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NHAI signs agreement for its first International project under IMT Trilateral Highway

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has signed agreement for upgradation of Yagyi – Kalewa section of highway in Myanmar to two lane with earthen shoulder. This project is part of India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT) Trilateral Highway and will be NHAI’s first international project.

Key Facts

The project aims to provide seamless vehicular movement for enhancing trade, business, health, education and tourism between Indian, Myanmar and Thailand. It is being funded by Ministry of External Affairs, India and will be executed on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) mode at a cost of Rs.1177 crores.

The project will have 3 new major bridges and 2 new minor bridges.  Its existing 4 major bridges and 9 minor bridges will be repaired and strengthened and  6 existing minor bridges will be reconstructed. The Yagyi – Kalewa  stretch will have 6 truck lay byes, 20 bus bays and passenger shelters and 1 rest area. The project will be executed and completed in three years.

India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT) highway

The IMT Trilateral Highway is regional highway being constructed under India’s Act East policy to boost connectivity in the region. It will connect Moreh in India with Mae Sot, Thailand via Myanmar. The highway is expected to boost trade and commerce in ASEAN–India Free Trade Area, as well as with rest of Southeast Asia.

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)

NHAI is an autonomous statutory agency of Central Government, responsible for management of network of over 70,000 km of national highways in India. It was established through NHAI Act, 1988. In February 1995, it was formally made an autonomous body. It is nodal agency of Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. It is responsible for the development, management, operation and maintenance of National Highways.

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NHAI to launch ranking system for toll plazas

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has decided to launch in ranking system the toll plazas in an effort to address issues at toll plazas. The massive drive was launched on more than 300 toll plazas simultaneously across the country by the Highway Operation Division of NHAI

Key Facts

The ranking will be on the basis of cleanliness, staff behaviour, availability of ambulance and cranes in case of any emergency on highways. Ranking system of toll plazas will improve amenities and overall convenience at toll plazas. It will also create competitive atmosphere of providing best services to the esteemed highway users. Every quarter, three best toll plazas will be identified by this ranking system and their names will be published on NHAI website.

Background

NHAI has launched countrywide drive to address issues that affect highway users, such as ease of tolling, electronic tolling (FASTag lane), cleanliness at toll plazas, deployment of marshals, behavior of toll plaza staff, cleanliness of toilets, functioning of Highway Nest (Mini), wayside amenities and availability of ambulance and cranes. NHAI has directed all field Highway Operation Unit officers to visit at least two toll plazas each across country and check the above facilities personally to improve the users convenience.

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)

NHAI is an autonomous agency of the Union Government, responsible for management of a network of over 70,000 km of national highways in India. It was established through National Highways Authority of India Act, 1988. In February 1995, it was formally made an autonomous body. It is a nodal agency of the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. It is responsible for the development, management, operation and maintenance of National Highways.

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