A group of 15 engineers from the Department of Roads, Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport finished their two weeks training-cum-observation tour organized by the Indian Academy of Highway Engineers (IAHE) Noida with the financial support of the Indian Government.
During the two weeks period, the engineers were exposed to the best practices adopted in the road transport sector in India. The participants were given presentations on road development scenario in India, legal/regulatory framework, preparation of feasibility reports for PPP/EPC projects and related studies, PPP policy framework and guidelines, tolling systems, Manuals for 2-lane and 4-lane highways etc.
“The participants also went for on-site inspection and educational tour to the major Indian landmarks in the road sectorsuch as Yamuna Expressway (Delhi-Agra), Mumbai-Pune Expressway, Worli-Bandra Sea Link, Bangalore Elevated Corridor and Bangalore-Mysore Highways etc. During these visits the participants learnt about the systems and held discussions on various aspects of theseprojects including operation and maintenance issues,” said a press release issued by Indian Embassy.
This training-cum-observation program for the engineers of the Department of Roads, Govt. of Nepal was organized under India-Nepal Economic Cooperation Program which has an outlay of over NRs 76 billion covering more than 533 projects in Nepal spread over almost all districts of Nepal in the sectors like education, health, physical infrastructure and historical-cultural sites being undertaken as per local needs and aspirations.