FINANCING FOR MAINTENANCE BY HIGHWAY TOLLS. PROCEEDINGS, SIXTH CONFERENCE, ROAD ENGINEERING ASSOCIATION OF ASIA AND AUSTRALASIA, 4-10 MARCH 1990, KUALA LUMPUR, VOLUMES 1 TO 5 AND POST CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Construction of highways involves huge investment. These infrastructural facilities should not be allowed to deteriorate as is the case with the developing countries for want of budgetary resources. Road users commit a relatively large sum in vehicle operating costs in respect of poorly maintained roads. This wasteful expenditure could be better channelled by levying a moderate highway maintenance toll to generate sufficient revenue to keep the main road networks well maintained. This will induce private entrepreneurs to take up the maintenance responsibilities efficiently and will free the limited budgetary resources to take care of constructional liabilities. The paper advocates this concept by considering some relevant aspects like economic principles, road users costs, tolling potential, possibilities and problems, etc. Hypocrisies associated with the free roads concept are further exposed. The illustrations, wherever necessary, are from India which has critical maintenance problems in respect of its large network of roads. The paper finally recommends setting up of a separate self-financed maintenance organisation dealing exclusively with maintenance of roads and bridges. For the covering entry of the conference see IRRD 823206. (Author/TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Road Engineering Association of Asia & Australasia

    Office of the Director-General of Public Works
    Kuala Lumpur,   Malaysia 
  • Authors:
    • SINHA, V K
  • Publication Date: 1990

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 12 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 3

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  • Accession Number: 00620260
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1992 12:00AM