NHAI created units to focus on highway maintenance, know details

NHAI: For the first time, the National Highway Authority of India has set up Corridor Management Units (CMUs) to ensure the maintenance and operation of national highways.

May 18, 2024 - 17:53
NHAI created units to focus on highway maintenance, know details

Corridor Management Units (CMUs) were established for the first time by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to guarantee the upkeep and functioning of National Highways. The purpose of this action is to focus more on the regular inspection and monitoring of national highway maintenance.

The majority of the roads under the highway authority's jurisdiction have been completed with construction and widening at the time of the move. In addition, rather than constructing new roads, NHAI must focus more on the management and upkeep of its existing road assets.

According to a circular issued on Friday, CMUs will be responsible for smooth traffic flow, removal of encroachments, frequent and periodic inspection, maintenance of roadside facilities, and roadside plantation. These units will also be entrusted with the work of installation of signboards and other road furniture, regular monitoring of traffic volume at toll plazas, and actual ground conditions.

An NHAI official said, "Since there is a lot of focus on road safety, these units will monitor traffic management and implementation of highway safety. They will be responsible for conducting root cause analysis of road accidents and planning their measures."

The authority has also prescribed key performance indicators for the officers who will be attached to the CMU.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer