Geomorphological Processes in Eastern Nepal as a basis for road design.
This report describes an eight-year study of land forms and land-forming processes as they affect road design, carried out in eastern Nepal. The monitoring programme was conducted in the basin of the Arun River, in association with the alignment and design studies being made for the Arun Access Road project. The Arun Access Road was a new alignment, proposed as an access route to a dam site planned to be built on the river, in the Middle Himalaya some 75km (in a straight line) from the southern plains of Nepal. The terrain is steep, mountainous and complex, and presents many difficulties of geometry, poor foundations and unstable ground to
Hearn, G.J.; Lawrance, C.J. Geomorphological Processes in Eastern Nepal as a basis for road design. (2000)