DMRC has developed excellent in-house civil design capabilities over the years. NHAI would like to utilise their expertise in Design review and Capacity building.
In its effort to establish a world-class National Highways network, NHAI (National Highways Authority of India) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on 20-09-2023.
The purpose of this MoU is to facilitate the review of designs for various bridges and structures, safety considerations for NHAI projects, and the professional development of NHAI officials.
The signing ceremony took place in the presence of NHAI Chairman, Shri Santosh Kumar Yadav, Dr. Vikas Kumar (Managing Director of DMRC), as well as other senior officials from NHAI and DMRC.
This collaborative initiative aims to bolster NHAI’s ‘Design Division,’ which is responsible for overseeing the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of bridges, structures, tunnels, and retaining walls on National Highways throughout the country.
NHAI seeks DMRC’s expertise in Design Review & Capacity Building
Under the terms of this agreement, DMRC will provide its services to NHAI for the review of designs for all bridges and structures in ongoing projects. The agreement also encompasses the review of designs for randomly selected bridges, structures, tunnels, retaining walls, and other specialized structures. DMRC will further assist NHAI in reviewing stand-alone bridges and special structures during the Detailed Project Report (DPR) stage.
Additionally, DMRC will offer support to NHAI in evaluating construction methodologies, temporary structures, lifting and launching methods, pre-stressing techniques for select bridges and structures, as well as specialized structures on a random basis.
Furthermore, DMRC will organize tailor-made training programs to enhance the skills of NHAI officials, focusing on design, construction, supervision, maintenance, and safety aspects related to elevated structures and bridges.
This agreement is set to remain in effect for a duration of two years. It underscores the collaborative efforts between two government organizations to share best practices and work together to improve the transportation infrastructure network, thus contributing to the broader goal of nation-building.