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FASTag lane at toll booths operational from today

Starting from today, toll plazas across country will have one dedicated FASTag lane. The FASTag, an RFID tag, will be available both online and offline through banks and Common Service Centres. Two mobile applications were also launched by NHAI in the month of August for ease of obtaining FASTags. The government has also mandated that new vehicles being sold with ...

NHAI to introduce Incident Management System on NHs

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) set to roll out an ‘incident management system’. Under the system, ambulances will be positioned every 50kms to be able to respond to any accident within 15 minutes of it being informed on a national accident helpline. The first phase will be rolled out in December this year, which will target the national highways ...

Mobile Apps for ETC lanes

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) recently launched two new mobile apps, MyFASTag and FASTag Partner, to enable the availability of FASTags for Electronic Toll Collection. MyFASTag is a consumer app which could be downloaded from the App Store for both Android and iOS systems. A user can purchase or recharge FASTags easily through this app. The app also helps ...

MoRTH identifies 44 Economic Corridors under Bharatmala project

A comprehensive and scientific study of traffic flow across the country was recently conducted by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. The study identified 44 economic corridors of aggregate length of 26,200 for expansion or development under Bharatmala Pariyojana project. Under the Phase-I of the project, 9000km of economic corridors will be developed to carry high volume of traffic. ...

NHAI to develop Wayside Amenities at 183 locations

The National Highways Authority of India has started the process of developing wayside amenities at  the acquired 183 locations along national highways. The amenities will provide rest and refreshment for highway commuters during their journey.  There would be parking for cars, buses & trucks, restaurant/food court, dhaba, fuel station, minor repair shop, rest rooms for passengers, dormitories for drivers, kiosks ...

‘We will use technology for the maintenance of highways’

What role are technologies going to play in the maintenance of roads and highways constructed by the NHAI? I get mails and complaints from people regarding the poor operations and maintenance of certain stretches of highways which we have constructed. As long as we go with the traditional system of O & M, the Project Development Officer has to visit ...

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 ...