NHIDCL plans to take over 2,000 km of roads from BRO

December 2017

National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) plans to take over the implementation of about 2,000 km of road projects in Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh from the […]

IRAP to rate highways on the basis of safety features

December 2017

The International Road Assessment Programmme (IRAP) plans to engage central and state road transport ministries and highway authorities to assess Indian roads on the basis of their risk profile. The India chapter of the organisation […]

EPFO grants Rs 50 billion to NHAI for Bharatmala programme

December 2017

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has borrowed Rs 50 billion from the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation by selling long-tenor bonds to finance the government’s Bharatmala programme. NHAI sold corporate bonds with a coupon […]

All four-wheelers to be fitted with FASTags

November 2017

The MoRTH has issued a notification mandating four-wheel motor vehicles sold on or after December 1, 2017 to have FASTags fitted on them by the manufacturer or their authorised dealers. In the case of vehicles […]

MoRTH plans to digitise land acquisition process

November 2017

The MoRTH plans to digitise the land acquisition process by end-November 2017, in order to reduce the time taken for it by three-four months. The website designed by the National Informatics Centre for this purpose will be […]

CCEA approves Phase I of Bharatmala

November 2017

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved Phase I of the Bharatmala programme. Under the programme, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) plans to start construction works worth Rs 8 trillion […]

MoU signed for Mumbai-Nagpur expressway

October 2017

The Maharashtra government has signed an MoU with the South Korean government for the Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway project. As per the MoU, Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation Limited (MSRDCL) and the Korea Expressway Corporation will constitute […]

NHAI creates new Highway Operations Division

October 2017

NHAI has created a new Highway Operations Division which will focus on all non-commercial highway operational activities for efficient network utilisation and the provision of hassle-free services. The new division will be headed by a […]

MoRTH plans to implement Value Engineering Programme

October 2017

The MoRTH plans to implement a Value Engineering Programme for promoting new technologies, materials and equipment in highway projects executed under either the public-private partnership mode or the public funding mode. The objective is to reduce the […]

MoRTH plans to list NHAI on stock exchanges

October 2017

The MoRTH has started the process of listing the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and is currently awaiting approval from the Ministry of Finance for the same. Once listed, the ministry expects to get […]

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