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NHAI Gears Up To Keep National Highways In Good Condition Before Monsoon

NHA accelerates their speed to recover and repair the national highways by delegating powers for quick verdict.

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National Highway Authority of India (NHA) has directed its Regional Officers (ROs) and Project Directors (PDs) to undertake maintenance of the National Highways prior monsoon season.

This step is taken to keep the national highways entrusted to NHAI in “patchless and traffic-worthy condition.” The main aim is to expedite the actions on time and keep the highway stretches traffic-worthy ahead of the monsoon season i.e. latest by 30th June, 2020.

Latest policy guidelines were also issued by NHAI to help its ROs/ PDs plan and prioritize better and then accelerate the process of highway maintenance in the desired manner.

Regional Officers of NHAI have been delegated sufficient financial powers to take quick decisions regarding maintenance activities. The target is to ensure the complete planning of the requisite activities and the implementation of the same in a time bound manner.

 Project Directors have been advised to make assessment of the condition of highways supported by technology driven tools through car mounted camera/ drone/ Network Survey Vehicle (NSV) etc. for identification of various highway distress (like depression, rutting, cracking etc.) and plan rectification measures.

All field officers have been directed to abide with their respective timelines, regularly monitor the progress of maintenance work and to report the same to the Authority at regular intervals. NHAI HQ will be monitoring the progress closely through its Project Management Software – Data Lake where pictures of before and after repair works would be uploaded, apart from other repair related information. NHAI has pledged to provide safe and smooth drive to commuters on national highways.