Congress-led UDF government in Kerala on Thursday decided to assure the Centre that it would acquire and handover necessary land to NHAI for developing National Highway stretches at a width of 45 metres.
The Srinagar-Leh National Highway connecting Ladakh with Kashmir Valley was reopened for traffic on Tuesday after remaining closed for seven days due to heavy rains, boosting connectivity to the flood-hit region awaiting crucial supplies.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah sought the immediate intervention of the Centre to expedite work on the conversion of the four-lane National Highway which connects the Valley with the rest of the country.
Locals along with family members of a woman, who died allegedly in a dowry case, on Tuesday blocked a national highway for more than four hours protesting against the laxity of local police in the matter.
At least 42 people, including women and children, were killed and several others injured today when a bus they were traveling in collided with a trailer on the National Highway in southeast Pakistan`s Sukkur district.
A man was killed and another got injured when a motorbike on which they were travelling was hit by a city bus at Kunda leading to traffic jam on the Delhi-Jaipur National Highway for three hours, police said Monday.