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A worker at the construction site of the first plastic road in Gurugram, in 2018.(Yogendra Kumar/ HT File Photo)

1 lakh km of road built using plastic waste, govt aims to double it

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 12:17 PM IST
Plastic has been used in the 270-kilometre-long Jammu Kashmir National highway. About 1.6 tonne of plastic waste was used in the two-kilometre-long stretch of Delhi-Meerut highway news UP Gate, according to Hindustan.
Mumbai, India - April 19, 2020: Migrant workers walk on the WEH at Bhayander with their families as they return to their villages, during nationwide lockdown to lift the spreading of coronavirus in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, April 19, 2020. (Photo by Satyabrata Tripathy/Hindustan Times)(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Mumbai, India - April 19, 2020: Migrant workers walk on the WEH at Bhayander with their families as they return to their villages, during nationwide lockdown to lift the spreading of coronavirus in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, April 19, 2020. (Photo by Satyabrata Tripathy/Hindustan Times)(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Govt weighs new employment options for migrant returnees

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 03:46 AM IST
The employment generation and skills upgrading programme, which includes district-wise mapping of the workers and identifying their skill sets, is being designed by the Prime Minister’s Office with the help of the rural development, agriculture, animal husbandry, skill development and road transport ministries.
The minister informed that he has directed the ministry officials to finalise the auto scrapping policy quickly, and said it will go a long way in cost reduction.(HT Photo)
The minister informed that he has directed the ministry officials to finalise the auto scrapping policy quickly, and said it will go a long way in cost reduction.(HT Photo)

Road construction worth Rs 15 lakh cr in next 2 years; auto scrapping policy soon: Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Harshita Singh
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 08:25 AM IST
The road transport, highways and MSME minister also said that the auto scrapping policy is likely to be finalised soon.
Suspected Maoists burnt down road construction vehicles in Odisha to oppose Vedanta mining operations.(HT Photo/Representative)
Suspected Maoists burnt down road construction vehicles in Odisha to oppose Vedanta mining operations.(HT Photo/Representative)

Maoists cite ‘exploitation’ fears, block road construction under PM’s scheme in Odisha

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 05:48 PM IST
Rayagada Superintendent of Police (SP) Dr. Vivek M Saravana said the road construction work between Naringtoli and Gumma was worth Rs 10 crore and meant to provide connectivity to the local Dongria Kondh tribals
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Financial crisis: Local bodies department stops Ludhiana MC from floating new tenders

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Harsimran Singh Batra, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2020 10:24 PM IST
Residents and opposition parties are already raising a hue and cry over the MC’s failure to carry out development works, including the construction of roads and installation of interlocking tiles
The villages—Gette, Pugging, Likor, Palling, Singging, Angging, Zido, Ngaming, Mayung and Bishing—fall under the proposed 150km-long Yingkiong-Bishing two-lane highway that will boost connectivity.(PTI image)
The villages—Gette, Pugging, Likor, Palling, Singging, Angging, Zido, Ngaming, Mayung and Bishing—fall under the proposed 150km-long Yingkiong-Bishing two-lane highway that will boost connectivity.(PTI image)

Arunachal Pradesh villagers near China border forego land compensation for road construction

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2019 09:23 AM IST
Bishing village, the last Indian village closest to the McMohan Line, which demarcates the boundary between China’s Tibet region and Arunachal Pradesh, is home to around 100 people, mostly from the Memba tribe.
A Noida authority official said the authority will use eight tonnes of plastic waste in construction of two lanes of the said stretch.(Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)
A Noida authority official said the authority will use eight tonnes of plastic waste in construction of two lanes of the said stretch.(Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)

Noida starts building 2.5-km link road to Delhi using plastic waste

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Vinod Rajput
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 12:53 PM IST
According to an official, the Noida authority will reuse plastic waste in road construction and try to set up a plant to generate shredded plastic for construction use in near future.
Last week saw Mumbai getting submerged again as it received heavy rainfall.(HT FILE)
Last week saw Mumbai getting submerged again as it received heavy rainfall.(HT FILE)

Flooding is the new normal in the city

Hindustan Times | By Shailesh Gaikwad
PUBLISHED ON SEP 09, 2019 11:47 PM IST
In 2005, when the city saw unprecedented rainfall and the subsequent devastation, people were furious with the city and state governments. In 14 years, not much has changed but fewer questions are being raised.
The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Uttarakhand government to withdraw its order for the construction of a road through a corridor between the Rajaji and Corbett Tiger Reserves after it found the project did not have the Centre’s approval.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Uttarakhand government to withdraw its order for the construction of a road through a corridor between the Rajaji and Corbett Tiger Reserves after it found the project did not have the Centre’s approval.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

SC asks Uttarakhand to stop road work through Rajaji and Corbett reserves

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2019 08:16 AM IST
A special bench of justices Arun Mishra and Deepal Gupta stopped the construction work while asking the state to approach the Centre for obtaining the requisite approval under the Wildlife Protection Act.
Asphalt roads last for three years, but roads with plastic are said to have a life of seven years. The waterproofing makes the roads ‘pothole-proof’ too(Yogendra Kumar/HT Photo/ Representive Image)
Asphalt roads last for three years, but roads with plastic are said to have a life of seven years. The waterproofing makes the roads ‘pothole-proof’ too(Yogendra Kumar/HT Photo/ Representive Image)

Now, Lucknow Municipal Corporation plans to lay plastic roads

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Anupam Srivastava
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2019 01:33 PM IST
The roads built with polymerised asphalt last longer. The waterproofing quality ensures that water doesn’t seep down, thus reducing wear and tear.
The MLA, however, ‘regretted’ the episode saying he did it to save the official from the mob lynching him.(Rajkishor Sahu/Facebook)
The MLA, however, ‘regretted’ the episode saying he did it to save the official from the mob lynching him.(Rajkishor Sahu/Facebook)

Odisha BJD MLA faces arrest for forcing official to do sit-ups

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2019 02:48 PM IST
The tribal official’s wife alleged that on June 5 Saroj Meher and his party’s workers came to their official resident and forced her husband to follow them.
The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has started re-carpeting the Golf Course Extension Road (GCER), less than six months after it had carried out a similar repair work on the six-kilometre stretch.
The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has started re-carpeting the Golf Course Extension Road (GCER), less than six months after it had carried out a similar repair work on the six-kilometre stretch.

6 months on, Golf Course Extn Road re-carpeted again

Gurugram | By Kartik Kumar
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2019 08:23 AM IST
V Umashankar, chief executive officer of the GMDA, said the re-carpeting work is only a temporary measure for the road and is likely to continue for three months.
These projects include an elevated road to be built above the Dadri-Surajpur-Chhalera road and three new underpasses across the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway.(Picture for representation)
These projects include an elevated road to be built above the Dadri-Surajpur-Chhalera road and three new underpasses across the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway.(Picture for representation)

Infra projects in Noida delayed till Lok Sabha elections are over

Noida | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2019 02:46 AM IST
As the model code of conduct for the Lok Sabha 2019 elections has come into effect, several infrastructure projects in Noida are set to get delayed.
A day after BJP MP Sharad Tripathi and MLA Rakesh Singh Baghel indulged in a shoe fight during a meeting in UP, the two leaders engaged in a fierce war of words.(HT PHOTO)
A day after BJP MP Sharad Tripathi and MLA Rakesh Singh Baghel indulged in a shoe fight during a meeting in UP, the two leaders engaged in a fierce war of words.(HT PHOTO)

Why MLA Baghel getting all contracts, asks BJP MP Tripathi after shoe fight

Hindustan Times, Gorakhpur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2019 07:48 PM IST
A day after BJP MP Sharad Tripathi and MLA Rakesh Singh Baghel indulged in a shoe fight during a meeting in UP, the two leaders engaged in a fierce war of words.
The dimishing green cover in Gurugram has many implications — including increased pollution and lack of protection from heat as well as water scarcity — for the residents.(HT File Photo)
The dimishing green cover in Gurugram has many implications — including increased pollution and lack of protection from heat as well as water scarcity — for the residents.(HT File Photo)

Cutting trees for building roads and buildings is not sustainable

By Kalpana Viswanath
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2019 03:37 PM IST
City planners should keep the pedestrians, not cars, at the centre of road infrastructure.
A Border Roads Organisation (BRO) worker drives a steamroller while repairing a road surface with tarmac on a section of the Leh Manali highway in Ladakh region.(Bloomberg)
A Border Roads Organisation (BRO) worker drives a steamroller while repairing a road surface with tarmac on a section of the Leh Manali highway in Ladakh region.(Bloomberg)

Speed up road construction along China border: Parliamentary panel asks BRO

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2019 12:06 PM IST
The panel said the roads served no purpose if they couldn’t support the movement of India’s fighting forces in all weather conditions, adding that quality of roads should not be compromised at any cost.
The National Rural Livelihood Mission received a 56% hike in funds—the highest among all rural schemes.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT FILE)
The National Rural Livelihood Mission received a 56% hike in funds—the highest among all rural schemes.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT FILE)

With over Rs 5,000 crore budget boost, govt agenda focuses on rural development

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2019 12:49 PM IST
The rural ministry received the most funds after defence with a hike of Rs 5000 crore in overall allocation.
The PMC has undertaken the construction of one kilometre of road from HSBC towers in Kalyaninagar to the Gunjan chowk, Yerwada which will pass through the Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary causing a major damage to one of the most important green belts of the city.(HT FilePhoto)
The PMC has undertaken the construction of one kilometre of road from HSBC towers in Kalyaninagar to the Gunjan chowk, Yerwada which will pass through the Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary causing a major damage to one of the most important green belts of the city.(HT FilePhoto)

309 trees in Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary cut without assessment study, says Pune’s civic body

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2019 02:37 PM IST
The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) officials have accepted their fault during a meeting held between the officials and the Save Salim Ali bird sanctuary group. 
Using shredded plastic remains the most common technique in building greener roads, the rural development ministry’s internal communication showed.(Picture for representation)
Using shredded plastic remains the most common technique in building greener roads, the rural development ministry’s internal communication showed.(Picture for representation)

Green rural roads go past 20,000-km mark

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
PUBLISHED ON NOV 03, 2018 08:35 AM IST
The Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) is a nationwide plan to provide road connectivity to unconnected villages. Under the initiative, 5,62,047 km of new and improved rural road network has been created, according to official data.
Maharashtra and Gujarat are among the worst performing states when it comes to executing highway projects under the hybrid model, with 50% of projects stuck in both the states.(Kartik Wahie/HT File Photo)
Maharashtra and Gujarat are among the worst performing states when it comes to executing highway projects under the hybrid model, with 50% of projects stuck in both the states.(Kartik Wahie/HT File Photo)

Fund crunch stalls road projects as new model faces old problems

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
PUBLISHED ON OCT 22, 2018 07:16 AM IST
According to data reviewed by Hindustan Times, 64 projects out of total 115 projects awarded under the hybrid annuity model (HAM) have failed to take off because they have not received financial closure.
A view of the Beas River after incessant rains, in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
A view of the Beas River after incessant rains, in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)

Rains slow down pace of road construction in rural areas

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2018 03:27 PM IST
A rural development ministry official said the rate of road construction was 134 km per day last year, while this year it is around 52 km per day
Workers clear a road after a landslide in Pithoragarh district.(HT Photo)
Workers clear a road after a landslide in Pithoragarh district.(HT Photo)

'Use of explosives in road building key reason behind landslides in hills’

Hindustan Times, Pithoragarh | By BD Kasniyal
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2018 10:17 PM IST
Use of explosives in road construction is one of the key reasons for frequent flooding and landslides in Pithoragarh, said Pradeep Kumar, a geologist of the Geology and Mining Unit of the state government
The complaint about potholes near the Western Express Highway Metro station in Andheri (east) remains unattended.(Ragul Krishnan/ HT Photo)
The complaint about potholes near the Western Express Highway Metro station in Andheri (east) remains unattended.(Ragul Krishnan/ HT Photo)

Mumbai’s pothole horror: Concrete the w(hole)some solution

Hindustan Times | By Sanjana Bhalerao, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2018 11:40 AM IST
BMC picks low-cost, non-durable and high maintenance asphalt over expensive, durable and low maintenance concrete. The result is for all to see.
Fatalities caused by potholes jumped 50% last year to almost 3,600, with a further 4,250 deaths on or around roads under construction, according to government figures.(Rishikesh Choudhary/ Hindustan Times)
Fatalities caused by potholes jumped 50% last year to almost 3,600, with a further 4,250 deaths on or around roads under construction, according to government figures.(Rishikesh Choudhary/ Hindustan Times)

Opinion: Modi’s great road trip hits a debt pothole

Bloomberg | By Anjani Trivedi
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2018 01:20 PM IST
Modi’s government is building around 22 kilometers of roads a day. That’s more than its predecessors but still only half of its own target. The pace of construction has fed concerns that India will repeat the experience of previous infrastructure binges.

Despite government’s circular, Mumbai civic body not keen on using plastic waste to build roads

Hindustan Times | By Steffy Thevar, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2018 04:19 PM IST
Experts say that plastic roads can rid the city of potholes and regular wear and tear, especially during the rains.
(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Maharashtra govt makes it compulsory to use plastic waste to lay roads

Hindustan Times | By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2018 12:15 PM IST
The PWD will use the non-biodegradable material for repairs too.
Shankarrao Ghule Patil road construction is pending for the past seven years.(HT PHOTO)
Shankarrao Ghule Patil road construction is pending for the past seven years.(HT PHOTO)

Land documents for seven-year pending DP road in Mohammadwadi missing from PMC

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Nadeem Inamdar, Pune
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2018 04:29 PM IST
Residents found that documents related to the land acquisition were missing from the PMC files as the officials of the building permissions department did not prepare them.
The Shankarrao Madhukar Ghule Patil road has been under construction for the past six years, leaving residents fuming and prone to deadly accidents.(HT PHOTO)
The Shankarrao Madhukar Ghule Patil road has been under construction for the past six years, leaving residents fuming and prone to deadly accidents.(HT PHOTO)

National Human Rights Commission slaps Pune civic body with notice over six-year-old unfinished road

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Nadeem Inamdar, Pune
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2018 02:45 PM IST
The commission acknowledged the application received from Daljeet Goraya, secretary, Ganga Kingston Society in Mohammawadi and member of NIBM Annexe Citizens Watch Group, and issued a notice to the civic body.  It is for the first that the NHRC has issued a notice to PMC over the road issue, an indicator of complete administrative apathy.
Kondhwa-Kausarbaug connecting road.(HT PHOTO)
Kondhwa-Kausarbaug connecting road.(HT PHOTO)

Kondhwa-Kausarbaug connecting road riddled with potholes

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Nadeem Inamdar, Pune
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2018 04:23 PM IST
A number of incidents of two-wheeler riders and cyclists falling into ditches and potholes, chronic tyre punctures and other serious issues, including accidents, are being regularly reported by the residents. However, PMC road department is yet to act upon the complaints from the residents.
Minister Dhan Singh Rawat is seen leaving the spot in a still from the video.(HT)
Minister Dhan Singh Rawat is seen leaving the spot in a still from the video.(HT)

Heckled minister pushes woman to make his way, video goes viral

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Anupam Trivedi
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2018 09:48 PM IST
Minister of state for higher education and dairy development Dhan Singh Rawat was heckled by villagers during a protest in his constituency over a road construction
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