Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicHighways

Topic: Highways

Modi govt’s big infrastructure push is fueling builders’ bond sales

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plan for India to build 25,000 kilometers of highway in the fiscal year starting next month is making the local...

Highways budget could jump 30% to Rs 1.8 lakh crore as Modi govt set to continue infra push

FM Sitharaman is likely to raise NHAI capex, but its borrowings from external sources will be curtailed. Highways asset monetisation's plans are on track.

E-vehicle charging stations every 40-60 km, 40,000 km of highway coverage: NHAI’s 2023 target

In an interview to ThePrint, Road Secretary and NHAI chairman Giridhar Aramane said 700 charging stations will come up as part of wayside amenities on national highways.

3 PSU banks have Rs 9,922 cr of NPAs in roads sector. Delays, low toll collection blamed

The banks shared data with the parliamentary panel on transport, tourism and culture, which was looking at aspects of lending to the road sector.

To understand Vajpayee’s economic worldview, look at his first choice for finance minister

In ‘Vajpayee: The Years That Changed India’, Shakti Sinha writes that Vajpayee was a difficult PM to understand, but his reforms spoke for him.

Rs 1 lakh crore Delhi-Mumbai and Ambala-Kotputli expressways to be ready by March 2022

The two highways are part of 22 greenfield expressways the govt has proposed to build. A third, between Amritsar and Jamnagar, will be completed by March 2023.

Onus on NHAI as new Modi govt rules require 90% of highway land arranged before work starts

The revised Model Concession Agreement for BOT (toll) projects seeks to plug delays by imposing a deadline on NHAI and incentivising timely work by concessionaires.

Road projects worth Rs 50,000 crore to be completed in Madhya Pradesh by 2023, says Gadkari

The Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs Minister inaugurated and laid foundation stone of 45 highway projects worth Rs 11,427 crore in the state through video conference Tuesday.

Chinese firms won’t be allowed to participate in highway projects, says Nitin Gadkari

Road Transport, Highways and MSME Minister Gadkari said rebidding would be done if there are any Chinese joint ventures for existing tenders and future bids.

80% highway work resumes after lockdown, target is to complete 12,000 km of roads in 2020-21

Officials in the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways say about 50-80% of labourers have returned to work in different projects after the lockdown was eased.

On Camera

YourTurn

Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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