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PM Modi inaugurates Shillong-Nongstoin-Rongjeng-Tura Road

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Shillong-Nongstoin-Rongjeng-Tura Road in Shillong on Saturday. Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 60 MW Tuirial hydropower project in Mizoram’s Aizawl. “Today we gather here to celebrate a significant mile-stone in the history of Mizoram, the completion and dedication of the 60 Mega-Watt Tuirial hydropower project.

Delay in highway projects could disqualify companies from future contracts

Companies delaying execution of highway projects may be disqualified from bidding in the next round of contracts as the government is mulling over a policy that would debar concessionaires from tenders of fresh road projects if the previous contracts of the same company have missed completion timelines. According to a proposal, the government is not

Rs 7,500 crore Bandra-Versova sea link plan cleared

The Maharashtra government today accorded administrative approval to the Versova-Bandra sea link (VBSL) project, eight years after the state cabinet committee on Infrastructure (SCCI) cleared it. In a Government Resolution, the state has pegged the project cost to be around Rs 7,502 crore and its length is estimated to be about 17.17 kms. The SCCI

China temporarily stops funding CPEC road projects over corruption reports

China has decided to temporarily stop funding at least three major road projects in Pakistan, being built as part of the $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, following reports of corruption, a decision that has left officials in Islamabad “stunned”, a media report said on Tuesday. The decision by the Chinese government is likely hit over

Bid to speed up major highway projects in Northeast

Continuing its initiative of reducing projects with the overburdened Border Roads Organisation (BRO) and the resultant delays and cost over-runs, the government is transferring over 2,000 km of upcoming highway projects to the fledgling, state-owned National Highways Infrastructure Development Corporation LtdBSE 0.34 % (NHIDCL), according to informed sources. While the cost for the 20 important

L&T Construction bags Rs 8,650 cr order from MMRDA

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) today said its construction arm has bagged Rs 8,650 crore order from the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). The Heavy Civil Infrastructure business vertical of L&T Construction bagged a order worth Rs 8,650 crore from the MMRDA for construction of Mumbai Trans Harbour Link, the engineering and construction major said

Maharashtra changes funding model to spur road construction

Faced with banks’ reluctance to lend money for road construction projects under the Hybrid Annuity Model (HAM), and a bunch of contractors who aren’t keen to take up such projects, the Maharashtra government has decided to tweak the HAM model itself to make it more attractive for contractors to bid for projects and banks to

Private participation in Bharatmala project challenging: Ind-Ra

Owing to the stressed balance sheets of many infrastructure developers, the participation from the private sector for the government’s ambitious Bharatmala project seems challenging, says India Ratings (Ind-Ra). For the Bharatmala Pariyojana project, the second biggest highway development programme after the National Highways Development Programme (NHDP), the government expects private participation through public private partnership

BRO builds world’s highest motorable road in Ladakh

In a major feat, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has constructed the world’s highest motorable road in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, passing through Umlingla Top at a height of over 19,300 feet. The feat was achieved under ‘Project Himank’ of the organisation. Being close to Hanle, the 86km long strategic road connects Chisumle

HC expresses dissatisfaction with NHAI over failure to repair

The Meghalaya High Court has expressed dissatisfaction with the National Highway Authority of India over its failure to repair a kilometre stretch of road at Umsning town in Ri-Bhoi district and directed the NHAI to complete the maintenance work at the earliest. “Having examined the affidavit and the attached report and photographs and having heard