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National Highway Authority of India

The National Highways Authority of India was constituted by an act of Parliament, the National Highways Authority of India Act,1988. It is responsible  for the development, maintenance and management of National Highways entrusted to it and for matters connected or incidental thereto. The Authority was operationalised in Feb, 1995.

Interested Candidates may apply in Prescribed Application Form along with copy of testimonials and experience certificate send to Chief General Manager  (Tech) & Regional Officer Uttarakhand, NHAI, House No-58/37, Balbir Road, Dehradun on or before 19.01.2017.

National Highways are regarded as arteries of the country’s economy. With effect from April 1, 1947, under an agreement with the then existing provinces, the Government of India provisionally accepted entire financial liability for the construction, development and maintenance of certain highways in the provinces which were considered suitable for inclusion in a system of National Highways (NH). After independence, Parliament has the exclusive power of legislation with respect to highways, which are declared as National Highways.

To develop, maintain and manage the National Highways, the Parliament enacted the National Highways Authority of India Act, 1988. NHAI came into existence with effect from June I5, 1989. However, it was operationalised only in February 1995. Section 11 of this Act provides for vesting in or entrustment to the Authority of such National Highways or any stretches thereof, which the Central Government may notify from time to time in the Official Gazette.

NHAI is constituted as a body corporate having perpetual succession and a common seal, with power, subject to the provisions of the NHAI Act, to acquire, hold and dispose property, both movable and immovable, and to contract and by the said name sue or be sued. The Authority consists of a Chairman, not more than five full-time and not more than four parttime members, all to be appointed by the Central Government.



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