National Highway

  • India's road network jumps over 7-fold in 10 years: Chidambaram 17-02-2014 12:31 PM

    New Delhi: The road network in the country has witnessed a whopping over seven-fold increase at 3.89 lakh kilometres in the UPA-I and UPA-II regime, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday said. "In the year 2004, the country's highway network was 51,511 km which has now reached 3,89,578 km today,"...
  • Now, villages in Bihar merely a 6-hour drive from Patna, says Nitish Kumar 04-02-2014 03:18 PM

    After "achieving" the target of cutting down travel time from district headquarters to Patna within six hours, Bihar is now planning to bring connectivity of villages with the state capital to the same level, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said. He said that on the Centre's request the state government had...
  • J&K: Heavy snowfall snaps road, air links, electricity supply disrupted 22-01-2014 02:22 PM

    Heavy snowfall threw normal life out of gear in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, snapping the road and air links between the state and rest of the country. Electricity supply across the Valley was also suspended due to the fresh bout of snowfall which began on Tuesday evening. Vehicular traffic...
  • CJ Show: A highway that doesn't exit 19-01-2014 08:06 PM

    A National Highway connecting Chandigarh in Punjab to Manali in Himachal Pradesh is lying in a pathetic state for many years. Under-constructed and potholed, this highway has been giving a tough time to commuters, many of them have protested and reported the issue to authorities without any success. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show 18-01-2014 03:43 PM

    On this week's Citizen Journalist show, your videos, pictures and issues. Watch out for our web special episode tonight at 9:30 PM. ...
  • Srinagar-Jammu national highway opened, intermittent snowfall continues 10-01-2014 03:56 PM

    The 294-km Srinagar-Jammu national highway, the only all weather road connecting Kashmir with rest of the country, was opened for traffic after remaining closed for two days even as intermittent snowfall continued for the third day on Friday. "The Srinagar-Jammu highway has been opened for traffic today. Vehicles are plying...
  • Maharashtra: Bus collides with truck in Buldhana district, 3 dead 10-01-2014 10:30 AM

    Buldhana: Three school children have been killed and two have been critically injured after the transport bus they were travelling in collided with a speedy truck container near Malkapur in the district. The driver of the truck has been arrested. The accident took place around seven in the morning on...
  • Jammu-Srinagar highway open only to light motor vehicles 05-01-2014 01:30 PM

    Only light motor vehicles would be allowed to move on the Jammu-Srinagar highway on Sunday because a portion of it caved in, traffic authorities said. A portion of the road in Chenani area of Jammu region caved in Saturday. The damaged area has been restored for light vehicular traffic, a...
  • Kashmir receives fresh snowfall, National Highway closed 31-12-2013 04:03 PM

    Fresh snowfall across Kashmir in the wee hours on Tuesday brought much needed respite from the cold wave to the Valley residents and cheer for New Year revelers. The 300-long Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, the only surface link between Kashmir and rest of the country was shut for vehicular traffic due...
  • Jammu-Srinagar National Highway reopened for one-way traffic 24-12-2013 12:54 PM

    The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, the only surface link between Kashmir and the rest of the country, was reopened on Tuesday for one-way traffic after a two-day long closure due to heavy snowfall and slippery conditions. Most of the stranded vehicles have been cleared after the 300-km-long highway was reopened. "The...
  • BKU activists booked for blocking Delhi-Dehradun National Highway on Dec 5 07-12-2013 03:49 PM

    Hundreds of Bhartiya Kisan Union activists have been booked for blocking the Delhi-Dehradun National Highway and other state highways on December 5. As many as 38 activists have been named in the cases and around 250 activists have been booked under different sections of IPC, police said in Muzaffarnagar on...
  • One killed after gas tanker explodes on Agra-Delhi National Highway 18-10-2013 12:37 PM

    The driver of a liquefied gas tanker was killed when it exploded in Mathura on Thursday morning, leading to traffic snarls on the Agra-Delhi National Highway till late Thursday evening. The explosion caused large-scale damage in the 100-metre radius from where the blast took place. Some cows were burnt in...
  • All highways in Punjab to be 4/6 laned by January 2016 06-10-2013 05:53 PM

    Chandigarh: The Punjab government is working to realise its target of 4/6 laning of all national and state highways by January 2016 and has set aside Rs 3,080 crore for the purpose, an official spokesperson said on Sunday. This distinction of word class connectivity would help Punjab to attract more...
  • Centre clears major road projects in Haryana: Hooda 18-09-2013 08:31 PM

    New Delhi: To help ease traffic in NCR, the Centre Wednesday cleared major road projects in Haryana including a Rs 100-crore six-lane flyover along Delhi-Jaipur Highway at Hero Honda Chowk and a new highway from Jhajjar to Dwarka via Dhansa border on Najafgarh drain at the same cost. After a...
  • Contract teachers block national highway, demands regularisation of jobs 15-09-2013 02:53 PM

    Over 1,000 contractual teachers have blocked the national highway in Kharar in Chandigarh for nearly a day demanding regularisation of their jobs, giving commuters in the region a harrowing time. The teachers have blocked the NH 21 highway since 2:30 PM on Saturday, causing massive traffic snarls at Chandigarh-Kharar Highway,...
  • MP govt dubs allegations of delaying NH projects as 'baseless' 09-09-2013 03:31 PM

    The Madhya Pradesh government has denied allegations of delaying the completion of National Highway projects and dubbed it as "far from facts and baseless." An official release on Monday said that as per factual position received from Public Works Department, the process of acquiring land for construction of National Highways...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Six killed, 21 injured in two road mishaps 01-09-2013 11:59 AM

    Six persons were killed and 21 others injured in two separate road accidents in East and West Godavari districts of Andhra Pradesh in the wee hours on Sunday, police said. Four persons were killed on the spot and five others injured when a paper-laden lorry drove over the victims' tents...
  • Jammu-Srinagar highway reopens after two days 16-08-2013 05:05 PM

    Jammu-Srinagar national highway was reopened on Friday for vehicular traffic after remaining closed for two days due to landslides triggered by heavy rains in Ramban and Udhampur districts of the state. The 300-km long highway was reopened for vehicular traffic late Friday afternoon after clearance of landslides by men and...
  • Kishtwar violence: Highways leading to Jammu shut, curfew in seven districts 12-08-2013 10:20 AM

    Srinagar: In a direct fallout of Friday's clashes in Kishtwar, all national highways leading to Jammu are now shut. Mobile and internet services were disconnected on Monday while schools and colleges remained shut. The curfew, which was imposed on Sunday continues in seven districts across the state on Monday. However,...
  • Government plans new road-cum-rail bridge over Brahmaputra at Dhubri 03-08-2013 01:53 AM

    The Centre on Friday said it would start a feasibility study to construct a road-cum-rail bridge over river Brahmaputra at Dhubri in Assam as a part of the newly declared national highway 127(B). "The Ministry has decided to carry out a feasibility study for the important newly declared NH-127(B), connecting...
  • Overnight rains damage National Highway in Uttarakhand 29-06-2013 08:43 PM

    Phata: The 14 km stretch of National Highway 109 from Guptkashi to Phata was on Saturday badly damaged at two places due to landslips caused by heavy rain overnight. The road, which goes up to Gauri Kund, is now available only till Son Prayag, the route onwards has been destroyed...
  • J&K: Unclaimed bag triggers bomb scare in Srinagar 24-06-2013 10:59 AM

    Srinagar: An unattended bag outside the headquarters of Army's 15 Corps here led to a bomb scare, resulting in a massive traffic jam on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway on Monday. A bag was found unattended near the main gate of Corps headquarters on Monday morning by the army personnel posted...
  • 'Development cannot be measured solely on basis subsidies' 23-06-2013 07:55 AM

    Sivaganga: Freebies and subsidies cannot be the only parameters for measuring development, Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday said, stressing that power availability, farm productivity and road network should be the benchmark for its evaluation. "While it is necessary that very poor people should get subsidies and freebies, these...
  • Watch: Tourists stranded in Moradabad as NH-24 blocked 18-06-2013 10:22 AM

    1000 of tourists are stranded in various parts of Moradabad as National Highway 24 has been blocked. "If bridges are broken, then there should be another way to go. We are facing a lot of problems and don't know where to go," said one of the tourists. ...