Ministry constituted a Technical Committee comprising the following officers forexamining this draft and finalisation of the Manual for adoption of National highway works tobe taken up through the Model Concession Agreement for PPP projects:1. Sh. G. Sharan, Director General (Road Development), - ChairmanDeptt. of Road Transport & Highways, (DoRT&H)2. Sh. A. P. Bahadur, Chief Engineer, DoRT&H - Member3. Sh. S. B. Basu, Chief Engineer, DoRT&H - Member4. Sh. R. D. Dohare, Chief Engineer, DoRT&H - Member5. Sh. A. N. Dhodapkar, Chief Engineer, DoRT&H - Member6. Sh. A. V. Sinha, Member (Tech.), NationalHighways Authority of India (NHAI) - MemberSh. V. L. Patankar, Director, National Institute for Training of Highway EngineersNITHE was co-opted and contributed significantly in redrafting the Manual so as to addresssafety requirements in planning and designing of the 4-lane highway. Sh. R. K. Singh andSh. Sudip Choudhary, Superintending Engineers in the Ministry helped in finalization of theManual.DoRT&H expresses its gratitude to the various members of the technical committeewhose names have been mentioned above and other officers who took great pains andcontributed immensely in finalization of this Manual. The efforts made by the experts andstaff of IRC and Planning Commission are also acknowledged.I am confident that this Manual will serve its intended purpose as part of the ModelConcession Agreement for Public Private Partnership in Highways.
Director General (Road Development)Deptt. of Road Transport & HighwaysMinistry of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways11