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Sikkim has been witnessing heavy rainfall for over a week. The region is prone to frequent landslides during the monsoon. (Representational Image)

Sikkim sees major traffic jam as landslides block NH-10, repair work on

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2021 02:17 PM IST
NH10 in Sikkim remained blocked in parts due to multiple landslides, triggered by heavy rainfall since Saturday night. The highway was, however, completely blocked for a period on Sunday after a landslide in the morning at the 29th-mile area in West Bengal between the Teesta and the Rambi rivers.
The protesters have said that major highways linking the national capital will be blocked from Sunday.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
The protesters have said that major highways linking the national capital will be blocked from Sunday.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

Farmers to intensify protest, threaten to block Delhi-Jaipur highway today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 07:41 AM IST
The farmers from Rajasthan and Haryana are likely to march towards the national capital as part of their protest, on National Highway 48. The march is expected to begin at 11 am.
The IITs, NITs and other reputed technology institutions across the country will now adopt stretches of the National Highway on voluntary basis and their faculties, researchers and students will use them as a field of study of the latest industry trends, according to Education Ministry officials.(Representative image/HT file)
The IITs, NITs and other reputed technology institutions across the country will now adopt stretches of the National Highway on voluntary basis and their faculties, researchers and students will use them as a field of study of the latest industry trends, according to Education Ministry officials.(Representative image/HT file)

IITs, NITs to adopt National Highway stretches to study use of new tech, improvement prospects

New Delhi | By PTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2020 08:51 PM IST
The IITs, NITs and other reputed technology institutions across the country will now adopt stretches of the National Highway on voluntary basis and their faculties, researchers and students will use them as a field of study of the latest industry trends, according to Education Ministry officials.
(Representative Image/HT)
(Representative Image/HT)

Protests against farm laws: Haryana farmers to march to Delhi on November 18

Hindustan Times/Karnal | By HT Correspondent, Karnal
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 12:32 AM IST
The farmers will reach the Capital on November 26
Police have found 27 cattle heads – three buffaloes and 24 calves – packed in a truck in Panchkula.(HT PHOTO/For representation)
Police have found 27 cattle heads – three buffaloes and 24 calves – packed in a truck in Panchkula.(HT PHOTO/For representation)

27 cattle heads packed in truck, 3 booked for animal cruelty in Panchkula

Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By HT Correspondent, Panchkula
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 09:50 PM IST
A police team patrolling near the National Highway toll plaza close to Jaloli village stopped a speeding truck with a UP number and found ‘buffaloes and calves packed’ in
Officials said vehicles operating between Sikkim and Siliguri and Kalimpong and Siliguri are taking a detour because of damage to NH-10 that had to be stalled because a portion of the highway is still inundated.(Representational Image)
Officials said vehicles operating between Sikkim and Siliguri and Kalimpong and Siliguri are taking a detour because of damage to NH-10 that had to be stalled because a portion of the highway is still inundated.(Representational Image)

Sikkim, north Bengal affected as landslides damage NH-10 following heavy rain

Hindustan Times, Siliguri | By Pramod Giri
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2020 03:40 PM IST
Repair work has to be suspended because a portion of NH-10 between Sethi Jhora and Birik Dara is still inundated, officials said
The 13.5-km Shinku La Tunnel will connect the Union Territory of Ladakh with tribal Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh.(HT Photo)
The 13.5-km Shinku La Tunnel will connect the Union Territory of Ladakh with tribal Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh.(HT Photo)

After Rohtang, focus shifts to Shinku La tunnel between Ladakh and Lahaul

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2020 05:24 PM IST
National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited has speeded up the detailed project report work on the 13.5-km tunnel
The project which will be implemented in two sections involves the construction of a connecting road from Z-Morh Tunnel to Zojila Tunnel and a 14.150 km long bi-directional tunnel across Zojila Pass on the Sonamarg-Kargil section of NH-01. (NHIDCL.)
The project which will be implemented in two sections involves the construction of a connecting road from Z-Morh Tunnel to Zojila Tunnel and a 14.150 km long bi-directional tunnel across Zojila Pass on the Sonamarg-Kargil section of NH-01. (NHIDCL.)

Hyderabad company leads race for Zojila Tunnel project

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 03:37 AM IST
The government’s nodal agency for the strategic project, National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd, had issued a tender in June and opened the bids on July 24.
HT Image
HT Image

Work set to begin on new link road from Chandigarh to Mullanpur

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON AUG 02, 2020 07:17 PM IST
Road is expected to be constructed in the next six months at a cost of Rs 7 crore.
The highest increase has been given to people working in the Ladakh region.(Representative Photo/Bloomberg)
The highest increase has been given to people working in the Ladakh region.(Representative Photo/Bloomberg)

Govt gives salary hike of upto 170% to people working on building roads in border areas: Report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 07:54 AM IST
Apart from the salary benefits, the contractual employees working in border areas will also get a Rs 5 lakh health insurance and Rs 10 lakh accident insurance policy, Hindustan reported.
Workers repairing cracks which have appeared near the retaining wall of bridge near Sherpur Chowk in Ludhiana on Sunday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Workers repairing cracks which have appeared near the retaining wall of bridge near Sherpur Chowk in Ludhiana on Sunday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Rail overbridge in Ludhiana develops cracks a week after it opens

By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 05:38 AM IST
The cracks were spotted on Sunday morning by commuters and the traffic police diverted vehicles from the spot to prevent further damage
Police reached the accident spot shortly after the incident and took the injured to a local primary health centre. Later, the injured were shifted to Patna.(HT Photo)
Police reached the accident spot shortly after the incident and took the injured to a local primary health centre. Later, the injured were shifted to Patna.(HT Photo)

Bihar: 10 migrant labourers seriously hurt as bus overturns on NH-83

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Avinash Kumar
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 07:00 PM IST
The bus was on its way to Chhapra from the Gaya railway junction. The district authorities have admitted 10 injured passengers to Patna Medical College and Hospital for treatment.
According to police, some of the workers coming from Delhi had stopped for tea when the accident occurred between 3 am and 3.30 am on the Auraiya-Kanpur Dehat stretch of National Highway 19.(HT File Photo)
According to police, some of the workers coming from Delhi had stopped for tea when the accident occurred between 3 am and 3.30 am on the Auraiya-Kanpur Dehat stretch of National Highway 19.(HT File Photo)

President Ram Nath Kovind expresses deep sorrow over loss of lives in UP road accident

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2020 02:18 PM IST
At least 24 migrant workers were killed and 36 injured when a trailer rammed into a stationary truck, both carrying passengers, on a highway near Auraiya in Uttar Pradesh in the early hours of Saturday.
HT Image
HT Image

Lockdown: A bitter experience for migrant sweet makers of Karnal

Hindustan Times/Karnal | By Neeraj Mohan, Karnal
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2020 06:39 PM IST
As the 21-day lockdown entered the fourth day on Saturday, a group of 10 people wearing masks and carrying backpacks could be seen walking on the deserted National Highway 44.
According to the officials at the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, no studies have been conducted concerning incidents of bribery on national highways.(HT Photo)
According to the officials at the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, no studies have been conducted concerning incidents of bribery on national highways.(HT Photo)

Truck drivers pay Rs 48,000 crore in bribe annually on national highway: Report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2020 09:27 AM IST
The report found that there is no dearth of those who recover money from drivers in the name for religious causes and charity.
The dead man's body. Focus on hand(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The dead man's body. Focus on hand(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

1 killed, 10 injured as bus collides with truck in Bengal

Malda (West Bengal) | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2020 04:05 PM IST
The bus, which had started from Kharagpur in West Medinipur district, was on its way to Bihar’s Purnia when it hit the truck from behind early Thursday, an officer of English Bazar police station said.
Green cover must be preserved, and people should explore alternatives to address environmental concerns, Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde said(PTI)
Green cover must be preserved, and people should explore alternatives to address environmental concerns, Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde said(PTI)

Green cover must be preserved: CJI Bobde

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2020 01:37 AM IST
The court was hearing a petition filed by Association for Protection of Democratic Rights, the NGO that opposed the felling of heritage tress for the construction of five railway over-bridges and expansion of National Highway 112 in West Bengal.

Traffic marshal scheme: 336 Ludhiana residents step in to help cops in regulating traffic

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amarpal Singh, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2020 10:43 PM IST
The traffic marshal scheme was launched in the city on Republic Day, wherein as many as 336 residents have been deployed as traffic marshals at 28 road intersection points in the city. The traffic police aims to deploy as many as 2,000 of such marshals
A female elephant in the herd was mauled by the speeding vehicle and got stuck between the wheels. It took a crane to extricate the dead elephant from under the truck.(HT PHOTO.)
A female elephant in the herd was mauled by the speeding vehicle and got stuck between the wheels. It took a crane to extricate the dead elephant from under the truck.(HT PHOTO.)

Female elephant killed, another hurt as speeding truck hits them in Odisha’s Dhenkanal

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2020 07:53 PM IST
The accident occurred when three elephants were crossing the National Highway 55 at Jeevankhol Ashram under the Sadar forest range of Dhenkanal early this morning.
The project has alone missed three deadlines in 2017—March 31, July 31 and December 31. Around 15% work of the project is still to be completed.(HT PHOTO)
The project has alone missed three deadlines in 2017—March 31, July 31 and December 31. Around 15% work of the project is still to be completed.(HT PHOTO)

7 years on, Ludhinana-Talwandi Bhai four-laning project still in limbo

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Parteek Singh Mahal
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2019 12:06 AM IST
NHAI comes to the rescue of pvt firm, sanctions 13.5cr to finish the incomplete work
HT Image
HT Image

Man killed as bus overturns after hitting police barricade in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON NOV 19, 2019 10:11 PM IST
According to the passengers, the bus driver was drunk and driving recklessly.
A juvenile wolf snake was found in an almirah in the chamber of additional district government counsel (civil) at the district and sessions court in Agra on Friday.(Hindustan Times)
A juvenile wolf snake was found in an almirah in the chamber of additional district government counsel (civil) at the district and sessions court in Agra on Friday.(Hindustan Times)

Snake found in additional district government counsel’s almirah

Agra | By HT Correspondent, Agra
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 08:39 PM IST
The snake had taken shelter inside a pile of documents kept inside the almirah. The incident was immediately reported to Wildlife SOS on their 24-hour helpline number (+91-9917109666) following which the NGO dispatched a two-member team to carry out the rescue operation.
A tender will be floated by October-end and a contractor would be selected by November-end, said GMDA officials. The project will be completed within two years.(HT Archive)
A tender will be floated by October-end and a contractor would be selected by November-end, said GMDA officials. The project will be completed within two years.(HT Archive)

Nod to widening of Golf Course Road to meet projected rise in traffic

Gurugram | By Dhananjay Jha
PUBLISHED ON SEP 09, 2019 02:17 AM IST
The tender to engage a contractor will be floated over the next couple of months and work on the road is expected to begin by the end of November with a completion time of two years, said officials.
The government has set out to address the confusion caused by the 2010 renumbering of India’s 1.32 lakh km long network of national highways that has resulted in a great deal of confusion among commuters.(HT Photo)
The government has set out to address the confusion caused by the 2010 renumbering of India’s 1.32 lakh km long network of national highways that has resulted in a great deal of confusion among commuters.(HT Photo)

Govt plans new milestones for national highways

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 12:07 AM IST
The government will clearly mark the so-called chainage of these highways and place new kilometre stones (and bigger stones every 5 km).
Earlier slated for completion in October, a revised timeline of December 2019 has now been set, officials said.(HT image)
Earlier slated for completion in October, a revised timeline of December 2019 has now been set, officials said.(HT image)

DME’s phase 4 delayed, officials chalk alternative route to connect Delhi with Meerut

Ghaziabad | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 03:03 AM IST
Phase 4 of the DME proposes to connect Dasna with Meerut through a six-lane road, which is facing delays.
Flyers who often have a hard time tackling congestion on National Highway (NH) 8 to reach the Delhi airport on time, might soon get some respite.(Mohd Zakir/ HT photo)
Flyers who often have a hard time tackling congestion on National Highway (NH) 8 to reach the Delhi airport on time, might soon get some respite.(Mohd Zakir/ HT photo)

Dedicated cargo corridor to airport, elevated road to tackle congestion

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2019 09:59 PM IST
The airport operator Monday said a dedicated elevated corridor will be constructed to keep away vehicles carrying airport cargo from regular traffic.
The one kilometre between Godhi Chowk and Toll Plaza is filled with young children like Aabid, and other families brought together in the devastation caused by the floods.(HT Photo)
The one kilometre between Godhi Chowk and Toll Plaza is filled with young children like Aabid, and other families brought together in the devastation caused by the floods.(HT Photo)

Stranded, on NH 57: Araria district residents set up tents on highway

ARARIA | By Aditya Nath Jha
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 07:31 AM IST
In all, over 65,317 families of 391 villages have been affected by floods in Araria alone, according to the state’s disaster management department.
At least 25 cattle were killed and 35 injured after a truck in which they were being illegally transported overturned in Odisha’s coastal Balasore district early on Monday
At least 25 cattle were killed and 35 injured after a truck in which they were being illegally transported overturned in Odisha’s coastal Balasore district early on Monday

Truck transporting cattle illegally overturns in Odisha, over 25 cows die

By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2019 12:59 PM IST
The cattle were being taken in the truck to West Bengal, police said. The inspector of Jaleswar police station Pradip Majhi said the truck probably skidded off the National Highway 60 at Alarpur area and turned turtle killing the cattle on the spot.
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway suspended Toy train services between NJP to Darjeeling as landslides damaged the railway truck near Tindharia on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway suspended Toy train services between NJP to Darjeeling as landslides damaged the railway truck near Tindharia on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)

Incessant rainfall triggers landslides in Darjeeling, Sikkim; Gangtok cut off from Siliguri

Hindustan Times, Siliguri | By Pramod Giri
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2019 01:39 PM IST
Fresh landslides hit many parts of Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts on Thursday amid a warning of heavy to very heavy rainfall in the next 48 hours.
The civilian vehicle movement is being restricted between Nashri and Qazigund in Ramban district. Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik asked citizens to bear with the highway restrictions.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
The civilian vehicle movement is being restricted between Nashri and Qazigund in Ramban district. Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik asked citizens to bear with the highway restrictions.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Bear with highway restrictions for yatra: J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 07, 2019 11:23 PM IST
From July 1, the government banned civilian traffic movement for five hours every day on a 96-km stretch of National Highway to allow unrestricted access to Amarnath yatra vehicles.
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