Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Schemes
- It is an umbrella program that will subsume unfinished parts of National Highway Development Program (NHDP).
- It also focus on the new initiatives like development of Border and International connectivity roads, Coastal & port connectivity roads, National Corridors Efficiency improvements, Economic corridors development and others.
- It is a program for building bridges for safe and seamless travel on National Highways.
- The aim is to make National Highways free of railway level crossings by 2019 by building Railway Over Bridges/ Under Passes and old &worn down bridges to be improved by replacement/widening/strengthening.
Char Dham Highway Project
- The Char Dham highway development project is an initiative to improve connectivity to the Char Dham pilgrimage centres in the Himalayas i.e Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath.
- This objective is to provide 900 km highway roads with paved shoulders, provision for landslide mitigation and other road safety measures, which will provide all weather road connectivity for pilgrims and for movement of defence forces.
- Generally the Char Dham pilgrimage centre four pilgrimage sites in India i.e Badrinath, Dwarka, Puri and Rameswaran but the Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath in Uttarkhand state were known as Chota Char Dham.
Logistic Efficiency Enhancement Programme
- LEEP is a programme that is aimed at enhancing the freight transportation in India through improving cost, time, tracking and transferability of consignments through infrastructure, procedural and Information Technology (IT) interventions.
- The parks are expected to serve four key functions – freight aggregation and distribution, multimodal freight movement, storage and warehousing, and value-added services such as custom clearances.
- It is the National Portal that acts as a bridge between consultancy firms working in the road engineering and construction sector and domain experts and key personnel who are deployed both for project preparation and supervision.
- It is a web-based application for Infrastructure and Material Providers.
- It brings together the material providers and the prospective buyers engaged in executing central/state funded roads and highways and bridge construction projects in a common platform.
- It is an upgraded version of INAM-Pro, a web based application for Infrastructure and Material Providers.
- The web portal designed by National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (NHIDCL) two years back as a common platform to bring cement buyers and sellers together.
- This reduced the time and effort in preparation of proposals and bid submissions, and helped increase efficiency in procurement of construction materials as one could place orders, obtain price quotes and track them in swift manner on this portal.
- The first batch of E-rickshaws under the brand name of ―SmartE‖ was launched in Gurugram by Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways.
- The E-rickshaws have been manufactured in India and are fitted with GPS and tracking system.
- It has established strategic partnerships with the Haryana government and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation to launch 1000 vehicles in Gurugram and Faridabad in 2017.
- It will provide the last mile transport connectivity in the area and meaningful self-employment for marginalised youths in next 4-5 years.