Drone Survey Mandatory for All National Highways Projects

26 June 2021 Current Affairs:The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has mandated the use of drones to record video at different stages of development, construction, operation and maintenance of national highway projects. 
These videos will be saved on NHAI’s “Data Lake” portal to track project progress.

About National Highways Authority of India (NHAI):
♦ NHAI was established under the NHAI Act of 1988, and it has been entrusted with the National Highways Development Project (NHDP), as well as other minor projects for development, maintenance, and management.
♦ NHAI maintains the National Highways network in accordance with global standards and in a cost-effective manner.
About NHAI’s Portal “Data Lake”:
♦ With the launch of Data Lake and Project Management Software, NHAI has gone ‘Fully Digital.’ 
♦ It is a cloud-based and AI-powered Big Data Analytics platform. 
♦ All project documentation, contractual decisions, and approvals are now done solely through the portal.
 

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