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NEW DELHI: The Nationwide Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has gone digital for all its official communication with contractors, consultants and officers. Now all such communication must be uploaded by all of the stakeholders on the web-link created by the Authority.
NHAI chairman S S Sandhu informed TOI that now all official paperwork and communications can be found on-line to the contractors or concessionaires, consultants and likewise for NHAI officers. “There isn’t any query of something going lacking. It will assist enhance our functioning and make us extra environment friendly in coping with points. Sitting right here I can entry any file and monitor the progress and actions taken,” he mentioned.
Previously, there had been a number of situations when the contractors or concessionaires produced paperwork issued by subject officers, which couldn’t be traced within the NHAI’s recordsdata. Officers admitted that this usually led to concessionaires and contractors to boost claims or provoke disputes.
“This was one of many the explanation why this undertaking (Information Lake) was conceived. It will put an finish to a number of malpractices as none could make any modifications within the uploaded communications. The main points will be accessed solely by the officers accountable for explicit initiatives and the highest stage officers. It will make officers accountable and contractors or concessionaires can’t dispute what’s there on the web system,” mentioned an official. He added that seniors within the hierarchy can shortly establish which official is holding again choices.
On this system, all undertaking paperwork and correspondences are saved in digital format within the cloud-based ‘Information Lake’ linked with GIS tagging and distinctive undertaking ID. All contractors, concessionaires, consultants, authority engineers, impartial engineers and NHAI’s undertaking administrators and regional officers have began utilizing it.

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