French engineering firm Egis Group today said it has won a contract from Vindhyachal Expressway for operation and maintenance of a part of NH 7.
"The concession company VEPL has awarded the contract for the operation and maintenance of the National Highway 7 to Egis for three years," the company said in a statement.
The work is on the highway's 73 km toll motorway connecting main city of Rewa and Hanumana town in Madhya Pradesh.
Under the contract, the Egis will collect toll, do route patrolling and incident management and routine maintenance of a section of the stretch (40 km) with one toll plaza of 6 lanes, it said.
Egis said in addition to the National Highway 7, it is in charge of the operation and maintenance of four other motorways -- NH 47 in Kerala (64 km), NH 93 in Uttar Pradesh (82 km), NH 8D in Gujarat (124 km) and the State Highway 1 in Telengana (72 km).
"This new operating contract strengthens the position of Egis to contribute to the sustainable economic and social development of India," it said.
The French firm operates on more than 2,400 km of motorways across the world, with 39 km of tunnels used by 1,200,000 vehicles on daily basis.
Egis also implements and operates the most modern electronic toll collection solutions -- toll systems, congestion charging, national per kilometre charging, interoperability solutions etc.
The group offers engineering, project structuring and operations services. In engineering and consulting, its sectors of activity include transport, urban development, building, industry, water, environment and energy.