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Tag Archives: MoRTH

Need to make public transport people friendly

 Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways  Nitin Gadkari has stressed upon the need for making the public transport people friendly, safe, affordable, accessible, cost effective and pollution free. The Minister also highlighted the need of implementing the ITS in the operation as well as the National Common Mobility Card in order to make its operation fully digitised and efficient.  ...

MoRTH and DRDO to manage geo-hazard

Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and Defence Research and Development Organisation  have  signed a framework Memorandum of Understanding for technical exchange and co-operation on sustainable geo-hazard management. The MoU was signed by Secretary MoRTH  Giridhar Aramane and Secretary DRDO Dr. Satieesh Reddy. The  MoRTH and DRDO will co-operate in the areas of  conceptual planning of integrated avalanche/landslide protection schemes for ...

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 ...

Electric Highway at Delhi-Mumbai stretch

Indian government is working on an electric highway between New Delhi and Mumbai at a cost of about Rs 1 lakh crore and has already awarded 60% of the contract. The highway will be a 1,300 km, 12-lane green highway, which will pass through the economically backward areas of Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra will help the Centre save Rs 16,000Cr on ...

Road Safety Today: The dynamic epoch

Avery Dennison, the silver partner at the event believes that road safety is no accident and needs focused measures at all levels. Road Safety is everybody’s responsibility. The same was presented the technical session at the exhibition. The persistent issues of around road safety negligence were highlighted, trailed by practical solutions that can contribute to a reduction in road accidents ...

Challenges in Project Execution- Highway Sector

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has set an ambitious target of constructing 45 kilometres of highways on every day of this financial year. However, several factors have slowed this ideal rate of construction down to just 23 kilometres per day. As one of India’s biggest highway project executing companies, Ashoka Buildcon has an insider’s perspective on the present ...

Tunnel project in India

India’s tunnel sector has continued its growth momentum in the past few years. The growth of this sector has been driven by the robust pipeline of projects in the urban rail, railway, roads & highways and hydropower projects. The scope of tunnel projects is also expanding as a result of growing urbanisation and the rising demand for better infrastructure. TrafficInfraTech ...

New Secretary for MoRTH

Senior IAS officer Sanjeev Ranjan has been named secretary of Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH),  he will take over as MoRTH secretary with effect from 1 April 2019 upon superannuation of Yudhvir Singh Malik by the end of this month. Ranjan, a 1985-batch IAS officer of Tripura cadre, is at present the chairman of National Highways Authority of ...

Road Safety Week 2019

With an aim to raise public awareness about traffic rules and ultimately to reduce casualties due to road accidents. The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India announced the observance of the 30th Road Safety Week Campaign from February 4-10, 2019.  The theme for this year campaign is ‘Sadak Suraksha – Jeevan Raksha’. The week-long initiative will have road safety driver training, ...

Emerging Tolling Technology and implementation Challenges

Neeraj Sanghi: Highway Concessions One is operating seven projects, of which five are tolling projects and rest are annuities. In the last two years, share of ETC on our roads as a part of our revenue has increased significantly. The benefits of ETC are multi-fold as it reduces waiting time, improves the operational efficiency and saves fuel. FASTag, a scheme ...