Sunday, January 10, 2016

Don't get shocked if you find an aircraft hovering over you on national highway!

New Delhi: The Road Transport and Highways Ministry is set to acquire or hire an 8 to 10 seater aircraft to monitor implementation of highway projects specially in tough terrains.
The development comes at a time when the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways plans to enhance the road building capacity to 100 km a day in the long run and 30 km a day by March end besides having massive projects.

"National Highways Authority of India has invited proposals for consultancy services for preparation of feasibility report for acquisition, hiring or taking on rent a fixed wing 8 to 10 seater aircraft with twin engines," an official told PTI.

He said the government plans to station the aircraft at Delhi adding that the proposal for preparation of feasibility report has been invited by January 15.

The step is aimed at effective monitoring of projects in far-flung difficult terrains, the official informed.
10/01/16 PTI/Zee News
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