Maharashtra gets 50% of India’s total highway budget this year

Maharashtra, home state of Nitin Gadkari, accounted for 50% of the new highway development projects sanctioned in the ongoing financial year, data from the ministry of road transport and highways showed. A total of 520 new projects — including expansions — worth Rs 53,264 cr was sanctioned by Gadkari’s ministry in the ongoing financial year. […]

Gadkari to miss ambitious highway target for 2016-17

Nitin Gadkari, who is slowly building up a reputation as a pragmatic and capable minister, is likely to face major disappointment in the ongoing financial year as his ministry is unlikely to meet the steep road construction target it set for itself. Unlike the term of the previous government, when an average of 5,000 km […]

NHAI suspends toll collection on all National Highways till Nov 11

The National Highway Authority of India has suspended collection of tolls on all national highways in the country. “It has been decided to suspend Toll across all National Highways till midnight of 11th November to facilitate smooth traffic movement,” Road Transport minister Nitin Gadkari said. The clarification comes in the wake of troubles faced by motorists […]