New Delhi: Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and MSMEs Nitin Gadkari will present the ‘National Highways Excellence Awards 2019’ to outstanding performers in National Highways sector on Tuesday in New Delhi, a press release from the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways said on Saturday.
The awards were instituted in the year 2018. The first cycle of awards in 2018 received wide participation from around the country. Following the success of the first cycle, the Ministry has decided to make the National Highways Excellence Awards an annual feature. The aim is to recognise companies which are performing exceptionally well in the construction, operations, maintenance and tolling stages of highway development as well as in the arena of road safety.
The motive behind starting an annual awards program is to create a spirit of healthy competitiveness amongst all stakeholders involved in the development of highway infrastructure in the country and to contribute to the larger goal of expanding the road network in the country. By announcing awards each year, the Ministry would acknowledge exceptional work being done in various aspects of highway management and recognize those agencies which are going beyond the scope of their work to deliver the finest quality of services.
For the year 2019, the nominations were opened on August 19, 2019. An impartial and independent evaluation process was adopted which had objective and quantifiable assessment parameters.
The awards will be given in the following seven categories:
- Excellence in Project Management
- Excellence in Operation and Maintenance
- Excellence in Toll Management,
- Excellence in Highway Safety
- Outstanding Work in Challenging Conditions
- Green Highway