Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
08-December-2011 17:57 IST
Facilities on Major Highways

The Government has decided to set up food court complexes, multiplexes, ATM and amusement parks on major highways. NHAI has planned provision of way side amenities on National Highways. These amenities would include parking for cars, buses & trucks, eateries, rest rooms/dormitory for short stay (motel), neat toilets, retail arcade, ATM, Medical aid etc.Optional components include Fuel stations/service centre, shopping mall, amphi-theatre, arts and craft centre, tourist information centre etc subject to conforming to National Building Code and Local by laws.

The sites identified for development of wayside amenities are proposed to be leased out to qualifying agencies for a period of 15/30 years on highest lease amount basis through open bidding. The lessee shall pay NHAI annual lease.

This information was given by the Minister of State of Road Transport and Highways, Shri Jitin Prasada, in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.