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The NHAI Introduces a New Surveillance System for Highways

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) introduced a new surveillance system for national highways in the country, taking a cue from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH). The NHAI’s new surveillance system is a part of its Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS), which also is known as Traffic Incident Emergency Management System (TIMS).

The Centre’s autonomous highways agency is planning to make the new system functional at 10 major Toll gates in the country by 2018. Later, the National Highways Authority of India will expand it to 200 Toll plazas. The MoRTH and NHAI propose that the new surveillance system will enhance security and traffic infrastructure at Toll gates. The autonomous agency is planning to execute the initial phase of the project in 6 months from the time of initiation.

Equipped with the latest technology, such as low-latency Internet Protocol (IP) cameras and advanced imaging systems, the new surveillance system will transmit real-time info

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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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