Innovative Initiatives to Drive India Ahead The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), with its great team, has been working tirelessly for the development of roadways in India. Their initiatives like ETC, FASTagare always focused on improving the highway operations and commuter satisfaction. A boost has been given to NHAI processes by the ongoing Digital India efforts. A portal for Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) was launched which will resolve disputes in a fair, speedy, and transparent manner in case of any national and international arbitral disputes. ODR paves a way for new job opportunities for the Indian Youth from the IT (Information Technology) background. This will not just raise the trust and streamline the processes but also ensure transparency in the process. The Online Dispute Resolution portal, that was inaugurated by Mr Satyapal Singh, Minister of State Human Resource Development, will not only change the dispute resolution process but also boosts the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of India. The new innovative initiatives by NHAI is transforming construction sector at an unprecedented rate. All these initiatives will improve the infrastructure of the national highways and changes the perception of sluggish movement. Extraordinary initiative like electronic toll collection (ETC) system created a milestone in the entire process of toll tax collection. It significantly raised the levels of efficiency and streamlined the entire toll collection process. FASTagging of the vehicles ensured in making the process of tax collection a lot smoother and faster. These initiatives like ETC and ODR will give a boost to the overall economic growth of the country. It is also set to reduce the logistic charges significantly which, in turn, will improve the overall GDP rate of the country and increase GDP by 2%. Initiatives like ODR has Standardization of construction contracts and procedures. It also helped in the grading of construction entities and created an environment that ensures equality of opportunity for all Indian contractors. These two initiatives especially ODR and FASTag will significantly improve the entire process of toll tax collection and resolve the disputes at a faster rate if any disputes arise. These initiatives will also help in improving the overall GDP of the country while simultaneously providing jobs to the youth.
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