NATIONAL HIGHWAY

  • Himachal Pradesh: 175 labourers working on the Rohtang tunnel trapped after snowfall 14 hours 0 minutes ago

    In Himachal Pradesh the National Highway from Manali to Rohtang Pass has been shut down, after 175 labourers working on the Rohtang tunnel were trapped following a fresh spell of snowfall. The Indian Air Force and the Border Roads Organisation are engaged in rescue operations. ...
  • Electronic toll collection at highways to start from October 27 October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The government will commence the electronic toll collection process across national highways from October 27. With the inauguration of Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) system by the Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari on October 27, a uniform and acceptable standard of service to the commuters would become...
  • JammuSrinagar national highway remains closed for traffic September 13, 2014

    Jammu: The JammuSrinagar 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 300km 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 JammuSrinagar 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 300km long highway have either...
  • 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,...
  • Protests continue, Assam Nagaland National Highway blocked August 21, 2014

    Guwahati: There is no breakthrough yet in the violence along the AssamNagaland 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 PuneSolapur 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...
  • 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...
  • Yatra to Kedarnath remains suspended July 24, 2014

    With the RishikeshKedarnath 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 GuptkashiKalimath motor road is blocked by boulders following landslips and nearly half a dozen places in Kedar...
  • 30yearold woman strangulated to death by unidentified men July 21, 2014

    A 30yearold woman was allegedly strangulated to death by unknown men and her body was found in the fields near Bilaspur village on the DelhiDehradun 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: DelhiHaridwar highway closed for traffic July 18, 2014

    With a view of ensuring smooth and peaceful transit of Kanwar pilgrims, traffic plying on DelhiHaridwar 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 70yearold 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 Chandigarhbased 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 Chandigarhbased 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 DelhiHaridwar 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 35yearold 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 DelhiDehradun 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 DelhiJaipur national highway June 24, 2014

    Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva on Tuesday asked the Centre to withdraw its toll tax on the JaipurDelhi 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 threewheeler June 3, 2014

    A man and his nephew were killed and six others injured when a tanker overturned on a threewheeler in which they were travelling, police said on Monday. According to the police, the accident took place on the BharatpurBareily 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 DelhiDehradun 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 7fold in 10 years: Chidambaram February 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The road network in the country has witnessed a whopping over sevenfold increase at 3.89 lakh kilometres in the UPAI and UPAII 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 6hour 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. Underconstructed 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. ...
  • SrinagarJammu national highway opened, intermittent snowfall continues January 10, 2014

    The 294km SrinagarJammu 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 SrinagarJammu 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...