While addressing the Regional Editors Conference in Chandigarh, the Minister for Road Transport Highways & Shipping, Nitin Gadkari, gave an overview of his ministryÂ´s achievements as well as plans for future growth.
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13 airports to become CAT-III compliant
Thirteen more airports in the country, including Amritsar, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Patna and Lucknow, will soon become CAT-III compliant, a step which will ensure seamless flight operations even during fog.
Study on Delhi-Amritsar high-speed route
Railways has undertaken a study to run trains at a high speed of 300 kmph on Delhi-Chandigarh-Amritsar route to reduce travel time to just about two-and-half hour from the existing six hour.
Racks of investment
At present, India is not yet ready with the concept of third party involvement for building up rail infrastructure for coal linkages. Now with the positivity which the present government has got along, investors are optimistic about fast-track solutions for coal linkage issues.
Three states to sign MoU on tricity metro project
Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) related to the ambitious metro rail project.
Recently, all the three stakeholders had agreed upon the terms and conditions of the MoU and the approval of the same was conveyed to the government of India.
Punjabs road connectivity plans
Punjab governmentÂ´s Â´Draft Master Plan 2031Â´has elicited the wide range public opinion that better road connectivity of Chandigarh with Mohali and Mullanpur was the main concern of Punjab people. Hearing on the objections/suggestions pertaining to the draft Master Plan 2031 was held on 26 November. The Punjab government suggested that the road network should be strengthened by construction of additional roads.
Haryana seeks Centre’s nod for 4 new road projects
For four new mega projects of road network and sewerage system for Faridabad, the Haryana government has sought Centre's nod. The project work
is involving an estimated cost of Rs 495.13 crore. The approval has been sought under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). This was informed in second meeting of State-level Steering Committee on JNNURM chaired by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda in Chandigarh on August 1.
Chandigarh may have new road to ease congestion
In Chandigarh, the increasing traffic on roads has compelled the UT Administration to mull over alternative routes to reduce congestion. To improve connectivity between the Chandigarh Railway Station and the Airport, the UT Administration has proposed a new road connecting the two destinations. For construction of the road that would stretch around 2.5 kilometre, some land will be acquired from the Railways.
UT govt takes steps for Rs 109 bn metro rail project
The UT administration of Chandigarh is taking steps to implement the 37.57-km metro rail corridor project covering Chandigarh, Panchkula and SAS Nagar. The project, which is estimated to cost Rs 10,900 crore, would be implemented through a special purpose vehicle (SPV). The cost of the project would be shared between the centre, UT administration and governments of Pu
Centre asks UT to set up SPV for metro rail project
At a review meeting, the union government asked the union territory of Chandigarh to form a special purpose vehicle (SPV) on the lines of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for implementing tri-city metro rail project. The proposed project consists of two corridors Â– one running on a North-South axis and the other oriented East-West. From North to South the metro syst