News:Government has envisaged replacement of all the level crossings on National Highways by Road Over Bridges or Road Under Bridges under the Setu Bharatam scheme by 2020.
About Setu Bharatam Scheme:
- Launched in 2016 by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
- Aim:To make all National Highways free of railway level crossings in order to ensure safe and smooth flow of traffic and reduce road fatalities by 50%.
About Indian Bridge Management System(IBMS):
- It is a digital database of all bridges in the country to rate their structural condition so that timely repair and rehabilitation work can be carried out based on the criticality of the structure.