National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)

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The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has come up with a set of guidelines to streamline foundation stone laying ceremonies and inauguration functions of national highway projects.

About National Highways Authority of India (NHAI):

  • NHAI is India’s premier highway infrastructure creator entrusted with developing, maintaining, and managing National Highways.
  • It is a statutory body under the administrative control of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
  • It was constituted under National Highways Authority of India Act, 1998 and made operational in February 1995.
  • Composition: It consists of a full time Chairman, and not more than five full time Members and four part time Members who are appointed by the Central Government.
  • The part time Members are the Secretary (RT&H), Secretary (Expenditure), Secretary (Planning) and DG (RD) & SS.
  • NHAI has technical, Finance, Administrative and Vigilance Wings at its Headquarters.


Q1) Which is India's longest National Highway?

National Highway 44 – It is the longest national highway in India with a length of 4,112 km running from Srinagar in the north to Kanyakumari in the South. This highway connects 11 states and about 30 important cities with each other.

Source: NHAI issues norms for stone-laying functions to be attended by PM