With an objective to develop a robust national highways network, NHAI has joined hands with Geological Survey of India (GSI) to provide services for site-specific geotechnical consultancy.
The service also includes assistance to the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) in vetting of detailed project reports (DPRs) from geotechnical point of view.
A memorandum of understanding was signed in presence of NHAI chairman Santosh Kumar Yadav and Saibal Ghosh, deputy director general, GSI along with other senior officials from NHAI and GSI.
As per the agreement, GSI will provide site-specific geotechnical consultancy services related to preparation of geological map of the area providing detailed geological features, preparation of slope stability study of the road and providing necessary recommendations and identification of geologically-weak zones at various sites/stretches of national highways.
Additionally, GSI will suggest site specific remedial measures, 3D geological-logging of tunnels in the project, suggest necessary and relevant stabilisation measures and undertake detailed analysis of DPRs prepared by NHAI consultants.
This unique initiative of collaboration between two government organisations to share best practices, will go a long way in providing strong impetus to quality construction of national highways.
It will not only help in easier operations and maintenance of the highways but will also provide smooth and seamless travel experience to the national highway users.
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