17-08-2017 11:30 AM | Lathika Saju | My Indian Dream
Roads in AP will be repaired as per prompts of software
The Roads and Buildings department in Andhra Pradesh has an advanced software that will help to keep its roads well maintained.
The Australian Road Research Board has supplied the state with six software-fitted vehicles, called HawkEye Professional Network Survey Vehicle that will analyze data related to the condition of roads in the state.
These vehicles can maneuver through every nook and corner of the road and collect data in the form of photographs and video footage.
The state government’s Road Management System and the Road Database Management System have been in operation since April and has collected data related to a total road network of 47,000kms.
Data pertaining to around 14,722 km have been analyzed so far by the R&B department. The remaining analysis is slated to be completed in another three months.
The software enables the APRMS to have a scientific approach towards road maintenance as per the available budget.
AP Road Development Corporation (APRDC), managing director, G Jagannadha Rao informed that the software prompts or suggests whether to go ahead with a normal maintenance work or a new layer is required to be laid on a road.Accordingly, the work can be executed.