National Highway Development Program
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has been mandated with implementation of National Highways Development Project (NHDP) by utilizing a host of funding options from external multilateral agencies like World Bank, Asian Development Bank, JBIC. The prime focus of NHDP is to develop worldclass road network with facilities for uninterrupted flow of traffic, enhanced safety features, better riding surface, road geometry, traffic management system, grade separators/ bypasses and way side amenities such as truck parking/ servicing areas, fuel stations etc.
Objectives of NHDP program include:
. Provision of enhanced connectivity to major ports,
. Involving private sector in financing the construction, maintenance and operation of National Highways and wayside amenities
. Undertake improvement, maintenance and augmentation of the existing National Highways network.
. Implementation of road safety measures and environmental management.
. Introducing Information Technology in construction, maintenance and all operations of NHAI
NHDP program includes strengthening and four/six laning of high-density corridors, of about 13,146 Kms such as:
. Golden Quadrilateral - 5,846 Kms connecting Delhi-Kolkata-Chennai- Mumbai-Delhi;
. North-South-East-West Corridors - 7,300 Kms connecting Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir) - Kanyakumari (Tamilnadu) and Silchar (Assam) -Porbandar (Gujarat).
. Widening and strengthening of 1000 km of Highways connecting major Ports and other National Highways viz. 8A, 24, 6, 45 & 27