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1.269 projects worth Rs 12.30 trillion reviewed under the government’s PRAGATI platform

This January, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the 32nd interaction of PRAGATI—the ICT-based, multimodal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation, involving the Centre and state governments


2.269 projects worth Rs 12.30 trillion reviewed under the government's PRAGATI platform

This January, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the 32nd interaction of PRAGATI—the ICT-based, multimodal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation, involving the Centre and state governments


3.Norms relaxed for working capital needs of road builders

The move is aimed at completing projects stuck due to funding crunch


4.Downside of India’s Infrastructure Contractual Agreement Scenario

Not many international bidders are participating due to lopsided agreements


5.Seven road rehabilitation projects approved for Madhya Pradesh

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has approved seven road rehabilitation projects in Madhya Pradesh.


6.Dwarka Expressway – Work gains pace

The construction of Dwarka Expressway or Northern Peripheral Road has been put on fast track following a favourable court order and a recent land acquisition notification.


7.Total 6,604 km National Highway constructed till Feb 2017

The target of construction of National Highways (NHs) is 15,000 km, of which 6,604 km have been completed till February in the current FY2016-17.


8.Jaipur-Delhi national highway gets sanction of Rs 550 crore

The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has sanctioned Rs 550 crore for development and repair works on the Jaipur-Delhi national highway, which forms a crucial part of the golden quadrilateral and has seen an immense increase in industrial activities over the past few years.


9.Govt concerned over slow pace of road construction

The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (Morth) has expressed concern over the slow progress of road construction projects in the northeastern region. The Ministry said the progress of work in the region is almost two times slower than the rest of the country. The Ministry's Secretary Vijay Chhibber said in Guwahati on August 3 that the delay is primarily in the pre-construction period. Delay in land acquisition and forest clearance is somewhat slowing the progress of work in the regio


10.Road connectivity in U'khand to be restored in two months

The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is working towards re-linking the Uttarakhand with the rest of the country and is hopeful of providing full connectivity to the Kedarnath shrine by September, the Union department Minister Oscar Fernandes. The restoration work has started but there are stretches where the entire road has been washed out, where new roads have to be build. This may go beyond one or two months, he added.


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