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Construction & Infrastructure News

Over 40 km of roads to be laid per day!

May 2016

Roads have emerged as the dominant part of the transport system in India. However, if one goes to the rural and hilly regions of India, the road cond...

Roads, Transport system, NHIDCL, NHAI, Construction, Road Ministry, EPFO, LIC, TOT

Road ministry likely to rebid stuck projs

February 2016

As a meeting in New Delhi between the government, lenders and concessionaires could not find solutions to 10 of the 19 languishing highway projects, ...

Highway projects, New Delhi, Banks, Rebid stuck projs, Road ministry

3,000 crore should be allocated for road maintenance in the next budget

January 2014

The Ministry of Road Transport seeks no reduction in the allocation of funds for road maintenance from the Finance Ministry in the upcoming budget. T...

Road Maintenance, Road Ministry

Nod to 14 highway projects under EPC mode

November 2013

As the Union government failed to draw bids under the public-private partnership (PPP) model for road projects, the Union Road Ministry has approved ...

Union government, bids, public-private partnership, road projects, Union Road Ministry, engineering, procurement and construction

Road construction becomes risky in north-east India

November 2013

Due to security concerns and threats from local terrorist groups in the north eastern region of the country, private road developers are not very kee...

terrorist groups, north eastern region, private road developers, road projects, Union Road Ministry

Rs 5,000 cr needed to restore roads & bridges in U'khand

August 2013

To restore the washed out roads and bridges in Uttarakhand, the Union government has been urged by its Road Ministry to provide Rs 5,000 crore. On Ju...

roads and bridges, Uttarakhand, Union government, Road Ministry, flash floods, road links

Govt to employ independent experts to check road quality

June 2013

To check the quality of road construction in the country, the Union Road Ministry has decided to engage independent experts. The Ministry said that i...

quality, road construction, Union Road Ministry, independent experts

Toll on highways may be reduced to 40% after 30-yrs

January 2013

The Union Road Ministry is mulling over a proposal to reduce national highway toll to only 40 per cent of the prevailing rate after a period of 30 ye...

Union Road Ministry, national highway toll, national highways
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