About 2,000 km of national highway projects will be inspected quarterly in four different states.
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has engaged the services of Mobile Inspection Vans (MIVs) to monitor the quality of national highways through non-destructive testing. The test will be conducted in four different states on a pilot basis. MoRTH claims that the use of these MIVs will augment the existing quality control and quality acceptance systems of national highways.
The ministry further revealed that 2,000 km of national highway projects will be inspected quarterly in four different states. These four states are Gujarat, Rajasthan, Odisha and Karnataka where these MIVs will be used to inspect national highways. Inspections will be conducted under various projects implemented by NHAI, NHIDCL, State PWDs and other MoRTH executive agencies.
Test results as well as non-conformance alerts through these MIVs should be shared with various stakeholders in real-time through a quality control portal being developed by the ministry, the ministry said in a further statement.
India is among the leading countries with an alarmingly high number of road accidents and related deaths and injuries. Every year, millions of people are killed and several lakhs more are seriously injured in these road accidents. While careless driving and failure to follow traffic rules are some of the main causes of these accidents, poor road conditions and road construction defects have also been cited as causes of these accidents. By solving these problems, the Ministry of Health takes various measures to reduce the number of accidents.
Date of first publication: Aug 07, 2022 12:51 IST