Highway

  • J&K: 3 national highways leading to Kashmir Valley opened 2 days ago

    Srinagar: The life in flood-hit Kashmir region is limping back to normal as vehicular traffic to the Valley has been restored through three national highways facilitating the resumption of supplies at a massive scale. The national highways -- Mughal Road, Srinagar-Jammu and Kishtwar-Sinthan have been thrown open for traffic, a spokesman...
  • J&K floods: Relief operations underway to restore communication and reconnect the valley 6 days ago

    Jammu: A week after the devastating floods in Jammu and Kashmir the focus is now on relief work and reconnecting the Valley. The Army and Border Roads Organisation hoping to repair and re-open the Jammu-Srinagar highway could still take four more days. The Army is also saying it's working to restore...
  • Jammu-Srinagar national highway remains closed for traffic 6 days ago

    Jammu: The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway remained closed for the tenth consecutive day on Saturday due to landslides and sinking of road at various places, with hundreds of vehicles stranded on the route. The traffic was suspended on the 300-km long crucial road link due to landslides, washing of road patches and...
  • J&K ground report: Tourists, truck drivers stuck on Leh National Highway due to floods September 11, 2014

    Tourists and truck drivers have been stuck on the Leh National Highway for several days due to the floods. "We haven't received any help so far. We have been forced to halt here for several days now," said a truck driver. ...
  • 1,500 trucks stuck on way to Kashmir September 9, 2014

    Jammu: Nearly 1,500 trucks carrying essential supplies to Kashmir were on Tuesday stranded on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway as sections of the road were washed away in the flash floods, cutting off the Valley from the rest of the country. Officials said stretches of the over 300-km long highway have either...
  • Nepal artificial lake bursts suddenly, no casualties September 7, 2014

    Kathmandu: A vast artificial lake, formed after a massive landslide that blocked the Sunkoshi river in North-East Nepal last month, burst suddenly on Sunday morning but no casualties have been reported in the downstream areas so far. Following the burst, the water-level in the lake has decreased by 18 metres,...
  • J&K highway closed for fourth day, BRO intensifies clearance operations September 7, 2014

    Jammu: The 300-km long Jammu-Srinagar national highway remained closed for the fourth consecutive day on Sunday due to landslides and sinking of road at various places, even as authorities have launched a massive operation to repair and make it motorable. "The highway is closed for the fourth consecutive day today," police...
  • Delay in completion of Puri road comes under HC scanner September 6, 2014

    Cuttack: The delay in completing the work of a National Highway between Bhubaneswar and Puri because of court stay orders on land acquirement came under the scanner of Odisha High Court. Adjudicating a PIL, a division bench comprising Chief Justice Amitava Roy and Justice A K Rath directed the petitioner,...
  • Jammu-Srinagar highway closed for third day 5 days ago

    Jammu: The 300-km-long Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was closed for vehicular traffic for the third consecutive day due to landslides at various places on the road, police said. The highway was closed on Thursday due to landslides, washing of road patches and flooding at various places, police said. Hundreds of vehicles,...
  • Protests continue, Assam Nagaland National Highway blocked August 21, 2014

    Guwahati: There is no breakthrough yet in the violence along the Assam-Nagaland border where students of the Asamese Adivasi community have blocked the national highway 36 in protest. The Army's help has been sought to control the situation. Three people were killed and six had been injured in clashes on...
  • Chavan, Modi in war of words over Maharashtra infrastructure August 16, 2014

    Solapur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the Pune-Solapur National Highway in Maharashtra. Modi also took the opportunity to attack Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, who had earlier in the day, taken a snipe at the PM, saying that Maharashtra was the number one state in manufacturing and Special Economic...
  • Centre brings ministries together to speed up infrastructure projects August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In an attempt to make the process for construction of railways over bridges simpler and to fast-track highway projects, the Narendra Modi government has taken a new step by bringing together Railways and Surface Transport Ministries. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed that key infrastructure ministries must meet once...
  • TV channel journalist attempts suicide over 'police inaction' August 11, 2014

    A local TV channel journalist attempted suicide in Muzaffarnagar alleging inaction by police in a complaint lodged by him, police said. The victim has been rushed to hospital and is being treated, SP City, Sharvan Kumar said. The TV channel head has claimed that the victim has stated in a suicide note...
  • Monsoon woes: Chardham yatra affected as landslides continue August 5, 2014

    Chardham yatra was on Monday affected as monsoon woes continued in Uttarakhand with roads to the famous Himalayan shrines remaining blocked by debris falling from hillsides following landslips. Rishikesh-Kedarnath National Highway was blocked at Kakda and Kund. Rishikesh-Badrinath Highway was shut at Lambagad, the Gangotri Highway at Gangnani and the Yamunotri...
  • Maharashtra: Landslide distrupts traffic on Poladpur-Mahabaleshwar highway August 5, 2014

    Raigad:A landslide occurred in Raigad district of Maharashtra on Monday affecting the traffic on Poladpur-Mahabaleshwar highway. The incident took place around 8pm on Monday. Further information awaited. ...
  • Yatra to Kedarnath remains suspended July 24, 2014

    With the Rishikesh-Kedarnath National Highway blocked at Doliyadevi near Fata and intermittent rains continuing, district authorities today decided to keep the Kedarnath yatra suspended till July 26. The highway to Kedarnath as well as Guptkashi-Kalimath motor road is blocked by boulders following landslips and nearly half a dozen places in Kedar...
  • 30-year-old woman strangulated to death by unidentified men July 21, 2014

    A 30-year-old woman was allegedly strangulated to death by unknown men and her body was found in the fields near Bilaspur village on the Delhi-Dehradun National Highway near Muzaffarnagar, police said. The woman's body was found on Sunday, they said. According to Station House Officer AK Singh, the woman was allegedly strangulated...
  • Kanwar yatra: Delhi-Haridwar highway closed for traffic July 18, 2014

    With a view of ensuring smooth and peaceful transit of Kanwar pilgrims, traffic plying on Delhi-Haridwar national highway has been diverted till July 25 to prevent any untoward incident. The traffic from Delhi to Dehradun, Rishikesh, Roorkee and Haridwar highway has been shifted to alternative routes, SSP HN Singh told reporters. The...
  • Sugar bags stolen from truck on Delhi-Dehradun highway July 16, 2014

    Over 320 sugar bags were allegedly stolen from a truck by unidentified men at the Delhi-Dehradun highway near here, police said. According to the FIR lodged by the driver, 321 sugar bags were allegedly stolen from the truck by the assailants at gun-point, while the truck was on its way to...
  • Four killed in Himachal Pradesh bus accident July 13, 2014

    Shimla: Four passengers were killed and 31 injured on Sunday when a bus skidded off the road and rolled into a 30-foot deep pit in Himachal Pradesh, police said. The Himachal Road Transport Corporation bus was on its way from Solan town to Shimla when it fell into the pit at...
  • One killed, 20 injured as SUV rams into a tractor on National Highway July 11, 2014

    A 70-year-old man of a marriage party was killed and 20 others were injured when a Special Utility Vehicle (SUV) traveling at high speed rammed into a tractor on the National Highway (NH)-31 in Katihar district on July 11. Police said the deceased, identified as Bhagwan Mandal, was part of a...
  • 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...
  • Government approves expansion of highways in five states July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved four- and six-laning of highways covering over 676 kilometres in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh at a total cost of about Rs 13,987 crore. "The CCEA today approved development of four-laning of the Kazahakkottum-Mukkola section of...
  • SC dismisses PIL on no liquor shops on highway July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to direct state governments to ban liquor shops on national highways saying it is for the legislature to enact a law in this regard. A bench, headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi, dismissed a PIL filed by a Chandigarh-based NGO Arrive Safe Society seeking...
  • SC dismisses PIL on no liquor shops on highway July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to direct state governments to ban liquor shops on national highways saying it is for the legislature to enact a law in this regard. A bench, headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi, dismissed a PIL filed by a Chandigarh-based NGO Arrive Safe Society seeking...
  • 10 dead, 16 injured in bus accident in Bangladesh July 1, 2014

    Dhaka: At least 10 people were killed and 16 others injured on Tuesday when a passenger bus crashed into a roadside tree and overturned on a highway in southwestern Bangladesh. The accident occurred when the driver lost control of the vehicle near Jessore district. The bus was going to Benapole...
  • Two killed as car collides with truck June 30, 2014

    Two persons were killed and another injured when their car collided with a truck near Sindhawli village on the Delhi-Haridwar National Highway in the district, police said on Monday. The accident took place on Sunday when the victims were returning to Delhi from Haridwar. The deceased have been identified as 35-year-old Deep...
  • Two killed after car collides with tractor trolley June 25, 2014

    Two persons were killed when their car collided with a tractor trolley on the Delhi-Dehradun National Highway in the district, police said on Wednesday. The two Delhi residents identified as Rajender Singh Chouhan and Kishanlal were going to Uttarkashi from the national capital when the mishap occurred on Tuesday. ...
  • Governor asks Centre to withdraw 'toll tax' from Delhi-Jaipur national highway June 24, 2014

    Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva on Tuesday asked the Centre to withdraw its toll tax on the Jaipur-Delhi national highway till road works on it are completed. "This is for the new minister in the public interest to do a first thing is to withdraw the toll tax till roads are completed...