Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has invited proposals for the National Highways Excellence Awards for the year 2020. The awards are given every year in six categories – ‘Excellence in Project Management’, ‘Excellence in Operation and Maintenance’, ‘Green Highway’, ‘Innovation, Excellence in Highway Safety’, ‘Excellence in Toll Management’, and ‘Outstanding Work in Challenging Conditions’.
Applications can be submitted on the dedicated portal https://bhoomirashi.gov.in/awards by September 19. Winners will be announced in December this year.
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 decided to make the awards an annual feature. The aim is to recognise companies that have performed 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 programme 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 recognise those agencies which are going beyond the scope of their work to deliver the finest quality of services,” a MoRTH spokesperson noted.