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5 dead in Andhra car crash during New Year revelry

Vijayawada, Jan 1: New Year revelry claimed five lives in Andhra Pradesh as a car driven rashly by a youngster under the influence of alcohol crushed a group, ...
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Road boost to Indian economy

Once again Prime Minister Narendra Modi has proved that roads are very important for his government and the economy as well. The roads have played a key role ...
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Rs 5,825 crore infra boost to Gujarat

Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for four National Highways (NH) projects worth Rs 5,825 crore in the state on Saturday. Prime Minister Modi ...
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12 National Highways to double up as emergency landing airstrips

New Delhi, July 30 : The Indian Air force (IAF) has cleared 12 National Highways (NHs) as emergency landing airstrips that will enable rescue operation teams to reach ...
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27 of 73 roads along Sino-Indian border complete, rest by 2022

New Delhi, July 28 : Twenty-seven of the 73 roads approved along the India-China border have been completed and the rest are expected to be finished by end ...
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Solapur-Bijapur section of NH-52 to be widened

New Delhi, July 12 : The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday approved the four-laning of Solapur-Bijapur section of the new National Highway-52 in Maharastra and Karnataka. ...
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Cabinet approves road linking Manipur with Myanmar

New Delhi, July 12 : The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved upgradation of a 65-km-long National Highway in Manipur to boost the state’s connectivity with south and southeast ...
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India,Bangladesh to construct bridge along Mizoram border

Aizawl, July 8 : India and Bangladesh have decided to construct a bridge over Mizoram’s Khawthlangtuipui river to facilitate trade and improve communication between the two neighbours, an official ...
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Uttarakhand exploring direct bus service to Nepal

Dehradun, June 23 : The Uttarakhand government is working in the direction of starting a direct bus service from the hill state to Nepal, an official said on Friday. ...
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DTC to purchase 1,000 new buses

New Delhi, June 21 : Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot on Wednesday said that DTC will procure 1,000 new standard floor, non-AC buses and will also take care of ...
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UP, Rajasthan sign agreement for plying buses

Lucknow, June 13 : An agreement for plying state-owned buses was signed between Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan here on Tuesday at Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s official residence. The agreement ...
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Chenani- Nashri Tunnel: An Infrastructure Marvel

Nestled amidst picturesque valley, snow capped mountains, lush-green meadows and tall trees, Jammu & Kashmir is an absolute visual treat. The road journey between Jammu and Srinagar leaves one spellbound. ...
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Major boost to infrastructure: Giant strides

There was a time when the world’s powerful countries and prominent investors used to bemoan about India’s ‘Hindu quality’ of infrastructure, lying in a state of extremely dilapidated condition. From power to roads to highways to ports, India was short of quality infrastructure, a major hurdle in getting quality foreing investments. It was not an unusual phenomenon as quality infrastrucuture is key to attracting conspicuous investments for any country. It becomes more important in a country of India’s magnitudue where the overall backwardness is so rampant and uniform. Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, however, did a yeoman’s job in taking India’s infrastrucutural empowerment to a new height. From rail corridor to multi-laning of roads and linking of metros, Vajpayee led NDA government laid the foundation of a new and vibrant India, which now looks poised for scaling further heights in infra development, thanks to giant strides under the regime of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to overhaul the country’s infrastructure. It is true that three years is not a great time to bring palpable, physical visibility in major infra projects, but the Centre’s intention to expand India’s infra capacity underlines the fact that the current regime at the Centre is determined to make things different and better for coming generations. The government has to its claim a never before award of contracts for the construction of 34,018 km of highways during 2014-17. This is more than double of what was awarded during 2011-2014. Needless to say roads are pivotal to the country’s economic empowerment along  with power. Better road connectivity between India and other neighbouring countries including Myanmmar, Nepal and Bangladesh will certainly add another feather to India’s road infrastructure. As per India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT) Motor Vehicle Agreement a trial run of passenger vehicles on the IMT Trilateral Highway up to Naypitaw in Myanmar was carried out during 9-14 November, 2015 in which Indian vehicles  travelled to Myanmar on Imphal-Mandalay-Bagan-Naypitaw route and back and Myanmar vehicles joined the Indian vehicles on the return journey from Naypitaw to Imphal and returning to Myanmar. India, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh (BBIN) have already inked a landmark Motor Vehicles pact for the regulation of passenger, personnel and cargo vehicular traffic among the four South Asian neighbors in Thimpu in June 2015. Several trial runs of Cargo and passenger vehicles have been conducted under this agreement in preparation of its implementation. On the front of augmenting infrastructure in difficult areas—Chenani-Nashri tunnel, an infrastructure marvel in Jammu & Kashmir, is one of the major achievements as this tunnel India’s longest road tunnel has been built in a record time. On the anvil are many such projects including Zozilla tunnel. The recenlty inaugurate India’s longest bridge over Brahmputra river in Assam comes as a big connectivity boost beween Arunachal Pradesh and the rest of the country via Assam. Plans are afoot to have futuristic-looking automated and driverless pods  ‘flying across’  to carry commuters around in big cities and metros. The dream has only just begun. A metrino pilot project is in the offing between Dhaulakuan and Gurugram to carry commuters in suspended pods to ease traffic woes. ...
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