NHAI and the Geological Survey of India (GSI) have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) intending to build a strong network of national highways.
GSI will offer NHAI site-specific geotechnical consultancy services and help with the geotechnical review of Detailed Project Reports (DPRs). Along with other senior representatives from NHAI and GSI, the MoU was signed in the presence of NHAI Chairman Shri Santosh Kumar Yadav and Dr Saibal Ghosh, Deputy Director General, of the Geological Survey of India.
The agreement states that the Geological Survey of India will offer site-specific geotechnical consulting services for the following: creating a geological map of the area with detailed geological features; creating a road slope stability study and making necessary recommendations; identifying geologically weak zones at various sites and stretches of National Highways; suggesting site-specific remedial measures; and creating 3D geological logging of the project’s tunnels. Furthermore, DPRs created by NHAI consultants will also be thoroughly examined by GSI.
Strong encouragement for high-quality National Highway development will come from this unusual effort of cooperation between two government agencies to exchange best practices. Users of National Highways will enjoy a smooth and seamless travel experience in addition to helping with easier highway operations and maintenance.