Transport Update

NHAI takes leaf out of UP model

October 2011
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) plans to adopt the Uttar Pradesh model for developing expressways, which includes offering longer concession periods and land pockets for real estate development along an expressway. The UP model is considered attractive for private players as they get a longer concession period and pockets of land to develop townships. NHAI is also planning to ask the private developers to acquire land from farmers directly, to avoid any kind of dispute at a later stage. In the sixth phase of the National Highways Development Programme, NHAI had planned to build 1,000 km of expressways.

Contact: NHAI.
Tel: 011-2507 4100.
Fax: 011-2509 3507.