Sustainable maintenance of Rural Roads

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, 21-23 January 2010

This international seminar has been organized jointly by the PIARC Technical Committee A.4'Rural Roads Systems and Accessibility' and the Governement of Andhra Pradesh.

Preparatory Document

Seminar Proceedings

Inaugural session for Seminar. Shri Pradeep Jain, Union Minister of State for Rural Development and Shri B. Satyanarayana, Minister of Panchayat Raj. Andhra Pradesh

 

Session 1: Indian Experience of implementing PMGSY.

Chairman: Mr. Jean-François Corté, PIARC Secretary General;

Co-Chair: Mr. P P Shrivastava, Member of North-East Council, Government of l'India;

Rapporteur: Member of TC A.4

Indian Experience of dedicated National Programme on Rural Accessibility. Dr. DS Gangwar & Directors - NRRDA, India

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Community participation in Roads, the Indian experience of PMGSY. Dr. Samuel Paul, PAC ; Mr. Prabha Kant Katare, Director NRRDA, India

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Presentation about the XXIVth World Conress of the World Road Association. Mr. Enrique Leon De La Barra, Chair of TC A.4, Mexico

 

Session 2: Sustainable accessibility and Planning the development of the rural road network.

Chairman: Mr. B K Sinha, Director General of National Institute of Development, Hyderabad;

Co-Chair: Mr. Enrique Leon De la Barra, Chair of PIARC TC A.4;

Rapporteur: Member of TC A.4

Introduction. Dr. B P ChandrasekharTechnical Director, NRRDA, India

 

Planning the development of Rural Road Network: the Indian Perspective on Rural Roads: Asset creation and Asset preservation. Mr. D P Gupta, IRC, India

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Key note address. Mr. Terje Tessem, ILO, Geneva

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Improved Asset Management - Climbing out the Road Sector Pothole. Mr. Robert Petts, GTPK, United-Kingdom; Mr. Peter O'Neill, World Bank, Washington

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Integrated Rural Accessibility Planning. Mr. Chris Donges, ILO - Regional Office for Asia Pacific, Bangkok

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Preservation of Rural Road Infrastructure - Issues and Concerns. Prof. A. Veeraragavan, Professor of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras Chennai, India; K B Rathnakara Reddy, Director of Infra Support Engineering Services, India

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Participation of the communities: the case of Burkina Faso. Mr. Adama Sorgho, Burkina Faso

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Facility based Planning of Rural Roads Network. Dr. Praveen Kumar, Professor, IIT Roorke; Dr. Ashok Kumar, World Bank, New Delhi, India

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Rational Design Criteria for Sustainable Rural Roads. Mr. U C Sahoo, Department of Civil Engineering, Birla Institute of technology, Mesra, Ranchi; Mr. M Amarnatha Reddy & Mr. K Sudhakar Reddy, Department Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

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Discussions

 

Session 3: Implementing Sustainable Maintenance.

Chairman: Mr. V P C Sastry, Principal Secretary to Government of Andhra pradesh, India;

Co-Chair: Mr. Robert Petts, Theme Champion, GTKP;

Rapporteur: Member of TC A.4

Introduction. Mr. H K Srivastava, Director (Projects-1) NRRDA, India

 

Key note Presentation: Prioritisation of Maintenance for Rural Roads - Strategies and Options. Dr. P K Sikdar, President, Intercontinental Consultants & Technocrats Pvt. Ltd; Prof. A Veeraragavan, Professor of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras Chennai, India

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Rural Roads: considering a new paradigm. Dr. Arvind Mayaram, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, India

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Maintenance of Rural Roads built under PMGSY in difficult areas of NER. Mr. P P Shrivastava, Member of North Eastern Council, Shillong

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Mainstreaming Labour-based road Maintenance and Asset Management through Community contracting and local Partnerships in Cambodia. Mr. Mukesh C Gupta, ILO, Subregional Office for South Asia

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Key implementation Issues: Sustainable Rural Roads Maintenance in India. Prof. Ashok K Sarkar, Professor of Civil Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India

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Performance based maintenance contract in Rural Roads - Experience from Nepal. Mr. Indu Sharma Dhakal, Department of Roads, Nepal

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Maintenance of Rural Roads - a Case study of MP. Mr. Sanjay Dubey, CEO MPRDDA, India

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Rural Roads Pavement performance evaluation - a Case study. S Shankar, CSRK Prasad, B Bhasakr, National Institute of Technology, Warangal 

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The Impacts of Research and Implementation programmes aimed at increasing the sustainability of Rural Roads. Tony Greening & Peter O'Neil

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Discussions

 

Session 4: Community Participation.

Introduction. Mr. A D Kapaley, Director (Project-II), NRDDA, India

 

Key note presentation - Roads: the Role of community participation. Dr. Samuel Paul, Public Affairs Centre, Bangalore

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Microentreprise-based routine Road Maintenance - the Latin American experience. Mr. Serge Cartier Van Dissel, Belgium

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Gender issues and Community Participation. Ms. Maria Teresa Gutierez, ILO EMP/INVEST, Geneva

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Understanding the diversity of Rural Transport needs to maximise Community participation - Experience of Practical Action Rural Transport Projects in Sri Lanka and Nepal. Mr. Ranjith D' Silva, Regional Coordinator for Asia and Pacific IFRTD

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Community participation in development of rural Roads. Mr. K C Dhimole & Mr. K Tabiyo, Arunchal Pradesh, India

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Poverty alleviation by improving mobility: an approach in Bangladesh. Md. Adbul Quader, Project Director RTIP, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Monitoring Road Quality - a civic initiative with support from NRRDS. Dr. Samuel Paul, Public Affairs Centre, Bangalore

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The way forward - Panel Discussion.

Chairman: Dr. Arvind Mayaram, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, India

Introduction. Mr. Prabha Kant Katare, Directeur (Project-III), NRDDA, India

 

Mr. Enrique Leon De la Barra, Chair of TC A.4

 

Mr. Jean-François Corté, PIARC Secretary General

 

Mr. P P Shrivastava, Member of NEC

 

Mr. R P Indoria, Secretary General of IRC

 

Mr. Terje Tessem, ILO, Geneva

 

Closing session:

  • Dr. C P Joshi, Union Minister of Rural Development & Minister of Panchayati Raj;
  • Shri B Satyanarayana, Minister of Panchayati Raj, Andhra pradesh;
  • Mr. P P Shrivastava, Member of NEC
 

The Seminar