Obtaining Access Permission is a primary requirement for any Commercial, Industrial, Institutional establishment & Colony as well as for setting up of Fuel Filling Station along the Highway. The Access is necessary to have a safe length for weaving of traffic in and out of any establishment or the fuel stations, and to provide necessary space margin to the through traffic from vehicles moving to &fro from any establishment & fuel station.
The Hon`ble Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRT&H) have issued certain guidelines/ norms for implementation, which have to be followed while constructing the access to any establishment/ fuel stations from National/ State Highway by providing adequate road marking/ signages, and constructing deceleration/ acceleration lanes. It is mandatory to regularize/implement the norms, as stipulated by MoRT&H to prevent road accidents occurring while getting in or out from any such establishment/ fuel stations connected to Highways.
The guidelines have been revised from time to time and as per the latest guidelines dated 24th July 2013 there will be an imposition of penalty of Rs. 25 Lacs (Rs. 25,00,000/-) on the oil company in case of existing fuel station, where prior approval has not been obtained from the Ministry. Hence it is mandatory to get the fuel station regularized.