In the first article, we established that we need better roads, in the second we described the ideal mechanism to achieve them. The question therefore remains as to what the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is doing wrong. Many things, which can be classified into three sets of problems – fundamental flaws, corruption and policy problems.
Within NHAI’s portfolio of projects, many suffer from poor selection of projects, bad design and planning, worse execution and worst monetisation.
Poor selection of projects is attributed to political influence, ministerial pet projects taking precedence, disregarding financial viability and necessity of the projects. Read More
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