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Strong response for 5th round of highway monetisation programme through TOT
Oct 21, 2020
Close on the heels of annulling the fourth bundle, presumably due to lack of investors’ interest, investors’ response for the fifth TOT should cheer the NHAI.
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Oct 20, 2020
Construction of highways gets big push! Modi govt relaxes BOT/HAM norms to attract more participation
Oct 17, 2020
Infra boost in Andhra Pradesh! Nitin Gadkari inaugurates, lays foundation stones for various highway projects
Oct 16, 2020
Zojila Tunnel: Blasting process launched for construction of Asia’s longest bi-directional tunnel
The ambitious Zojila tunnel project, the longest bi-directional tunnel in Asia, will offer all-year connectivity between the valley of Srinagar and Leh.
Oct 16, 2020
Modi govt’s massive infra boost for Kerala! Highway projects worth over Rs 12,000 crore get kickstart
Today, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stone of seven highway projects in Kerala.
Oct 13, 2020
NHAI to not disclose floor price for highway stretches under TOT model
The floor price or the initial estimated concession value (IECV) will now be disclosed by NHAI only after receipt of technical bids and after declaring the selected bidder. The highest bidder will tak
Oct 13, 2020
National Highways construction on fast-lane! Over 2,900 km roads constructed under Bharatmala Pariyojna scheme!
Under the phase one of the Bharatmala Pariyojna scheme, the ministry has given its approval for developing about 34,800 km of road network.
Oct 12, 2020
COVID-19 puts break on Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway commissioning; Date pushed by 6 months with no cost overruns
In December the same year, the stretch will be extended further to Bhiwandi on the outskirts of Mumbai, taking the length to 623 km.
Oct 12, 2020
Tamil Nadu-Puducherry connectivity to get better! Highway works worth Rs 11,000 crore underway; details
Four-laning of National Highway-45 shall provide unhindered connectivity of Puducherry with the port of Karaikal and the road which is leading up to Kanyakumari.
Oct 09, 2020
NHAI on fast lane! Awards 1,330 km highway projects worth Rs 47,289 crore
In the April-August period of the last fiscal, the authority had awarded 828 km national highway projects.
Oct 08, 2020
Tunnel for better connectivity in Kerala! Work on Kozhikode-Wayanad tunnel to start next March; check details
The tunnel's end points are at Maripuzha in Thiruvambady village panchayat, located in Kozhikode and Kalladi in Meppadi panchayat, located in Wayanad.
Oct 07, 2020
Tunnel road project launched in Kerala! No survey sanctioned, claims Forest Department; details
Due to the delay in getting additional land cleared by the Environment Ministry, there has been a roadblock in the development of the two-lane ghat road.
Oct 06, 2020
Atal Tunnel Rohtang: PM Modi inaugurates world’s longest highway tunnel above 10,000 feet in Manali
Atal Tunnel Rohtang: The 9.02 kilometres long engineering marvel connects Manali in Himachal Pradesh to Lahaul-Spiti throughout the year.
Oct 03, 2020
Atal tunnel: PM Modi to inaugurate Rohtang tunnel; 15 facts about world’s longest road tunnel above 10,000 feet
Atal Tunnel: Shaped like a horse-shoe, the Rohtang tunnel is double-laned and in a single tube. Moreover, it has a roadway of 8 metres. The overhead clearance of the tunnel is 5.525 metres. The width
Oct 02, 2020
Atal Tunnel: How world’s longest tunnel above 10,000 feet at Rohtang pass will make use of automation solutions
The tunnel will have the technology to monitor local and remote connectivity, ventilation, lighting, fire safety systems and power distribution.
Oct 01, 2020
Infra boost for Bihar! PM Modi lays foundation stone for 9 highway projects, inaugurates optical fibre services
These highway projects are expected to provide better connectivity, convenience as well as economic growth in and around Bihar.
Sep 21, 2020
Atal Tunnel: World’s longest highway tunnel above 10,000 feet, connecting Manali to Leh, completed in 10 years
The strategically important infrastructure project, the Rohtang Tunnel has been named after former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Sep 16, 2020
April-August highway construction decent, but at lowest in three years
Rating agency Icra had earlier said the execution in FY21 is estimated to be lower by around 22% against the targets. For the entire current fiscal, the MoRTH has set a 10,250-km construction target.
Sep 04, 2020
NHAI awards 774-km projects for Apr-Aug
Under HAM, NHAI pays 40% of the project cost during the construction period and the remaining 60% as annuity payments over the operations period to the developer; the developer, therefore, needs to fi
Sep 02, 2020
Government revises BOT model for highway projects to lure investors
Other key changes that have been brought in the revised MCA include flexibility to foreclose the contract with mutual consent.
Surya Sarathi Ray
Sep 02, 2020
Paving the way: New technique for utilisation of zinc byproduct in road construction
During the CSIR-CRRI study for exploring productive use of jarofix, three road stretches of 100-metre each were studied over three years to evaluate its performance.
Aug 31, 2020
Bundelkhand Expressway: UPEIDA inks deal with Bank of Baroda-led bank consortium to fund the project; details
Earlier this year, the foundation stone for the 296-kilometres long Bundelkhand Expressway was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh.
Aug 26, 2020
Infra boost for Madhya Pradesh! Gadkari launches 45 highway projects worth over Rs 11,000 crore; see list
With these projects, the movement of goods and people to and from Madhya Pradesh will also improve substantially especially with the neighbouring states of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh.
Aug 25, 2020
Wow! India’s roadways to be on par with US, UK, Australia in two years, says Nitin Gadkari; details
Besides, various strategic tunnels and bridges that are being built across the country, a total of 22 green expressways comprising 7,500 km, are planned to be executed at a cost of around Rs 3.10 lakh
Aug 25, 2020
Highway toll collection per km declined 7% in FY20
India had 29,666 km highway length and 566 toll plazas, as on March 2020, where toll was collected. The toll rate is revised annually in April for majority of the stretches.
Surya Sarathi Ray
Aug 24, 2020
MEIL is lowest bidder for Zojila Pass tunnel
“National Highways and Industrial Development Corporation (NHIDCL) opened the bids on Friday and MEIL topped the list by quoting less than other companies. The project is to be constructed in two di
Aug 22, 2020
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