Delhi-Mumbai expressway: By 2023, travel by road from Delhi to Mumbai in just 12 hours; Rs 16,000 crore saved

Delhi Mumbai expressway: Come 2023, you can drive on the world-class Delhi-Mumbai expressway which will also be one of India's longest expressway!
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NHAI plans fifth TOT auction in Feb to raise Rs 3,000 crore

The fifth package would consist of three to four road projects valued at around Rs 3,000 crore and will be followed up with small packages of two to three road projects after every two to three months

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Big achievement! NHAI records highest daily toll collection at Rs 86.2 crore; FASTags lead the way

NHAI Chairman Sukhbir Singh Sandhu said at National Highways Excellence Award 2019 that the authority has recorded the highest daily toll collection at Rs 86.2 crore.


Monetisation by NHAI: Fourth TOT round looks doable after exclusion of one section

Following the removal of the PNG stretch, the reserve price for the remaining six stretches, measuring 341.58 km, under the fourth TOT bundle has now come down to Rs 2,166 crore from Rs 4,170.31 crore

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Highway projects: What has troubled private investors and lenders? Read this to know

In the current fiscal, it has Rs 5,573 crore debt-servicing obligation, Rs 6,600 crore in FY21 and Rs 4,700 crore in FY23.

Also, the NHAI board has been below its sanctioned strength for quite some time. News

Highways auction: NHAI sets target of Rs 1 lakh crore for TOT proceeds till 2025

For the first time, in October 2017, NHAI had invited bids for monetisation of such public-funded highway projects through ToT.

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What holds the key in highway construction in 2020? Two big challenges

Only in October, the finance ministry has ruled out, citing paucity of funds, MoRTH’s demand for an additional Rs 43,000 crore fund for awards and development of highway projects for the current fis

Under HAM, developers get 40% of the project cost upfront from the NHAI and remaining 60% over a period of 15 years. News

Urban transportation solutions for persons with disabilities: The 180 billion dollar opportunity sitting in plain sight

According to the World Bank, India is home to about 80 million Persons with Disability. At roughly 6% of the population, this number could be a conservative estimate as it is less than half of the glo

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FASTag purchase: What are the documents you need to buy FasTag RFID tag for NHAI toll plazas? Full list here

FASTag documents: Applicants must remember that FASTag will be issued following the verification of the original documents.

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FASTag on your car: How does FasTag RFID sticker work at the NHAI toll plaza? Explained in 5 easy steps

The dedicated lanes will be marked as FASTag lanes, which start about a distance of 70 metres before the toll plaza. The FASTag sign board and banners will be installed on the FASTag lanes

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Rohtang tunnel, world’s longest highway tunnel above 10,000 feet in India, set to open in this month

With the project's development work almost complete, the tunnel is now likely to be operational by May 2020 as against the official schedule of September 2020.

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FASTag on your vehicle: Where do you stick the FASTag for toll payment? Do’s and Don’ts you should know

FASTag is a RFID passive tag utilized for making toll payments directly from the customers’ linked prepaid or the current/savings account. It will be affixed on the windscreen of the vehicle.

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Singapore-based Cube set to bag third bundle of TOT highway projects with Rs 5,011-crore bid

Backed by I Squared Capital and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Cube highways has been investing in India’s road and highway projects for some time now.

Under the TOT model, publicly funded operational highway projects are given on a long-term (30 years) lease basis to domestic and foreign ‘patient capital’ investors. (Reprsentational image) News

NHAI may get Cabinet nod to tweak TOT model to boost highway projects funding

Under the second option —securitisation of tolls — the NHAI wants to raise funds from stretches where the traffic is already high and needs capacity augmentation in next few years. Infrastructure

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One Nation One Tag: FASTag toll payments on national highways, UP expressways from December 1; check details

One Nation One Tag- FASTag: The Central government has been pitching for 'One Nation One Tag' so that a single FASTag could work for all the expressways and highways across India.

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IRB, Cube Highways and L&T-NIIF combine in fray for highways third TOT bundle

Technical bids, containing the bid amount, will be opened on November 13.

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Big infra boost for UP! Decks cleared for construction of Bundelkhand Expressway, Gorakhpur Link Expressway

The Bundelkhand Expressway and the Gorakhpur Link Expressway would cost Rs. 10,000 crore and Rs. 4,587 crore, respectively.

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Commuters to get toilets, ambulance & other facilities on Eastern, Western Peripheral Expressways

The order from Delhi High Court came while disposing off a petition which sought the availability of facilities or amenities including toilet complex, eateries, ambulance, emergency facilities as well

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Kerala floods: German bank KfW signs $200-m loan pact for rebuilding damaged roads

The German Bank’s pact comes close on the heels of World Bank’s decision to allow a $250-million development policy loan for the ‘Rebuild Kerala Initiative’.

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No HAM award so far, yet NHAI ‘hopeful’ of awarding 2,000 kms in rest of the fiscal

The authority has a total awards target in all categories of 6,000 km in the current fiscal. Last fiscal, 834-km projects were awarded under HAM out of the total awards of 2,222 km.

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Delhi to Meerut in just less than 60 minutes! PM Modi wants Delhi-Meerut Expressway ready by May 2020

The Delhi-Meerut Expressway project is being built in four segments -- Nizamuddin Bridge to UP Border, UP Border to Dasna, Dasna to Hapur and Hapur to Meerut.

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Highway projects: Investors seek modifications in BOT model

The share of BOT (toll) project awards has come down to naught in the last two years from its peak of 96% in 2012.

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No one wants to invest in highway projects? No project awarded under Hybrid Annuity Model this fiscal

With HAM awards down to zilch, the government and the National Highways Authority of India seem to have come full circle and poised to rely entirely on the conventional engineering, procurement and co

As reported by FE earlier, highway project awards in the April-September period of the current fiscal were just 2,103 km. News

Rs 5,000-crore TOT package: NHAI extends bid deadline for third bundle of highway projects again

Under the TOT model, publicly funded operational highway projects are given on a long-term lease basis to domestic and foreign “patient capital” investors.

From the originally set deadline of September 11, the period for bidding was first extended to September 30 and then to October 30. (Representational image) News
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