Government tightens rules for NH maintenance

Waking up to complaints and issues related to maintenance of National Highways (NHs), the road transport ministry has now made it mandatory for contractors and executing agencies to submit evidence of time-stamped and geo-tagged photos of ‘before works and after maintenance’, while submitting bills. The move comes amid widespread criticism over the Centre focusing on … Read more

National Highway stretches to be opened only after safety audits

Newly-constructed national highway stretches should be opened only after road safety audits have been conducted and the road transport ministry will frame a policy for implementation of smooth transition in lane configuration with adequate signage and warnings to reduce accidents. These are some of the directions issued to the road transport ministry for compliance at … Read more