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Topic: National Highway

‘Pothole-free' national highways by December? Road ministry sets ambitious deadline with a fine threat

Move comes after meeting chaired by Nitin Gadkari this month. Project directors & regional officers to be held accountable for the maintenance of the national highway stretch assigned to them.

Chinese response to border stand-off with India is to construct more highways along LAC

Presence of Huawei cellular towers near US missile base in Wyoming has led FBI to start digging into land purchases going back to the Obama administration.

C-130J Super Hercules lands on National Highway — Here's a look at past landings on expressways

On Thursday, the Indian Air Force conducted a mock emergency landing on NH-925 in Rajasthan's Barmer district with C-130J Super Hercules aircraft.

Road audit, monitoring at-risk points vital, say experts as landslides batter Himachal highways

Govt constitutes team of experts to inspect two sites of massive landslides in Himachal Pradesh. Team recommends determining effect of human activities on highways among other measures.

Govt expects Rs 1.6 lakh cr from monetising 104 NHs by 2025 despite lukewarm investor interest

The govt is auctioning national highway assets under two models — Toll Operate Transfer and Infrastructure Investment Funds — to monetise them. The 104 NHs span 26,700 km.

Gadkari wants speed limits for vehicles raised by 20kmph, says India has better roads now

At a meeting with officials of road transport and highways ministry, Nitin Gadkari also called for uniform speed limits across the country.

Despite lockdown, national highway construction hits all-time high of 36.4 km/day in 2020-21

Highways ministry built 13,298 km in 2020-21, up from 10,237 km in 2019-20. However, road construction has not crossed Gadkari's 2017 target of 40 km/day.

102-km section of NH-48 linking Ahmedabad to Vadodara ranked India’s best highway stretch

In a first of its kind exercise, Union road ministry and NHAI rated 219 stretches of highways across India, covering 18.668 km.   

Environmental clearance not required for national highway projects, SC tells Central govt

The observation was made by the SC in its judgment upholding the notification for acquisition of land for the Rs 10,000-crore Chennai-Salem eight-lane green corridor project.

PMO snubs Gadkari, stalls conversion of 53,000 km of state roads into national highways

PMO stepped in as it felt that Nitin Gadkari's ministry, which has projected a revenue deficit of over Rs 37,000 crore, needs to practise fiscal discipline.

On Camera

Marathi cinema has an elitism problem. We need more than Maratha history appeasement

In 2016, ‘Sairat’ shook up the Marathi film industry by calling attention to its elitism. It showed audiences that there is more to Marathiness than Brahmanistic ceremonies.

‘Robot tax' for AI-induced job loss & ‘wealth tax' on vacant land — RSS-affiliate SJM's Budget wish list

In pre-budget meeting held in June with Finance Minister Sitharaman, Swadeshi Jagran Manch suggested incentivising those generating more employment & measures to control food inflation.

BrahMos a wonderful symbol but Philippines lacks capability to operate, says Ashley Tellis

If a country did not have C4ISR capability, having a missile was a wonderful symbol but not of much operational use, says former senior adviser to US state department.

A ‘jai jawan, jai kisan' trap awaits Modi. In a 5-year Test match with revived Opposition

Modi govt will need to address massive challenges without the total power it got used to, in the face of relentless electoral challenges, one after another.