Monday , 6 July 2020

Tag Archives: NHAI

Traffic and Revenue – Highways Sector

The Impact of COVID-19 on road sector is upsetting and revenues are choked as the tolling across plaza was suspended in order to stop the spread of the virus. However now the lockdowns are getting relaxed, tolling is allowed and traffic is slowly coming up on road again though passenger car traffic is almost negligible. Dr. Zafar Khan, Head – ...

Accelerating Infrastructure Projects

The Road Transport, Highways and MSME Minister Nitin Gadkari has stated  we could well use the current Covid-19 crisis and turn it into an opportunity to address a number of other problems which include roadblocks in highway projects in the country as well as the issue of stranded migrant labourers in many states.  Gadkari said that talks are underway with ...

NHAI to compensate toll operators

The government is considering to compensate toll operators for the losses incurred in the wake of suspension of toll charges on national highways. As per the reports National Highways Authority of India is likely to make payments to toll operators for the losses incurred during the period. The NHAI had rolled out the electronic toll collection programme across India in ...

NHAI achieves 3,979 km highways construction in FY20

The NHAI has achieved record 3,979 km of highways construction in the just concluded fiscal.Under the Phase -I of the Bharatmala Pariyojana, the government has approved implementation of 34,800km of national highways projects with a target of five years with an outlay of Rs 5.35 lakh crore. Some of the steps included award of projects after adequate project preparation in ...

NHAI extends deadlines for Project bids

In the wake of Covid-19, India’s National Highways Authority of India has revised the project awarding target from 4,500-km to 3,000-km plus, according to a senior official. “ We have already awarded around the 2,800-km-length project, and are likely to add another 500-700 km,” RK Pandey, Members (Projects), NHAI informed TrafficInfraTech. On extending the deadlines, he adds: “It all depends on the ...

Bringing together the who’s who of the transportation sector

I have been attending this expo for the last three years. The initiative taken by the organizer is commendable, bringing together traffic and road safety players under one roof. I can see, there is huge improvement in terms of footfall and the number of exhibitors in this expo. –T Krishna Prasad IPS,  DGP & Chairman, Road Safety Authority, Telangana   ...

Road Safety Today: The dynamic epoch

Avery Dennison, the silver partner at the event believes that road safety is no accident and needs focused measures at all levels. Road Safety is everybody’s responsibility. The same was presented the technical session at the exhibition. The persistent issues of around road safety negligence were highlighted, trailed by practical solutions that can contribute to a reduction in road accidents ...

Electronic Tolling Strategies for Indian Highways

Tolling has been a very, debatable issue as far as the road and road users are concerned. This is an area which probably in not liked by the users but then if you want good roads, the cost of good roads has to be borne by somebody. The idea of tolling is very simple that the stretches which are being ...

Data, Data & Data

Bangalore based DataCorp Traffic, an offshore Traffic and Transportation data analysis company caters to transportation data collection companies, transport planners/ consultants and other transport authorities worldwide. Madhu Meenakshi, Managing Director, Datacorp Traffic shares with TrafficInfraTech new developments and company’s strategic partnerships Data collection in airports India is the fastest growing market for domestic air travel. Datacorp is working on a ...

Emerging Tolling Technology and implementation Challenges

Neeraj Sanghi: Highway Concessions One is operating seven projects, of which five are tolling projects and rest are annuities. In the last two years, share of ETC on our roads as a part of our revenue has increased significantly. The benefits of ETC are multi-fold as it reduces waiting time, improves the operational efficiency and saves fuel. FASTag, a scheme ...