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Chenani-Nashri tunnel

Chenani-Nashri Tunnel, also known as Patnitop Tunnel, is a road tunnel in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir on NH 44 (former name NH 1A before renumbering of all national highways). About the tunnel- The Chenani-Nashri tunnel is the longest’s tunnel in India with an average length of over 9.28 km. This is the ..

Infrastructure development in Kerala

Kerala is one of the most prosperous and well-developed states in India. Kerala relies on a network of well-developed roads and waterways to establish connectivity with the various parts of the state. This enables the rapid movement of goods and personnel throughout the state and to the other parts of the country. However, in the ..

Chardham highway project

The Chardham highway project which aims to provide a road link to the four holy places in Uttarakhand via a 900-km all-weather road has been granted clearance by a bench of the Supreme Court. What has happened? A Bench of Supreme Court Justices has modified the initial National Green Tribunal (NGT) order on the Chardham ..

Elephant Bonds

The Government may provide another amnesty to the income tax defaulters in the country. However, this amnesty is unique as the defaulters will have to invest part of their undisclosed money in “Elephant Bonds”. What are the elephant bonds? Elephant Bonds are 25-year sovereign bonds in which tax defaulters who declare undisclosed past income will ..

Update : National Register for Transport

The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin J Gadkari informed the Rajya Sabha in a written reply that the revenue collected by the Union Government by providing access to VAHAN and SARATHI database to various private and government entities is Rs 65 crore. A Centralized National Registry for transport is maintained by the ..

Short Note : National Investment and Infrastructure Fund

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has signed an MoU with National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) to co-operate in the formation of Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) to execute the fund arrangement for large size road projects. What is the NIIF? National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) is India s first sovereign wealth fund ..

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. ..