M Kishore Kumar and CH Hanumantha Rao of Civil Engineering Department have authored a paper titled “A Decade of Highway Infrastructure Development under NHDP – An Insight on Varied Experiences” was published in the “International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering” ISSN 0974-5904, Vol. 03, No. 06, December 2010, pp. 904-915
Abstract: National Highway Development Project (NHDP) to upgrade, rehabilitate and
widen 45000 km of Indian highways at an estimated cost of Rs. 220,000 crore (2006 prices) commenced in 1998 is a great learning experience leaving a vast scope for improvements on the ongoing works implementation. Besides sharing the achievements of this grandiose plan, introspection into problems faced at various stages of its execution would help the planners to rightly take stock of the ongoing highway program. This paper aims to bring out all the major impediments being faced by the ambitious highway program with suggested solutions for its implementation at least for balance works, though the task is exhaustive by its very nature. Constant endeavor for rigorous implementation of well chalked out plans with an eye on minute details & inbuilt flexibility for periodic refinements alone can bring success to this gigantic highway development program making the nation proud on its achievements.