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Tag Archives: NHAI

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 ...

NHAI to develop five Kerala bypasses

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will give 50% financial aid to the Kerala government for constructing three bypass roads in the state. The assistance for developing these roads, about ? 357 crore, would be disbursed in a phased manner. The roads that would be developed are Kollam-kazhuthurutti, Kozhikode-Muthanga, Kozhikode-Palakkad, Kollam-Kumili and Bodimettu-Kundannur. The Centre is also examining the ...

Round-the-clock ambulances on highways

The NHAI (National Highways Authority of India) has issued a directive to government agencies managing national highways and private developers to install a vehicle tracking system (VTS) in all ambulances and patrolling vehicles on the highways, the aim being to monitor them to ensure that they are available 24×7. According to NHAI?s concession agreement the concessionaire has to provide round-the-clock ...

NHAI approaches PMO to save discarded road projects

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has approached the Prime Minister?s Office to help restart highway projects abandoned by concessionaires and begin projects that were not previously able to attract any developers. The move follows the NHAI?s proposal to encourage investment in highway projects by allowing easier options for concessionaires to exit highway projects. The aim is to ease ...

IL&FS gets major contract

IL&FS Transportation Networks recently got a contract from the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to widen a 123km stretch of the national highway NH2. The project, to convert the stretch into a six-lane road, will be executed under the National Highways Development Project (NHDP) Phase V on a design, build, finance, operate and transfer (DBOFT) basis. It will be ...