Toll fee high, compared to facilities: Madras High Court

CHENNAI: Observing that the fee collected by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) at its toll plazas in Tamil Nadu were high, compared to the facilities provided, the Madras High Court on Thursday advised NHAI to improve the infrastructural facilities there. The introduction of FasTag, a computerised toll collection system, has not eased the […]

Adani Enterprises bags Rs 1,169 crore highway project from NHAI in Odisha

NEW DELHI: Adani Enterprises on Friday said it has won a Rs 1,169.10 crore highway project in Odisha from the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). The contract has been won by Adani Enterprises’ wholly-owned subsidiary Adani Road Transport Ltd (ARTL). “ARTL has received a letter of award (LOA) for …development of Six Lane Badakumari […]

User fee collection through FASTag crosses Rs 80 crore per day with record 50 lakh transactions: NHAI

NEW DELHI: The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on Friday said the electronic toll collection through FASTag has crossed Rs 80 crore a day with record 50 lakh transactions per day. Over 2.20 crore FASTag have been issued so far. “The toll collection through FASTag first time crossed Rs 80 crore per day on […]

NHAI awarded projects worth Rs 31,000 crore in FY21

NEW DELHI: Despite challenges due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has awarded highest length of projects during FY 2020-21 till date as compared to the projects awarded during same period in last three years. As per NHAI during April to August 2020, NHAI has awarded […]

Nitin Gadkari directs NHAI to ensure deployment of best technology

NEW DELHI: India’s Road Transport & Highways and MSME Minister Nitin Gadkari has directed National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to ensure that all major efforts including deployment of best technology are adopted for ensuring success of the FASTag project. Reviewing the progress of implementing National Electronic Toll Collection (FASTag) mechanism at NH toll plazas […]

NHAI bid to revive public private partnership for national highway projects

NEW DELHI: National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has identified various stretches on pan India basis which will be constructed through Public Private Partnership on Built Operate Transfer (Toll) Mode. These stretches have been selected on the basis of consultation with the perspective bidders. NHAI has already invited the proposal for Annual Pre-Qualification for construction […]

Official suspended over PMO letter on social media: Nitin Gadkari

NEW DELHI: Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said a roads department official has been suspended for posting a communication from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on highway projects on social media. Posting of this communication led to “fake and misleading” news items about the PMO raising concerns over financial troubles of the National Highways […]

Sanjeev Ranjan named Road Transport Secretary , N N Sinha to be NHAI chief

NEW DELHI: Senior IAS officer Sanjeev Ranjan has been named secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), as part of a top-level bureaucratic reshuffle effected by the central government, according to a Personnel Ministry order. Ranjan, a 1985-batch IAS officer of Tripura cadre, is at present the chairman of National Highways Authority of India. […]

Nitin Gadkari says 2019 focus will be on creating world-class expressways network

NEW DELHI: It was saddled with many stuck projects and several big players faced the risk of getting blacklisted amid a big financial quagmire, but the mess got cleared eventually as the year 2018 progressed and the minister at the helm says it also helped banks save over Rs 3 lakh crore from becoming NPAs. […]

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