Roads articles

Yogi Adityanath govt’s flagship projects need 17,000 hectares of land

As the 2019 Lok Sabha polls are nearing, Yogi Adityanath government has the onerous task of facilitating acquisition of almost 17,300 hectares of land in near future. These flagship projects include the proposed Purvanchal Expressway and Bundelkhand Defence Corridor, which require about 4,300 and 3,000 hectares respectively adding up to 7,300 hectares alone. The Adityanath

National Highways and Port Connectivity projects worth Rs 6688 Crores to be launched in Andhra Pradesh

Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation will lay the foundation stone for, and inaugurate National Highways and Port Connectivity projects worth Rs 6688 Crores in Andhra Pradesh at an event in Vishakhapatnam tomorrow. The Minister is on a three day official visit to the state

NABARD sanctions over Rs 735 cr for Bengal for rural infra projects

NABARD on Monday said it has sanctioned Rs 735.53 crore in the first quarter of the current fiscal under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) for West Bengal for facilitating the execution of 86 projects. They include six solar power, one medium irrigation, five minor irrigation and 12 flood protection projects, besides 57 projects for

NHAI to buy back 20 roads projects for Rs 8,200 crore

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will buyback 20 National Highway and another 19 state highway projects totalling about 3,160 kilometers which are managed by private players. The projects that have been identified include the much-delayed Muzaffarnagar-Haridwar and Ambala-Chandigarh stretches in north India and Tada-Nallore highway in Andhra Pradesh and Salem-Namakkal in Tamil Nadu.

L&T Construction gets Rs 13.87-billion contract in Andhra Pradesh

Engineering major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) on Tuesday said its construction arm has bagged an order worth Rs 13.87 billion for construction of a bridge across the Krishna river in Andhra Pradesh. “The construction arm of L&T will construct a …bridge across the river Krishna at Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh. The bridge will connect Pavitrasangamam in

NHAI to do pre-tender health check on highways, share data with bidders

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), which is currently tendering road monetisation projects, has started of a unique data-sharing plan with prospective bidders. It is undertaking the task of conducting due diligence for the contracts prior to their bidding. NHAI will ascertain the health of TOT or toll-operate-transfer projects, which would then be offered

SEW arm receives Rs 985 crore arbitration award

Infrastructure firm SEW Infrastructure on Monday announced receiving an arbitration award of Rs 985 crore as claims it raised on behalf of a special purpose vehicle (SPV) in joint venture with Prasad & Co. In a statement, SEW said the disputes pertained to execution of a contract the SPV had entered into with the Uttar

Five new highways planned to cut down travel time

The highways ministry has identified at least five greenfield road networks connecting major industrial and manufacturing hubs, which will reduce the existing distance on these stretches up to 200 km. Last month, the government announced starting work on another greenfield expressway connecting Gurgaon with Mumbai cutting the distance by almost 200 km. The new routes