National Highway Current Affairs, GK & News

ADB approves 484 million USD for CKIC Project

The Asian Development Bank recently approved 484 million USD for CKIC (Chennai-Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor) in Tamil Nadu. About the Project The project will upgrade 590 km of state highways in the CKIC influence areas. The Climate Change adaptation measures are to be incorporated in the highway upgrades. This includes improved drainage, resizing of bridges and ..

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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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