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Category Archives: Infrastructure

Panel Calls For Mandatory Safety Audits For All Roads

Dated : 21 Feb 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has been urged to establish a policy requiring mandatory audits for all roads nationwide to ensure safety standards can be consistently complied with. This was one of the recommendations made in a report on the Genting more »

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World Bank Road Safety

2 Feb 2014 Daily Update

JAIPUR: The World Bank has funded Rs 1362 crore for Road Sector Modernization Project which includes rural road connectivity programme. In this project 1056 revenue villages having population 250 – 499 (as per census 2001) spreading across 21 districts shall more »

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NHAI plans legal action against GMR Infrastructure for terminating highway contract

Dated:07/01/2013

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) today said it is planning legal action against GMR Infrastructure after the latter today officially announced that its subsidiary, GMR Kishangarh Udaipur Ahmedabad Expressways, has terminated a contract with the highways authority for more »

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Srinagar choked, plan new townships, High Court tells state government

Court responds to PIL on ‘misuse’ of agrarian land Tribune News Service Srinagar, December 18 Keeping in view the population explosion and the exploitation of prime agriculture lands for construction purposes, particularly in Srinagar, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court more »

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Ultimate test of your nerves, endurance

Travelling in and around the city during peak hours is a nightmare. In the first of a six-part series, Chandigarh Tribune reporter Ritika Jha Palial and photographer S. Chandan take the Airport road and explain how and why the situation more »

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In slowmo they go, cursing road they follow

In the second part of the series on city’s traffic chaos, Chandigarh Tribune reporter Akash Ghai and photographer Vicky Gharu take the Piccadilly Road and tell you how and why the situation has turned so grim. The “City Beautiful”, with more »

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Wayward halting of buses creates chaoson roads

Dated: 17/12/2012

PUNE: One of the many reasons for road traffic problems in the city is that the PMPML bus drivers do not halt the vehicles close to the bus stops. This blocks the carriageway and halts vehicular traffic. Citizens and bus more »

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When will India spend its $1 trillion infrastructure budget? “I would say never”

Dated: 09/11/2012

Kamal Nath, India’s urban development minister, is the trillion dollar man. Every few months, he pops up at a foreign investment forum or press conference to proclaim that he has a “trillion dollar budget” for infrastructure. Each time, this tends more »

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$61.7 Million Additional Financing for Himachal Pradesh State Roads Project, India – Most Districts Across the State to Benefit

Dated: 26/10/2012

WASHINGTON, October 25 2012 – The World Bank today approved additional financing of $61.7 million for the ongoing Himachal Pradesh State Roads Project to support the government of Himachal Pradesh, a mountain state richly endowed with natural resources, strengthen its more »

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India, Spain sign pact for cooperation in road infrastructure

Dated: 26/10/2012

NEW DELHI: India has signed a preliminary agreement with Spain for enhancing cooperation in the area of road infrastructure development. “The MoU is aimed at promoting efficient and environmentally sustainable transport systems and to institutionalise a technical and scientific cooperation more »

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Highway Scam: Lokayukta orders probe against Krishna, BSY and Gowda

Dated: 26/10/2012

Bangalore, Oct 26 (ANI): A special Lokayukta court in Karnataka has ordered police to probe Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna, former state chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa and former prime minister and Janata Dal (Secular) leader H.D. Deve Gowda for their alleged more »

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77-km safety corridor for Main Central Road

Dated: 23/10/2012

A safe-corridor road safety project, aiming at zero accidents, will be implemented on the 77-km stretch from Vettu Road, near Kazhakuttam, to Adoor in Pathanamthitta in the second phase of the Kerala State Transport Project (KSTP). The Main Central Road more »

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Building New York State’s Energy Highway DEALING WITH AGING LINES

NEW YORK STATE, the Empire State, possesses vast resources – natural, manmade and economic – that support its approximately 19.5 million residents. Among these assets is the state’s electric power system. However, while forecasts indicate that New York should have more »

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Futuristic highway glows in the dark, reports the weather

Snowflakes painted on a highway with a special paint illuminates when the temperature drops below freezing. Road trips in the not-too-distant future will take on a psychedelic hue with glow-in-dark lane markers that eliminate the need for overhead lighting and more »

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