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NHAI achieves 3,979 km highways construction in FY20

The NHAI has achieved record 3,979 km of highways construction in the just concluded fiscal.Under the Phase -I of the Bharatmala Pariyojana, the government has approved implementation of 34,800km of national highways projects with a target of five years with an outlay of Rs 5.35 lakh crore. Some of the steps included award of projects after adequate project preparation in ...

Validity of vehicle permits extends till June end

The government has extended the validity of several motor vehicle documents including driving licences, vehicle registration certificates and permits, that have expired since February 1 until June 30. The decision has been taken in the wake of the 21-day nationwide lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic and closure of the government ...

Uttar Pradesh to build Ganga Expressway

The Government of Uttar Pradesh has approved construction of the 600km Ganga Expressway. Estimated to cost Rs360bn, the expressway is claimed to be the world’s longest and aims to provide better connectivity between Allahabad and the western districts of UP. The expressway will run from Meerut through Amroha, Badaun, Farrukhabad, Hardoi, Unnao, Rae Bareli, and Pratapgarh.

We want to modernize 150 depots across Maharashtra

Anil Parab, Transport Minister, Government of Maharashtra speaks about his priorities, importance of technology in road safety and plans to rejuvenate the State Transport Corporation in an exclusive interview with Rahul Kamat As the newly appointed Transport Minister of Maharashtra, what are your priorities which you would like to take upon a warfooting note? At present, my priorities and focus ...

Stronger institutions for safer roads: The Indian example

India needs a well resourced and empowered national road safety agency – a central unit that would coordinate the efforts of all stakeholders, writes Justin Runji, Senior Transport Specialist, World Bank India is facing a growing road safety crisis: over the last decade, road fatalities have increased significantly to reach 22.6 per 100,000 population (2016 WHO estimates). That means almost ...

NHAI extends deadlines for Project bids

In the wake of Covid-19, India’s National Highways Authority of India has revised the project awarding target from 4,500-km to 3,000-km plus, according to a senior official. “ We have already awarded around the 2,800-km-length project, and are likely to add another 500-700 km,” RK Pandey, Members (Projects), NHAI informed TrafficInfraTech. On extending the deadlines, he adds: “It all depends on the ...

Jaipur Metro receives CMRS safety certificate for phase 1B

The Jaipur Metro has received safety certificate from the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) for starting commercial operations on the new 2.35 km Phase 1B underground extension of Jaipur Metro’s 9.63 km Line-1 between Chandpole and Badi Chaupar. The approval issued is conditional in nature and comes up with a list of 65 conditions JMRC has to follow. Among ...

Smart Transportation market to reach $237 Bn by 2026

According to a report, the Global Smart Transportation Market is expected to reach $237.143 billion by 2026, from the current level of $59.07 billion growing at a CAGR of 16.7%. The report suggests that growth in transportation infrastructure, rising megacities and population and rising number of on-road vehicles are the major key factors driving the market growth. However, the lack ...

New parking protocol in Indore

Indore Municipal Corporation is preparing a ‘parking management policy’ in association with United Kingdom government’ for Smart Urban Development in Indian States (SmUDI). The initiative aims at effective utilization of parking spaces, reducing dependency on private vehicles and increase ridership of public transport. The corporation also plans to implement the system on trial in certain areas of city, and if ...

UMTC to prepare DPR for Vizag Metro

Gurgaon-based Urban Mass Transit Company (UMTC) has bagged a contract worth Rs 5.33Cr to prepare a revised detailed project report for 33.5 km-long Visakhapatnam Metro project. The Andhra Pradesh government has revised the length of the Metro project from earlier 42.5 km to 80 km, including the 3.85 km new section from Gajuwaka to Vizag Steel Plant. According to the ...