Progress Monitoring in a Real Time Infrastructure Projects
Aishwarya S1, Muthu D2, Venkata Subramanian C3

1Aishwarya S, Post Graduate Student, Department of Civil Engineering, SASTRA Deemed University, Thanjavur (TamilNadu), India.
2Muthu D, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, SASTRA Deemed University, Thanjavur (TamilNadu), India.
3Venkata Subramanian C, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, SASTRA Deemed University, Thanjavur (TamilNadu), India.
Manuscript received on 05 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 12 May 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 May 2019 | PP: 743-747 | Volume-8 Issue-7, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: G5620058719/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: India is one of the countries where the infrastructure projects face delay. And progress monitoring for linear projects is one of the crucial parts in such projects. Progress monitoring should be done at every stage at daily basis to avoid delays, risk and cost overruns in a linear infrastructure project. This paper aims at reviewing causes and sources of delay in linear infrastructure projects and suggestions to overcome the difficulties in conventional progress monitoring techniques. The methodology followed in this research is review of literatures for understanding the causes and effects of delays and project management software for progress monitoring. From the findings through literature review and this research , the main factors which cause delay in infrastructure projects (based on ranking) mainly in railway projects namely land acquisition , Front availability , labor and material availability , unfavorable weather conditions , fund constraints , slow progress work , Change of scope , less granularity of information, Improper site management and some external factors. The decision making related to any activities can be made by using this project management software which will replace the traditional progress monitoring techniques in the future. This paper concluded by suggesting few recommendations to improve the efficiency of progress monitoring and ways to avoid delays in future projects. 
Keyword: Daily Progress Report, Delay analysis, Infrastructure Projects, Progress Monitoring, Project Management 
Scope of the Article: Internet Technologies, Infrastructure, Services & Applications