New Delhi: In order to establish a world-class National Highways network, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) today for the examination of various bridge/structure designs, safety elements of NHAI projects, and capacity building of NHAI personnel.
The MoU was signed in the presence of NHAI Chairman Shri Santosh Kumar Yadav and Dr. Vikas Kumar, Managing Director, DMRC, as well as other senior NHAI and DMRC officials.
This effort would enhance NHAI’s ‘Design Division,’ which examines the planning, designing, construction, and maintenance of bridges, structures, tunnels, and RE barriers on National Highways around the country.
Under this arrangement, DMRC will provide services to NHAI for the examination of all bridge/structure designs in ongoing projects. The agreement also includes an evaluation of the designs of randomly selected bridges, structures, tunnels, RE walls, and other specialized constructions. DMRC will also assist NHAI in reviewing stand-alone bridges and unique structures at the Detailed Project Report (DPR) stage.
DMRC will also assist NHAI in randomly examining building methodology, temporary structures, lifting and launching methods, pre-stressing methods of chosen bridges and structures, and special structures.
In addition, DMRC will offer specific training programs for NHAI personnel in order to strengthen their capacity. This will address features of elevated structures and bridges’ design, construction, supervision, maintenance, and safety.
This agreement will be in place for the next two years. This effort highlights collaboration between two government organizations to share best practices and work together to improve the nation’s transportation infrastructure network, which contributes to the goal of nation building.