This paper gives details of the techno-economic analysis for upgrading and improving highways in the Indian State of Orissa and especially in the Kendujhar-Barbil-Rajamunda highway which has high traffic density. This transport corridor passes through two mineral areas, with iron and manganese, which are important not only to the State but also to India as a whole. A survey was conducted to examine the decrease in the number of vehicles as distance from an urban centre increases. Information was also obtained about traffic growth, road characteristics, project costs, and project benefits. Several other surveys were conducted to provide data for improving the road network. The World Bank's HDM-III (Highway Designs and Maintenance Standards Model) was applied and modified. A variety of traffic analyses were applied. The paper considers the following aspects of the project especially: (1) HDM sectioning; (2) roadside friction and congestion; (3) engineering inputs to the model; (4) construction cost inputs to the model; (5) vehicle operating cost; (6) value of time; (7) derivation of the value of personal time; (8) inventory costs; and (9) vehicle fleet and traffic inputs. Allocation of recurrent maintenance is discussed in relation to model calibration, model outputs, and sensitivity testing.

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    Indian Roads Congress

    Jamnagar House, Shahjahan Road
    New Delhi,   India  110 011
  • Authors:
    • Panda, J
  • Publication Date: 1999-8


  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 41-54
  • Serial:
    • Indian Highways
    • Volume: 27
    • Issue Number: 8
    • Publisher: Indian Roads Congress
    • ISSN: 0376-7256

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  • Accession Number: 00788420
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Mar 3 2000 12:00AM