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  • Road ministry built 13,327 km of highways in FY21: Nitin Gadkari Jul 22, 2021 04:08 PM IST

    Road ministry built 13,327 km of highways in FY21: Nitin Gadkari

    In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Gadkari said to mitigate COVID-19 pandemic effect, his ministry took initiatives under Atmanirbhar Bharat and provided several COVID-19 relief measures to contractors, concessionaires and consultants, including extension of time for 3-9 months.

  • Have urged Tesla to start manufacturing in India as early as possible: Union minister Nitin Gadkari Apr 15, 2021 05:07 PM IST

    Have urged Tesla to start manufacturing in India as early as possible: Union minister Nitin Gadkari

    Gadkari said he had spoken to the management of Tesla and had assured them that the government would help them set up industrial clusters in the country.

  • CERT-In alert |  Road Ministry advises transport sector to tighten IT security against cyber intrusion Mar 21, 2021 09:26 PM IST

    CERT-In alert | Road Ministry advises transport sector to tighten IT security against cyber intrusion

    The following step has been taken after the Union Ministry received an alert from CERT-In regarding targeted intrusion activities directed towards Indian Transport sector with possible malicious intentions.

  • EXPLAINED | India's roadways asset monetisation plan and how it will be executed Mar 17, 2021 08:56 PM IST

    EXPLAINED | India's roadways asset monetisation plan and how it will be executed

    Asset monetisation is the process of conversion of assets, in this case contracts to build highways, bridges, roads, etc, into economic value.

  • FASTag mandatory from February 15 midnight, violators to pay twice the toll charge Feb 14, 2021 05:54 PM IST

    FASTag mandatory from February 15 midnight, violators to pay twice the toll charge

    Vehicles not fitted with FASTag or without valid/functional FASTag entering into the FASTag lane will pay two time equivalent fee of the fee applicable.

  • Road ministry to spend over Rs 1,200 crore for wildlife passes on highways: Nitin Gadkari Jan 07, 2021 11:05 PM IST

    Road ministry to spend over Rs 1,200 crore for wildlife passes on highways: Nitin Gadkari

    On the extension of the Mumbai-Delhi expressway, Gadkari said a need was felt for it because otherwise, all the vehicles will clog the traffic in the financial capital.

  • Centre's reforms to reduce bottlenecks may lead to higher bidding, more competition for road projects: Ind-Ra Dec 04, 2020 07:30 PM IST

    Centre's reforms to reduce bottlenecks may lead to higher bidding, more competition for road projects: Ind-Ra

    These relaxations would provide the much-needed relief to those construction contractors whose eligibility to bid for new projects has been hampered on account of the COVID-19 pandemic-led business disruptions, Ind-Ra said in its report.

  • Capex by Road Ministry in August rises nearly 42% MoM Oct 01, 2020 05:20 PM IST

    Capex by Road Ministry in August rises nearly 42% MoM

    The ministry spent Rs 32,438.42 crore till August, up from Rs 22,853 crore in July. Last year, the ministry had spent Rs 27,936.26 crore in the same period

  • Taxi, auto drivers no longer need commercial licences on the road Apr 19, 2018 07:51 PM IST

    Taxi, auto drivers no longer need commercial licences on the road

    Previously, it was required by all transport vehicles to have a commercial licence after the drivers got their private licences

  • Gadkari keen to achieve 40 km a day road construction target Apr 05, 2017 09:24 PM IST

    Gadkari keen to achieve 40 km a day road construction target

    Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari today said that efforts are being made to further improve the road construction target to 40 km a day from the current 23 km per day.

  • Road Ministry okay with sale of BS-III inventory post rollout of BS-IV norms Mar 20, 2017 07:32 PM IST

    Road Ministry okay with sale of BS-III inventory post rollout of BS-IV norms

    Sources tell CNBC TV18 that roads ministry stands by its policy of not allowing manufacturing of vehicles which are BS-III compliant post-March 31, but they are not against the sale of the inventory post-April 1, 2017.

  • Banks raise concerns over funding of EPC projects: Sources Mar 16, 2017 03:52 PM IST

    Banks raise concerns over funding of EPC projects: Sources

    Even as the government gives high priority to EPC projects, banks have expressed concerns about aggressive bids by debt-ridden infrastructure companies.

  • NHAI wants to induct NITI Aayog's Amitabh Kant on board Mar 01, 2017 05:46 PM IST

    NHAI wants to induct NITI Aayog's Amitabh Kant on board

    The ministry is looking to undertake an umbrella project of 25,000-km of roads with a Rs 3.5 lakh crore investment in the coming years including expressways and economic corridors.

  • E-toll tags to be mandatory for trucks on govt duty: Gadkari Feb 27, 2017 07:24 PM IST

    E-toll tags to be mandatory for trucks on govt duty: Gadkari

    For hassle-free movement of cargo, the government has decided to make electronic toll tags mandatory for all vehicles contracted by the government departments.

  • Road Minstry seeks Rs 90,904 cr for 2017-18 Jan 05, 2017 09:34 AM IST

    Road Minstry seeks Rs 90,904 cr for 2017-18

    The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) said it needs higher allocation to carry forward the ongoing work and also to compensate concessionaires who lost revenue because of withdrawal of tolling following the demonetisation, a source told PTI.

  • Road Ministry to introduce policy to retrofit engines into cars May 06, 2016 05:14 PM IST

    Road Ministry to introduce policy to retrofit engines into cars

    The Road Ministry has proposed an incentive of Rs 30,000 to the owners of the vehicles. This policy's benefits will be applicable for replacing old diesel and petrol engines.

  • Innovative technologies to drive road sector in future: Survey Jan 17, 2016 07:13 PM IST

    Innovative technologies to drive road sector in future: Survey

    Reducing the cost of construction by using innovative technologies and locally available resources along with policy reforms will drive the road sector in the future, says a report.

  • Aim to award 10,000 kms of road projects this fiscal: NHAI Jun 22, 2015 10:22 AM IST

    Aim to award 10,000 kms of road projects this fiscal: NHAI

    Suresh said few orders have not been awarded this quarter so far, and that response to Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) projects from road construction firms has been tepid

  • Govt forms 10-member panel to revisit PPP infra model May 27, 2015 10:24 AM IST

    Govt forms 10-member panel to revisit PPP infra model

    Among the members of the committee are C S Rajan, Chief Secretary, Rajasthan Government; S B Nayar, CMD, IIFCL; Shekhar Shah, Director General, NCAER; Pradeep Kumar, MD, CBG, SBI; Vikram Limaye, MD, IDFC; P S Behuria, former IRS and Sudipto Sarkar, Barrister-at-law, Kolkata.

  • Road Ministry recommends easy foreclosure of 86 projects Jan 20, 2015 03:40 PM IST

    Road Ministry recommends easy foreclosure of 86 projects

    Road ministry has moved a proposal, looking for a policy decision to restart about 86 languishing highway projects that have become unviable.

  • Road Ministry to seek Cabinet approval for new bill soon Oct 28, 2014 06:06 PM IST

    Road Ministry to seek Cabinet approval for new bill soon

    As high as five lakh road accidents happen in India annually with 1.5 lakh deaths, he said, adding about 4.5 lakh victims of road accidents happen to be in the age group of 15 to 45 years.

  • 'Plan cleared for allowing plying of Quadricycles' Feb 11, 2014 03:49 PM IST

    'Plan cleared for allowing plying of Quadricycles'

    Quadricycles are viewed by stakeholders as being safer than 3-wheelers (autorikshaws). They have fully enclosed structure with hard top and doors, although their maximum speed and engine capacity are lower than a small car.

  • Govt set for one last stab at reforms before polls: Sources Jan 17, 2014 01:59 PM IST

    Govt set for one last stab at reforms before polls: Sources

    Sources said Infra Trust Funds will not have tax incentives, while the ministry is considering tax incentives for REITs.

  • GM recalled 1.6 lakh vehicles due to emission issue: Govt Oct 23, 2013 08:36 PM IST

    GM recalled 1.6 lakh vehicles due to emission issue: Govt

    It said the auto major has 'admitted' to certain 'lacunae' on its part in maintaining certain standards in the report submitted to the Road Ministry by a three-member panel.

  • Auto rickshaw operators oppose 'Quadricycle' proposal Sep 29, 2013 10:43 AM IST

    Auto rickshaw operators oppose 'Quadricycle' proposal

    Fearing competition from the proposed "Quadricycle", various auto rickshaw operators across the country have opposed the government's plan of allowing such vehicles to ply on city roads.

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