Roadways

Strong response for 5th round of highway monetisation programme through TOT

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.
Under the fifth round of TOT, NHAI is offering for a 20-year lease period two bundles with a total length of 159.5 km.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

“The projects awarded so far in first half of the current financial year are 1.6 times higher of 828 km awarded in FY 19-20 and 3.5 times higher of 373 km awarded in FY 18-19 during the same period,” NHAI said in a statement.

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.

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.

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.

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Atal tunnel: PM Modi to inaugurate Rohtang tunnel; 15 facts about world’s longest road tunnel above 10,000 feet

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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.

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.

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.

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.

All agencies, including MoRTH, National Highways Authority of India and National Highway Development Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDCL), put together, had built 3,656 km national highway a year ago.

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

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.

Focus on limiting liability to 100% of total project cost for both NHAI and developers is largely beneficial for NHAI given the huge claims raised by developers in the past, many of which were at a multiple to the total project cost.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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