Gadkari seeks environment ministry’s approval to build wider hill roads

Road transport and highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday asked the environment ministry to approve wider roads in hills to avoid accidents. Gadkari, who was speaking at the National Highway Excellence Awards, said he intends to bring road accidents down by 50 per cent in the next two years … Read more

Introduction of Bharat NCAP will make Indian roads safe: FADA President

Automotive dealers’ body FADA on Tuesday said the government’s move to bring a new car safety assessment programme on the basis of crash tests performance will not only make the Indian roads safe but it will also bring the country’s manufacturing at par with global standards. Lauding the government’s … Read more

Agnipath protesters block roads in Haryana; unrest in Punjab continues

More protests were witnessed in parts of Haryana on Monday against Agnipath as armed forces aspirants blocked roads and demanded that the scheme be rolled back. In Fatehabad, a group of youth blocked the Lal Batti Chowk, while several others staged a protest on roads in Rohtak district. … Read more

Rural roads adjoining cities soon to be upgraded to four-lane: CM Khattar

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday said roads in the rural area adjoining cities will soon be upgraded to four-lane to make traffic movement smoother. He said this while presiding over a review meeting of projects being undertaken by various departments here. The chief minister said … Read more

Biocon chief Kiran Majumdar-Shaw slams poor condition of Bengaluru roads

The debate on poor infrastructure, especially the dismal condition of roads in Bengaluru city, which is known as the Silicon Valley of India, has come to the fore yet again. The debate has been triggered in Karnataka following a tweet by Biocon chief Kiran Majumdar-Shaw. She tweeted: “Frustrated … Read more

NHAI offers three additional roads to its InvIT totalling 247 km

State-owned National Highways Authority of India on Friday said that as part of the government’s monetisation strategy, it has offered additional three roads aggregating 247 km to its Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvIT). In a statement, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) further said its InvIT has announced a … Read more

North Carolina Unveils Flood-Warning System for Roads

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has armed itself with an advanced flood-warning system designed to help pass the word to motorists on any flood risks to roads, bridges and culverts. A news release from the department says the system will rely on a network of 400 river and stream gauges. Information will be passed … Read more

Quality of rural roads should be equal to national highways: Giriraj Singh

Quality of rural roads should be at par with that of national highways, Union Rural Development Minister Giriraj Singh said on Tuesday while asserting that roads constructed under the PMGSY are lifeline of villages. Addressing the International Conference – ‘New Technologies and Innovations in Rural Roads’, Singh advocated for the … Read more

Delhi roads: Delhi BJP demands renaming of roads named after Mughal emperors in Lutyen’s area

Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta on Tuesday demanded New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) to change the names of half a dozen streets bearing names of Mughal emperors and rename them after Maharshi Valmiki, Maharana Pratap, General Bipin Rawat, and Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. The demand by Gupta comes days after a proposal was sent by … Read more

Delhi BJP demands renaming of roads named after Mughal emperors in Lutyen’s

Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta on Tuesday demanded New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) to change the names of half a dozen streets bearing names of Mughal emperors and rename them after Maharshi Valmiki, Maharana Pratap, General Bipin Rawat, and Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. The demand by Gupta comes days after … Read more