6.5-km Z-Morh Tunnel is set for early completion; will link Sonmarg, Srinagar all year

The escape tunnel which is 6.5 km long is ready to be partially opened for controlled traffic around the month of November, giving Sonmarg connectivity to Srinagar, as also maintaining supplies through the winter season for the first time.
Zojila tunnel, Z-Morh Tunnel

No investments from Chinese companies in India’s highway projects in recent times: Nitin Gadkari

The Road Transport and Highways Minister, in July 2020, had said that the Modi government will not allow companies from China to participate in India's highway projects, including the ones through joi

highways, Chinese firms

World’s longest, Delhi-Mumbai Expressway to open in March 2023! Check key features

The ambitious infra project is being constructed at a cost of Rs 98,000 crore and is scheduled for completion by March 2023.

delhi mumbai expressway, highway

Electric Highway between Delhi and Jaipur! Govt in talks with one foreign firm, says Nitin Gadkari

On Thursday, the Union Minister reviewed the progress of Delhi - Mumbai Expressway, which is expected to cut down the travel time between the national capital and the financial capital from nearly 24

electric highway, infra

Delhi-Mumbai Expressway to reduce travel time to 12 hours! See other features of upcoming largest expressway

It will be the longest expressway in India and once completed, people will be able to travel between Delhi and Mumbai in about 12.5 hours.

Delhi-Mumbai expressway, highway

Mumbai-Pune Expressway getting Intelligent Traffic Management System! See benefits of this hi-tech system

In the year 2019, the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) had floated the tender for selection of an agency to implement the system, but it did not yield responses.

ITMS, expressway

Road infra in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan to transform! Ambala-Kotputli Greenfield Corridor to open by March 2022

The 313 kilometre long highway, which is being developed with an investment of Rs 11,000 crores, will transform the road infrastructure of the states of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan.

Ambala-Kotputli Greenfield Corridor, road project

To avoid land fraud, NHAI directs district authorities to stay CLU, NOCs, sale deeds till DPRs are ready

For the project, proceedings of land acquisition have been initiated by this office and survey number verification by patwaris falling in the alignment is currently under process.

NHAI, highway

National Green Highways Mission: Over 5,000 kms of avenue plantation work worth Rs 650 crore done so far

The government plans to carry out plantations along the National Highways with participation of the local communities, NGOs, farmers, private players, government agencies as well as Forest Departments

highways, plantation

Monetisation: Rs 30,000 cr to be mobilised from highway assets in FY22

Of these, 5,000 km of highways are expected to be monetised in FY22 to mobilise about Rs 30,000 crore. The National Highways Authority of India’s (NHAI) first tranche of InvIT in FY22 is expected to

NHAI is also exploring a second tranche of a follow-on issue of the InvIT. The InvIT issue is envisaged to be privately placed.

National Monetisation Pipeline: Road assets worth Rs 1.60 lakh crore to be monetised over four years

The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will implement the road assets monetisation.

road, monetization

Development of Highway sector in MP: Centre incorporates Atal Progress-Way in Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase-1

The expressway project, worth Rs 7,000 crore is expected to boost the development of the Gwalior and Chambal divisions of MP.

expressway, highway

Travel in just 90 minutes! Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway to be functional by September next year; details

As per the highway authority's plans, the Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway will consist of six lanes for the carriageway (three lanes on each side) as well as four lanes (double laned) for service roads al

Bengaluru Mysuru Expressway, highway

Nitin Gadkari pitches for setting up of a dedicated funding agency for highways

“Here, we need one institution where NHAI stakes are there and financial institutions stakes are there. A joint venture. We can formulate the policy and we can go for that,” Gadkari said respondin

The minister, however, reiterated that NHAI did not have any financial problem, thanks to monetisation of stretches and increasing toll collection which might go up to Rs 1.4 lakh crore annually in the next 3-4 years.

Plan to to replace toll plazas with GPS-based tolling system

Speaking at a virtual event organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Wednesday, minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari said the ministry was already started working on th

“We have already received presentations from them,” Gadkari said, adding that suggestions from Indian companies are also welcome.

Govt calls upon public-private collaboration to reduce road accidents & improve road safety in India; details

The Minister for Road Transport and Highways called upon the private sector to contribute in creating social awareness, social consciousness, as well as social responsibility towards road safety.

road safety, highways

Amazing feat! World’s highest motorable road now in India; BRO completes Umlingla Pass construction

The Border Roads Organisation crew braved the odds to develop the road, particularly due to the extreme and harsh terrain that make infrastructure development challenging.

highest motorable road

Travel time between Jammu and Srinagar to reduce! Quazigund-Banihal tunnel opens to traffic for trial; details

The tunnel, built at 5,800 feet above sea level, will replace the Jawahar tunnel as well as provide all-weather connectivity.

Tunnel, Kashmir

Commuting between Mumbai-Thane to get better! New stretch of Kopri Bridge likely to open soon

The expansion project of widening the Kopri Bridge from an existing four lane stretch to an eight lane stretch is under execution by the MMRDA.

Kopri Bridge, expansion

Meerut-Prayagraj Ganga Expressway: Yogi govt to seek Rs 4,480 crore loan

The process of purchasing land for the Ganga Expressway, which is to be built from Meerut to Prayagraj, is going on in full swing.

Speaking to FE, an official of the state government said the loan amount would be made available in lieu of securitisation. With the additional availability of financial resources, the purchase of land and other work will be accelerated. (Representative image)

Despite Covid crisis, India records highest-ever construction speed of National Highways; details

A world record has also been created by India by constructing 2.5 kilometres 4 lane concrete road in just a duration of 24 hours and 26 kilometres single lane Bitumen road in just 21 hours time.

national highways, construction

Fall in toll receipts: NHAI may pay Rs 500 crore to BOT developers as compensation

The move will also mean extension of the concession period equal to the period during which the concessionaire was prevented from collection of toll fee.

In the event of partial collection of free where the daily collection is less than 90% of the average daily fee, the authority shall extend the concession period in proportion to the loss of fee on a daily basis.

Soon, travel time to UP and traffic woes in Delhi to reduce as work on National Highway 709B starts next month

Once work on this highway is complete, it will reduce the travel time to the districts of UP and ease traffic flow in Delhi's northeast areas such as New Usmanpur, Khajuri Khas, Pushta Road, Sonia Vih

national highway, construction

RInfra in talks with Cube Highways, Brookfield, Apollo Global for sale of 5 road assets

Together, the five roads are expected to fetch around Rs 3,250 crore, which will help the company reduce its consolidated debt of Rs 14,260 crore as of March 2021.

While CDPQ and Brookfield declined to comment, an email to Apollo Global and message to Cube Highways did not elicit any response.
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