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NHAIâ€™s initiative of incident management system will help in the assessment of traffic position at the specific locations of National Highways and it would help the authorities to take adequate action thereupon. \nFor more details please visit : http://www.nhai.gov.in/\n
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Though the National Highways in India constitute about 1.7% of roadways, the volume of
traffic they carry is around 40%. That’s the reason they are referred as the arterial networks of
the country. They facilitate traders and commuters with easy and smooth navigation. The onus of
providing a seamless travel experience to the Highways’ users lies in the hands of Highways
Operation Division of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). Under the Aegis of the
Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the NHAI is living up to its responsibilities by
The NHAI, which is entrusted with responsibilities like Construction and maintenance of
National Highways, has been paving ways for the technology to absorb inefficiencies and solve
The highways have been infamous for numerous reasons like accidents, theft, etc. Though the
network of Highways is less in length, it is still witnessing 34% of total road accidents in a year.
In order to mitigate accidents and curb the fatality rate, NHAI has started implementing a slew of
measures that are reaping positive results.
Following are the measures that were taken by the Highways Operation Division of NHAI,
which is headed by Mr Akhilesh Srivastava, CGM (IT & Operations), NHAI.
Advance Emergency Traffic Incident Management System: The NHAI is in the process of
establishing this system at a pan Indian scale. Through this world-class incident management
system, highways will be facilitated with the ambulances, cranes, patrolling vehicles through
which the worse situations can be taken into control. A 24X7 National Highways Helpline –
1033 has recently been launched by the NHAI, where Highway commuters can report their
issues and get their problems solved.
Wayside Amenities: Not only physical but also the mental state of a commuter has its say in
making travel seamless. Many a time, lack of proper sleep and rest leads to accidents. That’s one
of the reasons, why NHAI has come up with Wayside Amenities mega-plan and introduced
Highway Nests (MINI), Highway Villages, Highway Nests under it. These amenities will
provide all the basic facilities for the highway commuters and eliminate the fatigue-related
The NHAI is yet to unfold many other ideas and the journey on National Highways is definitely
going to be much more seamless in the coming days.