Highway commuters travelling on the 256 km Delhi-Jaipur stretch will now get real-time updates about the condition of the road by tuning into a dedicated radio channel.
Road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari is launching the Highway Advisory Services (HAS) on Thursday on a pilot basis on National Highway-8. The highways ministry plans to extend HAS across all the NH’s in a phased manner.
Though quite common abroad, this would be the first time that HAS is being launched in India. For the Delhi-Jaipur stretch, the HAS will give updates for five minutes every half an hour.