While it may appear that China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is all about infrastructure development for ports, roads and power plants but the reality is that it is aimed at establishing a digital matrix of communications across the continent, which Beijing could use for electronic surveillance, says a report on CNBC.
The Chardham yatra to Yamunotri, Gangotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath is considered one of the holiest pilgrimages for Hindus. However, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has gone about improving their connectivity in an ungodly manner.
Toll-operate-transfer or TOT might be a new term for highways but one of the early examples of this concept, the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, will see its contract ending August next year.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday that his government will sanction funds for construction of roads and drains in all unauthorised colonies of the city within 15 days.
Higher borrowings by the Yogi Adityanath government to fund mega infrastructure projects are likely to push aggregate Uttar Pradesh public debt to about Rs 4.55 trillion in the current fiscal.
After a part of a foot over bridge caved in at Mumbai’s Andheri station, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said that 445 bridges in Mumbai suburban will undergo safety audit.
On Tuesday, a portion of an overbridge collapsed over the railway tracks in Mumbai’s western suburb Andheri, halting operations on the western section of the city’s rail line. Such incidents are slowly turning into a norm rather than a rarity for the fast-paced city.
Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari has ruled out any exemption from toll collection at the national highways, saying people should pay if they want good services.
Train services of the Western Railway here came to a halt after a part of a footover bridge (FOB) collapsed this morning, an official said.
Most of Mumbai’s roads, at present, have a ‘work in progress’ board greeting its city dwellers. Under implementation is the city’s biggest metro plan, to be executed in different phases. The infrastructure activity in Mumbai is also symbolic of the more than Rs 1.6 trillion worth of projects underway across Maharashtra.