National Highway

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Four children feared drowned in Alaknanda river June 23, 2014

    Four children feared drowned in Alaknanda river when a ropeway trolley, in which they were crossing the river, upended in Joshimath area in Uttarakhand, a senior official said. Joshimath Deputy District Magistrate AK Nautiyal said the incident occurred in Benakuli village along Rishikesh- Badrinath National Highway.  The ropeway trolley was installed...
  • Uttarakhand: Bus carrying Russian tourists plunges into Bhagirathi; driver dead, one missing June 10, 2014

    Uttarkashi: In a tragic incident, a bus carrying tourists from Russia plunged into Bhagirathi river on Tuesday afternoon. The driver of the bus died in the accident and a foreign national has been reported missing, according to Uttarakhand Police. The mishap occurred at Dharali, about 2 km away from Harshil, when...
  • Two die, 6 injured as tanker overturns on a three-wheeler June 3, 2014

    A man and his nephew were killed and six others injured when a tanker overturned on a three-wheeler in which they were travelling, police said on Monday. According to the police, the accident took place on the Bharatpur-Bareily National Highway on Monday morning after a tyre of the tanker bursted and...
  • 12 killed, 20 injured as bus falls into ditch May 28, 2014

    Twelve people were on Wednesday killed and 20 others injured when a bus fell into the ditch near Uchasiya village in Bareilly district. The bus carrying about 96 passengers was going from Bahraich to Delhi when the mishap took place on National Highway 24, police said. The injured were rushed to a...
  • Taxi driver arrested for allegedly trying to molest American tourist May 13, 2014

    A taxi driver has been arrested for allegedly trying to molest an American tourist on the Delhi-Dehradun National Highway, police said on Tuesday. The incident took place on Sunday night when the victim was on en route Rishikesh from Delhi in a taxi, SP (city) Sharvan Kumar said. The taxi driver stopped...
  • India's road network jumps over 7-fold in 10 years: Chidambaram February 17, 2014

    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," he...
  • Now, villages in Bihar merely a 6-hour drive from Patna, says Nitish Kumar February 4, 2014

    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 constructed...
  • J&K: Heavy snowfall snaps road, air links, electricity supply disrupted January 22, 2014

    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 from...
  • CJ Show: A highway that doesn't exit January 19, 2014

    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 January 18, 2014

    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 January 10, 2014

    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 from...
  • Maharashtra: Bus collides with truck in Buldhana district, 3 dead January 10, 2014

    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 January 5, 2014

    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 senior...
  • Kashmir receives fresh snowfall, National Highway closed December 31, 2013

    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 to...
  • Jammu-Srinagar National Highway reopened for one-way traffic December 24, 2013

    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 highway...
  • BKU activists booked for blocking Delhi-Dehradun National Highway on Dec 5 December 7, 2013

    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 October 18, 2013

    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 a nearby...
  • All highways in Punjab to be 4/6 laned by January 2016 October 6, 2013

    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 investment...
  • Centre clears major road projects in Haryana: Hooda September 18, 2013

    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 meeting...
  • Contract teachers block national highway, demands regularisation of jobs September 15, 2013

    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, police...
  • MP govt dubs allegations of delaying NH projects as 'baseless' September 9, 2013

    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 falls...