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NHAI to Soon Introduce Road Ranking for Safety and Better Mobility

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is set to introduce road rankings periodically on numerous parameters such as safety management and ease of mobility. The aim is to provide safer and mobile roadways to the commuters of the country. The marquee projects of Delhi-Vadodara, Agra-Mumbai and Mumbai-Kolkata economic corridors will go through a process of audit and once the success rate is determined and defined, the same process will be extended to other highway projects.

According to various sector experts, this ranking procedure is in line with global operating practices. Expressways will be ranked based on their performance in areas of safety, accident response management, seamless mobility, and wayside amenities. However, one thing which is still not certain is whether the ranking will be done by the National Highways Authority of India or an external consulting organisation.

Talking of global practices,the European Road Assessment Program (EuroRAP) was introduced in fou

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Integrated Camera Surveillance at the Toll Plazas to Curb Traffic Congestion

Globalisation and digitisation together have been two of the primary contributing factors to the economic growth of India. It has not just improved the standard of living but also encouraged people to invest more in purchasing cars and other forms of vehicles. Owing to the rapid increase in the purchase of cars, the vehicular density on the roads has simultaneously increased as well. This is the reason behind the heightened levels of traffic congestion on the roads, highways and the toll plazas.

In order to deal with these rising issues concerning the overwhelming traffic congestion at the toll booths, the National Highways Authority of India has instilled a number of initiatives like that of Electronic Toll Collection, FASTag, NFC Toll payment systems and their latest endeavour being the installation of the video camera surveillance at the toll plazas. This initiative is currently in progress and will contribute to diminishing the traffic issues faced by the commuters during the toll

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FASTag Downloads on a Rise as the Bids Towards a Digitized Economy Gathers Pace

While commuting on the National Highways (NHs), you may have come across a board above one of the toll booths which reads ‘FASTag’, which allows vehicles to pass through without a stop. Those vehicles use FASTags. It is a tag which allows specific tools to automatically deduct the toll charges for the car, without going through the hassle of stopping for cash transactions on the toll gates. FASTag is Radio-frequency Identification (RFID) technology enabled and is affixed on the vehicle’s windscreen. To make the purchase of the FASTags more convenient for the users, two mobile applications are in place. More than 2 million people have now purchased FASTags, which is a magnificent achievement. The users can purchase FASTags on the web from the National Highways Authority of India, IHMCL (Indian Highways Management Company Ltd) and several issuing banks’ websites. 

According to a report, national and state highways in India amount to less than 5 percent of the roads but account for 80 pe

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Electronic Tolling Accomplishes a Remarkable Feat as FASTag Downloads Touch the 2 Million Mark

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To address the concerns relating to congestion, and to fasten the process of toll payment on the highways, The Government of India introduced a method known as Electronic Toll Collection (ETC), which allows payment of toll taxes via FASTags. Fastag is a tag which allows specific tools to automatically deduct the toll charges for the car, without going through the hassle of stopping for cash transactions on the toll gates. FASTag is Radio-frequency Identification (RFID) technology-enabled and is fixed on the windscreen of the vehicle. To fasten the process of buying FASTags and making it more convenient for the users, two mobile applications are in place. More than 2 million people have now purchased FASTags, which is an extraordinary achievement. The users can purchase FASTags on the web from the National Highway Authority of India, IHMCL (Indian Highways Management Company Ltd) and several issuing banks’ websites. 

The usage of the tags is simple and saves time of the passing travell

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NHAI will soon Rank Roads, Economic Corridors for Safety & Mobility

In a bid to provide safety and better mobility to highway motorists, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will soon start ranking roads periodically on various parameters, including safety management. The ranking is akin to the audits of national highways, and will comply with global standards, such as those of the European Road Assessment Programme (EuroRAP) for expressway auditing.

Under the new initiative, projects on the economic corridors of Delhi-Vadodara (1,428 km), Agra-Mumbai (964 km; 24,329 average car traffic), and Mumbai-Kolkata (1,854 km; 19,029 average car traffic) will be audited first and later extended to highway projects on other economic corridors once the success rate of the ranking is established. The ranking will be done by measuring road length and width, among other parameters, using modern technology such as road survey vehicles.

In February 2018, the National Highways Authority of India had launched a similar ranking system for assessing Toll plaz

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Akhilesh Srivastava’s FASTag gets Two-Million Downloads

The Chief General Manager (CGM) of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), Akhilesh Srivastava’s FASTag application recently reached the two-million user download mark. The milestone is a five-fold increase when compared to previous years.

 The CGM of the NHAI says that the electronic tolling penetration has increased by 25 percent. The NHAI aims to make FASTag available to 5 million people by the end of 2018. With this, motorists can pay their Toll invoice electronically.

 FASTag - Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags - are affixed to windscreens of vehicles. When motorists pass through FASTag-enabled Toll lanes, the system identifies the FASTag sticker and instantly debits the Toll fee.

 The FASTag-enabled payment system decongests the traffic and saves the motorists’ time consumed for paying the Toll bill, enabling seamless travel. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) plans to make FASTag payment mandatory at all Toll plazas.

 The FASTag system not

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How NHAI’s Sukhad Yatra is Making Highways Easier

Sukhad Yatra, a highway-utility mobile application from the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), was launched as a step further towards the realisation of the Central government’s drive to integrate technology in and digitalise the highways sector.

The mobile application – launched on March 7, 2018 – serves the purpose of increasing safety in, bringing transparency to, and supporting the development of Highways through the direct involvement of its key stakeholder– the commuter.

The highway-utility application is a part of the Centre’s bid to modernise India’s highway infrastructure, which is a cluster project comprised of several other subprojects such as Wayside Amenities and Electronic Toll Collection.

Sukhad Yatra aids both WSA and ETC with its in-built tools. These tools cover one or more aspects of both the projects, such as buying FASTags and locating civic amenities on or near highways.

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NHAI’s Sukhad Yatra Eases Highway Journey

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) under the supervision of the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) launched a standalone digital guide for highway commuters. The application was proposed to safeguard motorists and improve their experience on national highways in the country.

The Centre’s autonomous agency, National Highways Authority of India, with the assistance of the ComVision (India) Pvt Ltd, designed and developed the application. Sukhad Yatra has built-in GPS system that gives location-specific information to the highway users.

Sukhad Yatra allows users to locate nearby Toll gates and amenities in the vicinity of their highway. Motorists can get information on nearby facilities such as restaurants, fuel stations, ATMs, restrooms, and more. Now, motorists can locate Toll gantries with one click. Sukhad Yatra gives real-time data including the expected halting time at Toll plazas and facilities nearby.

The mobile application allows users to pay their Toll

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NHAI Advances Highways Sector with High-End Technologies

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is on a mission to integrate innovation and technology in the public sector to solve the challenges in highway infrastructure. The Centre’s autonomous agency is set to solve issues such as inadequate road infrastructure on national highways. To this end, the NHAI is constructing a cluster project to address severe issues in the roads and highways sector.

The National Highways Authority of India, under the leadership of CGM Akhilesh Srivastava, is implementing the GoI’s ambitious project Wayside Amenities (WSAs) to provide convenience and comfort to motorists while overhauling and modernising infrastructure. The WSAs is being constructed under three substructures - Highway Nest (Mini), Highway Village and Highway Nest.

The NHAI is facilitating amenities in the form of hygienic restaurants, food courts, 24X7 fuel stations, dhabas, spacious parking lots, hygienic restrooms, kiosks for sundry items, medical aid booths, helipads and more. Th

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Camera System to Aid NHAI in Controlling the Congestion at Toll Plazas

The national highways of India have been going about as extraordinary facilitators for multitude of purposes especially trade. Relatively they are less long with other roadways viz., Village roads, state highways, district roads. Merchants depend on national expressways as they bolster monetary joining of India. Insights uncover that around 40% of all the trade going within Indian geographical boundaries is facilitated by the national highway network. On the opposite side, this situation brought about increment of vehicular activity, which got turned into vehicular congestion these days. So, to combat the visible problems, the Government of India (GoI) has been adopting new technologies and introduced new initiatives. One of the latest initiatives rolled out by the NHAI in this regard is Video-based surveillance system, which could screen and report vehicular movement patterns at Toll plazas.

The National Highways Authority of India, which is a statutory body made by the NHAI Act 1988

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