When you drive along a national highway, you would soon be able to check the real-time status of the highway across the country. Deepak Kumar, Chairman of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), who launched a new multilingual website of the organisation on 03 October 2017, said within two months, it would be possible for the general public to rate national highways through this website.
A project monitoring information system (PMIS) mobile App that will facilitate close, in-house monitoring of NHAI projects on a mobile phone was also launched. NHAI also planned to soon launch a public interface of the PMIS desktop and App versions so that the public can view the real-time status of any project across the highway network. To ensure timely delivery of its projects, NHAI is digitally monitoring them through the PMIS, which has been developed in-house along with The Boston Consulting Group.
PMIS has a comprehensive database with over 180 data fields being tracked for each project, and a further 500 fields specifically for complex PPP projects, covering all key progress metrics such as design, contracting, construction, land acquisition, compensation disbursement, toll and traffic information and concession, contract information. An in-built algorithm automatically highlights focus projects with key pending issues so that focused interventions for these projects can be discussed during these reviews.