SEMINAR ON STRENGTHENING OF EXISTING ROAD PAVEMENTS

BETWEEN 1951 AND 1968 THE NUMBER OF VEHICLES ON INDIA'S ROADS INCREASED FROM 310,000 TO 1,460,000. THE INCREASE IN VOLUME WAS ACCOMPANIED BY ONE IN THE HAULING CAPACITY OF THE VEHICLES AND BY HEAVIER AXLE LOADS. OF THE 965,000 KM OF ROADS AT THE END OF 1969, ALMOST 640,000 WERE STILL UNSURFACED, AND A LARGE PROPORTION HAD ONLY A SINGLE-LANE PAVEMENT. THE INCREASE IN MOBILITY IS NOT BEING ACCOMPANIED BY AN INCREASE IN THE QUALITY OF THE ROADS. IN ONE OF THE ADDRESSES PRECEDING THE TECHNICAL SESSIONS S. N. SINHA, CHAIRMAN OF THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE FOR THE SEMINAR, SAID THAT THE PRINCIPAL PREREQUISITE TO STRENGHTENING THE EXISTING PAVEMENTS WAS EVALUATING THEM. THE FOUR TECHNICAL SESSIONS OF THE SEMINAR DEALT WITH THE FOLLOWING TOPICS: EVALUATION OF EXISTING FLEXIBLE AND REIGID PAVEMENTS, DESIGN ASPECTS OF STRENGHTENING RIGID PAVEMENTS USING RIGID AND FLEXIBLE OVERLAYS, DESIGN ASPECTS OF STRENGHTENING FLEXIBLE PAVEMENTS USING TREATED AND UNTREATED MATERIALS AND TAKING EQUIVALENCY FACTORS INTO CONSIDERATION, AND CONSTRUCTION PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH STRENGHTENING FLEXIBLE AND RIGID PAVEMENTS.

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    Indian Roads Congress Proceedings

    Jamnagar House, Shahjahan Road
    New Delhi,   India  110 011
  • Publication Date: 1971-8

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 174 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00207458
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1973 12:00AM