NHAI - Current Affairs Questions and Answers

1)   NHAI has launched which mobile app(s) to facilitate electronic toll collection?

a. MyFASTag
b. FASTag Partner
c. FASTag Yojana
d. Both a and b
e. All the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Both a and b

National Highways Authority of India launched two mobile Apps - MyFASTag and FASTag Partner in New Delhi.

This is to facilitate the availability of FASTags for Electronic Toll Collection.

The cumbersome method of purchase and recharge of FASTags has been one of the major challenges with the ETC project.

The mobile Apps launched today will ease the process, making it possible to buy or recharge FASTags at the click of a mobile button.

MyFASTag is a consumer App that can be downloaded from the App Store for both Android and iOS systems.

A consumer can purchase or recharge FASTags on this App.

The App also helps to keep track of transactions and provides for online grievance redressal.

FASTag Partner is a merchant App.

Agencies like Common Services Centre, banking partners and vehicle dealers can sell and enrol FASTag through this App.

In addition to this, the App can also be used to activate the RFID tags that came built in with around 74 lakh cars in the country.

These RFID tags are already fixed on the cars but are dormant.

This App will convert these RFID tags into ETC Tag (FASTag).

Also dedicated FASTag lanes will become operational on all 371 NHAI toll plazas from 1st September 2017, he said.

Online sale of FASTags and offline sale through Common Services Centre (CSC) near toll plazas are also carried out.

FASTag can now be purchased online from Issuer Banks websites / NHAI website / IHMCL website and will be delivered by courier at the door step of the purchaser.

More than 6 lakh FASTags have been sold so far.

2)   Who has been appointed new NHAI chairman?

a. Yudhvir Singh Mehta
b. Yudhvir Singh Malik
c. Yudhvir Singh Mohan
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Yudhvir Singh Malik

Yudhvir Singh Malik, the Special Secretary with NITI Aayog, has been appointed as new Chairman of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).

He will replace Raghav Chandra. Senior IAS officer Chandra was Chairman since August 2015

Before joining the NITI Aayog he was CEO of FSSAI from 2014 Oct to 2015 Sept- which saw the Maggi Noodle Ban bring the food regulatory authority into news.

NHAI is entrusted with the task of implementing National Highways Development Project (NHDP), India’s largest-ever highways project.

It regulates 92,851 km of national highways across the country.

NHAI: Nodal Agency for Highways

  • NHAI is an autonomous agency of the Government of India,
  • It manages a network of over 70,000 km of National Highways in India.
  • It is a nodal agency of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
  • National Highways Authority of India Act, 1988 led to its creation
  • It signed an MoU with ISRO recently for satellite mapping of highways

3)   CCEA has authorised NHAI to monetise public funded National Highway projects. What does NHAI stand for?

a. National Highway Agency of India
b. National Highway Affairs of India
c. National Highway Association of India
d. National Highway Authority of India
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: National Highway Authority of India

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by PM Modi has authorised the National Highways Authority of India to monetise public funded NH projects which are operational and generating toll revenue for atlas two yeas after the Commercial Operations Date through the Toll Operate Transfer Model.

  • Close to 75 operational NH projects have been identified for the monetisation.

4)   NHAI has rolled out cashless payment mechanism on fee places at National Highways. What is it called?

a. FASTpay
b. FASTcash
c. FASTag
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 


National Highways Authority of India has rolled out a cashless payment system FASTag at fee plazas on national highways.

  • It offers near non stop movement of vehicles through fee plazas and convenience of cashless payment of toll fee with nationwide interoperable Electronic Fee Collection Service.
  • As per the joint study report 2011-2012 carried out by Transport Corp of India and IIM Kolkata estimated annual cost of delay to Indian economy was INR 27000 crore each year.
  • FASTag is operational on 335 fee plazas on national highways across the nation and saves time, cash and fuel.

5)   Which business school has tied up with NHAI for ensuring development of managerial competence?

a. ISB
b. IIM-A
c. IIM-K
Answer  Explanation 


NHAI has tied up with Indian School of Business, Hyderabad for the development of competence of its technical and managerial manpower. The programme called Leadership Programme in Infrastructure Management relates to multiple disciplines namely economics, finance, law and social as well as environmental issues.

6)   NHAI has recently decided to set up an international body to tap road building possibilities outside the country on September 17, 2015. Name this body.

a. NHAI Global
b. NHAI International
c. NHAI International Ltd
d. NHAI International Corporation
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: NHAI International

NHAI International will have offices in different countries and function like rail PSUs undertaking construction and consultancy projects internationally. It will be outside the ambit of NHAI. Iran, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bhutan are some of the nations planning to award contracts to India in coming years. GoI has also made the decision to increase India’s national highways network to 1.5 lakh km in a year through addition of 50,000 km more than the existing/current network. Target is 30 km of road construction every day by March 2016. A separate body is also being planned for carrying out the expressways project. Mass transit projects are also on the anvil.
Panel for preparing the reorganisation of NHAI has been formed.