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The outbreak of Covid-19 has created huge demand for liquid medical oxygen across the country.(PTI)

NHAI exempts tankers carrying liquid medical oxygen from toll fee on highways

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2021 07:47 PM IST
Although toll plazas have nearly zero waiting time after implementation of FASTag, NHAI said it is already providing priority passage to such vehicles for quick and seamless transportation of medical oxygen.
NHAI will resume toll collection on national highways from April 20
NHAI will resume toll collection on national highways from April 20

Need highways road safety police: Report

By Neeraj Chauhan, Anisha Dutta
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 12:31 AM IST
The report, a copy of which has been reviewed by HT, has come against the backdrop of the National Road Safety month being observed by the Centre between January 18 and February 17.
Contruction work at the Kharar Flyover in Mohali.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
Contruction work at the Kharar Flyover in Mohali.(Gurminder Singh/HT)

Labour shortage hits work, Kharar flyover deadline pushed to December

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Hillary Victor, Mohali
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2020 11:18 PM IST
Five years on, only 76% work completed and seven deadlines missed due to various roadblocks with only 200 men working at the site instead of 300
The ongoing construction of different NHAI projects, including the elevated road project, have resulted in traffic bottlenecks and residents are facing tough time in the absence of the service lanes.(HT Photo/For representation)
The ongoing construction of different NHAI projects, including the elevated road project, have resulted in traffic bottlenecks and residents are facing tough time in the absence of the service lanes.(HT Photo/For representation)

MC chief Sabharwal tells NHAI to expedite construction of ongoing projects in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 10:35 PM IST
The projects discussed in a meeting included construction of service lanes on Ferozepur Road, non-functional streetlights and the steps to be taken for draining out rainwater during monsoon season
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has urged Nitin Gadkari to grant funds for projects and early clearance to 69 highways in the hill state.(HT Photo)
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has urged Nitin Gadkari to grant funds for projects and early clearance to 69 highways in the hill state.(HT Photo)

CM seeks 536 cr for 17 roads, 10 bridges in Himachal

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 10:09 PM IST
The CM said that in view of the density of vehicular traffic on national highways, it was crucial that periodic renewal and maintenance of these roads be ensured
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Jalandhar grievances panel issues showcause notices to 5 govt officials

Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | By HT Correspondent, Jalandhar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2020 11:12 PM IST
People in the process of purchasing FASTags from the NHAI booth at the Faridabad toll plaza at Badarpur border, New Delhi(Vipin Kumar /HT File Photo)
People in the process of purchasing FASTags from the NHAI booth at the Faridabad toll plaza at Badarpur border, New Delhi(Vipin Kumar /HT File Photo)

FASTag to be available free of charge till Feb 29

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 07:27 PM IST
Road users can visit any authorised point-of-sale location with a valid registration certificate (RC) of the vehicle and get an NHAI FASTag free of cost, a statement of the road transport ministry said.
The Bharatmala Pariyojana, an umbrella project launched in 2017 and hailed as India’s biggest highways development plan, involves a total of around 24,800 km for construction in Phase 1.(AP File Photo)
The Bharatmala Pariyojana, an umbrella project launched in 2017 and hailed as India’s biggest highways development plan, involves a total of around 24,800 km for construction in Phase 1.(AP File Photo)

Budget 2020: Govt looks to monetise 12 highway bundles of over 6,000km in 5 years, says Nirmala Sitharaman

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2020 08:05 AM IST
In her budget speech, Nirmala Sitharaman said the FASTag mechanism aimed at reducing congestion along toll plazas at national highways and increasing digital transactions “encourages us towards greater commercialisation of our highways so that NHAI can raise more resources.”
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Himachal CM Jai Ram Thakur directs to expedite four-laning road projects

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 10:35 PM IST
The chief minister said that committees, comprising the representatives of NHAI, state public works department, concerned district administrations and contractors, will be constituted to finalise the issues regarding damages and compensation with respect to these projects
A video grab of the leopard after it was killed on the Pune-Nashik highway.(Maharashtra forest department)
A video grab of the leopard after it was killed on the Pune-Nashik highway.(Maharashtra forest department)

Leopard killed on Pune-Nashik highway

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2019 11:52 PM IST
The leopard died on the spot 15 minutes after the accident happened
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
The system, first introduced in 2016, lets toll booths wirelessly and automatically deduct the fee as the vehicles pass through so that they don’t have to stop to pay the money. (HT photo)
The system, first introduced in 2016, lets toll booths wirelessly and automatically deduct the fee as the vehicles pass through so that they don’t have to stop to pay the money. (HT photo)

Centre extends deadline for mandatory FASTags to December 15

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2019 09:02 PM IST
The ministry of road transport and highways had announced in July that FASTags will become compulsory across national highways starting on December 1 to ease congestion at toll plazas and reduce traffic bottlenecks.
NHAI has once agin set a new deadline for completing the Kharar -Chandigarh flyover(Anil Dayal/Hindustan Times)
NHAI has once agin set a new deadline for completing the Kharar -Chandigarh flyover(Anil Dayal/Hindustan Times)

Kharar flyover:NHAI yet to receive 2 hectares from admn, SDM rubbishes claim

By Idrees Bukhtiyar, Mohali
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2019 12:40 AM IST
SDM Mohali Jagdeep Sehgal said NHAI is to acquire land with mutual consent from owners, and not from them
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Nine held for making fake IDs of defence, NHAI, administration officials in Mohali

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON NOV 05, 2019 12:41 AM IST
Police suspect it to be an extortion racket as fake ID cards of officials in the defence forces, civil administration, National Highways Authority of India and even journalists were seized after raids
A worker walks past the logo of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) inside its office in New Delhi.(Photo: Reuters)
A worker walks past the logo of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) inside its office in New Delhi.(Photo: Reuters)

Govt seeks RBI nod to expand FASTag usage

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 03:11 AM IST
FASTags, which are affixed on windscreens of vehicles to enable automatic deduction of toll charges without stopping, have been made mandatory for toll payment from December 1.
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Smart lights to be installed on black spots in Mohali: DC

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON OCT 19, 2019 01:07 AM IST
Deputy commissioner Girish Dayalan has directed the sub-divisional magistrates to form a joint team under their jurisdiction to identify the black spots and formulate and submit an action report within a week to prevent accidents on these spots
Traffic jams are often witnessed on the expressway due to the dearth of necessary infrastructure to tow away heavy vehicles that break down on the 28-km stretch(HT FILE)
Traffic jams are often witnessed on the expressway due to the dearth of necessary infrastructure to tow away heavy vehicles that break down on the 28-km stretch(HT FILE)

Heavy vehicle breakdown main cause of long snarls on Delhi-Gurgaon e-way

Gurugram | By Kartik Kumar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2019 04:53 AM IST
The concessionaire, MCEPL, does not have a high-capacity crane required to remove heavy vehicles from the expressway; neither does the NHAI.
NHAI officials said that the contractor for package two has hired three companies, which are experts in transplantation, to carry out this elaborate exercise.(HT image)
NHAI officials said that the contractor for package two has hired three companies, which are experts in transplantation, to carry out this elaborate exercise.(HT image)

Dwarka eway: NHAI given 90 days to transplant trees

Gurugram | By Abhishek Behl
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 01:36 AM IST
As per the permission given by the forest department of the Delhi government, the authority has to transplant 5,717 native trees (small and big) while 3,318 trees of exotic species will be felled.
The Jaipur-Delhi side of the flyover was damaged on May 8 this year. This was the second time it was damaged in a year.(HT File)
The Jaipur-Delhi side of the flyover was damaged on May 8 this year. This was the second time it was damaged in a year.(HT File)

Panel gives 2 options to repair damaged flyover

Gurugram | By Abhishek Behl
PUBLISHED ON SEP 09, 2019 02:29 AM IST
The damage to the Jaipur-to-Delhi side of the carriageway of the flyover occurred on May 8 this year after chunks of concrete fell from the flyover leading to a hole on the surface of the road.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is asking the state road builder to stop constructing highways.(ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is asking the state road builder to stop constructing highways.(ANI Photo)

Narendra Modi’s $5 trillion GDP goal hits a hurdle: Debt at road builder

Bloomberg | By Dhwani Pandya
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 10:36 AM IST
Modi’s office proposed that NHAI be transformed into a road-asset management company, according to the letter obtained by Bloomberg, and the prime minister’s office asked NHAI to reply within a week.
GMDA has decided to install a traffic signal at Rampura chowk and carry out other traffic improvements at the busy intersection.(HT file photo)
GMDA has decided to install a traffic signal at Rampura chowk and carry out other traffic improvements at the busy intersection.(HT file photo)

Rampura chowk to have a traffic signal soon but wait for lights on highway to continue

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Abhishek Behl
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 12:14 AM IST
Rampura Chowk, which is part of the Delhi-Jaipur expressway, has become extremely busy after thousands of residents shifted to developing sectors 81 to 95 beyond Kherki Daula.
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Road accident fatalities up by 22% in Panchkula

By Yuvraj Kaushal, Panchkula
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2019 12:53 AM IST
72 lives were lost in mishaps till July 31 this year as compared to 59 last year over the same interval, says Haryana police data
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Work on Chandigarh-Kharar flyover road likely to get delayed

HT Correspondent, Mohali | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 12:51 AM IST
Officials say traffic holding up construction work, multiple requests to the district administration for diversion fell on deaf ears
Delhi-Meerut Expressway towards Sarai Kale Khan and ITO .(HT PHOTO)
Delhi-Meerut Expressway towards Sarai Kale Khan and ITO .(HT PHOTO)

Facing delays, timelines revised for 3 phases of Delhi-Meerut expressway

Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad | By Peeyush Khandelwal
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 01:01 PM IST
The expressway project has three pending phases – UP-Gate to Dasna under phase 2, Dasna to Hapur under phase 3 and Dasna to Meerut under phase IV.
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.
The NHAI is at present constructing phase 2 of the 14-lane DME. Extending from UP Gate to Dasna. The project is likely to be completed by December-end. In September, NHAI plans to open the UP Gate-Vijay Nagar stretch.(HT image)
The NHAI is at present constructing phase 2 of the 14-lane DME. Extending from UP Gate to Dasna. The project is likely to be completed by December-end. In September, NHAI plans to open the UP Gate-Vijay Nagar stretch.(HT image)

Residents risk lives to navigate under-construction Delhi-Meerut Expressway

Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad | By Peeyush Khandelwal
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 02:17 AM IST
Sushil Kumar, a resident of Shivpuri, climbs about 7 to 8 feet to reach the highway, which at a much higher level compared to their localities.
Water supply to Indirapuram will be halved due to ongoing work for the Delhi-Meerut Expressway.(Sakib Ali /HT photo)
Water supply to Indirapuram will be halved due to ongoing work for the Delhi-Meerut Expressway.(Sakib Ali /HT photo)

Indirapuram to get water only 2 hours a day due to Delhi-Meerut Expressway

Hindustan Times,Noida | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2019 04:28 PM IST
The water supply to Indirapuram will be halved due to ongoing work for the Delhi-Meerut Expressway (DME) project by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). GDA officials said water supply to Indirapuram will be made available only for two hours each day – from 7am to 9am – till August 15.
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has opened a second elevated section under phase 3 of the Delhi-Meerut Expressway project. (Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has opened a second elevated section under phase 3 of the Delhi-Meerut Expressway project. (Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

NHAI opens second elevated section of DME’s phase 3

Ghaziabad | By Peeyush Khandelwal
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2019 12:55 AM IST
Other than the newly opened elevated section starting from Masuri, phase 3 of the DME includes another major elevated section at Chhajarsi( Pilkhuwa ). The 5km long elevated section was opened recently.
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) reopened the Iffco Chowk underpass on Saturday evening(Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) reopened the Iffco Chowk underpass on Saturday evening(Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Gurugram’s Iffco Chowk underpass reopens after 26 hours

Gurugram | By Kartik Kumar
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 08:28 PM IST
NHAI officials closed the underpass, which was inundated with rainwater, around 4pm on Friday and reopened it around 6pm on Saturday.
The busy Iffco Chowk underpass on MG Road was damaged on Friday afternoon following an intense spell of rain. Surface roads on both sides of the underpass collapsed by three to four feet. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
The busy Iffco Chowk underpass on MG Road was damaged on Friday afternoon following an intense spell of rain. Surface roads on both sides of the underpass collapsed by three to four feet. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Roads to both sides of Gurugram’s Iffco Chowk underpass cave in

Gurugram | By Abhishek Behl
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 09:06 PM IST
The cave-in of the road surface, up to 100 metres on both sides, also damaged the extension joints of the concrete wall, which led to spillage of rainwater inside the structure, according to officials of the highways authority.
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