Indian National Highways

Organization Structure – Ministry of Surface Transport

The organization chart of ministry of surface transport is shown in Exhibit I.  The MOT is responsible for development, planning and monitoring phases of the projects. The implementation phase is carried out by contracting agency under public works department (PWD).

The minister is responsible for approval of any project with consultation of the cabinet. The Legal Advice is sought from the ministry of law.

The executive sponsor and client contact for projects is the director general of road development. The director general is a functional role with responsibility for overseeing project development – highways including country planning and R&D.

Projects comprise 10 chief engineers and each chief engineer is allocated 2 superintending engineers, 2 executive engineers and 2 assistant engineers. A single project chief engineer is in-charge of national highway development in two states. Each state chief engineer has its own supportingstaff comprising superintending engineers, executive engineers and assistant engineers.








Executive Sponsor

Director General –Road Development

Reporting to Secretary- Govt. of India. Powers to sponsor the project.

Client Contact

Director General –Road Development


Program Manager

10 Chief Engineers – Projects


Reporting to Director General – Road Development. Project Conception, Feasibility studies, Costing, Planning, Contract Administration, Execution and Controlling.


One Chief Engineer – Project responsible for National Highwaydevelopment in 2 states.


Responsible for direct management of Chief Engineer – State PWD organization.


State PWD Chief Engineer has its own similar organization.



Project Manager

Chief Engineer - PWD

Project Team

Superintending Engineers – Onsite


Responsible for an Area in the State

Executive Engineers - Onsite


1 for each area, responsible for 1 or 2 projects.

Assistant Executive Engineers - Onsite


1 for each project.

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