Category Archives: Infrastructure

Asian Highway Network:A ‘Pathmaking’ Initiative

The Asian Highway (AH) project, also known as the Great Asian Highway, is a cooperative project among countries in Asia and Europe and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), to improve the highway … Continue reading

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CRRI’s ‘Hawk Eye’ on Indian roads

Ahmedabad : At first sight, one can mistake this vehicle to be an ultra tech robotic remote-controlled vehicle, but it is the country’s first ‘Hawk Eye’ that is surveying almost 50,000 kilometres of country’s highways and roads to gauge their … Continue reading

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Caravanserai

A caravanserai (Persian: كاروانسرا kārvānsarā, Turkish kervansaray) was a roadside inn where travelers could rest and recover from the day’s journey. Caravanserais supported the flow of commerce, information, and people across the network of trade routes covering Asia, North Africa, … Continue reading

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ROAD BUILDING AND THE ROMANS

When the Romans began their conquest of Celtic Britain in 43AD, they found a haphazard collection of roads and paths, most connecting local fields and hamlets, but also some longer distance trade routes (e.g.. along the North Downs in Kent, … Continue reading

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