Ministry of Road Transport Current Affairs, GK & News

Koilwar Bridge

On December 10, 2020, the Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the Koilwar Bridge over the Sone river in Bihar. The bridge was constructed at an expense of 256 crores of rupees.  Background The existing two-Lane Bridge over the river for both road and rail traffic is 138 years old. ..

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NHAI: 3,979 km of NH constructed in one year; Highest in Indian History

The National Highway Authority of India recently completed the construction of 3,979 km of national highways in the financial year 2019-20. This is the highest ever target achieved by the authority in a financial year since its establishment. The Government of India envisaged construction of national highway under Bharatmala Pariyojana. Bharatmala Pariyojana The scheme is ..

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India’s First Bio Refinery Plant inaugurated in Pune

Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari has inaugurated India’s First Integrated Bio‐refinery for Renewable Fuels & Chemicals for producing ethanol from a variety of biomass. The plant is situated at Rahu in Pune district of Maharashtra. The demonstration plant has been built by Praj industries. The inaugurated Bio‐refinery plant is capable of producing one million litres of ethanol per annum ..

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