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Reasons for the Repeated Repairing of Nowshera-Peshawar Highway GT Road

Roads are designed for a specific volume of traffic and load and beyond which it may fail. By crossing the elastic limit of the materials used in the construction of the roads. Over loading by commercial trucks in Pakistan is a serious problem. The heavily over-loaded trucks stress the road structure beyond their safe bearing capacity. As a result of which roads break up. The

Peshawar Rapid Bus Transit Route Map

The proposed BRT corridor of 25.8km is designed as a signal free corridor, which starts from Chamkani on GT Road through Pir Zakori Bridge, Peshawar Bus Terminal, Hashtnagri, Hospital Road, Khyber Bazar, Soekarno Chowk, Shoba Chowk, Railway Road, Sunehri Masjid Road, Aman Chowk, University Road, Jamrud Road and terminates at Hayatabad Phase-V.

What is BRT Peshawar and its Project Details

BRT stands for Bus Rapid Transit. Bus rapid transit (BRT, BRTS, busway, transitway) is a bus-based public transport system designed to improve capacity and reliability relative to a conventional bus system. A BRT corridor is a section of road or contiguous roads served by a bus route or multiple bus routes with a minimum length of 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) that has dedicated

Types of Road Intersections and Highway Crossings

Intersection also commonly known as crossroad is any place where two or more than two roads intersect or meet each other at grade. According to a source there are total 973 intersections in Karachi City. Intersections may be signalized or non-signalized, may or may not have a roundabout. The intersections encompassed by a roundabout are considered as safe

Types of Railway Sleepers - Advantages & Disadvantages

Wooden sleepers are the ideal type of sleeper. Hence they are universally used. The utility of timber sleepers has not diminished due to the passage of time. Advantages of Wooden Sleepers They are cheap and easy to manufacture They are easy to handle without damage They are more suitable for all types of ballast

Traffic Volume Study - Definition, Methods and Importance

The term traffic volume study can be termed as traffic flow survey or simply the traffic survey. It is defined as the procedure to determine mainly volume of traffic moving on the roads at a particular section during a particular time. Toll Plazas are now a day constructed for the collection of revenue from the road users. This process is very efficient for collection of

Traffic Control Plan - Check List & Guide Lines

The basic objective of each traffic control plan (TCP) is to permit the contractor to work within the public right of way efficiently and effectively, while maintaining a safe, uniform flow of traffic. Both construction work and the public must be given equal consideration when developing a traffic control plan. In addition, when considering the public, attention must be given

Comparison of Modes of Transportation

i) Route Flexibility: Can we take any route any time ( Not possible in case of railways) ii) Time flexibility: Can the vehicle move or stop any time ( for Railways, time scheduling is done to maintain certain distance between two trains moving on the same track in same direction) iii) Vehicle Flexibility: Whether various types of vehicles can be used on the facility or not. In case

Evolution of System of Transportation

“THE BRANCH OF ENGINEERING THAT FINDS WAYS TOWARDS SAFE, EFFICIENT, AND CONVENIENT MOVEMENT OF PERSONS AND GOODS USING LAND,AIR AND WATER”. Transport planning deals with planning transportation facilities which will be able to meet the present and future needs in a sustainable manner. It includes: Trip generation, Trip distribution, Mode

Simple Asphaltic Concrete Roads | Design & Properties

Hot mix asphalt cement is a material which has revolutionized road construction process.Hot mix asphalt paving consists of a combination of aggregates uniformly mixed and coated with asphalt cement. The term Hot Mix is used due to the fact that to dry the aggregates and to attain the desired degree of fluidity of the asphalt cement for proper mixing and

Types of Road Patterns & Its Importance

Roadway patterns are very essential in the development of the settlements of a city. However, recent development in cities does not give importance to the study of the road patterns that give rise to numerous roads that are not interconnected, housing schemes and commercial developments built far away where roads are very distant from the center of the town. The

What are Road Cracks? How they are Formed

The common causes of pavement deterioration and degradation are overloading, seepage, improper or poor road surface drainage, lack of proper road maintenance, lack of proper design, adverse climatic conditions and some other factors. Road distresses disturb and adversely affect the traffic flow and traffic safety leading to poor performance of the road. They also

Coning of Railway Wheels

In coning of wheel the tread or rim of wheels of railway vehicles is made in the shape of a cone with the slope of about 1 in 20. It maintains vehicle in the central position w.r.t. the track. On straight track, portions of wheels running on track have same diameter. While on curved path, the outer wheel has to cover larger distance than the inner wheel. Thus, the

Desirable Properties of Road Aggregates

Aggregates form the major portion of the pavement structure. Bear stresses occurring on the roads and have to resist wear due to abrasive action of traffic. Aggregates are also used in flexible as well as in rigid pavements. Therefore, the properties of aggregates are of considerable importance to highway. The aggregates to be used in road construction, particularly

Passenger Car Unit - Definition & Examples

It is a vehicle unit used for expressing highway capacity. One car is considered as a single unit, cycle, motorcycle is considered as half car unit. Bus , truck causes a lot of inconvenience because of its large size and is considered equivalent to 3 cars or 3 PCU. Volume: Number of vehicles crossing a point on the road during a specific time period. It is carried out for:

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