Although infrastructure is fundamental tool for maintaining and improving the quality of life, there is still a critical need for basic infrastructure on a global scale.
Two recent highway projects underway in the Asia-Pacific region exemplify the innovative methods used to address sustainability issues while delivering best-in-class transportation solutions. Technology played a vital role in meeting these goals efficiently and effectively.
This is the new hallmark of sustainable infrastructure projects that meet the needs of society today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Improving Karnataka State Highways
The second phase of the Karnataka State Highways Improvement Project (KSHIP-II) is part of an ongoing program to improve the state road network capacity, management and maintenance. The first project, initiated in 2001 with $360 million in funding from the World Bank, repaired and upgraded 2,985 kilometers of state roads. KSHIP-I was completed in 2007 at a cost of $474.5 million. The second project, estimated at $1.1 billion, is improving 3,411 kilometers of highway, with the first of two phases to be completed by 2012.
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