The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways is considering seriously to conduct road safety audit in states. The Ministry is mainly responsible for development and maintenance of National Highways. Road Safety audits at different stages like design stage, construction stage, pre-opening stage etc., have been made part and parcel of National Highway improvement projects on BOT/EPC modes and are included in the model concession agreement/contract documents for these modes. Audit recommendations are incorporated in the improvement projects before their completion. Detailed guidelines for carrying out Road Safety audits and implementing the audit recommendations for National Highways have been issued to all the concerned agencies vide Ministrys Office Memorandum dated 14.01.2016. National Highway stretches of 1562 Km length which are not covered in BOT/EPC projects have been approved for taking up Road Safety Audits.
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