ROMDAS’ Indian subsidiary SATRA are undergoing a large project across India as part of a major initiative to take stock of the condition of national highways.
To start with approximately 3,000 km of highways across Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu will be surveyed using a newly commissioned ROMDAS vehicle.
The vehicle is fitted with:
- Sub-meter GPS
- Laser Profilometers (Roughness & Macro-texture)
- Transverse Profile Logger (Rutting & Rut depth)
- Road Geometry module
- High resolution DMI
- Multiple HD cameras (Right of Way and Pavement View)
The aim of the system is to record road condition, wayside amenities, accident prone zones, road strength, condition of bridges and culverts besides encroachment.
Data will then be uploaded into a Pavement Management System to help authorities prioritize and plan maintenance, upgradations and future infrastructure projects.
The pilot exercise is being undertaken as a part of the World Bank project to provide technical assistance to NHAI. The final target is to cover the entire 96,000 km of national highways.