National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will soon roll out a highway incident and allied services scheme to aid road users. The scheme will include highway patrol and quick response mechanism for commuters facing problems.
While the focus will be on helping accident victims and ensuring smooth traffic, the increased patrolling is also likely to deter criminals who target commuters. “We are preparing standard operating procedures for the scheme. NHAI will set the norms for people to be engaged in this service,” NHAI chairman Raghav Chandra told TOI.
He said those engaged in such schemes, to be outsourced to private players, will have no policing powers. “They will call up local police for action,” Chandra said.
The scheme is being designed under public-private partnership model. The need for a specialised patrolling system has been underlined after a string of crimes, including the recent gang rape of a woman and her daughter on NH-91 in Bulandshahr, UP. Cory Littleton Womens Jersey