the ADB announced their new $10-billion country strategy for India, with the focus on supporting low-income states and the development of economic corridors.
Liquor sale: High court issues notice to Punjab govt for allowing establishments near highways to serve alcohol
The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the Punjab government, less than a week after the state Assembly removed hotels, restaurants and clubs from the restrictions on serving of liquor within 500 metres of highways
HC directs Rajasthan government to install scanners at highway toll plazas to check cattle smuggling
The Rajasthan High Court on Thursday directed the state government to immediately install scanners at all highway toll plazas to check smuggling of cattle.
For the transport sector as a whole, including railways, road, shipping, the Government has made a provision of Rs 2.41 trillion in 2017-18.
Budget should also propose setting up of logistics parks along national highway corridors linking ports and manufacturing hubs, setting up of bus ports with better facilities requires be given priority
An Afghan official says that at least 14 Afghans have been killed after a civilian bus hit a fuel tanker on the main highway in western Afghanistan.
The government has decided to take up 30 of these waterways for development in the next three years
Gadkari also said Sagarmala programme will also save India close to $6 billion in logistics costs every year
As part of its green initiative, Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways (MoRTH) will plant trees along 1,500 km of highways on 1 July.
The GoM, which met last week at Dharmashala has come up with some 30 plus recommendations to finalise changes in the 1988 Motor Vehicle Act.
Gadkari also informed there are plans for making 1,100 km all-weather road at Rs 12,000 crore in Uttarakhand
The Central government said on Thursday it plans to award a total of 10,000 km of road projects by the end of the current fiscal, while 19 stalled highway projects involving blocked investment of around Rs.40,000 crore are to be resolved by this month end.
To double the capacity of state transport buses, the forthcoming Budget may contain a proposal for an annual grant of Rs 2,500 crore for state road transport corporations to increase their fleet.
Faced with an ambitious infrastructure augmentation road map, the Road Transport and Highways Ministry has made a strong pitch for doubling its budget allocation to about Rs 85,000 crore.
He said the government intends to award 100 projects on public private partnership (PPP) basis next fiscal
Gadkari said the country's first 'Highway Village' (known as Waste and Amenities Highway Village) would be set up in Chittorgarh which would provide jobs to 300 youths
The centre is planning to add another 2,000 km of highway to the existing 2,000 km in West Bengal which will attract an investment of Rs 25,000-Rs 30,000 crore, Nitin Gadkari said in Haldia on Wednesday.
The finance minister had announced a series of steps in his budget speech to boost investment in infrastructure.