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Private participation likely in modernisation of state-run ports

May 2016

Drawing from the experience of the aviation and highways sectors, the Shipping Ministry is looking at modernising state-run sea ports with private se...

Ports, Nitin Gadkari, Road Transport, Highways, Shipping, Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley

New allocation for boost in highway project safety

May 2016

With 1.5 lakh people dying in road accidents annually, the government plans make it mandatory to keep 1 per cent of the total cost of highway project...

Highway Project, Nitin Gadkari, Yunus Khan

Setting Sail

May 2016

As many as 141 agreements entailing an investment of Rs.82,900 crore ($13 billion) were signed at the Maritime India Summit, which was inaugurated by...

Maritime India Summit, Narendra Modi, Shipping, Ports, Sagarmala project, Nitin Gadkari, Shipping Ministry, Cargo logistics, Clusters, Narendra Modi

New bill for model PPP pact in port sector soon

April 2016

The Centre will table a new bill that will facilitate a model agreement by way of Public-Private Partnership in the port sector. ...

Public-Private Partnership, Ministry of shipping, Rajiv Kumar, MoS, Coastal cargo, Inland cargo, TAMP, Nitin Gadkari

Government aims to reduce logistic costs under Sagarmala Project

April 2016

High logistical cost prevailing in India is the biggest hindrance for Indian businesses on the global level and the Ministry of Shipping will aim to ...

High logistical, Sagarmala Project, Nitin Gadkari, Shipping, Road Transport, Highways, Maritime India Summit 2016, SEZ, JNPT, Transport, Manoj Sinha, Railways

Indian major ports set to install 200 MW renewable projects

April 2016

In a bid to become self-reliant in energy, the Ministry of Shipping has chalked out plans to install around 200 MW captive (150 MW solar and 50 MW wi...

Renewable power projects, Ports, Ministry of Shipping, Nitin Gadkari, Solar rooftop projects, JNPT, Kandla Port

The road to safety

April 2016

With a population of over a billion people, it's no surprise that fatalities from road accidents in India amount to little more than just statistics....

Road safety, Heavy traffic, Road Transport, Safety Bill, Rural Development Gopinath Munde, Road infrastructure, Global NCAP, Bharat New Vehicle Safety Assessment Programme, Harman Singh, Vinod Kumar Kanumala, IFROS, World Health Organization, RTO, Milind Bharambe, Supreme Court

How safe are our roads?

April 2016

We travel in order to reach our destinations; we do not travel to die. Yet, that is exactly what 1.3 million road travelers do every year - die! It i...

Road travelers, GDP, Nitin Gadkari, Roads, Highways, Road transportation, Good Samaritan law, Road safety, Road Infrastructure
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