NEW DELHI: Soon, national highways in India will get star ratings on a scale of zero to five based on a survey of their safety parameters.

The results of one such pilot survey will be out for Delhi-Mumbai and Mumbai-Chennai corridors of Golden Quadrilateral in the next few months. The survey is being carried out more than a decade after the country’s fast ever mega highway programme was completed.

International Road Assessment Programme (IRAP) is carrying out the survey funded by World Bank and Bloomberg Philanthrophies.

A similar survey covering more than 10,000 km of state highways in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana between 2010 and 2015 had found that at least 75% of these stretches had less than two or two star ratings. The findings show these highways were more unsafe for motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians in comparison to four wheel vehicles.

“After carrying out…

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