Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicNational Highway

Topic: National Highway

Chinese response to border stand-off with India is to construct more highways along LAC

Presence of Huawei cellular towers near US missile base in Wyoming has led FBI to start digging into land purchases going back to the Obama administration.

C-130J Super Hercules lands on National Highway — Here’s a look at past landings on expressways

On Thursday, the Indian Air Force conducted a mock emergency landing on NH-925 in Rajasthan's Barmer district with C-130J Super Hercules aircraft.

Road audit, monitoring at-risk points vital, say experts as landslides batter Himachal highways

Govt constitutes team of experts to inspect two sites of massive landslides in Himachal Pradesh. Team recommends determining effect of human activities on highways among other measures.

Govt expects Rs 1.6 lakh cr from monetising 104 NHs by 2025 despite lukewarm investor interest

The govt is auctioning national highway assets under two models — Toll Operate Transfer and Infrastructure Investment Funds — to monetise them. The 104 NHs span 26,700 km.

Gadkari wants speed limits for vehicles raised by 20kmph, says India has better roads now

At a meeting with officials of road transport and highways ministry, Nitin Gadkari also called for uniform speed limits across the country.

Despite lockdown, national highway construction hits all-time high of 36.4 km/day in 2020-21

Highways ministry built 13,298 km in 2020-21, up from 10,237 km in 2019-20. However, road construction has not crossed Gadkari's 2017 target of 40 km/day.

102-km section of NH-48 linking Ahmedabad to Vadodara ranked India’s best highway stretch

In a first of its kind exercise, Union road ministry and NHAI rated 219 stretches of highways across India, covering 18.668 km.   

Environmental clearance not required for national highway projects, SC tells Central govt

The observation was made by the SC in its judgment upholding the notification for acquisition of land for the Rs 10,000-crore Chennai-Salem eight-lane green corridor project.

PMO snubs Gadkari, stalls conversion of 53,000 km of state roads into national highways

PMO stepped in as it felt that Nitin Gadkari's ministry, which has projected a revenue deficit of over Rs 37,000 crore, needs to practise fiscal discipline.

On national highways alone, UP has 226 distressed bridges that need attention

The UP government wants a regional version of IBMS system to take stock of all the bridges in the state, and then figure out what to do with them.

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In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
File photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar | Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via Reuters

Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.

Defence

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.