PM Narendra Modi launches Setu Bharatam project, vows to improve road transport in India

PM Narendra Modi launches Setu Bharatam project, vows to improve road transport in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched Rs 10,200 crore Setu Bharatam project, which aims to make all national highways free of railway crossings by 2019.

DNA: 100% vehicles on national highways in India cross fixed speed limit

According to a study by Institute of Road Traffic Education, 100% running vehicles on Indian roads crosses the fixed speed limit which has lead to 1.41 lakhs deaths in road accidents.

Perform or take voluntary retirement, don't sit on files: Nitin Gadkari to babus

Perform or take voluntary retirement, don't sit on files: Nitin Gadkari to babus

In a stern 'perform or take VRS' warning to officials sitting on files, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday asked them not to become obstacles in the way of India achieving world class infrastructure.

Govt buckles up, to take NH length to 1.5 lakh km by December

The government is committed to adding about 50,000 km of National Highways by the year end to take their length to 1.5 lakh km to "transform the face of India's infrastructure", Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari Wednesday said.

Facing problems due to ambiguity in funds' disbursal: Mamata Banerjee

 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said her government was facing difficulty in planning future projects in the state due to ambiguity in the disbursal of funds from the central government.

PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate Rs 6,200 crore worth road projects in Bihar today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday inaugurate highway projects involving investment of Rs 6,200 crore in the poll-bound state of Bihar.

Assam fixes new speed limits on national highways

People can now drive at 100 km per hour on four-laned divided carriageways on the national highways (NHs) in Assam, according to new speed limits fixed on Monday.

Govt to develop 15,000 km of NH at Rs 1.9 lakh crore

To improve connectivity with far- flung areas including major tourism centres, the government plans to develop 15,000 km of National Highways (NH) at an estimated cost of Rs 1,90,000 crore.

Govt to soon start work on 10 express highways: Nitin Gadkari

"We will soon build ten express highways on the pattern of Mumbai-Pune Express Highway. These include Nagpur-Mumbai, Bangalore-Chennai, Baroda-Mumbai, Katra-Amritsar and Ludhiana-Delhi," Road Transport and Highways Minister Gadkari told PTI.

Centre aims to build 30 km NH every day: Nitin Gadkari

He said his ministry had already set a target to spend Rs 5 lakh crore in road infrastructure and Rs one lakh crore in inland water projects within five years.

Govt to convert 90,000 kms NH into green corridors

The government will convert 90,000 kms of country's national highways into green corridors, for which it is planning to create at least 1,000 contractors responsible for planting trees.

Govt to convert 90,000 kms of NH into green corridors: Gadkari

 To transform India's 90,000 kms of national highways into green corridors, the government will soon implement an ambitious policy under which one per cent of the road construction cost will go towards planting trees.

PM reviews performance of national highways programme

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday chaired a high level meeting to review the progress of National Highways (NH) programmes.

Haryana govt adopts new policy, closes five toll plazas

Haryana Government on Tuesday said it has taken a policy decision not to charge toll on such roads which meet one of the five conditions including investment made on improvement of roads and annual tax collection.

We will lay more than 30 km of highways per day: Gadkari

Shifting to top gear on laying of national highways, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said he will surpass his own target of 30 km per day by next year, against the current average of 14 km, lining up projects worth Rs 3.5 lakh crore.

Private vehicles may be exempted from paying toll on highways

Private buses and vehicles may be exempted from paying toll on highways in their districts if the government accepts the proposal.

Government approves Rs 5,529-cr highway projects

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gave approval for development of the eight-laning of Mukarba Chowk to Panipat section of National Highway 1 in Delhi and Haryana.

Nitish attacks Centre over poor condition of national highways

 Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said if the Centre does not have money to repair the national highways which are in a poor condition, the state government could step in and do it.

Mahindra Transport Excellence Awards: Celebrating India's transport industry

Mahindra Transport Excellence Awards 2014, a celebration of the success of India's transport industry.

Highway projects to pick up in Q1 of the next fiscal: ICRA

Efforts to fast-track clearances in the highways sector will yield positive results beginning the first quarter of 2015-16, rating agency ICRA said Monday.