National highways witnessed record construction and dispute resolution even during the challenging times of Covid-19. The number of NH projects awarded increased by 123 per cent in the first quarter of 2020-21. It happened during the tenure of S S Sandhu, the then Chairman, NHAI, now Chief Secretary, Uttarakhand. It was him who implemented 100% FASTAG for digital collection at Toll Plazas across the country, made project management totally digital.
His contribution during the peak of Covid, towards construction of oxygen plants across India will always be remembered. Earlier on, he led the project on Teacher Education Quality Improvement Programme at Ministry of Human Resource Development.
The governments of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Uttarakhand have benefitted immensely from his contributions in the area of PPP, State Roads Infrastructure development, Urban Development and Information Technology In order to accelerate infrastructure development projects in Uttarakhand Sandhu has introduced a portal based monitoring system.