DEL/285/ 2016                                        April 29, 2016
To All IATO Members
Dear Members,
Sub: Development of Wayside Amenities along National Highways across the country-Reg.
The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MORTH) has decided to develop and set up wayside amenities along National Highways. This is an ambitious project spearheaded by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India, which envisages the provision of Comprehensive Wayside Amenities for both car & bus passengers and heavy vehicle drivers across the country, and ultimately intends to ensure that suitable opportunities to stop and rest are available across the National Highways network. National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has been assigned the task of setting up these facilities.
The wayside amenities would include parking for cars, buses & trucks separately, restaurant/food court, low cost Dhaba, telephone booth/ATM, fuel station, minor repair shop Rest rooms/ Motels for short stay, toilets, landscaping, and kiosk for sale of miscellaneous sundry items, village haats to promote local products. Provisions of helipads would also be made where space is available. The facilities for truckers & other road users will be segregated.
NHAI has invited expression of Interest from interested infrastructure/ commercial/ institutional developers, hospitality chains, restaurant/ budget hotel chains, oil marketing companies, transport associations, leading luxury bus operators and tourism development corporations for construction, operation, and management of wayside amenities on Public Private Partnership (PPP Mode) as per proposed site specific plans for identified 33 sites along National Highways in India. The said advertisement along with project details may be seen at / downloaded from NHAI Website
Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India (Travel Trade Division) has requested us that this information be circulated to all our members and feedback/suggestions be sent to NHAI to Shri. D.K Agarwal, General Manager (CM-II), National Highway Authority of India (Email: , Tel 011-25074100). Your suggestions be directed to him
Thanking you,
Lally Mathews
Hony. Secretary