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NHAI Launches New Surveillance System under Advanced Traffic Management System

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), launched a new surveillance system under its ongoing Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) project to ease the flow of traffic and operations on roads. To this end, the Centre’s autonomous agency already started deploying the surveillance system in various toll plazas in the country.

The NHAI’s parent organisation, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), opines that the new surveillance system will eliminate traffic congestion on roads especially on highways, which currently facilitate around 40 percent of trade and commerce in the country. The NHAI, under the supervision of the MoRTH, is further set to install the new surveillance system at 10 Toll plazas by 2018.

Over the next six months, the National Highways Authority of India is planning to position IP cameras at 10 major Toll gates to improve security at Toll gates. Later, it may implement the surveillance system in all the major Toll booths in the country. The n

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NHAI Introduce a New System as the Highways Overhaul Continues

The National Highways Authority of India’s (NHAI) revamping plans for the National Highways (NHs) of the country are in full force as it was announced recently that a surveillance system is set to be put for real-time updates of traffic congestion across all major toll plazas. In the next six months, this surveillance system will be operational on 10 plazas and there is a plan in place to extend it to 200. The surveillance system will work alongside the Incident Management System which was introduced by the autonomous agency of the Government of India earlier.

The Incident Management System (IMS), which was introduced by the National Highways Authority of India gathers data on incidents, such as accidents and notifies the command station. In case of such happenings, this system is equipped with facilities such as ambulances, cranes and tow-away vehicles to handle the situation responsibly and expeditiously. These amenities are placed at consistent distances on the highways in case of

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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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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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Overview of NHAI’s International & Domestic Highway Projects

In a bid to modernise the national highways and overcome infrastructural challenges, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), under the Government of India, initiated several domestic and international projects. The NHAI will subsume domestic road projects, including those started by the governments of the past, under an umbrella program named Bharatmala Pariyojna.

The domestic and international projects involve several subprojects for integrating advanced technology with the highways sector and overhauling national highways. These subprojects include: Wayside Amenities (WSAs), Electronic Toll Collection (ETC), Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS), industrial drones and remote sensing for highway projects, GPS tolling, and India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway (IMTTH). Of these, WSA, ETC, Sukhad Yatra, ATMS, drones, and IMTTH are already towards the end of their completion phases.

Domestic Projects

WSA is a subproject with three structures that provide civic ameniti

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NHAI Gets Directed By Supreme Court to Open Eastern Peripheral Expressway Before May 31st

The Supreme Court of India directed the National Highways Authority of India to open the Eastern Peripheral Expressway for the usage of the public before May 31st. They issued a notice asking the authorities explanation as to why they were waiting for the inauguration of the expressway by the Prime Minister and delaying the inaugural of the same. The 135-km stretch of the expressway connecting Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gautam Budh Nagar and Palwal has been directed to be opened by the end of this month in a hearing conducted on May 10th 2018 by the Supreme Court.

The construction of the Eastern and Western peripheral expressways was initiated back in 2006 after the court ordered building a ring road outside the periphery of the national capital for managing the traffic that is not bound for Delhi. The project was supposed to be executed by the end of July 2016 in order to decongest the overwhelming traffic in Delhi. The bench headed by Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta concluded the

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NHAI’s Sukhad Yatra Mobile Application – A Guide for Highway Commuters

The government sector is a key player in the development of roads and highways in India, and the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is giving a steady momentum to the growth. The Indian road network density is far more than even the largest nations on Earth. Henceforth, the development of the nodal system in the country will make a huge difference in the lives of the citizens. To this end, the NHAI’s Sukhad Yatra mobile application exemplifies the emerging role of it in the nation’s advancement.

The application is designed and developed by ComVision (India) Pvt. Ltd. The built-in features of the application will ease the commuters’ journey by allowing them to find out the wayside amenities on and near national highways. These facilities fall under the National Highways Authority of India’s Wayside Amenities (WSAs) structures such Highway Nest, Highway Village and Highway Mini.

The Union Minister, Nitin Gadkari, launched the Sukhad Yatra application during the first quarter o

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