Highways Current Affairs, GK & News

India’s first Multi-Modal Logistics park in Assam

On October 20 2020 the Union Minister Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stone of the first multi modal Logistic Park of India in Assam. The park is being developed under the ambitious bharatmala pariyojana. Highlights The park is to be constructed at Rs 690 3.97 crores. It will provide direct connectivity through rail, road, air ..

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India-ADB sign 177 million USD to develop roadways

On October 19, 2020, the Government of India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed an agreement of 177 million USD to upgrade 450 km of district roads and state highways in the state of Maharashtra. Highlights The loan agreement was signed between the Department of Economic Affairs operating under Ministry of Finance, Maharashtra State ..

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Campaign launched on Prevention of Human and Animal Mortality on Highways

On June 5, 2020, the Union minister of Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari launched the United Nations Development Programme campaign called “Prevention of Human and Animal Mortality on highways”. Need India is witnessing 5 lakhs road accidents every year. Out of these 1.5 lakhs lose their lives. The campaign is launched to bring ..

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GoI: Dashboard launched to provide details about dhabas and repair shops

On April 21, 2020, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways launched a dashboard in its website www.morth.nic.in. The dashboard will provide information about dhabas and trucks. Highlights The dashboard has been launched to help cargo and truck drivers and cleaners. A call number 1033 has been activated to answer calls. All the necessary healthcare ..

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Union Cabinet approves 780 km green highway project

The Cabinet has recently approved building 780-km Green National Highway project at a cost of Rs 7,660 crore. It includes upgradation of various National Highways in four states – Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh. The aim of the ‘Green Highways (Plantation, Transplantation, Beautification & Maintenance) Policy’ is to promote greening of Highway ..

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