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Tag Archives: NHAI

Centre undertakes PRR project in Bangalore

The Centre has agreed to take up the Peripheral Ring Road (PRR) project around Bengaluru under the Bharat Mala Pariyojana, NHAI is preparing the detailed project report. The 65-km-long PRR stretch from Tumkur Road to Hosur Road — which will ease the load off the Outer Ring Road — will now be funded and built by NHAI. Around 1,810 acres ...

NHAI can monetise projects

The Government of India recently allowed the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to monetize public-funded national highways projects, which are operational and generating toll revenues for at least two years after the commercial operations date, under a toll operate transfer model. This move opens up brownfield investments in the highway sector to institutional investors. However, the monetisation will be ...

Smart Tolling for Indian highways

The toll operations in India till now were mainly manual but, the fast growing traffic volume on the highway network across the country necessitated the introduction of Electronic Toll Collection (ETC). Going a step further, the government has the goal of nationwide ETC interoperability. Sapna Srivastava reports Tolling in India differs from the practices in other countries in many ways. ...

L&T bags projects

Larsen & Toubro’s transportation infrastructure unit has secured orders from the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) for construction of a six-lane elevated corridor from Chandigarh to Kharar in Punjab. This project is to be completed in 30 months and involves the construction of 10.18 km of four-lane dual carriageway along with three elevated corridors of a cumulative length of ...

TrafficInfraTech Expo & Parking InfraTech Expo 2015

With the exhibition space for both Trafficinfratech Expo and Parking Infratech Expo getting filled up fast, the stage is all set for the 4th International TrafficInfratech Expo being held from January 7-9, 2015 in New Delhi. Enquiries and pre-registrations from around the country and abroad indicate that the event is going to be fruitful to the traffic industry and the ...

The Changing face of the Indian Toll Industry

R P Singh, Chairman, NHAI, takes a look at toll collection in India and the challenges facing Electronic Toll Collection in his presentation at the conference, “PSKLM International Expressway Conference & Exhibition” held recently in Malaysia. There are 13,900km of completed highways projects under tolling in India, out of which 7201km are under private tolling (BOT toll projects) while 6703km ...

NHAI’s Exit Policy for Road Projects

Allowing developers to fully exit by way of a ‘harmonious substitution’ mechanism In BOT road projects under the PPP model bid out before 2009-10, the private party/consortium which develops the project is required to hold a minimum level of ownership in the project throughout the concession period, usually 26% of the shareholding of the SPV developing and operating the project. ...

Sustainable Solutions to Highway Development

Highways are the country’s lifeline. In India, this sector is saddled with Construction, Operation and Maintenance issues. During the seminar session (Trafficinfratech Expo, November, 2013, New Delhi) on “ The need to redefine the Model Concession Agreement for highway construction”, panel members, Anand Kumar Singh, CGM, National Highway Authority (who moderated the session); Abhishek Mukherjee (who made a presentation), PPP ...

Roads & Highways:Hurdles and Solutions…

During 2012-13, there has been a general economic slowdown, and this, along with other external factors, adversely affected the performance of Highway projects in India. Out of total targeted award of 8,100km, NHAI could award only 1,116km of NHDP projects. However the performance on the construction front was much better ? against a target of 3000km, 2702km was achieved. In the year 2011-12, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways was able to award only 1,933km of projects as against the target of 9,500km. The Ministry has made sustained efforts to identify the issues ? delay in land acquisition, environment and forest clearances, shortage of equity, management of contracts etc ? that affected the performance of the highways sector and worked out some solutions. The following article by Vijay Chhibber, Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, gives an overview of the Indian Highways and the measures taken by the Ministry to speed up the road building activity.

NHAI increases pace of land acquisition

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has increased the pace of land acquisition, a parameter that indicates the level of preparedness for awarding future projects, during the current year. In the first half of 2013-14, NHAI acquired almost 5,000 hectares, which is 51% more than the 3,300 hectares it bought during the corresponding period last year. The land acquired ...

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