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Two arrested for fleeing with 13 road barricades

Two persons arrested for stealing barricades from a road construction site in Mumbai's Aarey Colony; accused were caught with the help of construction crew.

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Updated on Sep 10, 2023 12:33 AM IST

PMRDA starts land acquisition to develop roads in Mhalunge-Maan

The scheme will benefit 5,800 beneficiaries, allowing landowners to regain 50% of the developed land in the same area where the arbitration process took place.

Under the plan, PMRDA has proposed about 25 kilometres of road stretches and has to acquire 49 hectares of land. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 03, 2023 12:01 AM IST
BySiddharth Gadkari

New roads to come up on forest reserve land in Maval

The road will be connected to the Other District Road (ODR)-69 with Kusgaon Budruk near village Gevhandi (Apti) in Maval tehsil

The Forest Department granted an ‘in-principle’ approval for the diversion of over two acres of reserve and private forest category land in Maval tehsil for new road construction. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Updated on Aug 22, 2023 11:11 PM IST
ByGayatri Vajpeyee

After hunger strike by Chandivali residents, BMC floats 28-cr tender to build 90ft road

HT was the first to report on residents’ demand for the road on January 29. Once built, the road is expected to prove to be a big relief for Chandivali residents, who have to grapple daily with terrible traffic situations and spend nearly 30 to 45 minutes reaching JVLR. The 90-feet road will drastically reduce this time.

Mumbai, India - Aug 20, 2023 : Chandivali residents were sitting on a hunger strike for their civic issues at MHADA Colony road, Chandivali, in Mumbai, India, Sunday, Aug 20, 2023. (Photo by Vijay Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 22, 2023 12:13 AM IST

280 km of Pune roads incomplete over land acquisition issues

Pune Municipal Corporation yet to complete 280 km of roads as it faces acquisition issues of small plots

Incomplete work of DP road from Rajaram Bridge to road connecting Dudhane Lawns at Karvenagar in Pune, on Saturday. 280 km of Pune roads incomplete over land acquisition issues. (PRATHAM GOKHALE/HT)
Updated on Jun 11, 2023 12:28 AM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

Eyeing to improve swachhta ranking, Ludhiana MC installs plastic shredder

The shredder which will be used to re-use the plastic waste for road construction has been installed at a cost of ₹3.75 lakh

MC commissioner Shena Aggarwal inspecting the plastic shredder installed in the hot mix plant of MC on Hambran road in Ludhiana on Monday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 11:56 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Poor quality materials used in road: MCG takes action against 4 officials

Officials said two samples of materials used in the construction of the road had failed the quality test after which an inquiry went on for two years and the vigilance department has submitted recommendations to take stringent action against the officials

Nathupur road was built at a cost of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2.25 crore in 2021.
Updated on May 27, 2023 12:28 AM IST

Fazilka-Zirakpur road: Closed for 45 months to get overbridge, NH-7 stretch to now only see road repair

Forty-five months after suspending vehicular movement on a stretch of the national highway-7 crossing through Bathinda city to construct an overbridge, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will reopen the road soon without any change in the infrastructure

The work of a portion of road going from Bathinda to Zirakpur is under construction for the last two years .​ (HT Photo/Sanjeev Kumar)
Updated on May 11, 2023 10:19 PM IST
ByVishal Joshi, Bathinda

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

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.

A worker at the construction site of the first plastic road in Gurugram, in 2018.(Yogendra Kumar/ HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 10, 2020 12:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

Govt weighs new employment options for migrant returnees

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.

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)
Updated on Jun 06, 2020 03:46 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

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

The road transport, highways and MSME minister also said that the auto scrapping policy is likely to be finalised soon.

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)
Updated on May 08, 2020 08:25 AM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by: Harshita Singh

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

Rayagada Superintendent of Police (SP) Dr. Vivek M Saravana said the road construction work between Naringtoli and Gumma was worth ₹10 crore and meant to provide connectivity to the local Dongria Kondh tribals

Suspected Maoists burnt down road construction vehicles in Odisha to oppose Vedanta mining operations.(HT Photo/Representative)
Updated on Jan 22, 2020 05:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByHT Correspondent

Financial crisis: Local bodies department stops Ludhiana MC from floating new tenders

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

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Published on Jan 08, 2020 10:24 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHarsimran Singh Batra, Ludhiana

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

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.

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)
Updated on Oct 13, 2019 09:23 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By

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

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.

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)
Updated on Sep 14, 2019 12:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Noida | By

Flooding is the new normal in the city

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.

Last week saw Mumbai getting submerged again as it received heavy rainfall.(HT FILE)
Published on Sep 09, 2019 11:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

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

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.

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)
Updated on Jul 30, 2019 08:16 AM IST
New Delhi | By

Now, Lucknow Municipal Corporation plans to lay plastic roads

The roads built with polymerised asphalt last longer. The waterproofing quality ensures that water doesn’t seep down, thus reducing wear and tear.

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)
Published on Jun 19, 2019 01:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By

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

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 MLA, however, ‘regretted’ the episode saying he did it to save the official from the mob lynching him.(Rajkishor Sahu/Facebook)
Updated on Jun 07, 2019 02:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

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

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.

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.
Updated on May 09, 2019 08:23 AM IST
Gurugram | By

Infra projects in Noida delayed till Lok Sabha elections are over

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.

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)
Published on Mar 12, 2019 02:46 AM IST
Noida | ByHT Correspondent

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

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.

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)
Updated on Mar 07, 2019 07:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Gorakhpur | By

Cutting trees for building roads and buildings is not sustainable

City planners should keep the pedestrians, not cars, at the centre of road infrastructure.

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)
Updated on Feb 28, 2019 03:37 PM IST
ByKalpana Viswanath

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

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.

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)
Updated on Feb 13, 2019 12:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

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

The rural ministry received the most funds after defence with a hike of ₹5000 crore in overall allocation.

The National Rural Livelihood Mission received a 56% hike in funds—the highest among all rural schemes.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT FILE)
Updated on Feb 02, 2019 12:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

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

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. 

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)
Updated on Jan 22, 2019 02:37 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Pune | By

Green rural roads go past 20,000-km mark

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.

Using shredded plastic remains the most common technique in building greener roads, the rural development ministry’s internal communication showed.(Picture for representation)
Published on Nov 03, 2018 08:35 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Fund crunch stalls road projects as new model faces old problems

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.

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)
Published on Oct 22, 2018 07:16 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnisha Dutta

Rains slow down pace of road construction in rural areas

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

A view of the Beas River after incessant rains, in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Sep 26, 2018 03:27 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnisha Dutta

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

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

Workers clear a road after a landslide in Pithoragarh district.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 01, 2018 10:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Pithoragarh | ByBD Kasniyal
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