India is accelerating in terms of road construction, but is it enough? Roads have forever been an integral part of the infrastructure for any country, as it drives the efficiency of transportation, and India, being the second largest road network in the world, is scaling new heights in getting richer in road construction. Click here...
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Improving Pace of Road Construction
Two construction companies bags Ludhiana-Bathinda highway work
The highway work is allotted to Ram Kumar contractor, Ceigall India
Projects under Bharatmala Phase-I to be tendered by 2023-24
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NHAI initiates DPR for new Mysuru-Kerala NH project
The proposed stretch was identified using the Bharatmala Pariyojana The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has started a new detailed project report (DPR) for a new road between Mysuru and Kerala, despite protests from activists.The Mysuru-Malabar National Highway project connects Bengaluru, Mandya, and Mysuru with Kozhikode.Bharatmala Pariyojana has been used to identify the proposed...
Opportunities galore, but targets ambitious
With an estimated average spend of upwards of Rs 1 trillion per annum (excluding land cost), the order book additions will remain healthy for both, large and mid-sized road contractors over the next four to five years.
Rs 19,435 crore toll projects maybe at risk
The Bharatmala network designed on the shortest possible route connecting the origin and destination, though a well thought through and definitely a step in the right direction, is bound to impact the existing network by directly competing with a few stretches including some of the existing BOT (Toll) road projects.
The initiatives that will have a direct bearing on the pace of execution include awarding projects after securing 80 per cent right of way, expediting projects stuck midway, delegating the power to grant forest clearances to regional offices, filing online for clearances to construct road over bridges (ROBs) and road under bridges (RUBs) and increasing the limit on sand mining.
Road Widening Under Progress
The last two decades witnessed highway infrastructure being developed on a massive scale in the country. Now the government has unveiled another huge new highway development programme (covering 83,000 km) under the Bharatmala Pariyojana, which will see a paradigm shift in highway development with focus on improving the efficiency of the national corridor and a long-term view on the highways network.