International Journal of Advanced Scientific Research

International Journal of Advanced Scientific Research


International Journal of Advanced Scientific Research
Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2018)

HDM-4: Application in highway engineering


Ashlesh Jagtap, Shrikant M Harle

The present paper represents HDM-4 is a computer software for Highway Development and Maintenance Management System. It is a decision making tool for checking the Engineering and Economic viability of the investments in road projects. The World Bank for the global use has developed it. HDM-4 is the new windows version after HDM-III with incorporation of many new features so that it can be used in any locality of the world with any environmental and engineering situation. HDM-4 is the new windows version after HDM-III with incorporation of many new features so that it can be used in any locality of the world with any environmental and engineering situation. This paper describes the adaptation of the World Bank's highway development and management model HDM-4 at the strategic level. Urban road network of 21 sections, consisting of total 60 km road length of Noida city, near New Delhi, capital of India, were analyzed. The HDM-4 strategic analysis can serve as a customized economic evaluation tool in forecasting budget requirements and network condition and can be used for managing urban roads on the basis of sound engineering principles.
Pages : 09-13