national highways: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

PM Modi launches “Ghar Tak Fibre” scheme in Bihar

On September 21, 2020, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched nine highway projects and Optical Fibre Internet Services in Bihar. The optical fibre services are being provided under the scheme “Ghar Tak Fibre”. Highlights The Highway projects are to construct 350 km of road. The roads are to be built at a cost of Rs ..

NHAI to collaborate with premier Technical Institutes

The National Highways Authority of India has approached NITs, IITs and other reputed Engineering colleges to stretch National Highways. The institutes have been approached under their Institutional Social Responsibility. Highlights The main of the collaboration is to leverage the knowledge of students and faculty towards improvement of road infrastructure. Benefits When an institute adopts a ..

Nitin Gadkari chairs Infrastructure meeting

On July 7, 2020, the Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari chaired an infrastructure meeting in New Delhi virtually. The other union ministers such as minister of railways, Environment, Forest and Climate change, heavy industries also participated in the meet. Highlights Several issues were considered at the meet. This includes pending ..

‘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 ..