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‘BhoomiRashi’ Portal accelerates land acquisition process for National Highways

The ‘BhoomiRashi’ Portal is a land acquisition portal launched in March 2018 by the Ministry of the Road Transport and Highways. The Ministry had recently announced that the portal has significantly accelerated the process of land acquisition for National Highways, by reducing the processing time to less than two weeks in a majority of cases. ..

Bhoomi Rashi Portal

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways recently claimed that the portal has significantly expedited the land acquisition process for National Highways development. Land Acquisition For the construction of national highways, land acquisition is an important step. It starts after the approval of alignment plans and the land acquisition plans. The process starts with the ..

Delhi Transport Corporation wins Road Safety Award 2018-19

Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), the public transporter of Delhi, has been conferred with the Road Safety Award 2018-19 in the urban category for the lowest rate of accidents. The Director of DTC received the award from the Union Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari. The award was presented during the 3rd Edition of International Conference ..

‘GATI’ portal launched by the Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways

The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari has launched an online monitoring portal named ‘GATI’ during the first day of the two-day-long review meeting of the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and the Ministry projects conducted on 23rd and 24th January 2020. The new portal is created by the National Highways ..

Cube Highways bid the highest for third lot of TOT projects

Cube Highways has emerged as the highest bidder for the third of the toll-operate-transfer (TOT) projects offered by the National Highways Authority of India.  The National investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) quoted Rs 4,230 crore while Mumbai-based IRB quoted Rs 3,510 crore. TOT model in India has been developed to encourage private participation in the ..

NHAI Gears up for the Implementation of FASTag Mandate

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways Ministry had mandated to declare all lanes of fee plazas on National Highways as “FASTag lanes” by 1st December 2019, while provisioning one lane (in each direction) which would be kept as hybrid lane to accept FASTag and other modes of payment. The move was taken to give a ..

How NHAI aims to fund Highway Construction in India?

While India has decided to become a USD 5 trillion dollar economy, it also needs a dedicated network of roads and highway infrastructure to enable the quick transport of goods and people in the country. The construction of highways in the country is the prime responsibility of the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI). While ..

Motor Vehicle Accident Fund

The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 will amend the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 has aimed to develop form a Motor Vehicle Accident Fund in the nation. The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill requires the central government of India to constitute a Motor Vehicle Accident Fund which will be used to provide a uniform compulsory insurance cover ..