Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicNational Highways Authority of India

Topic: National Highways Authority of India

First ‘green & safe highway’ partly funded by World Bank to be built in Rajasthan by year end

The highway will be the first stretch to be built under a a $500 million green highways corridor agreement signed by the Indian government with the World Bank in December last year.

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.   

High crime rate, lost green cover: Gurugram has many problems, but it’s getting a makeover

Enthusiastic citizens have organised themselves under the banner ‘I AM GURGAON’, and the movement has succeeded in healing 550 acres of land.

Modi govt has done better than UPA on infrastructure but delays, cost overruns persist

One-fourth of central infrastructure projects are delayed under Narendra Modi’s NDA govt, while the number was one-third for Manmohan Singh’s UPA.

On Camera

YourTurn

PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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