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Kumar Bagui S.,Bengal Engrg And Science University | Kumar Bagui S.,ICT I Pvt. | Ghosh A.,Bengal Engrg And Science University
Jordan Journal of Civil Engineering | Year: 2013

This paper presents the viability of a Build Operate Transfer (BOT) road project based on support loan concept. Interest of debt is one of the most important parameters for the viability of a project. In India, interest rate is in the range of 13 -18% annually for infrastructure project. The road project with low traffic and high project cost may be infeasible. In order to make the project viable, support loan concept has been proposed in this paper. This paper presents the changes in values of various financial viable parameters with the use of support loan with a real case study. This paper presents the results of normal debt and support loan with different interest rates and different payback periods and develops a methodology for support loan for the viability of a project. It has been found that longer payback period is also more beneficial. Financial return is more with low rate of interest of debt. The real case study has been compared with support loan and subsidy provision and found out the best option after projecting both values at the end of payback period. It has been found that support loan provision is more beneficial for the government instead of subsidy option for the viability of a project. Support loan concept is recommended for the viability of the project. © 2013 JUST All Rights Reserved. Source

Bagui S.K.,Bengal Engrg And Science University | Ghosh A.,Bengal Engrg And Science University
Jordan Journal of Civil Engineering | Year: 2013

Glare screen barrier is an important element in highway safety engineering. Height and spacing of glare screen barrier block are important parameters in highway design, since vehicles of different driver eye heights with different head light heights are plying on highways. Selection of spacing of glare block is a complex problem. A model has been proposed to determine optimum spacing of glare block for horizontal alignment. Glare block can be placed perpendicular to the road or inclined by a certain angle to obtain optimum cost. It is found that spacing is optimal when the sum of inclination angle(x) and degree of curvature (Θ) is 70°; i.e., x+ Θ = 70°. © 2013 JUST. All Rights Reserved. Source

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