NHAI goes digital, chalks out project to decongest Delhi-Gurgaon highway
Aiming to provide a hassle-free ride to commuters, especially office-goers, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has chalked out a pilot project to end traffic snarls on the Delhi-Gurgaon national highway. The authority will use the latest digital technologies such as Intelligent Traffic Management system (ITMS) and Surveillance Cameras to make the stretch to ensure a smooth travel.
“The pilot project regarding decongesting traffic on the Delhi-Gurgaon highway will be initiated soon. Based on its success, the project will be implemented in other parts of the country too,” said Raghav Chandra at the Infrastructure Conclave organised by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Wednesday.
He added: “To decongest the National Highway-8, connecting Delhi and Gurgaon, latest traffic management technologies – including automatic vehicle, stopline violation detection and sensors that gauge traffic and communicate with stop lights – will be adopted.”
“Pending arbitration claims with government bodies are one of the key factors behind the increasing debt of infrastructure companies. More than Rs 70,000 crore is tied up in arbitration and over 85 per cent claims raised are still pending. But the industry hopes that with the new arbitration norms, the construction industry will make a comeback. The government should also take a relook at the Corruption Act 1988 as it is a major hindrance and stops government officials from making quicker decisions,” said KK Kapila, chairman of Intercontinental Technologies and co-chairman of FICCI Infrastructure committee.