NHAI launches ‘Knowledge Sharing Platform’
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has announced the launch of a knowledge-sharing platform by the National Highway Authority of India. This platform aims to promote the inclusive development of national highways. It will serve as a collaborative space for experts and citizens to share ideas and knowledge in various fields including road design, safety, construction, environmental sustainability, and related areas.
The platform intends to encourage the exchange of best practices and innovative ideas from around the world. By facilitating the sharing of expertise, it aims to contribute to the development of the country’s national highway infrastructure. This initiative seeks to harness the collective wisdom and experiences of professionals and the public to drive advancements in the field of highway development in India.
The online platform is a great source for citizens and experts to share their ideas and practices that will be beneficial to the nation’s development. Through this online pathway, any citizen and expert can share relevant and rational ideas that will help the authority implement them, leading to development.
NHAI Promotes Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Practices
- With the help of updated technology and rapid innovation, the national highway infrastructure is developing at a fast pace. To promote sustainable and eco-friendly methods, NHAI is using recycled materials like plastic waste and fly ash. They are also encouraging the use of Recycled Asphalt (RAP) and Recycled Aggregates (RA) to contribute to a healthy environment.
- With the establishment of state-of-the-art tunnels, wildlife corridors, modern bridges, and motorways, the national highway infrastructure needs to have active participation in continuous development and advancement to keep pace with the times.
- The platform ‘Knowledge Sharing’ seeks to strengthen the engagement and collaboration of ideas and thoughts among experts and citizens, allowing them to contribute their best practices as a part of the nation-building process.
- National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) was constituted by an Act of Parliament in 1988 under the administrative control of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways NHAI has been set up as a Central Authority to develop, maintain and manage the National Highways entrusted to it by the Government of India. The authority, however, became operational in February, 1995.
- The Authority consists of a full time Chairman, and not more than five full time Members and four part time Members who are appointed by the Central Government. The part time Members are the Secretary (RT&H), Secretary (Expenditure), Secretary (Planning) and DG (RD) & SS. NHAI has technical, Finance, Administrative and Vigilance Wings at its Headquarters. Project implementation Units (PIUs) headed by a Project Director and supported by various technical and accounts officers have been set up at various sites to oversee timely completion of the projects.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Minister of Road Transport and Highways: Nitin Jairam Gadkari.