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National Green Highways Mission

National Green Highways Mission (NGHM), a plantation drive around 1500 km of National Highways, was launched in 2016. The objective of this mission was to provide a green canopy along 100,000 km of highways and create jobs for 1 million youth. It has been initiated to engage corporates, Public Sector units, Government organizations and other ..


The Union Cabinet approves Silkyara Bend-Barkot Tunnel as part of ‘Chardham Mahamarg Pariyojana’

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to the construction of 4.531 km long 2-Lane Bi-Directional Silkyara Bend-Barkot Tunnel in Uttarakhand as part of ‘Chardham Mahamarg Pariyojana’. The tunnel will have escape passage including approaches on Dharasu -Yamunotri section between Chainage 25.400 Km. ..



Nitin Gadkari releases India’s first-ever Highway Capacity Manual (Indo-HCM) in New Delhi

The Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari has released India’s first-ever Highway Capacity Manual (Indo-HCM) in New Delhi on February 12, 2018. The manual has been developed by CSIR – CRRI on the basis of an extensive, country-wide study of the traffic characteristics on ..


Union Ministry of Defence grants additional administrative and financial powers to BRO to speed up construction of roads along Indo-China border

Recently, the Union Ministry of Defence has granted additional administrative and financial powers to the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) to speed up the construction of roads along the Indo-China border. With this, from now, a chief engineer in BRO can now accord administrative approval for contracts of up to Rs50 crore, the additional director general ..


Proposed NHAI International

The Government has decided to set up a separate body NHAI International to venture into the road building business outside India. NHAI-International will have offices in several countries and will work as contractor mostly in the neighbour countries such as Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal as well as Iran. The NHAI –International is an excellent idea ..


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