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Gadkari's prescription for NHAI slugs

The hawk-eyed Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari, known as much for high efficiency as for his great singing ability, was shocked and became speechless while inaugurating the NHAI's new building in Nagpur through video conferencing on October 26.

He expressed his displeasure and disappointment over some officials of the NHAI who managed to escape his hugely successful monitoring system. And he became speechless about the words to use while inaugurating a Rs 250 crore project that has been under construction for 11 long years. After the contracts were awarded in 2009, New Delhi has had three union administrations and the NHAI had 08 chairmen.

He was songless because, under him, the NHAI has been setting new records in laying highways, which has enabled it to target for completion Rs one lakh crore 1,240KM Delhi-Mumbai Expressway in three years by 2022.

The minister was so cheesed off that he advised that the photographs of officials responsible for the delay should be prominently displayed to inform the public about their (officials) great ability to build a small office project in nine years.

Gadkari also suggested that the construction procedures of the building deserved a research paper to figure out the ways in which NHAI can be destroyed from within.

His vitriolic sarcasm was not lost on the audience, many of whom took to Twitter to congratulate the Minister for his frank and honest barbs at GMs, CGMs, and other senior officials including previous chairmen.

3 hours ago
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NHAI to collaborate and partner with premier Technical Institutes

NHAI has approached all IITs, NITs and reputed Engineering Colleges to collaborate and adopt nearby stretches of NH on a voluntary basis as part of Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) in its endeavour to provide world-class National Highways (NH) network.

The objective is to leverage the intellectual prudence of students and faculty towards improvement of road infrastructure ecosystem of the country. Institutes along with its faculty and students have better appreciation of local requirement, topography, resource potential etc. and these vital inputs can be utilized by NHAI during different stages of pre-construction, construction and operation of NH stretches.

This decentralized approach, besides building a sense of participation in decision making, also provides an opportunity to students for hands-on-learning, option for internship and future areas of research. The adoption of stretch by the Institute opens an avenue for access to important data, which can be used to improve the quality and safety aspects of NH and enhance local capacity of the Institute in terms of advanced Lab and Simulation systems.

Adoption of NH stretch by an institute would facilitate stakeholder engagement and help to mitigate the routine local problems such as traffic movement, congestion and immediate identification of accident-prone sites. The highway users become more empowered in resolving local problems through the Institute and the Authority. Such instances would help NHAI in understanding the local needs both in present and future projects, improve the maintenance and riding comfort and develop wayside amenities for enhanced user experience. The overall outcome shall be a commuter-friendly and enjoyable ride on the NH stretch.

A large number of IITs, NITs and Engineering Colleges have opted to join the scheme and NHAI officers have started mutual consultation with Directors of the interested Institutes. Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) are being signed between the individual Institutes and NHAI for the institutionalization of the scheme and bring reformative improvements in the road infrastructure of the country.

14 Jul 2020
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Gadkari's prescription for NHAI slugs

By IndianMandarins 3 hours ago

The hawk-eyed Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari, known as much for high efficiency as for his great singing ability, was shocked and became speechless while inaugurating the NHAI's new building in Nagpur through video conferencing on October 26.

He expressed his displeasure and disappointment over some officials of the NHAI who managed to escape his hugely successful monitoring system. And he became speechless about the words to use while inaugurating a Rs 250 crore project that has been under construction for 11 long years. After the contracts were awarded in 2009, New Delhi has had three union administrations and the NHAI had 08 chairmen.

He was songless because, under him, the NHAI has been setting new records in laying highways, which has enabled it to target for completion Rs one lakh crore 1,240KM Delhi-Mumbai Expressway in three years by 2022.

The minister was so cheesed off that he advised that the photographs of officials responsible for the delay should be prominently displayed to inform the public about their (officials) great ability to build a small office project in nine years.

Gadkari also suggested that the construction procedures of the building deserved a research paper to figure out the ways in which NHAI can be destroyed from within.

His vitriolic sarcasm was not lost on the audience, many of whom took to Twitter to congratulate the Minister for his frank and honest barbs at GMs, CGMs, and other senior officials including previous chairmen.

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NHAI to collaborate and partner with premier Technical Institutes

By IndianMandarins 14 Jul 2020

NHAI has approached all IITs, NITs and reputed Engineering Colleges to collaborate and adopt nearby stretches of NH on a voluntary basis as part of Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) in its endeavour to provide world-class National Highways (NH) network.

The objective is to leverage the intellectual prudence of students and faculty towards improvement of road infrastructure ecosystem of the country. Institutes along with its faculty and students have better appreciation of local requirement, topography, resource potential etc. and these vital inputs can be utilized by NHAI during different stages of pre-construction, construction and operation of NH stretches.

This decentralized approach, besides building a sense of participation in decision making, also provides an opportunity to students for hands-on-learning, option for internship and future areas of research. The adoption of stretch by the Institute opens an avenue for access to important data, which can be used to improve the quality and safety aspects of NH and enhance local capacity of the Institute in terms of advanced Lab and Simulation systems.

Adoption of NH stretch by an institute would facilitate stakeholder engagement and help to mitigate the routine local problems such as traffic movement, congestion and immediate identification of accident-prone sites. The highway users become more empowered in resolving local problems through the Institute and the Authority. Such instances would help NHAI in understanding the local needs both in present and future projects, improve the maintenance and riding comfort and develop wayside amenities for enhanced user experience. The overall outcome shall be a commuter-friendly and enjoyable ride on the NH stretch.

A large number of IITs, NITs and Engineering Colleges have opted to join the scheme and NHAI officers have started mutual consultation with Directors of the interested Institutes. Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) are being signed between the individual Institutes and NHAI for the institutionalization of the scheme and bring reformative improvements in the road infrastructure of the country.

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NHAI: Appointments of Member Project & Member Technical cleared

By IndianMandarins 11 Jul 2020

The NaMo administration on Friday cleared the appointments to the posts of Member (Project) and Member (Technical) in the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI); appointments which were awaited for long.

Manoj Kumar was appointed as Member (Project) and Mahabir Singh as Member (Technical) for a period of three years or upto the age of 62 years.

Presently, Manoj Kumar is Chief General Manager, NHAI whereas Mahabir Singh is working as Engineer-in-chief, Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC).  

It may be mentioned that the post of Member (PPP) is still vacant and selection to the post has become increasingly complex. 

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NHAI Chairman’s tenure at Centre extended

By IndianMandarins 02 Jul 2020

The NaMo administration on Thursday extended the Central Deputation tenure of Sukhbir Singh Sandhu (IAS:1988:UK), Chairman, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for a period of six months beyond 21.07.2020 i.e. up to 21.01.2021.

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NHAI: Highest ever highway construction in FY 2019-20

By IndianMandarins 08 Apr 2020

Some good news at the time of Coronavirus scare when NHAI has announced accomplishing construction of 3,979 km of national highways in 2019-20 financial Year. This is the highest ever highway construction achieved in any financial year by NHAI.

There has been a steady growth in the construction pace as noticed in last year with 3,380 km construction in the FY 2018-19. NHAI has achieved an all-time high construction since its inception in 1995 continuing the same trend with the development of 3,979 km of national highways during FY 2019-20.

Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has envisaged an ambitious highway development program Bharatmala Pariyojana which includes development of about 65,000 km national highways. Under Phase-I of Bharatmala Pariyojana, the Ministry has approved the implementation of 34,800 km of national highways in 5 years with an outlay of Rs 5,35,000 crore. NHAI has been mandated the development of about 27,500 km of national highways under Bharatmal Pariyojna Phase-I.

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NHAI proposes insurance cover for road projects

By IndianMandarins 29 Jan 2020

The NHAI has proposed insurance cover for road projects that could help bring in credible project developers and mitigate construction period risks. It is trying that insurance companies to give a surety.

This has been proposed to the IRDAI to come up with an instrument. An official said that this mechanism has been proposed since banks are facing difficulties in furnishing bank guarantees.

NHAI is working on the concept of surety bonds, commonplace in several countries, including the US, UK, Australia and Canada. World over,there is a concept of surety bonds. The government is trying to bring that concept to India.

A surety bond is a three-party agreement that legally binds together a principal who needs the bond, an obligee who requires the bond, and a surety company that sells the bond. Surety bonds provide financial guarantee that contracts will be completed according to pre-defined and mutual terms.

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NHAI: Alok appointed as Member, Administration

By IndianMandarins 16 Dec 2019

The NaMo administration on Monday appointed Alok (IAS:RJ:1993) to the post of Member (Administration) in National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) for a period of three years.

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NHAI: Panel for 03 Member posts scrapped, panel for 01 remains

By IndianMandarins 19 Sep 2019

Two posts of Member (Project) and one each post of Member (PPP) and Member (Administration) had been lying vacant for several months for which the selection process was started in February/March this year.

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that panel for Member (Admin) remains alive whereas panels for two posts of Member (Project) and one for Member (PP) have been scrapped recently.

Even though the Member (Administration) post may be filled soon, NHAI may have to wait for a few more months to get full-strength at Board level.

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