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 foucontinue reading →