GG News Bureau
New Delhi, 21st Sept. In its endeavor to provide a world-class National Highways network, NHAI has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Wednesday for review of designs of various bridges/ structures, safety aspects of NHAI projects and capacity building of NHAI officials.
The MoU was signed in presence of NHAI Chairman Santosh Kumar Yadav and Dr. Vikas Kumar, Managing Director, DMRC along with other senior officials from NHAI and DMRC.
This initiative will strengthen NHAI’s ‘Design Division’ that reviews planning, designing, construction and maintenance of bridges, structures, tunnels and RE walls on National Highways across the country.
Under this agreement, DMRC will provide services to NHAI for review of designs of all bridges/ structures in ongoing projects. The agreement also includes review of designs of randomly selected bridges, structures, tunnels, RE walls and other specialized structures. DMRC will also support NHAI to review stand-alone bridges and special structures at the Detailed Project Repot (DPR) stage.
DMRC will also help NHAI in reviewing construction methodologies, temporary structures, lifting and launching methods, pre-stressing methods of select bridges and structures and special structures on random basis.
In addition to this, DMRC will organize customized training programs for capacity building of NHAI officials. This will include design, construction, supervision, maintenance and safety aspects in elevated structures and bridges.
This agreement will remain in effect for a period of two years. This initiative highlights collaboration between two Government Organizations to share best practices and work together to enhance transport infrastructure network contributing towards the goal of Nation Building.