Friday, 12 August, 2022

Topic: NHAI

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.

700 e-vehicle charging stations in 2 yrs, 40,000 km of highway coverage: NHAI’s big EV push

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

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.

Delhi-Mumbai Expressway will generate Rs 1,000-1500 crore monthly revenue, says Gadkari

The Union Minister also said that NHAI will rake in annual toll income to the tune of Rs 1.40 lakh crore in the next five years from the current level of Rs 40,000 crore.

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.

With you at every step, won’t let anyone obstruct development in state, Uddhav tells Gadkari

At an event Friday where both Uddhav Thackeray and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari were present, the chief minister said his government will not allow any obstacles in public work.

NHAI was already facing a ‘debt-trap’ and it borrowed another Rs 58,000 crore during Covid

In written reply to Rajya Sabha, Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari says NHAI's debt was Rs 3.07 lakh crore on 31 March 2021, up from Rs 2.49 lakh crore in March 2020.

NHAI is a gold mine, it will never face debt trap, says Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari

By 2024, India’s road infrastructure will be comparable to US & Europe, with access-controlled expressways, public transport running on electricity, Nitin Gadkari said at ThePrint's Off the Cuff.

888 projects delayed, panel of MPs wants NHAI to focus on incomplete roads, not new ones

Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism & Culture has also said it is ‘distressed’ to note NHAI’s Rs 97,000-crore debt servicing liability in the coming years.

15 yrs in the making, Rs 9,000-cr Delhi-Gurugram expressway now looks at Sept 2022 completion

The 29-km expressway — 18.9 km in Haryana and 10.1 km in Delhi —  was first proposed by Haryana govt in 2006.

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The new Hyundai Tucson. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Hyundai’s new Tucson comes loaded to the gills. Its style and power match the price

First-generation Tucson was not only quite an ugly vehicle but also drove pretty badly. But the new edition shows how Hyundai has turned the corner.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

How EPFO made Rs 68,000 crore off your retirement money by investing in exchange traded funds

Retirement fund body has seen rise in earnings from capital gains from equity. Its earnings are distributed among its subscribers, with EPFO retaining a small surplus.


Yuan Wang 5 vessel | ANI

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 has ‘slowed down’ but still en route Sri Lankan port

Yuan Wang 5 is currently 599 nautical miles away from Hambantota, having been at sea for 35 hours since departing the Chinese port of Taicang, according to latest data.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.