National Highway Current Affairs, GK & News

Green National Highways Corridor Project

The Government of India recently inked 500 million USD loan pact with World Bank to develop Green National Highway Corridors in the country. These corridors are to be developed in Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. The project will support the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways to construct 783 kilo metres of ..

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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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What are Eco-Bridges or Eco-ducts?

Context in Current Affairs: The Ramnagar Forest Division in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand built the first eco-bridges for smaller mammals and reptiles. What are Eco-Bridges? The Eco-Bridges or Eco-Ducts are constructed to enhance the wildlife connectivity that are usually disrupted due to logging or highways. It includes concrete underpasses, canopy bridges or overpass tunnels, ..

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GoI: New Economic Corridor Projects of Rs 20,000 crores in Haryana

On July 13, 2020, the Union Minister of Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs inaugurated and laid foundation stones to new economic corridors in the state of Haryana. Highlights The projects will help the state of Haryana to provide smooth connectivity to states of Rajasthan, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. Also, the projects will save fuels, ..

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Bharatmala Pariyojana delayed

The Bharatmala Pariyojana that was scheduled to be completed in 2021-22 is to be completed by 2025-26. The announcement of delay was announced by the rating agency ICRA (Investment Information and credit Rating Agency). Highlights The prevailing COVID-19 crisis could delay the asset monetization plan of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI). Until February 2020, ..

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