Highways

Highway liquor ban: Delhi govt to re-verify 40 hotels, clubs, restaurants

Highway liquor ban: Delhi govt to re-verify 40 hotels, clubs, restaurants

In March, the Supreme Court had banned sale of liquor within 500 metres of state and national highways including in bars, pubs and restaurants.

Jul 31, 2017, 18:51 PM IST

Court issues notice to Punjab over move to allow liquor sale in hotels near highways

The Punjab Council of Ministers had, on June 19, approved the proposal to amend the state excise act.

Jun 28, 2017, 17:31 PM IST
Hotels, restaurants on highways can now serve liquor: Punjab govt

Hotels, restaurants on highways can now serve liquor: Punjab govt

Ahead of the state budget, the Punjab Council of Ministers (CoM), led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, on Monday gave its nod to remove hotels, restaurants and clubs from the restrictions on serving of liquor within 500 meters of highways.

Jun 19, 2017, 23:37 PM IST

Odisha renames highways as urban roads to beat liquor vends ban

In a bid to avoid closure of liquor shops in the state in the wake of a Supreme Court order, the Odisha government has renamed the state highways passing through cities and towns as `urban roads`.

Apr 13, 2017, 14:53 PM IST

Liquor ban: Hospitality industry seeks govt intervention

"We are planning to meet the tourism minster to apprise him of the enormous losses to both states and to the industry," NRAI President Riyaaz Amlani told PTI.

Apr 02, 2017, 22:46 PM IST
Govt plans Rs 3-lakh-crore Economic Corridor project to build 35,000-km highway network

Govt plans Rs 3-lakh-crore Economic Corridor project to build 35,000-km highway network

Government may soon come up with an ambitious Rs 3-lakh-crore Economic Corridor project to develop 35,000 km of highways for faster movement of freight.

Sep 14, 2016, 10:16 AM IST

Remove encroachments along highways: Himachal HC

The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Monday directed the state to provide sufficient manpower to the authorities concerned to remove encroachments along the Kalka-Shimla and Shimla-Dharamsala national highways.

Aug 08, 2016, 19:16 PM IST
Shocking! This kills 400 people in India every day

Shocking! This kills 400 people in India every day

Over the last ten years, India has lost 13 lakh people to road accidents alone.

May 07, 2016, 21:29 PM IST

Transplantation along highways could be linked to NREGA: Minister

The government on Wednesday said that transplantation work along national highways can be linked with NREGA (National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) scheme.

Apr 28, 2016, 00:22 AM IST

Haryana: Shoot-at-sight orders issued as Jat quota protest takes violent turn

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Feb 20, 2016, 12:17 PM IST
Road projects covering 10,000 km to be awarded this fiscal: FM Jaitley

Road projects covering 10,000 km to be awarded this fiscal: FM Jaitley

After simplifying procedures for building highways, the government plans to award a total of 10,000 km of road projects by the end of current fiscal, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Thursday.

 

Jan 28, 2016, 13:42 PM IST

Indian ports to make Rs 6,000 crore profit by 2016: Gadkari

Union Minister for Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Saturday said the profitability of the Indian port sector by the end of current year will reach around Rs 6,000 crore.

Nov 28, 2015, 16:14 PM IST
New road revival scheme unlikely to cut ice with banks, firms

New road revival scheme unlikely to cut ice with banks, firms

Developers and lenders to languishing national highway projects, for which the government has announced financial assistance, may not accept the proposal on the claim of the National Highway Authority (NHAI) on toll receivables, says a report.

Oct 20, 2015, 15:43 PM IST
'Banks over-financed road projects, now crying foul'

'Banks over-financed road projects, now crying foul'

As the roads and highways sector grapples with a massive problem of funds going bad, the role of banks have come under scrutiny for "happily over-financing" a large number of projects without necessary due diligence and thus creating a 'scam-like' situation.

Oct 11, 2015, 22:48 PM IST
Coming soon! New Expressway  from Delhi to Agra

Coming soon! New Expressway from Delhi to Agra

The new Delhi-Agra Expressway will be 200 kilometre long. The government will also build six new highways in the country.

Sep 14, 2015, 15:21 PM IST

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.

Aug 18, 2015, 23:19 PM IST

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.

Jul 19, 2015, 16:12 PM IST

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.

Jul 10, 2015, 19:58 PM IST

PM Modi reviews performance of national highways programme

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari were also present at the meeting, an official statement said on Thursday.

Jul 02, 2015, 22:30 PM IST

NHAI invites applications from developers for fund infusion

The government last month allowed the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to provide funds to projects that are in advanced stages of completion but are stuck due to equity crunch.

Jun 21, 2015, 12:01 PM IST