Highway Research Division


Name:Shri. S.A.Shaikh
Qualification:B.E. (Civil)
Address:Highway Research Division No.1,MERI, Nashik-4

Established In: 1969
Phone: +91 253 – 2530956
Fax: (0253) 2530764
Email: mahamargmeri@gmail.com


List of Personnel


Name Designation Qualification
Shri. S.A.Shaikh Research Officer B. E. (Civil)
Shri.R.P.Mone Assistant Research Officer B. E. (Civil)
Smt.S.N.Surana Assistant Research Officer D.C.E.A.M.I.E(Civil)
Shri. P.U.Sonavane Assistant Research Officer D.C.E.
Sau. J.H.Mujawar Sectional Engineer D.C.E.
Sau.M.S.Kulkarni Sectional Engineer D.C.E
Shri.V.Y.Patil Junior Engineer Tech.Asst.
Shri.D.B.Thete Sr.Clerk S.S.C.
Shri. V.B.Gangurde Jr.Clerk H.S.C
Shri.A.R.Pagare Jr.Clerk S.S.C
Shri.S.N.Chandekar Driver -
Smt.E.H.Gaikwad Peon Std. 7th
Labours-7 - -
     


Activities


  • 1)  Design of new roads.
  • 2) Various problems suggested by P. W. D. Maharashtra, regarding Roads,  different   Research Schemes for  Highways ,  are being handled by this division.
  • 3) Pavement design for new & existing roads.
  • 4)  Investigation  & suggesting  remedial  measures for road works.
  • 5) Design of High embankment approaches   for Bridge and Roads.
  • 6)  Determination of roughness index for  roads by Automatic Road Unevenness
  •     Recorder (ARUR).
  • 7)  Design for overlay required for existing roads  by Benkelman Beam Deflection method.
  • 8) Traffic study for roads in Maharashtra.
  • 9)  Studying new techniques by using  locally available material for road  construction       
  • 10) Various tests related to road   materials. (Californiya Bearing Ratio, Soil, Aggregate )   
  • 10) Steel testing –Tensile strength and elongation of steel is tested in this division.
  • 11)  Rock testing-Water Absorption ,Specific gravity test and compression test is done in       this division.
  • 12) Non Distructive test (Non Destructive test and core testing)
  • Schmid hammer test To detect compressive strength of building without destructing columns or beams

     Infrastructure   

       Softwares:-

         1. Analysis of Benkelmen Beam Deflection test

·               2. Analysis of ARUR Test

 

Completed Projects

  

Year Name of works completed No.of test completed
2008-2009 5 1003
2009-2010 3 1496
2010-2011 0 1129
2011-2012 1 1011
2012-2013 2 643
2013-2014 3 2120
2014-2015 5 515
2015-2016 1 4018
2016-2017 4 3892

  Ongoing Projects

      1)  Study of use of soil stabilizer pavement material :RBI grade 81 in  construction of Road.

·         2)  Use of Ferro cement product in construction.

·         3)  Use of Waste Plastic in Road Construction.



  • Testing Charges
Name of Test Per Rates in Rs. for
Govt. body
Rates in Rs.for
Private body
Benkelman Beam Test Per km  12687.00  25374.00
ARUR Test (Car Axle Mounted
ARUR
Per km  720.00  1440.00
C.B.R. Test  1 Test  4801.00  9602.00
Rock-1)Preparation of sample
2)Water Absorption
3)Specific Gravity
4)Compaction Test
1 Test
1 Test
1 Test
1 Test
 641.00
1950.00
1950.00
424.00
1282.00
3900.00
3900.00
848.00
 Steel Tensile and Elongation  1 Test  1136.00  2272.00
 NDT-Schmitt Hammer Test  1 Test  1051.00  2102.00
GST Tax charges extra for private bodies


Research Papers (Conferences and Journals)

Year No. of  Papers
2007-2008 4
2008-2009 3
2009-2010 1
2010-2011 NIL
2011-2012 NIL
2012-2013 NIL
2013-2014 NIL
2014-2015 1
2015-2016 NIL
2016-2017 4