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India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway – NHAI’s India-ASEAN Connectivity Efforts

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has been spearheading the Central government’s campaign to modernise the country’s highways and enhance trade and commerce and has initiated several domestic mega infrastructure projects with success. A few of these are -Electronic Toll Collection, Incident Management System, and Wayside Amenities. In early 2018, it kicked off a cluster project – Bharatmala Pariyojna – to subsume all these mega-projects and construct National Highways and economic corridors of more than 50,000 km to bridge rural and urban India.

Besides developing the country’s inland economy and attempting to bring prominence to its remote economic zones, the National Highways Authority of India also is helping the nation expand its footprint outwards with its ongoing India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway (IMTTH). The Trilateral Highway is being constructed as part of India’s Look East policy to bolster trade and commerce besides business, health, education, and tou

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NHAI Sanctions Rs 4,494 Crores Highway Project in Telangana

Under its ambitious umbrella project, Bharatmala Pariyojna, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), sanctioned 4 road projects corresponding a budget of Rs 4,494 crores to industrial firms in Telangana. Further, the government’s autonomous agency officially promulgated the grant by issuing a Letter of Award (LoA) for constructing 188.15 km of highways on EPC (engineering, procurement and construction).

The National Highways Authority of India - under the supervision of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) - is planning to develop this project in coherence to the Hybrid Annuity Model (HAM) of Bharatmala. The cluster project will subsume all other highway projects by increasing NH connectivity by 77 percent. The NHAI is aiming to construct 44 economic corridors by increasing the NH corridor count from 5 to 50.

NHAI officials say that the grant to Telangana embodies development of roads and highways in the Southern part of the country. The four projects will elon

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NHAI is Accepting Applications for their Internship Scheme for the Present Academic Year

The National Highways Authority of India is an autonomous entity which focuses around the salient constructional operation of the roads and highways around the country. The organisation is encouraging the budding youth of the country to join their team by proposing their new internship programme for the Academic Year of 2018-19.

National Highways Authority of India has issued an official notification stating the guidelines and rules and regulations concerning the internship programme. The programme is going to be conducted for this particular Academic year of 2018-19 dated within the dates from July 01st 2018 to June 30th 2019. The officials concerned with this have issued a statement clarifying all the requirements and eligibility that they are currently looking for.

This internship programme is open to the students who are either pursuing their graduation, post-graduation or research degree from an esteemed institution or university. The process of selection is going to be very cha

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NHAI’s New Surveillance System for Monitoring Traffic & Highway Operations

Roads are the largest mode of transportation in India; nearly 90 percent of commuting and industrial freight are facilitated by roads. And only 2 percent of all roads, which are highways, carry around 40 percent of all trade and commerce activities. Due to this, traffic congestion on these transport networks comes as a major problem. To ease the flow of traffic and operations on roads, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) initiated the installation of the surveillance system in the country recently.

National Highways Authority of India’s advanced surveillance system comes under its ongoing Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) project, which also is known as Traffic Incident Emergency Management System (TIMS). The Central government’s autonomous agency is set to equip all Toll plazas with put the surveillance system into action by the end of 2018.

To enhance the security and traffic management infrastructure at the Toll plazas, the NHAI aims to position IP cameras at 1

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NHAI and Korea Expressway Corporation to Come Together to Resolve Traffic Problem

In a bid to improve the traffic management system of the Indian Highway Network, the National Highway Authority of India is planning to sign an agreement with the Korea Expressway Corporation.

The Korea Expressway Corporation is known to run the toll roads of South Korea. The corporation has done some extraordinary work in construction and operations of expressway network in the Republic of Korea that has brought it in the international limelight. It holds the expertise in various segments; few of them are construction, toll collection, incidental business and supporting business.

Apart from being expert in the heavy-duty construction work such as tunnels, bridges, expressways, the corporation also has significant expertise in providing the maintenance services, emergency response, structure rehabilitation, and real-time and three-dimensional road management services.

The National Highway Authority of India is, currently, in the talking phase with the corporation and if all goes wel

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The NHAI is Set to Install Video Surveillance System at Toll Plazas

The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) is taking its efforts to make the National Highway Network of India top-notch to another level. By using latest technology and infrastructure the NHAI is working to fix the problem of traffic congestion on the highway toll plazas.

As it is a known fact that the highways are the lifeline of the travel and transportation in the country, it makes it obvious to imagine the number of vehicles travel on these highway roads every day. The toll plazas create a bottleneck on these highways, and slight mismanagement can lead to heavy traffic jams near these toll plazas.

In order to avoid such scenarios and provide highway commuters with a hassle-free experience, the National Highway Authority of India has decided to install hi-tech video surveillance system at the toll plazas. The surveillance system will be equipped to do the real-time mapping of traffic congestion. It will send time-stamped photographs at a regular interval of 30 minutes to the

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Highway Monetisation by NHAI to Integrate Two More Highway Bundle Projects

With the impending national highway projects under the Bharatmala Programme, the National Highways Authority of India is effortlessly working to gather funds for the same. The organisation is deploying multiple ways to generate the amount that is required for the suitable construction of the infrastructure concerning the national highways in India. Following signing their very first TOT agreement with the Australian Company, Macquarie, and NHAI is set to add an additional amount of $2 million after acquiring $1.6 million from the company. This is exactly where the highway bundle projects are going to come into play.

The decision of launching the second set of bundle projects was devised after the successful implementation of the first bundle of highway monetisation. Owing to the growing success of these projects, the National Highways Authority of India has decided to propose similar bundle projects for the prospect of highway monetisation, possibly by the end of May to generate suita

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NHAI Gets Issued With a Show Cause Notice by National Green Tribunal

The National Highways Authority of India recently got issued with a show cause notice by the National Green Tribunal asking why no salient action should be taken or initiated against it owing to the lack of maintenance of the mandatory green cover along the various national and state highways. This issue was notably raised by the bench headed by the Chairperson of the National Green Tribunal, Justice Jawad Rahim who sought out responses from the various officials of NHAI and even the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways aside from the government of Delhi, Haryana and Rajasthan.

The bench supporting the tribunal addressed the topic stating that the issue notice in the nature of show cause to National Highways Authority of India and the other associated departments should emphasise on the reasons why the mentioned coercive action under the various provisions of the NGT Act was not employed as per the order dated September 05, 2017. In order to avoid any kind of loopholes, the bench h

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Two More Highway Bundle Projects to be Monetised by the Government in May

The National Highways Authority of India recently signed their very first International TOT agreement with the Australian company, Macquarie. Following bagging a hefty amount of 1.6 million in their funds, NHAI is expecting to work their wonders even more. The Government is aiming to acquire even more than $2 million in their kitty with the two roads and highway projects. This was planned after the successful implementation of the first TOT agreement. NHAI is planning to propose even more of such bundle projects by the end of May to bring in more revenue to the country.

The Chairman of NHAI, Mr Deepak Kumar, in a recent interview told an esteemed daily that the organisation is planning on introducing two tranches of highway projects for monetisation under the popular toll, operate and transfer (TOT) model in May itself. He further emphasised on the same saying that they are going to introduce around 18 to 20 such road and highways projects in two different bundles in the month of May.

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90 Liquor Shops on NH-44 Issued with Notice from NHAI after High Court Orders

The National Highways Authority of India has already started issuing notices to the owners of the liquor stores that are operating on the national highways without any prior approval and permission from the associated authorities. The same was issued after the orders from the Punjab and Haryana high court.

The project implementation unit of the Ambala branch of National Highways Authority of India has already initiated the process of issuing the notices to the illegal liquor stores in the stretch of NH-44. More than 90 such vendors have been issued with a noticed stretching from Panipat to Jalandhar on the National Highway no. 44. The process was deemed effective after the Punjab and Haryana high court (HC) issued a notice to NHAI to look into the matter and do the needful in compliance with the HC orders.

The noticed was passed on March 27th 2018 by the high court clarifying that no liquor vendors, surrounding the MC area but beyond the town, won’t be allowed to operate without any

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