ISBN 9788174092731,Surface Transportation (Railways and Highways)

Surface Transportation (Railways and Highways)


R. Agor


Khanna Publisher



Khanna Publisher


ISBN 9788174092731

ISBN-10 8174092730

Paper Back

Number of Pages 655 Pages
Language (English)

Civil Engineering

The part-I Railways explains the essential components of Indian Railways , Metro Railways and Mono Railways. Part-II Roads explains the essential components fo the roads, Highways and expressways. The latest designs of level crossing being adopted in modern cities world over have been illustrated with neat diagrams.

I have presented the various topics based on the knowledge gained during the period while writing the well accepted book "OBJECTIVE AND CONVENTIONAL TYPE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS" for UPSC Civil Engineering Examinations Table of Contents
Part-I Railways
*History of Railways *Track alignment *Railway surveys *Formation *Permanent way *Rails *Rail joints *Creep of rails *Sleepers *Ballast *Rail fixtures and fastenings *Geometrics of railway tracks *Points and crossings *Track junctions *Stations and yards *Station equipments *Tractive power and resistance *Plate laying *Track maintenance *Signalling and interlocking *Tunnels *Metro tracks *Mono rail track *High speed trains

Part-II Roads
*History of road development *Roads *Highways *Highway geometric design *Road patterns *Hill roads *Road accidents *Low cost roads *Expressways *Bus rapid transit corridors *Embankments *Appendix