Saturday, 29 January, 2022
TopicHighways

Topic: Highways

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.

Modi govt built 1.5 km of highway per day in Northeast, up from 0.6 km per day by UPA

Modi govt built 2,731 km of national highways across 8 northeastern states in 2014-19 as compared to 1,079.25 km that UPA managed from 2009-14.

On Camera

YourTurn

When a write-off is a triumph: Why Air India sale has both Tata & govt in buoyant mood

Govt could see deal as win considering airline’s dire debt spiral. Meanwhile, Tata should see scale of losses reducing quickly, & no more political attacks from ministers.
V. Anantha Nageswaran

Who is V Anantha Nageswaran, new chief economic advisor? IIM-A grad, academic, PM’s ex-advisor

Nageswaran, who has taught at various B-schools in India and Singapore, takes charge days before the tabling of the Economic Survey and the Union Budget.

Defence

Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

Let them eat communalism: Why Yogi formula for lack of jobs, income, self-esteem is a big risk

While UP’s unemployed are angry, Yogi’s call for a choice between Jinnah and Sardar Patel, more than seven decades after they both died, is the new ‘let them eat cake’.
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