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The challenges faced by the specially abled while travelling needs to be recognised and addressed, says an official (Pratham Gokhale / HT Photo)

Bihar social welfare dept seeks differently-abled friendly highways, underpasses

By Reena Sopam | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 12:08 PM IST
  • For persons with special ability, especially wheelchair bound ‘Divyaangs’, using the underpass is difficult as well as dangerous. Even normal people do not find most of the underpasses smooth and convenient, said an official.
People register for FASTag at a Taswade toll plaza on the Pune-Bangalore national highway, in Karad on February 17.(PTI Photo)
People register for FASTag at a Taswade toll plaza on the Pune-Bangalore national highway, in Karad on February 17.(PTI Photo)

Toll collection reaches 102 crore, free FASTags till March 1: Latest updates

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2021 05:55 PM IST
FASTag is an electronic toll payment system that has been implemented across the national highways in the country since February 16.
The sticker of FASTag is stuck at the windshield of the car and deploys Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to collect tolls..(Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)
The sticker of FASTag is stuck at the windshield of the car and deploys Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to collect tolls..(Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)

No cash payments on highways, FASTag to get mandatory from Feb 15

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2021 04:26 PM IST
The FASTag technology helps in seamless collection of toll without the need to stop the vehicle at the toll plaza.
NHAI has said issuer banks were unilaterally mandating some threshold amount value for the FASTag account/wallet, in addition to the security deposit amount.(Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)
NHAI has said issuer banks were unilaterally mandating some threshold amount value for the FASTag account/wallet, in addition to the security deposit amount.(Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)

NHAI does away with requirement of maintaining minimum amount in FASTag Wallet

PTI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2021 05:28 PM IST
NHAI has decided that the users will now be allowed to pass through the toll plaza, if the FASTag account/ wallet balance is non-negative. After crossing the toll plaza, if the account balance becomes negative, the bank can recover the amount from the security deposit.
NHAI plans to monetize about 1,200km of roads in 2021.ramesh pathania/mint(MINT_PRINT)
NHAI plans to monetize about 1,200km of roads in 2021.ramesh pathania/mint(MINT_PRINT)

DDA, NHAI working to expedite work on Delhi’s third Ring Road

By Risha Chitlangia
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2021 06:06 AM IST
The over 7,700 crore-project, which was conceived by DDA in 2016 but later handed over to NHAI in 2018, failed to take off due to financial issues.
Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari seen interacting with the media in this file photo (PTI Photo)(PTI)
Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari seen interacting with the media in this file photo (PTI Photo)(PTI)

There is a cartel in cement, steel industry: Gadkari

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2021 01:14 PM IST
  • Gadkari said that if cement and steel industries keep charging higher prices, it will affect the implementation of infrastructure projects.
NHAI has been mandated the task to develop, maintain and manage national highways, the arterial roads of the country, for inter-state movement of passengers and goods.(Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times file photo)
NHAI has been mandated the task to develop, maintain and manage national highways, the arterial roads of the country, for inter-state movement of passengers and goods.(Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times file photo)

NHAI to use software to track delays in files processing, says Union minister Gadkari

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 02:30 PM IST
New technologies are being promoted, while attention is being paid on reducing the cost of construction of projects without compromising with the quality, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said.
FASTag is an electronic toll collection system in India which is operated by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).(Parveen Kumar/HT file photo)
FASTag is an electronic toll collection system in India which is operated by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).(Parveen Kumar/HT file photo)

Centre extends deadline for FASTag toll collection till February 15

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2020 02:24 PM IST
The deadline was earlier set to January 1 with transport minister Nitin Gadkari saying that FASTag will be mandatory for all vehicles in the country
The statement said the new feature has been introduced to ensure that payment of user fee is done through FASTag at toll plazas and the waiting time is reduced.(HT Photo | Representational image)
The statement said the new feature has been introduced to ensure that payment of user fee is done through FASTag at toll plazas and the waiting time is reduced.(HT Photo | Representational image)

NHAI updates FASTag app to provide balance status to users

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2020 07:02 PM IST
“With FASTag becoming mandatory on toll plazas from 1st January 2021 and to ensure its smooth implementation, NHAI has updated its Mobile App ‘My FASTag App’ with a new feature to ‘Check Balance Status’ by simply entering the vehicle number,” NHAI said in a statement.
Police and security personnel on National Highway 9 (NH-9) at the UP-Gate border with Delhi, in Ghaziabad, India. (Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
Police and security personnel on National Highway 9 (NH-9) at the UP-Gate border with Delhi, in Ghaziabad, India. (Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

NHAI’s TOT 5 bundle set to see many bids

Livemint, Mumbai | By Swaraj Singh Dhanjal
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2020 03:23 AM IST
NHAI had put up two road assets on sale at the end of September under the latest round of the toll-operate-transfer (TOT) mechanism. Both toll roads are located in Gujarat.
File photo: Vehicles line up at Kherki-Daula toll plaza in Gurugram, India.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
File photo: Vehicles line up at Kherki-Daula toll plaza in Gurugram, India.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

‘FASTag fee collection reaches Rs 80 crore per day’: NHAI

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 10:44 PM IST
Centre has made FASTags mandatory for all vehicles from January 1, 2021.
The construction of Dwarka Expressway, at Basai flyover, near sector-37-D, in Gurugram.(Parveen Kumar/HT File Photo)
The construction of Dwarka Expressway, at Basai flyover, near sector-37-D, in Gurugram.(Parveen Kumar/HT File Photo)

HC seeks response from NHAI, DDA, Delhi govt after plea says flyover work in Dwarka illegal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 04:36 AM IST
The plea, filed through advocates Anand Varma and Abhishek Prasad, said the construction is being carried without having obtained the necessary permissions/approvals from Delhi government, the DDA and the DPCC.
The top court agreed with the Madras HC that until acquisition process stood completed, it was wrong on the part of the executing agency to alter the mutation entry possessed by landowners.(File Photo)
The top court agreed with the Madras HC that until acquisition process stood completed, it was wrong on the part of the executing agency to alter the mutation entry possessed by landowners.(File Photo)

Top court gives nod for Chennai-Salem highway

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 08:00 AM IST
A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court, headed by justice AM Khanwilkar, said, “The availability of a highway in any part of the state paves way for sustainable development and overall enhancement of human well-being.”
Gadkari had lashed out at non-performing officials during the virtual opening of NHAI building and on Friday he pointed out what was amiss.(HT Photo)
Gadkari had lashed out at non-performing officials during the virtual opening of NHAI building and on Friday he pointed out what was amiss.(HT Photo)

Nitin Gadkari roasted officials at NHA event. He explains why he got ‘annoyed’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 10:59 PM IST
As an example of the “lot of good people doing excellent jobs”, Nitin Gadkari talked about the Zojila Tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir, to ensure all-weather connectivity between the Srinagar Valley and Leh.
The 6th India Construction Festival was organised by the infrastructure think-tank, FIRST Construction Council.(India Construction Festival)
The 6th India Construction Festival was organised by the infrastructure think-tank, FIRST Construction Council.(India Construction Festival)

NHAI set to make FY 2021 the best year of highway construction

PUBLISHED ON OCT 19, 2020 11:45 AM IST
There is no dearth of money and the government has encouraged NHAI to build roads with full vigour.
For repairing roads, NHAI regional officers of have been granted permission to spend up to ₹10 crore.(HT Photo)
For repairing roads, NHAI regional officers of have been granted permission to spend up to ₹10 crore.(HT Photo)

Question hour: Land acquisition for Pathankot-Mandi four lane initiated, says Jai Ram

Hindustan Times/Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 11:42 PM IST
The CM said the width of the road will be 30 to 40 metres and a revised detailed project report (DPR) is being prepared.
File photo: Stranded vehicles are being allowed to pass through towards Jammu.(HT Photo/Representative)
File photo: Stranded vehicles are being allowed to pass through towards Jammu.(HT Photo/Representative)

After brief disruption, traffic resumes on Jammu-Srinagar highway

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 05:35 PM IST
Vehicular movement on the national highway halted around 4 am on Friday after light rainfall caused landslides in Panthial area of Ramban district.
Gurugram, India-August 23: A view of the spot where a portion of the under-construction Sohna Elevated Road flyover collapsed on Sohna Road Sector-48 near Sispal Vihar, in Gurugram, India, on Sunday, August 23, 2020. The incident occured last night. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Gurugram, India-August 23: A view of the spot where a portion of the under-construction Sohna Elevated Road flyover collapsed on Sohna Road Sector-48 near Sispal Vihar, in Gurugram, India, on Sunday, August 23, 2020. The incident occured last night. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

NHAI debars Sohna elevated road contractor from future bids

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Abhishek Behl, Gurugram
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 07:04 AM IST
With the increase in awards and expanding highway construction, NHAI has got a good beginning for a year marred by the global outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.(PTI PHOTO.)
With the increase in awards and expanding highway construction, NHAI has got a good beginning for a year marred by the global outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.(PTI PHOTO.)

Highest highway length in 3 years awarded during Covid-19 pandemic: NHAI

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 12:52 AM IST
According to credit ratings agency ICRA, commercial vehicle movement on national highways recovered to near 90% of pre-Covid-19 levels in July. However, the movement in passenger vehicles is yet to recover fully.
Police personnel and residents near the Indian stretch of the bridge on the Kartarpur Corridor near Dera Baba Nanak town of Gurdaspur district in Punjab in November 2019. India built its 100-metre stretch before the inauguration of the corridor last year, while Pakistan expressed its inability to build the 320-metre portion in the stipulated time but promised to complete the construction in due course.(Sameer Sehgal/HT file photo)
Police personnel and residents near the Indian stretch of the bridge on the Kartarpur Corridor near Dera Baba Nanak town of Gurdaspur district in Punjab in November 2019. India built its 100-metre stretch before the inauguration of the corridor last year, while Pakistan expressed its inability to build the 320-metre portion in the stipulated time but promised to complete the construction in due course.(Sameer Sehgal/HT file photo)

Pakistani team to meet Indian authorities at Dera Baba Nanak for building bridge in Kartarpur Corridor

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 27, 2020 06:30 AM IST
The engineers will discuss the construction of a bridge on a low-lying stretch near the border on the Pakistan side besides surveying the bridge constructed on the Indian side
Work in progress on the Parwanoo-Solan highway widening project on Friday. The National Highway Authority of India plans to complete work on it by December this year.(HT Photo)
Work in progress on the Parwanoo-Solan highway widening project on Friday. The National Highway Authority of India plans to complete work on it by December this year.(HT Photo)

Widening of Parwanoo-Solan highway in Himachal hits Covid hurdle, set to miss second deadline

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 04:27 PM IST
IN THE SLOW LANE Work started in 2015 but lack of coordination and labour shortage amid pandemic are roadblocks in journey to completion
HT Image
HT Image

SAD MLA to move HC to recover Rs 20 cr paid by Zirakpur MC to NHAI

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 12:33 AM IST
Money “transferred unconstitutionally,” says NK Sharma, Shiromani Akali Dal MLA from Dera Bassi
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
Commuters try to make their way through a waterlogged road near Ramlila Maidan on Sunday. (Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Commuters try to make their way through a waterlogged road near Ramlila Maidan on Sunday. (Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Civic bodies, PWD say pumps and machines being deployed at flooding-prone points

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 03:49 AM IST
While the three civic bodies said they had completed desilting of drains last month, the PWD said a few drains are left to be covered and that the coronavirus disease has delayed the cleaning of drains since resources had to be diverted to fight the pandemic.
Transporters handing over a list of demands to mayor Balkar Sandhu (Centre) during his visit to Transport Nagar on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Transporters handing over a list of demands to mayor Balkar Sandhu (Centre) during his visit to Transport Nagar on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Truckers want ease of traffic movement at Ludhiana’s Transport Nagar

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 09:39 PM IST
Demands include removal of diversions leading to traffic jams at Transport Nagar and an elevated entry from the area to the Jalandhar-Panipat highway (NH-44)
A rendering of what the elevated road could look like.(HT PHOTO)
A rendering of what the elevated road could look like.(HT PHOTO)

NHAI’s elevated Saharanpur-Dehradun road to reduce wildlife casualties

Hindustan Times, Mmeerut | By S Raju| Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON JUL 07, 2020 09:33 PM IST
The road will connect Mohand in Saharanpur to Dehradun and replace the existing two-lane road on which many wild animals often die after getting hit by vehicles.
NHAI is responsible for building and maintaining the country’s highways. The agency manages contracts worth millions of rupees in a year, and its network systems are used for sensitive data, including toll management.(ANI file photo)
NHAI is responsible for building and maintaining the country’s highways. The agency manages contracts worth millions of rupees in a year, and its network systems are used for sensitive data, including toll management.(ANI file photo)

Hackers post NHAI data online, say there’s more

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Binayak Dasgupta and Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2020 07:22 AM IST
The information was posted online on July 2, two days day after NHAI denied any sensitive information was compromised.
According to a cyber security firm Sophos, 82% of Indian organisations were reportedly hit by ransomware over the last year.
According to a cyber security firm Sophos, 82% of Indian organisations were reportedly hit by ransomware over the last year.

NHAI server attacked by malware, govt says no data loss

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 01:03 AM IST
Ransomware is a type of cyberattack where the hacker tries to infect a server with a type of malware that renders users of the server unable to access key files.
NHAI officials said all issues raised during the visit are being resolved. “The pipe will ensure that water does not collect at the spot on Rajiv Chowk,” said Vikas Malik, manager, NHAI.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
NHAI officials said all issues raised during the visit are being resolved. “The pipe will ensure that water does not collect at the spot on Rajiv Chowk,” said Vikas Malik, manager, NHAI.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

Gurugram: NHAI, PWD rectify infra to prevent water logging at Rajiv Chowk, Atul Kataria Chowk

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Abhishek Behl
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 11:04 AM IST
NHAI officials said the matter had been raised by Gurugram MLA Sudhir Singla during his visit to the site on Saturday, after which they took it up with a contractor and a pipe was installed to ensure water does not collect.
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
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