NHAI to use software to track delays in file processing

January 2021

NHAI is planning to deploy software to track files, curb red-tapism and enhance transparency. Besides, it will soon introduce a project management consultancy system to provide alignment, land acquisition, forest environment clearance, utility shifting, construction, […]

NHAI readies for the launch of first government-sponsored InvIT

January 2021

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is expected to operationalise the country’s first government-sponsored infrastructure investment trust (InvIT) by March 2021. Reportedly, about six road assets worth Rs 50 billion have received in-principle approval […]

MoRTH year-end review

January 2021

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has come up with a year-end review of the road sector. The length of national highways has increased from 91,287 km in April 2014 to about 136,155 […]

FASTag users cross 20 million count

November 2020

NHAI has announced that the number of FASTag users in the country has crossed the 20 million mark, registering a growth of 400 per cent in a year. This has increased the total toll collection […]

IL&FS finalises InvIT structure for road assets

November 2020

Reportedly, Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services [IL&FS] Limited has finalised the infrastructure investment trust (InvIT) structure for its road assets in order to resolve its debt of about Rs 150 billion. IL&FS has set up […]

MoRTH eases norms for HAM projects

November 2020

Reportedly, the MoRTH has eased norms for hybrid annuity model (HAM) projects. The government will now make the upfront construction payment to a highway project concessionaire under HAM in 10 tranches as against 5, subject […]

NHAI to rank roads for quality service

July 2020

In an effort to improve the quality of roads, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has decided to undertake performance assessment and ranking of highways in the country. The assessment audit and ranking of […]

India to ban Chinese companies from highway projects

July 2020

Amid the ongoing India-China tensions, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has announced that India will ban Chinese companies from participating in highway projects, including those through joint ventures (JVs). According to the […]

Government plans to revamp NHAI

July 2020

To make highway projects more viable financially, the central government is planning to revamp NHAI. The MoRTH has asserted that the need of the hour is to devise bankable projects suitable for the market with […]

NHAI sets up panel for InvIT selections

July 2020

NHAI has set up a four-member search-cum-selection panel to manage its upcoming infrastructure investment trust (InvIT). As a part of the process, a new company is being set up to act as the investment manager […]

NHAI to offer smaller bundles under TOT

July 2020

Reportedly, NHAI will now offer smaller bundles of operational assets worth Rs 5 billion and above under its asset monetisation programme through the toll-operate-transfer (TOT) model. The proposal has been mooted by the MoRTH keeping […]

MoRTH to bid out more projects on EPC mode

July 2020

Reportedly, the MoRTH has plans to bid out more projects in the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) mode. The ministry claims that the number of highway developers that could arrange finance and take up projects […]

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