Maharashtra gets 65% of all National Highway upgrades in FY17

Even as states race to denotify state highways as ‘urban roads’, Maharashtra, home of roads and highways minister Nitin Gadkari, managed to get 65% of all sanctioned upgrades of state highways into national highways last year. According to year-end data prepared by the roads and highways ministry, 8,002 km of state highways in the state […]

Maharashtra gets 50% of India’s total highway budget this year

Maharashtra, home state of Nitin Gadkari, accounted for 50% of the new highway development projects sanctioned in the ongoing financial year, data from the ministry of road transport and highways showed. A total of 520 new projects — including expansions — worth Rs 53,264 cr was sanctioned by Gadkari’s ministry in the ongoing financial year. […]

NHAI suspends toll collection on all National Highways till Nov 11

The National Highway Authority of India has suspended collection of tolls on all national highways in the country. “It has been decided to suspend Toll across all National Highways till midnight of 11th November to facilitate smooth traffic movement,”┬áRoad Transport minister Nitin Gadkari said. The clarification comes in the wake of troubles faced by motorists […]

Govt launches central monitoring of all bridges in India

To ensure the safety of bridges in the country Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Ministry launched the Indian Bridge Management System. IBMS is developed to create an inventory of all bridges in the country and rate their structural condition so that timely repair and rehabilitation work can be carried out based on the criticality […]