NHAI

  • Government to clear highways sector from maze of clearances: Arun Jaitley July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday unveiled steps including Rs 38,000 crore investment for fast-tracking highways to augment the nation's arterial network. "The sector had taken shape from 1998-2004 under NDA-I. The sector again needs huge amount of investment along with de-bottlenecking from maze of clearances," Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said...
  • Do away with toll plazas; devise new revenue model: Assocham February 13, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after Maharashtra witnessed agitations against toll plazas, industry body Assocham on Thursday suggested the government do away with toll collection in this format and devise a new model on the lines of the one operational at airports across the country. "The model of user charges of the...
  • Government asks states to handle damage to highways from cyclone 'Phailin' October 12, 2013

    Government, on Saturday, directed Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal to be prepared to handle the anticipated damage to the national highways from cyclone Phailin. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has put the NHAI officials in these states on alert. Regional Officers and Project Directors of National Highways Authority of...
  • 'Why toll tax when there are no smooth roads' May 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The Centre's policy of charging toll tax from vehicles has come under scrutiny of the Supreme Court which on Wednesday questioned the justification of imposing such charges on people when the government cannot provide smooth roads. A bench of justices DK Jain and Anil R Dave directed the National...
  • Rs 70 crore fraud in NHAI: World Bank report April 3, 2012

    New Delhi: A World Bank report has indicated 'fraudulent and corrupt practices' in highway projects funded by the bank in India. In its report dated March 1, 2012, the bank states that private Indian contractors paid bribes, gifts and gold coins to influence officials and National Highways Authority of India...
  • Build bridges begun before May 2007: Akhilesh March 21, 2012

    Lucknow: While emphasising for employment generation in developmental projects, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday asked officials to ensure completion of bridges started before May 2007 in an year's time. "The bridge projects whose foundation stone were laid before May 2007, be completed in an year's time while those...
  • NHAI violates green norms in elephant habitat September 15, 2011

    New Delhi: The National Highways Authority (NHAI) is constructing a four-lane expressway in Lumding reserve forest in Assam which will cut through a crucial migratory corridor for elephants, gibbons and bison. In fact the NHAI got permission to cut down over 100 hectares of forest for road expansion only if they...
  • Top NHAI officers arrested on corruption charges May 27, 2010

    New Delhi: National Highways Authority of India Chief General Manager SK Nirmal and General Manager Nitin Jain have been arrested by the CBI on corruption charges. The NHAI scam comes just a few days after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that "corruption needs to be tackled". Even though the Prime Minister has...
  • No toll tax for ministers, NHAI at loss May 26, 2010

    Over 5000 elected legislators and their relatives will get to zip through a 147 tolls in the country without tax. ...
  • 4 top NHAI officials booked on graft charges May 26, 2010

    New Delhi: The chief general manager and a general manager of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) were among four people booked by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday in a case of criminal conspiracy and corruption. In a statement, CBI identified those booked as NHAI chief general...
  • Blame game on in Kota bridge mishap, 17 still missing December 29, 2009

    Kota: The under-construction bridge collapse tragedy in Kota has gone from bad to worse. Even as five days have passed after the under construction bridge collapsed, 17 workers are still trapped inside the debris. Now the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has given the builders of the bridge - Gammon...
  • Cannot guarantee closure of 60 projects by '09 end: NHAI March 18, 2009

    A Didar Singh, Member - Finance and Senior IAS officer, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), said the financial meltdown has impacted road projects. "Only 22 of 50 projects have got positive bids. On a revenue sharing basis, three of 22 projects are seeing positive bids. Projects worth Rs 70,000...
  • Singur bottleneck continues, NHAI complains to DM August 31, 2008

    Singur: Trinamool Congress workers continued their siege on National Highway 2 on Saturday. The protestors refused to dismantle a temporary structure built across the road despite directions from the Calcutta High Court to the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to clear the highway. NHAI had approached the Trinamool leaders and...