The National Highways Authority of India has entered into an memorandum of understanding with the Geological Survey of India (GSI) to provide services to NHAI for site specific geotechnical consultancy and assist in vetting of the detailed project reports (DPRs) from geotechnical point of view.
As per the agreement, Geological Survey of India will provide site specific geotechnical consultancy services related to preparation of geological map of the area providing detailed geological features, preparation of slope stability study of the road and providing necessary recommendations, NHAI said in a statement issued on Wednesday.
Besides, it will help in identification of geologically weak zones at various sites or stretches of national highways, suggest site specific remedial measures, will aid in 3D geological logging of tunnels in the project and suggest necessary and relevant stabilization measures, it added.
“In addition, GSI will also undertake detailed analysis of DPRs prepared by NHAI consultants,” it said.
The road ministry is of the view that this initiative of collaboration between two government organizations to share best practices will go a long way in providing strong impetus to quality construction of national highways.
“It will not only help in easier operations and maintenance of the highways but will also provide smooth and seamless travel experience to the national highway users,” it added.