Guidelines Issued on Grant of Permission for Construction of Access to Facilities

Highway Administration Cell, Ministry of Road and Highways has issued guidelines for the construction of access to fuel stations, wayside amenities, connecting roads, other properties, rest area complexes & such other facilities vide circular bearing reference number nh-11011/15/2023/la dated July 28, 2023.

The Ministry had previously issued guidelines concerning the approval process for constructing access to Fuel Stations, Wayside Amenities, Connecting Roads, Other Properties, Rest Area Complexes, and similar facilities vide circular bearing reference number RW/NH- 33032/01/2017-S&R(R) dated July 26, 2020. According to the guidelines, an Oil/Gas company or owner of private property has the authority to build a fuel station and its access within a period of 12 months starting from the date when provisional permission for access is granted.

Amendments to the aforementioned circular were made vide circulars dated January 28, 2021, and September 2, 2021, respectively. As per the circular issued on September 2, 2021, it has been indicated that the regional officer of the ministry/NHAI/NHIDCL possesses the jurisdiction to provide a two-year extension period after hearing the reasons for such delay from the applicant.

However, the Ministry has documented instances where the construction or development of the access road to a property was unable to be completed within the extended temporary authorization timeframe.

Therefore, based on the aforementioned considerations, it has been determined that an extension of the provisional permission’s validity beyond two years may be granted, subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.