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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 ..

Gurugram Police ties up with Google for traffic updates

The Gurugram traffic police have tied up with Google maps for dissemination of traffic related information such as planned road closures, diversions, traffic alerts regarding road crash etc. in real time for public use. The basic idea behind this arrangement is to prompt commuters to make intelligent choices in order to make their commuting experience ..

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 ..

India’s first 3-D Smart Traffic Signal ‘Intelights’ launched Mohali

In a first-of-its-kind initiative in the country, Mohali traffic police have launched 3-D Smart Traffic Signal devised by the students of a Chandigarh university. The wireless system, called ‘Intelights’, has been installed at the traffic crossing near the Airport Road, on a pilot project basis, and will regulate traffic signals with a smart bird’s eye ..

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 ..

Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019

The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 will attempt to amend the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. The Motor Vehicles Act,1988 looks into road safety, licenses and permits with regard to motor vehicles, and standards for motor vehicles. What are the proposed changes? The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill proposes a new scheme which would allow the cashless ..

Promotion of FASTags Lanes

To increase road speed of vehicles on Indian roads, The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MRTH) has decided to declare all lanes as dedicated FASTag Lanes from 1st of December, 2019. All toll-free plazas on the National Highways across will become FASTag lanes from the cutoff date. What is a FASTag lane? As per ..