•  Odisha Works Department - Odisha Road Asset Management System

    Odisha Works Department

    Odisha Road Asset Management System

    Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Project Summary

Project
To ensure the best use of public funds for the maintenance of its road networks, the Odisha Works Department chose to establish a road asset management system for its 14,000-kilometer state road network. The system will help the Odisha Works Department rationalize decision-making in planning, programming, funding, procurement, and allocation of resources. Through the Government of India, the State Government of Odisha received a loan from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development to implement the Odisha State Roads Project. A portion of this loan was to establish the Odisha Road Asset Management System (O-RAMS).

Solution
The Odisha Works Department collected data for the 14,000 kilometers of roads and 1,300 bridges using GPS-based survey and spatial layer creation, and both automated and manual inventory and condition surveys. The O-RAMS was implemented using Bentley’s Exor product which includes the Transportation Intelligence Gateway (TIG) tool.

Outcome
The O-RAMS now provides a vehicle for convincingly demonstrating the region’s road network needs when seeking funds from the federal government. It is also a single source of truth regarding the inventory and condition of Odisha’s roads and bridges. Road asset information is now readily available to approximately 40 offices through a Web browser.

Software
Exor provided a ready-to-use proven web-based solution with a number of important features including role based security ensuring that only authorized users are able to create and update road network and asset information; multiple linear referencing capabilities enabling a single road network to be reported and analyzed against using any number of different referencing methods for different business purposes; spatial display of all data; configurable management of all road and bridge information including assets, events, and conditions; and the Bentley Transportation Intelligence Gateway (TIG) tool that provides powerful, dynamic segmentation capabilities and data extraction which is essential to support HDM4 reporting.

Outcome/Facts:
  • Funding strategies can be determined collaboratively using the web-based solution.
  • Operational costs will be reduced since the data is readily available.
  • Data collection for the 14,000-kilometer network and 1,300 bridges involved GPS-based survey and spatial layer creation, and both automated and manual inventory and condition surveys.
  • The road asset management system enables road works to be planned and prioritized.
Quote:
  • “We commend Bentley’s commitment to this project success and for its superior software, which will help us manage and maintain our road network effectively going forward.”

    B. C Pradhan Odisha Works Department