Wayside amenities along National Highway and Freeways are fundamental because both the travelers and drivers need specific wayside amenities to make their journey safe, comfortable, and suitable to decrease exhaustion in a long-distance journey. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is preparing to roll out a policy that will make traveling on Highways and Expressways simpler and more comfortable, as per sources. The policy is in the last phases of discussion and will be announced in two months, the source added.
The policy aims to build wayside amenities like restaurants, washrooms, electric vehicle charging stations, gas stations, and other services that would assist travelers driving on National Highways and Expressways to feel less tired.
On a Public-Private partnership (PPP) basis, the government intends to develop such roadside facilities in 600 locations across India. The government needs private players to foster world-class facilities for interstate users and operate them. The ministry plans to develop 22 greenfield expressways, other highway projects, 23 other key infrastructure projects, and 35 multi-modal logistics parks. A few of the major Expressways and corridors currently under construction are Ahmedabad-Dholera Expressway, Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway, Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, Bengaluru-Chennai Expressway, Ambala-Kotputli Expressway, and other projects.