Roads articles

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

RInfra- Astaldi SpA JV wins Rs 70 bn EPC order for Versova-Bandra sea link

Anil Ambani-promoted Reliance Infrastructure on Monday said it has won the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the Versova-Bandra Sea Link Project in a joint venture with Astaldi SpA (Italy) for a value of Rs 70 billion. “Reliance Infrastructure Limited-Astaldi SpA JV had emerged the most competitive bidder with their bid of Rs 69.93

China moots India-Nepal-China economic corridor through Himalayas

China today proposed a India-Nepal-China economic corridor with multi-dimensional connectivity through the Himalayas as it seeks to expand its influence over the new Nepalese government headed by Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli, widely regarded as pro-Beijing. China’s proposal came after visiting Nepalese Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali held talks with his Chinese counterpart Wang

From Delhi to Mumbai in 12 hours flat? Expressway to be ready in 3 years

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Monday said the government would start building a new expressway connecting Gurgaon and Mumbai. The project will cost approximately Rs 1 trillion. This comes as a huge relief to those who frequently travel between Delhi and Mumbai as this expressway would cut down the travel

Road sector revival: Projects being awarded at lower than reserve price

A slew of measures taken by the Union government have bolstered growth in the road sector, with nearly 80 per cent of the Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) projects tendered last year being bagged by infrastructure developers quoting lower than the reserve price. These projects are expected to be completed within their timelines as the necessary

Early signs of execution snags hit Nitin Gadkari’s road ministry

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)’s project awarding activity touched a new high in the last financial year. While the awarding activity looks impressive, the ministry may be struggling with fresh reports of delays. In its data shared with the Lok Sabha in March, the road ministry said 107 of its road projects are

Elevated flyover to be constructed at Maneser to decongest NH 48

The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) is planning to construct a 1.2 km elevated flyover at Manesar, in a bid to ease the traffic burden on the busy Delhi-Jaipur NH 48, an official said today. The NHAI is in the final stage of preparing a Detail Project Report (DPR) for constructing the elevated flyover

Construction target for highways: Each lane to be added under new formula

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on Tuesday announced that the daily road construction target for the current financial year will be calculated as per lane length kilometre formula practised worldwide. “World over the road construction is calculated as per this formula,” Union road Minister Nitin Gadkari said. For instance if a 14-lane highway is

Reliance Infra bags Rs 441 crore EPC contract from government

Reliance Infrastructure has won an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for Rs 441 crore from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways for the upgrading of National Highway 66 in the Kashedi Ghat section which includes execution of three by three lane twin tunnels of total length 3.44 km, a company statement said here

NH development: Kerala govt to hold all-party meeting

The Kerala government today agreed to hold an all-party meeting in the wake of protests over the land acquisition for the development of national highway in Malappuram district. Public Works Department minister G Sudharakan told the Assembly that the disputes were related only with an eight km of land between Kuttippuram-Valanchery stretch. The LDF government