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1.Gadkari inaugurates16 NH projects in Andhra Pradesh

Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs Shri Nitin Gadkari inaugurated and laid the foundation stones for 16 National Highways projects with a total length of 1,411 kms worth Rs 155.92 billion in Andhra Pradesh on 16 October 2020. The event was presided by the Chief Minister Shri Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy.


2.Tunnel to reduce travel time from 3 hrs to 15 min

Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs Shri Nitin Gadkari on 14 October 2020 initiated the first blasting for Zozila Tunnel in J&K. The tunnel will provide all-weather connectivity between Srinagar valley and Leh (Ladakh plateau) on NH-1, and will bring about an all-round economic and socio–cultural integration of Jammu & Kashmir (Now UTs of J&K and Ladakh). It involves construction of a 14.15 Km long tunnel at an altitude of about 3000 m under Zojila pass (presently motorable only for 6 months in a year) on NH-1 connecting Srinagar and Leh through Dras & Kargil. It is one of the most dangerous stretch in the world to drive a vehicle and this project is also geo-strategically sensitive.


3.21.6 km road construction per day despite COVID-19

One Ministry that seems to have beaten COVID-19 is the MoRTH.


4.NHAI awarded 1,330 km length of projects in FY20-21

NHAI has set a target of awarding 4,500 km of projects during the current FY.


5.New emission norms to add to the equipment cost for OEMs

The date of implementation of new emission norms stands deferred.


6.Seeking Light at, the End of the Tunnel!

Prime Minister inaugurated the world's longest railway tunnel on October 3, 2020.


7.L&T-built iconic Durgam Cheruvu Cable Stay Bridge

The bridge will ease traffic flow towards HITEC City.


8.Bids invited for the fifth bundle of highway projects

The bids have been invited under TOT in the State of Gujarat.


9.Auto Scrappage Policy soon: Will CV market dynamics change?

The Policy is expected to oust polluting vehicles that are 15 years old.


10.Why is India’s Infrastructure Trailing?

Over years, the list of profit-making construction companies has been shrinking.


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