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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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

The Success Reaffirms Expo’s Top Position

ITS, Multi-level Parking, Tolling, EVs, Mobile Apps, Safety Barriers, Security Products , Telematics, Display Systems , Breath Analysers, Reflectors… name it, I could find every solution here. What a fantastic show!” said an elated visitor after completing his rounds on the second day. The same sentiment was echoed all through the three days of the integrated twin Expos – TrafficInfraTech ...

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 ...

Women Safety & Public Transportation Ecosystem

Public transportation without safety measures like vehicle tracking devices and emergency response system in public transport are creating nightmare for women passengers to travel. A further delay in implementing such measures will only aggravate the current situation of public transport in India. On 28th November 2016, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), Govt. of India, had mandated fitment of ...

Improving India’s Travel Infrastructure

In 2016, India stood in the 35th position from a list of 160 countries in the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index (LPI). In 2016-17, 6,604km of national highways were constructed against a target of 15,000km. The Ministry for Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) has, so far, invested over Rs 3 trillion and it is reported that the Ministry for Shipping ...

MoRTH to build 24800km of NHs

Under the first phase of the Bharatmala project, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways will be building 24,800kms of national highways. The government had also identified 208 sites to construct road-over-bridges along the highways under the Setu-Bharatam project. The government has also finished the inspection of 1.6 lakh bridges across the country under the Integrated Bridge Management System. Currently, 1,457 ...

‘We will use technology for the maintenance of highways’

What role are technologies going to play in the maintenance of roads and highways constructed by the NHAI? I get mails and complaints from people regarding the poor operations and maintenance of certain stretches of highways which we have constructed. As long as we go with the traditional system of O & M, the Project Development Officer has to visit ...

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