MoRTH to delegate greater powers to regional officers and NHAI

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) plans to delegate greater powers to its regional officers and the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to permit them to approve plans for improvements related to road accident black spots across the country. The alarmingly high number of road accidents and the resultant fatalities is a matter of grave concern. The process of rectifying engineering defects that lead to accidents needs to be undertaken at a much faster pace than is being done at present. The MoRTH will make funds available and will assign high priority to the rectification of black spots.