PATNA: Experts and engineers from across the country exchanged ideas on best practices in bridge construction activities on the third day of 80th Indian Roads Congress(IRC) at Samrat Ashok International Convention Centre here on Saturday.
Odisha presented its innovative bridge management system developed to take care of timely maintenance and repair aspect of bridges. Maharashtra presented its reports regarding water storage structure integrated with bridge structure. Altogether six sittings were held during the third day of IRC hosted by the state road construction department.
Scholars and experts from India and abroad participated in the technical session and presented new researches and latest techniques in the field of road safety, transportation and construction sector. Modern equipment designed to minimize road accidents were main attraction at the technical exhibition.
In first sitting, principal scientists from CSIR-CRRI, New Delhi gave presentations on road research work in India. The presentations were related to highway planning, design and management, geotechnical engineering, bridge engineering and traffic and transportation. In second sitting, three papers published in IRC Journal were presented.
In third technical session, chaired by RCD principal secretary Amrit Lal Meena, experience and success story of Bihar Rajya Pul Nirman Nigam Limited (BRPNNL) and Bihar State Road Development Corporation Limited (BSRDC) and long-term road maintenance policy were presented by state government officials.
In another panel discussion on ‘Climate resilient road construction’, three papers published in traffic engineering and road safety were presented.
Delegates later voted for formation of council for the next annual session of IRC through online voting between 12 noon and 4pm.
Later in the evening, cultural programmes were organized at Bapu Sabhagar in which artisans of East Culture Zone under Union ministry of culture mesmerized the audience with their performances. Popular Bollywood singer Shaan also performed.
The 80th annual session of IRC will conclude on Sunday with valedictory session and post-session tours to important tourist and heritage places in Bihar.Source: Times Of India