car stops to give passage to pedestrians
20) Special care for disabled & reserve free parking for them.
Seeing above India is on threshold of spending huge money on Infra development
So latest technology should be used for building & ensure proper water drainage + rain harvesting.
A good road should have good foundations, be well drained and have a smooth convex surface to allow rainwater to drain quickly into ditches at the side.
The importance of good drainage, it is rain that caused most problems on the roads.
Smart Motorway project
The Smart Motorway project will introduce intelligent technology, known as a Smart Motorway system,
Upgrading new sections and carrying out safety improvements to the existing highway have brought major improvements to road conditions.
These improvements support regional development and provide:
Reduced travel times with improved transport efficiency
More consistent and reliable travel improved amenity
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, a branch of the Government of India, is the apex body for formulation and administration of the rules, regulations and laws relating to road transport, national highways and transport research, in order to increase the mobility and efficiency of the road transport system in India.Road transport is a critical infrastructure for economic development of the country.It influences the pace, structure and pattern of development.In India,roads are used to transport over 60% of the total goods and 85% of the passenger traffic.Hence, development of this sector is of paramount importance for the India and accounts for a significant part in the budget. From May 2014, the Minister for Road Transport and Highways is Nitin Gadkari.
India has one of the largest road networks of over 4.885 million km consisting of
Road Length distribution roads length national Highways/Expressways92,851 km State Highways1,42,687 km Other Roads46,49,462 km
For development of roads in the country the government has made an allocation of ₹19,423.88 crores under the Central Road Fund for 2013-2014 with the following breakup
type grants to State Governments and UTs for State Roads₹2,659.91 cores grants to SGs and UTs for inte-state connectivity and roads of national importance₹262.22 croresNational Highways₹9,881.95 croresRural Roads₹5,827.20 croresRailways₹1092.60 croresTotal₹19,423.88 crores
The government has provided various incentives for private and foreign sector investments in the roads sector.
100% FDI is allowed in the sectors of land transport to promote building of highway bridges, toll roads, and vehicular tunnels; services incidental to transport such as cargo handling is incidental to land transport; construction and maintenance of roads, bridges; and construction and maintenance of roads and highways offered on build-operate-transfer (BOT) basis, including collection of toll.
A 10-year tax exemption under Section 80 IA has been granted to the Highway building projects to attract private investors.
The ministry has also framed a ‘Special Accelerated Road Development Programme in North Eastern Region’ for improving road connectivity to remote places in this region. The estimated cost of the proposal is USD 2.53 billion. The Union Budget 2012–13 proposed an increase of allocation of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways by 14% to ₹25,360 crore (US$3.8 billion).
The World Bank has approved a USD 975 million loan for developing the first phase of the eastern arm of the USD 17.21 billion Dedicated Freight Corridor Project in India.
The Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd. has tied up with the Japanese Bank of Industrial Cooperation for USD 14.56 billion funding as loan for the first phase and it is likely to be commissioned in 2016.
The Prime Minister Gram Sadak Yojana(PMGSY) is a scheme for development of rural roads in India.
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