NHAI and GSI collaborate to build robust National Highway Network in India

Anushka Khare Posted on: 2024-01-31 17:45:00 Viewer: 2,297 Comments: 0 Country: India City: New Delhi

NHAI and GSI collaborate to build robust National Highway Network in India

New Delhi, India (Urban Transport News): The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has taken a significant step towards enhancing the quality of its National Highways network by entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Geological Survey of India (GSI). The aim is to leverage the geotechnical expertise of GSI to ensure robust infrastructure development.

The MoU, signed in the presence of NHAI Chairman Santosh Kumar Yadav and Dr. Saibal Ghosh, Deputy Director General of the Geological Survey of India, outlines the collaboration's objectives. GSI will provide site-specific geotechnical consultancy services, playing a crucial role in vetting Detailed Project Reports (DPR) from a geotechnical perspective.

Under the agreement, GSI's services will include the preparation of a geological map for the area, detailing geological features, conducting slope stability studies for roads, offering recommendations, identifying geologically weak zones along National Highways, proposing site-specific remedial measures, performing 3D geological logging for tunnels in projects, and providing relevant stabilization measures. Additionally, GSI will conduct a detailed analysis of DPRs prepared by NHAI consultants.

This collaboration represents a unique initiative where two government organizations join forces to share best practices. The partnership is expected to significantly contribute to the quality construction of National Highways. Beyond construction, the enhanced geotechnical insights will facilitate easier operations and maintenance of the highways, ultimately leading to a smoother and more seamless travel experience for users of the National Highway network.

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