Wednesday , 21 August 2019

Tag Archives: Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

TRAFFICINFRATECH EXPO/PARKING INFRATECH EXPO 2016 BIG, BETTER, BEST

The fifth edition of TrafficInfraTech Expo along with the second edition of ParkingInfra Tech 2016 in Mumbai best describes the term ‘Big, Better, Best’. In the last five years, this focused trade show that is tailor-made to meet the requirements of the traffic industry witnessed great business and networking. 3100 Visitors 120 Exhibitors Joint Ventures, Partnerships Three-Day Conference 20 Countries ...

Solar powered ETC plazas soon

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has announced that the Electronic Toll Collection plazas which will be set up across the country will be solar powered. Architects, professionals and qualified engineers have been asked to submit designs for these plazas. The Ministry has announced a prize of र10 lakh for the best design entry followed by र7 lakh and ...

World Bank to invest $500m in roads & highways

The World Bank will support the National Highways Inter-connectivity Improvement Project (NHIIP) with a $500m investment. The funding will help extend highway network connectivity in less developed states and improve the capacity of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways to manage the highway network in the country. Under the project, about 1120km of existing single or intermediate lanes of ...

Cashless treatment to begin soon

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways will soon launch India?s first cashless treatment programme for accident victims on a 200km stretch from Gurgaon’s 32-lane toll plaza to Jaipur bypass of NH-8. The programme will ensure that accident victims get free treatment in the first crucial 48 hours, with the government bearing the expenses. While research has found that survival ...

No toll on incomplete highways

The Central government has decided not to charge toll on incomplete highways. As per the new policy being formulated by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, concessionaires won?t be allowed to charge toll unless the highway is fully constructed. The earlier policy of giving a ?provisionally complete? rating for a highway which was 75% complete has been abandoned. Also, ...

Mega highway project to be split

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has decided to split the largest road project in the country ? the 555-km Kishangarh-Udaipur-Ahmedabad highway project ? into two or more projects to make it financially viable. The project, awarded earlier to GMR Infrastructure, had got stuck after the concessionaire pulled out, citing difficulties in getting environmental clearances for the project. The ...

MoRTH to get experts to check road quality

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) will soon have independent experts checking the quality of roads constructed under new projects. The experts would work under a panel headed by the Secretary, MoRTH. The move comes in response to several complaints about poor quality of roads and data showing that national highways have had a major share in fatalities ...

PPP projects to become more flexible

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is considering giving more powers to lenders to revive interest among investors in public-private partnership (PPP) based road and highway projects. An example of this is the proposal to modify the Model Concession Agreement (MCA) for the road sector such that lenders can petition replacement of a concessionaire if it fails to meet ...

MoRTH gets new Secretary

Vijay Chhibber has been appointed Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. He replaces A K Upadhyay who retired recently. Chhibber is an IAS officer of 1978 batch and belongs to the Manipur-Tripura Cadre. He is on central deputation and was holding the charge of Secretary, Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare from 10.09.2012 to 31.1.2013. He had earlier been Special Secretary ...

MoRTH to award 4,000km of road projects

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) plans to award about 4,000km of road construction projects in the current fiscal year through the EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) mode. Of this the Ministry has already invited bids for about 2650 km of projects. The developers will be finalised and selected on a generic basis, valid to bid for all ...

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