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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.
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.
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.
At a meeting with officials of road transport and highways ministry, Nitin Gadkari also called for uniform speed limits across the country.
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.
In a first of its kind exercise, Union road ministry and NHAI rated 219 stretches of highways across India, covering 18.668 km.
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 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.
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.