Tuesday , 19 November 2019

Tag Archives: National Highways

Vigilance and monitoring beefed up on Highways

The Ministry of Road Transport in a first has planned to have an initiative to monitor violations of traffic rules on national highways. Mobile teams of ex-defence personnel armed with body-cameras will be deployed by the ministry followed by installation of CCTV cameras on 11 highway stretches in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh and Bihar. The deployed personnel will patrol ...

More roads to be concretized

The Road Ministry has recently announced that 234kms roads in Nagpur distruct would be brought under the ambit of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and fully concretized. The Outer Ring Road would be completed at the cost of 1,700 crore and its tenders would soon be floated. In Karnataka too134-km Bengaluru-Mysuru highway will be widened from four to six ...

Highway villages to be mandatory

India is proposing to introduce a new stiff clause in highway contracts that will make it mandatory for developers to provide facilities for drivers, called highway villages, on the lines of international norms. Detailed project reports (DPRs) for all upcoming highways and expressways will have a mandatory provision to include highway villages. A specialized wing would be set up at ...

E-tags for toll collection on National highways

The Road Ministry will have the Electronic Toll Collection system implemented on all toll plazas on the national highways in at least one lane by the end of the fiscal. The Ministry plans to implement electronic toll collection across the national highways and the National Highways Authority of India has formed Indian Highways Management Company Ltd to implement electronic toll ...

Roads to Safety

India has the dubious distinction of having maximum number of fatalities on our roads. During the year 2012, 138275 people were killed in 4,90,000 accidents. Improvement of roads and availability of new age vehicles have led to increased speed on the road and thereby increased accidents. As such road safety is an area of concern for all the Government. V ...

Road Development Ecosystem for the North East Region

Roads are one of the most important development demands from the North East (NE) Indian States. Density of roads in North East Region (NER) is far less than the national average. NER Vision 2020 and XIth Five Year Plan also emphasize requirement of expansion, maintenance and improvement of the road network at all levels from National Highways (NH) to rural roads and even porter tracks to provide the essential basis for trade and economic development. Even though the road network per capita is significantly higher in NER compared to the rest of the country, the road length per unit area is low, making the accessibility requirement of inhabitants a need to attend to. A. Saurikhia, Senior Scientist & Head, TMBD, CSIR-CRRI, writes on the special needs and strategies for NER and the technology management initiatives.

Highway projects for Bihar and Orissa

The Union Ministry?s Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved two projects for widening of highways in Bihar and Orissa. Under the first project the Patna-Dobhi section of the NH-83 in Bihar ? a 127 km stretch, will be widened to four lanes. The road will act as a feeder for the international Nalanda University being planned in Rajgir. ...

GMR Infra commissions two highways

GMR Infrastructure Ltd has completed two highway projects ? one each in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka under Phase III of the National Highway Development Programme (NHDP). The project in Andhra Pradesh is the 181.5km Hyderabad-Vijayawada section of the National Highway 9 (NH9) which has been built by the company?s special purpose vehicle (SPV) GMR Hyderabad Vijayawada Expressways Pvt Ltd on ...

Goa to widen two national highways

The state government of Goa in conjunction with the Central government has initiated the process of widening two national highways NH17 and NH4-A. The Union Ministry for Road Transport and Highways had given in-principle approval for the widening of the two highways some time back. The state government is now planning to appoint a consultant to prepare the Detailed Project ...

At least two lanes on highways

In directives issued to the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), Border Roads Organisation (BRO), state governments and state Public Works Departments (PWDs) the central government has directed that all future national highways must be made least two-and-a-half lanes. About a fourth of the national highways in the country are single laned at present. As per the government plan about ...

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