GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF ROAD TRANSPORT & HIGHWAYS

 

 

 

 

 


 


MINISTRY OF ROAD TRANSPORT & HIGHWAYS

NEW DELHI

 

Our Vision

 

Formulation/Implementation of policies for Road Transport, National Highways and Transport Research to lay stress on increased mobility of the road transport system in the country.

 

Vision for the year 2002-2003

 

        In the field of Road Safety, the programme of Refresher Training to drivers of heavy transport vehicles shall be taken up on a war footing.  As against the 9th Five Year Plan coverage of 15,750 drivers, during the year 20,000 drivers shall thus be covered.

 

        The next generation emission norms for tractors shall be finalized and notified.

 

        The next generation emission norms for two-wheelers and three wheelers shall be finalized and notified.

 

        The extension of Bharat Stage-II emission norms shall be carried out in respect of mega cities like Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Hyderabad/Secunderabad, Kanpur, Pune and Surat.

 

        Four laning of National Highways(NH) under NHDP will be pursued.

 

        Out of about 45,000 kms. of non-NHDP portion of National Highways, improvement of riding quality of about 35,000 kms. has been completed/will be completed upto March 2003.   This improvement of riding quality programme was initiated since 1999-2000.

 

        Development of NH with private sector participation will be pursued.

 

        Enhanced Road Safety measures like provision of sign boards, pavement markings, etc. on NH's will be pursued.

 

Our Mission

 

            To administer, in consultation with Central Ministries/Departments, State Governments/UT Administrations, Organizations and individuals, policies for road transport, national highways and transport research.

 

 

Our Responsibilities 

 

           

 

      Administration of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (59 of 1988).

      Administration of the Road Transport Corporations Act, 1950 (64 of 1950).

      Administration of the Carriers Act, 1865.

      Motor vehicles legislation.

      Roads declared under law by Parliament to be National Highways.

      Roads other than National Highways.

      Central Road Fund.

      Coordination and Research pertaining to Road Works.

      Road works financed in whole or in part by the Central Government other than rural roads and the road works in the tribal areas in the states of Assam and Meghalaya specified in Parts I and II of the table appended to paragraph 20 of the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution.

      Formulation of the privatization policy in the infrastructure areas of roads.

      Road Safety related activities.

      Entering into Road Transport Agreement with neighbouring countries.

 

      Administrative charge of the following organizations:

 

        National Highways Authority of India.

        National Institute of Training for Highway Engineers.

 

Our Activities

 

I           ROAD TRANSPORT SECTOR

 

Motor Vehicles Act, 1988:

 

            MINISTRY OF ROAD TRANSPORT & HIGHWAYS is responsible for the administration of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 which, inter-alia, lays down the principles and procedures as also the Authorities responsible for the following:

 

v      Issue of Driving Licenses;

v      Issue of Permits;

v      Grant of Fitness Certificates for the Vehicles on roads;

v      Prescribing of emission and Safety related norms for Motor Vehicles;

v      Norms for type approval in conformity of production of new motor vehicles;       

v      Issues relating to compensation in case of Motor Vehicles Accidents etc.

 

 

 

 

CLIENTS /CUSTOMERS AND EXPECTATIONS FROM THEM

 

v      The clients/customers range from Central/State Governments to industry (manufacturers, vendors & suppliers),  NGOs and private citizens.

v      Suggestions/comments are invited from all stake-holders whenever policy decisions are involved through draft notifications giving the interested party a time of 30 to 60 days for offering their suggestions/comments.  It is expected that more and more response would be coming after publication of the Charter.

v      There is not much of direct public interaction at the level of Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, since the enforcement of Motor Vehicles Act/Central Motor Vehicles Rules is done by the State Government.

 

 Road Safety Measures:

           

v      Collect, compile, analyse road accidents statistics;

v      Prepare and implement the Annual Road Safety Plan;

v      Draw up Programmes and Policies on road Safety;

v      Organize Road Safety Weeks, Seminars& Exhibitions as part of the road safety awareness campaign;

v      Take steps for involving general public as well as the Road Transport Sector for developing Road Safety Culture in the country;

v      To constitute/hold meeting in respect of National Road Safety Council & Road Safety Programme Implementation Committees;

v      Award Transport Minister’s trophy to state Road Transport Undertaking for lowest accident rate;

v      National Road Safety Award for institution and individual category.

v      Undertaking various publicity measures such as All India Essay Competitions, printing of calendars, handbills/stickers, posters containing road safety messages, road safety games, telecasting/broadcasting of T.V. spots/Radio Jingles, display of cinema slides;

v      Providing grants-in-aid to Non-Governmental Organizations to undertake various types of road safety programmes to raise awareness;

v      Providing refresher training to heavy vehicle drivers specially in the unorganized sector to reduce road accidents (More than 15,750 drivers trained in the last four years).

 

National Highway Accident Relief Service Scheme(NHARSS)

 

            In order to provide immediate medical assistance to road accidents victims and also to remove damaged vehicles from the site, in the form of one crane and one ambulance is provided under this Scheme to NGOs/State Authorities.  The recurring expenditure on account of operation and maintenance cost is to be borne by the grantee State Government/NGO.  The stretch of national highway on which the service is to be provided and the hospital through which the medical relief is to be arranged, are to be specified by the State Government/NGO while applying for the scheme.

 

Contact officers:

           

For any specific information on above, the following officers can be contacted in the Ministry:-

           

Under Secretary

(Road Safety)

Tel. No.23711472

 

Under Secretary

(Road Transport)

Tel. No.23714324

For information regarding permits, financial assistance to NGOs for Road Safety, Road Transport and other inter state matters.

 

 

For information regarding driving licenses, fitness certificates, type approval norms, matters connected with all vehicular pollution and Motor Vehicles Act.

 

II       NATIONAL HIGHWAYS SECTOR

 

 

v      Development and maintenance of National Highways in the country.  

v      Approval of schemes and provision of funds for the development of State Roads and the roads of Inter-State Connectivity and of Economic Importance from Central Road Fund.

v      Evolving standards and specifications for roads and bridges in the country. 

v      Serving a repository of technical information on roads and bridges.

v      Implementation of the following acts:

 

-                      The National Highways Act, 1956

-                      The National Highways Authority of India Act, 1988

-                      The Central Road Fund Act, 2000

 

 

Private Sector Participation in the Development of National Highways

 

 Central Government have approved the concept of private sector participation in the development, maintenance and operation of National Highways, including expressways.  

 

            Measures for encouraging private sector participation:

 

        Tolls rates indexed to whole-sale price index;

        Government/National Highways Authority of India authorized to provide capital grant up to 40% of project cost to make the project viable.  However, the quantum of the grant would be decided on case-to-case basis;

        10 years of corporate tax holiday to be availed of in 20 years of commissioning of the project;

        External commercial borrowings upto 35% of the project cost permitted;

        Import of modern high capacity road construction equipments exempted from payment of customs duty;

        Foreign Direct Investment up to 100% allowed (with foreign equity up to Rs.1500 crores);

        Development of Build Operate &Transfer(BOT) on Government to Government basis agreed in principle;

        Import of Bitumen under Open General License (OGL) allowed;

        Detailed guidelines based on the above policy changes have been issued.  The main emphasis is on competition and transparency;

        Model Concession Agreements have been released for projects costing more than Rs.100 crore as well as less than Rs.100 crore to be taken up under BOT scheme.  A concession agreement for BOT projects under Annuity Payment Scheme has also been finalized etc.

 

National Highways System

 

        The length of National Highways, for which the Government of India is constitutionally responsible, is 58, 112 kilometers at present.

        Improvement of the existing National Highways is done by strengthening of the existing pavement of highways, improving low grade sections, widening including 4 laning, construction of over bridges, etc. 

        Identification of routes and land acquisition for expressways is included in the 10th Five Year Plan.

 

National Highways Development Project(NHDP)

 

            The 4/6 laning of 13, 146 km of National Highways has been taken up under NHDP.  Estimated cost of the projects is Rs.54,000 crores (1999 prices).  The projects have two components (i) Golden Quadrilateral connecting Delhi-Mumbai-Chennai-Kolkata-Delhi and (ii) North-South Corridor connecting Kashmir to Kanyakumari including Cochin-Salem spur and East-West Corridor connecting Silchar to Porbander.  The length of Golden Quadrilateral is 5846 km and is targeted to be substantially completed by December, 2003.  The length of corridors is 7300 km and is likely to be completed by December, 2007.    The total fund requirement for the project has been estimated as Rs.54,000 crores(1999) prices.  NHDP is likely to be completed by 2007.

 

Port Connectivity

 

            4 laning of about 400 kms. of National Highways for connectivity of 10 major ports has also been taken up.

 

National Highways Authority of India, New Delhi

 

            The National Highways Authority of India(NHAI) was constituted under the National  Highways Authority of India Act, 1988, and was made operational in February,

1995.  Initially it was entrusted with the task of implementing 5 externally aided NH(National Highway) improvement projects.  Subsequently, it was asked to implement several other projects including some BOT projects on National Highways.  NHAI has been   mandated    to   implement   National   Highways Development Programme(NHDP).

 

 

National Institute of Training for Highway Engineers(NITHE)

 

-                      Registered as a Society in January, 1983

-                      Had been operating from Delhi since April, 1985 to September, 2001 and now shifted to its own campus at Noida, UP w.e.f. October, 2001 which was funded by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways(RT&H) under World Bank Loan Assistance.

-                      Organizes training in Highways Engineering for officers of Central/State Governments, Public & Private Sectors and under Colombo Plan & SAARC countries.

 

           

EXPECTATION FROM CLIENT

 

            As detailed above, efforts are being made within the available resources to improve the major corridor under NHDP and maintaining the existing network to provide maximum comfort to the road users.

 

 

III        TRANSPORT RESEARCH

 

            Transport Research Division of the Ministry is responsible for compiling and publishing:-

 

        Motor Transport Statistics of India.

        Basic Road Statistics of India.

        Pocket Book on Transport Statistics of India.

 

 

CITIZEN INTERFACE

 

        The details of the major project like NHDP are available on NHAI website www.nhai.org.  Further the website of Ministry details the various activities which are listed on www.morth.nic.in. As regards quality of service, any visitor is treated with utmost courtesy and he/she is provided any information/data desired by him/her. If the information is readily available, it is given then and there through facilitation counter mentioned below or otherwise mailed as & when the same is available.

        Information/data contained in each of the publication can be obtained either from Information & Facilitation Counter set up at Transport Bhavan, Parliament Street, New Delhi- 110 001 or from office of the Adviser(Transport Research), IDA Building, Jamnagar House, New Delhi-110001.

 

Contact officers:

           

For any specific information regarding National Highways, the following officers can be contacted in the Ministry:-

 

(i)                   Director General(Road Development) & Special Secretary, Room No.213, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Transport Bhavan, 1, Parliament Street, New Delhi.  Telephone Nos. 23715159/23731522.

 

(ii)                 Chief Engineer(Planning), Room No.221, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Transport Bhavan, 1, Parliament Street, New Delhi.  Telephone No.23710134.

 

ANNUAL REVIEW BY OUTSIDE AGENCY

 

            Ministry’s performance is examined by various Parliamentary Committees and also reviewed by the Planning Commission/MOF/PMO/Task force constituted by the Government for NHDP.

 

Meeting-Less Days

 

            Instructions have been issued to the effect that every Wednesday should be observed as a meeting less day when officers of the level of Deputy Secretary and above will meet members of public without prior appointment from 1000 hrs to 1300 hrs.

 

PUBLIC GRIEVANCE REDRESSAL MACHINERY(PGRM)

 

        The public Grievance Redressal Machinery is headed by Joint Secretary(Admn. & Public Grievances), who is assisted by the Deputy Secretary(Admn.) & Public Grievances Officer and the Senior Analyst/Under Secretary(O&M).  All public grievance petitions sent to the Ministry are acknowledged and their disposal is closely monitored. 

        The time-limit of 60 days from the date of receipt of the grievance has been laid down for settling the grievance in the Ministry, in consultation with the concerned office/organization.

        A wooden box in which members of public can place their grievance petitions without having to enter the security zone has been provided near the Reception in the Ground Floor of the Building (Transport Bhawan).

 

Information and Facilitation Counter

 

The Information & Facilitation Counter

Ministry of Road Transport & Highways

Ground Floor, Main Gate, Near Reception,

Transport Bhavan,

1, Parliament Street,

New Delhi-110 001.

Tele. No.23719955.    

 

The public grievance petitions can be deposited at this counter also and inquiries about the progress of the petitions can be made at the counter.

 

            Notifications, tenders, forms etc. can be collected from this counter.

 

PGRM in the Subordinate Organizations

 

            The subordinate offices and one autonomous organization namely National Highways Authority of India under the administrative control of this Ministry also have public grievance redressal machinery headed by the respective Directors of Grievances.  Any matter of grievance relating to a particular organization may be taken up directly with the Director of Grievances or with the Director of Grievances in respective organization.  A list of the organizations under the administrative control of this Ministry and the names and addresses etc., of the Directors of Grievances in those organizations is at Annex.

 

Contact Officers

            In matters of public grievances, the following officers in the Ministry can be contacted:

 

In the Ministry:

 

i)   Joint Secretary(Transport) & Director of Grievances, Room No.512, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Transport Bhavan, 1, Sansad Marg, New Delhi.  Telephone No.23717294.

 

ii)  Deputy Secretary(Admn.) & Staff Grievance Officer, Room No.519, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Transport Bhavan, 1, Sansad Marg, New Delhi.  Telephone No.23715139.

 

FEEDBACK/SUGGESTIONS FROM USERS

 

          The suggestions from the public/road users are always welcome.  Any useful suggestion in the construction and maintenance of roads will be given due consideration.

 

All the above services and commitments are honoured without the citizen having to pay any bribe.

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ANNEXURE

 

DIRECTOR OF GRIEVANCES IN VARIOUS ORGANISATIONS UNDER THE  MINISTRY OF ROAD TRANSPORT & HIGHWAYS

 

 

Sl.

No.

Name of the Organization

Name, designation

& address of

the Director of Grievance

 

STD

Code

No.

Tel.No.

 E-mail      

   Address

Fax No.

1.

MINISTRY OF ROAD TRANSPORT & HIGHWAYS

Shri Alok Rawat,

Joint Secretary(A,T&

PG), Room No. 512, Transport Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi-110001.

 

011

23717294

alokr@mail.nic.in

23311802

2.

Regional Office,

Gandhinagar.

 

Shri Gangadhara C.R. Superintending Engineer,

Block No. 14, 4th Floor, New Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar –382010

 

 

079

3240091, 3220705

--

3220705

3.

Regional Office,

Bhopal.

 

Shri A.K. Yadav, Superintending

Engineer,

Ist Floor, D-Wing , Satpura Bhavan, Bhopal-462004.

 

0755

551329

--

(0755)

551329

 

 

4.

Regional Office, Thiruvananthapuram

Shri C. Ekambaram,

(Regional Officer)

C/o CE.(NH)), Public Office Building Trivandrum

–695033

 

0471

320879

(O)

367716

(R)

rokerala@hotmail.com

320991

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Office of the Superintending

Engineer, Lucknow.

Shri A.K.Sharma,

Superintending Engineer(Civil),

B-748, Sector ‘C’ Mahanagar, Lucknow-226006.

 

0522

321446

(O)

322741

(R)

  0522

321446

322741

 

 

 


 


6.

Office of the Superintending Engineer (Mech.), Lucknow.

Shri S.N. Das, Superintending Engineer(Mech.), M/o RT&H,  B-1/48, Sector 'K', Aliganj, Lucknow-226024

0522

763208

-

0522-763208

7.

 

Regional Office,

M/o RT&H,

Jaipur.

Shri Sunil Kumar Verma, Regional Officer D.C.M., Ajmer Road, P.O.Shyam Nagar,

Jaipur- 302019.

0141

392776/

392883

--

392776

8.

Office of Superintending Engineer, M/o RT&H,

Jaipur.

Shri J.K.Saggar, Superintending Engineer(Mech.), M/o RT&H,

D.C.M., Ajmer Road, P.O.Shyam Nagar,

Jaipur- 302019.

0141

392670(O)

396408(R)

jiwansaggar@yahoo.co.in

392670

 

9.

 

 

Office of the Superintending

Engineer, Kolkata.

 

 

   Shri P.Halder

 Regional Officer

   No. 8,

Lindsay Street,

   Kolkata.

 

 

033

 

3586940

 

--

 

--

10.

 

Office of the Regional Officer, M/o RT&H, Chandigarh

Shri S.K. Marwah, Superintending Engineer, 6th Floor Kendriya Sadan, Sector-9, Chandigarh

 

0172

740376

 

743228

mostchd@chd.nic.in

740376

11.

 

Regional Office,

Bhubaneshwar.

Shri D. Sarangi, Superintending Engineer, M/o RT&H, Plot No. 184 in front of CRPF Stadium Baramunda, Bhubaneshwar-751003

 

0674

564260/

564546

mstro@

ori.nic.in

564260

12.

 

Office of the Chief

Engineer(Civil), Guwahati.

 

Shri H.S. Ahluwalia, Superintending Engineer, M/o RT&H, Rajgarh Road, Guwahati-781003

0361

540552

romost 1@sancharnet.in

540552

 


 

13.

Office of the Superintending Engineer,

Mumbai.

Shri. D.O. Tawade, Superintending Engineer, M/o RT&H, 95, New Admn. Bldg.

No.-2, Ground Floor, P.W.D. Compound, R.C. Marg, Chembur Mumbai-400071.

022

5294858

5289470

------

5294858

14.

Office of the Regional Officer, M/o RT&H,

Patna.

Shri Kamlesh Kumar, Regional Officer, M/o RT&H, Sardar Patel Path, North S.K. Puri, Patna-800013.

0612

260471

266057

-------

260471

15.

National Institute for Training of Highway Engineers(NITHE)

Kiran, Finance-cum-Accounts Officer, NITHE,

A-5, Institutional Area, Sector-62, NH-24 Bypass Noida-201301(UP).

0120

4586903, 4586251

nithe@bol.net.in

4585855

 

 

16.

National Highways Authority of India(NHAI)

Dr. M.Y Ali, Dy. General Manager (Admn.) & Director(PG) NHAI, G-5&6 Sector-10, Dwarka, New Delhi-110045

 

Shri T.K. Chattopadhyay, Manager(Finance & Accounts) & Welfare Officer, NHAI, G-5&6 Sector-10, Dwarka, New Delhi-110045

011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

011

 

5074100

Extn.2515

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5074100

Extn.2513

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

myali@nhai.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tkchottopadhyay@nhai.org

5093520

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5093507

17.

Office of the Superintending Engineer,

(Regional Office), Bangalore.

Shri R.K. Pandey, Superintending Engineer, M/o RT&H, PWD Office, Annexe Building, K.R. Circle, Bangalore-560001

080

2217457/2212765

bngmstrp@kar.nic.in

2212765

 


 

18.

Office of the Engineer Liaison Officer(ELO),  Dehradun.

Shri T.T. Negi, ELO, O/o Engineer Liaison Officer, C/o Chief Engineer(Level-I), Uttaranchal PWD, Dehradun-248001

0135

727125

--

727125

19.

Office of the Chief Engineer, Hyderabad.

Shri Manoj Kumar, Superintending Engineer,

C/o

Chief Engineer(N.H.) Building, Errum Manjil, Hyderabad-500082.

040

3393206/

3378549

-

 

3393206

20.

Office of the Superintending Engineer, Chennai.

Shri Y. Balakrishna, Superintending Engineer, M/o RT&H, C-1-A, Rajaji Bhavan, Besant Nagar, Chennai-600090.

044

4912115,4919341,4916032

-

4912115,4919341,4916032