Kathmandu, August 17, 2016: A group of 15 engineers from the Department of Roads, Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport recently finished their two weeks of training-cum-observation tour organized by the Indian Academy of Highway Engineers.
During the two weeks, the engineers were exposed to the best practices adopted in the road transport sector in India. The participants were given presentations on road development scenario in India, legal/regulatory framework, preparation of feasibility reports for PPP/EPC projects and related studies, PPP policy framework and guidelines, tolling systems, and Manuals for 2-lane and 4-lane highway, among others.
The participants also went for on-site inspection and educational tour of the major Indian landmarks in the road sectors including the Yamuna Expressway (Delhi-Agra), Mumbai-Pune Expressway, Bandra-Worli Sea Link, Bangalore Elevated Corridor, Bangalore-Mysore Highway, and others. During these visits, the participants got to learn about the systems and held discussions on various aspects of these projects including operation and maintenance issues.