Funds for Maintenance of National Highways





Funds for Maintenance of National Highways

The Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, Shri Pon. Radhakrishnan informed the Rajya Sabha today that the  funds for maintenance of National Highways in the country including the State of Odisha is done  on the basis of lane length of NHs entrusted with the State/UTs, traffic density, inter-se priority and availability of funds.  The details of funds allocated to different States for maintenance of National Highways (NHs) during 2013-14 and 2014-15 is as under:


(Amount in Rs.Crore) 
Sl. No.
State / Union Territory
2013-14
2014-15
Allocation
Allocation
1.
Andhra Pradesh
170.86
113.28
2.
Arunachal Pradesh
13.82
15.66
3.
Assam
134.04
91.19
4.
Bihar
147.62
170.79
5.
Chandigarh
0.20
12.01
6.
Chhattisgarh
23.44
61.66
7.
Delhi
0.26
0.61
8.
Goa
14.63
29.00
9.
Gujarat
107.19
83.41
10.
Haryana
30.33
10.54
11.
Himachal Pradesh
34.31
44.81
12.
Jammu & Kashmir
1.89
1.82
13.
Jharkhand
31.52
60.01
14.
Karnataka
67.46
87.84
15.
Kerala
40.46
73.97
16.
Madhya Pradesh
50.45
35.18
17.
Maharashtra
107.19
104.10
18.
Manipur
31.10
20.51
19.
Meghalaya
15.28
20.61
20.
Mizoram
5.50
19.86
21.
Nagaland
14.32
14.89
22.
Odisha
56.87
67.35
23.
Puducherry
1.36
1.60
24.
Punjab
49.85
64.39
25.
Rajasthan
182.84
125.76
26.
Tamil Nadu
127.37
71.54
27.
Telangana
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82.51
28.
Tripura
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5.85
29.
Uttar Pradesh
204.27
221.62
30.
Uttarakhand
42.68
53.54
31.
West Bengal
64.69
70.76
32.
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
5.30
3.54
33.
National Highways  Authority of India (NHAI)$
72.05
100.00
34.
Border Roads Organization (BRO)$
128.00
122.75

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CRRI Conducts Experiments in the Construction of Roads

The Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, Shri Pon. Radhakrishnan informed the Rajya Sabha today that the Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) has conducted some performance studies using 3% natural rubber and 97% conventional bitumen for construction of some roads in the State of Delhi and on sea port to airport road in Kerala. The studies were sponsored by Rubber Board, Ministry of Commerce. However, no such studies have been conducted in respect of the National Highways.

It has been decided in the Ministry that the type of pavement to be adopted for National Highways projects should be determined on the basis of durability and life cycle cost. However, considering the issues related to environment, saving of natural resources, longer service life, fuel consumption, resistance to extreme weather conditions and maintenance etc the Ministry has decided that cement concrete pavement could be the default mode of construction on National Highways.

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Government Issues Safety Engineering Guidelines to Minimize Road Accidents

The Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, Shri Pon. Radhakrishnan informed the Rajya Sabha today that the Government has issued suitable guidelines for safety engineering to minimize road accidents on National Highways. The guidelines inter- alia stipulate that wherever multi-lane highway passes through build up areas, design should be such as to bring about a reduction in the speed to the level of 60 /70 Kmph. To achieve this, repeated bar marking with hot-applied retro-reflective thermo-plastic, white paints shall be provided at the approaches to such build up areas. In addition, breath analyzer and interceptor are procured and supplied by this Ministry to State Governments for enforcement of traffic regulation on drunken driving and over speeding.

Road accidents are caused due to the complex interaction of a number of factors including over speeding. These include driver’s fault, mechanical defects in the vehicles, fault of pedestrians, bad road, bad weather, increase in vehicular population, increase in population, heterogeneous traffic etc.
 

 
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