Highways get maximum allocation in PM's Bihar package

The government on Tuesday gave out detail of the Rs.1.25 lakh crore package for Bihar announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with the largest chunk of Rs.54,713 crore going to highways.

Highways construction delays due to land acquisition: Govt

 Delays in construction of some national highways have been mainly due to land acquisition, environment and contractual issues, Parliament was informed on Thursday.

New land acquisition law to benefit more farmers: Govt

Government on Monday sought to allay apprehensions on the Land Acquisition ordinance saying even farmers whose land was acquired for critical projects like atomic energy, petroleum and highways will also get compensation.

Govt eases green norms for linear projects in border states

To expedite construction of linear projects like highways in border states, the Environment Ministry has dropped the provision of "public hearing" before considering green clearances to such works.

Bill for converting 101 rivers into waterways in next session

Government is likely to bring in a bill that seeks to convert 101 rivers across the country into waterways in the upcoming session of Parliament, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Monday.

SC not for liquor vends on highways

The Supreme Court Monday asked all the stake-holders to sit and decided on a "reasonable policy" on the location of liquor shops along the national and the state highways as it said that it did not favour people drinking travelling long distances.

Guyana awaits $60M from India to buy ferry, build highway

Guyana's president says India has pledged USD 60 million to help the South American country buy a large ferry and build a four-lane highway.

Thick fog closes highways, airports in East China

A heavy fog on Saturday shrouded many parts of east China's Shandong province, closing highways, delaying flights and throwing normal life out of gear.

Close down alcohol shops on sides of highways: Nitin Gadkari

In a bid to bring down road accidents by 50 per cent in the next two years, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday said alcohol shops on either side of highways should be closed.

Long way to go to save highway accident victims!

It’s a medical fact that if a road accident victim is brought to a trauma care centre within the ‘golden hour’, then his chances of survival are quite high.

Device to deactivate killer mobiles on highways

A cutting-edge technology pioneered by an Indian engineer deactivates mobile phones before they can cause accidents or deaths on the highways.

Krishan Pal takes charge as MoS Road Transport, Highways and Shipping

Krishan Pal has taken charge as the Minister of State for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping here this morning.

Govt asks states to handle damage to highways from cyclone

Government on Saturday directed Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal to be prepared to handle the anticipated damage to the national highways from cyclone Phailin.

All highways in Punjab to be 4/6 laned by January 2016

The Punjab government is working to realise its target of 4/6 laning of all national and state highways by January 2016 and has set aside Rs 3,080 crore for the purpose, an official spokesperson said on Sunday.

MP govt to draw Centre`s attention on bad national highways

The Madhya Pradesh government has decided to draw attention of the Centre towards the poor condition of national highways in the state.

Four-laning of highway within 2 years in Bihar

Four-laning of Patna-Ara-Buxar
highway would be completed within two years-and-a-half, Bihar Road Construction Minister N K Yadav told the state assembly.

Land acquisition hitches delaying in road projects

Government said problems in land acquisition was one of the main factors in delays in the implementation of National Highway Development projects.

Six-lane roads to connect India`s metros

India`s metros -- Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai -- will soon be connected through six-lane roads.

Trauma centres to be opened along highways

Over 160 new trauma centres will be opened along the major national highways.

Allahabad HC orders clearance of tracks and highways blocked by Jats

Taking suo motu cognisance of
public inconvenience caused by the ongoing Jat agitation, the
Allahabad High Court on Friday directed the governments concerned to clear railway tracks and national highways blocked due to the stir.