भारतीय राष्ट्रीय राजमार्ग प्राधिकरण

National Highways Authority of India

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) was constituted by an Act of Parliament, the National Highways Authority of India Act, 1988. It is responsible for the development, maintenance and management of National Highways entrusted to it and/or matters connected or incidental thereto. NHAI enters into Concession Agreements for design, construction, operation and maintenance of highways by DBFOT Concessionaires. The Concessionaire builds NH stretches and during operation and maintenance of the said stretch collects and retains the toll (user fee). In case of stretches developed on Govt. / NHAI Funds, NHAI engages OMT Concessionaire / User-Fee Collection Contractors.

During operation and maintenance of tolled stretches of National Highways (NHs), the DBFOT Concessionaires/ OMT Concessionaires / User Fee Collection Contractors have been mandated to collect user fee (toll) from road users. The applicable user-fee (toll) rates for various categories of vehicles shall be displayed at the respective Toll Plaza. Toll Information System (TIS) has been devised to put in place a mechanism, whereby the road users can ascertain through public domain the exact user fee (toll) rates for a particular plaza OR a particular journey between two stations through a selected route. In addition it will also help disseminate information about the concessions/ discounts to local and frequent users, provision of various facilities on toll road, important telephone numbers, etc.

सड़क परिवहन और राजमार्ग मंत्रालय

 Ministry of Road Transport & Highways

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, an apex organisation under the Central Government, is entrusted with the task of formulating and administering, in consultation with other Central Ministries/Departments, State Governments/UT Administrations, organisations and individuals, policies for Road Transport, National Highways and Transport Research with a view to increasing the mobility and efficiency of the road transport system in the country.

The Ministry has two wings : Roads wing and Transport wing.

सड़क श्रेणी

Deals with development and maintenance of National Highway in the country:

मुख्य कार्य

  • > Planning, development and maintenance of National Highways in the country.
  • > Extends technical and financial support to State Governments for the development of state roads and the roads of inter-state connectivity and economic importance
  • > Evolves standard specifications for roads and bridges in the country.
  • > Serves as a repository of technical knowledge on roads and bridges.

परिवहन श्रेणी

Deals with matter relating to Road Transport

मुख्य कार्य

  • > Motor Vehicle legislation.
  • > Administration of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.
  • > Taxation of motor vehicles.
  • > Compulsory insurance of motor vehicles.
  • > Administration of the Road Transport Corporations Act, 1950.
  • > And promotion of Transport co-operatives in the field of motor transport.
  • > Evolves road safety standards in the form of a National Policy on Road Safety and by preparing and implementing the Annual Road Safety Plan.
  • > Collects, compiles and analyses road accident statistics and takes steps for developing a Road Safety Culture in the country by involving the members of public and organising various awareness campaigns.
  • > Provides grants-in-aid to Non-Governmental Organisations in accordance with the laid down guidelines.