Online Symposium on
Opportunities and Challenges in Road Asset Management

About Symposium

India has the second-largest road network in the world, consisting of over six million km of national highways, state, and rural roads.. This road network is considered to be a major public asset, as it encourages economic development and is crucial for maintaining a good quality of life for the citizens.  Road Asset Management System is a systematic process of collection of road inventory and performance data, prediction of performance during the service life, prioritization of projects for maintenance, rehabilitation and management of the road assets cost-effectively. It combines engineering principles with sound business practices and economic rationale. It provides tools to facilitate a more organized, logical, and flexible approach to decisions making process for the asset management of the road infrastructure.

Road Asset Management System is aimed at assisting the Government agencies as well as the private concessionaires in developing a systematic and efficient process of managing the road assets. In addition to collecting road condition data and providing a seamless experience in accessing up to date information on the condition of the road assets, it provides tools to facilitate a more organized and logical approach to both short term and long term planning of maintenance and management to ensure that the road infrastructure facility meets the expectations of safe, efficient and economical movement of people and goods. In India, the road network is predominately government-owned. The agencies responsible for the road infrastructure must periodically collect performance data, analyze the data, maintain, operate, improve, replace and preserve this road asset by adopting the policy of ‘right pavement to be maintained at the right time by the right treatment’. At the same time, the financial and human resources needed to achieve the performance objectives of the road network are scarce and must be managed carefully.

The symposium will address the issues, challenges, and opportunities for road asset management in India.

Who should participate: Post graduate students, Research Scholars, Academicians, Working professionals interested in roads, highways, pavement maintenance and asset management.


Dr. Gokhale Chandrakant
Dean – School of Construction Management
NICMAR, Pune, Maharashtra.

Dr. G. P. Ganapathy
Professor, CDMM
Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore
Chairman, ISET – Vellore Chapter
Vellore, Tamil Nadu

Dr. S. S. Chandrasekaran
Professor and Director, CDMM
Vellore Institute of Technology
Vellore, Tamil Nadu.

Dr. A. S. Santhi
Professor and Dean
School of Civil Engineering
Vellore Institute of Technology
Vellore, Tamil Nadu.



Dr. Sudarsan J. S.
Assistant Professor
School of Construction Management
NICMAR, Pune, Maharashtra

Dr. J. Visuvasam
Secretary, ISET – Vellore Chapter
Assistant Professor
School of Civil Engineering
VIT, Vellore, Tamil Nadu

Symposium Details

Note: No registration FEE. Registration is mandatory and on first come and first serve basis