Hyderabad, Feb 23 (UNI) Indian Institution of Bridge Engineers (IIBE) and National Bridge R&D Centre of IIBE, Hyderabad, is organising a two-day national seminar on ''Recent Developments in Reinforced Earth Retaining Structures for Bridges and Flyovers'' here starting tomorrow.
Speaking to reporters here yesterday, former Chief Engineer, Indian Railways and IIBE Honorary Director-General MC Bhide said bridge industry had got a tremendous fillip in India in the last decade due to four-laning of National Highways, construction of new expressways, and upgradation of state highways.
Indian Railways had also embarked upon doubling of important railway sections to cope with the increased traffic.
IIBE was etablished in 1989 with headquarters in Mumbai to spread knowledge and disseminate information regarding all branches of bridge engineering and all types of bridges, he added.
In all, 45 Railway delegates and 35 delegates from other organisations would be participating in the seminar, he added.
Mr Bhide said after Reinforced Earth Retaining Structures came into use, there was revolution in the concept of earth-retaining structures. During the last seven years a large number of Reinforced Earth Retaining Structures using steel strips, geotextiles and many patented processes had been adopted all over India. This seminar has been organised to put forward case studies, problems faced and solutions arrived at, he added.
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