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Govt to introduce BIS standards for EV batteries

Serious defects found in Battery cells and design


Govt targets 18,000 km highway construction in FY23

This ambitious target includes laying 50 km per day


New highways with modern facilities planned in India

India is planning to develop major new highway projects, including the construction of an electric highway.


Delhi-Dehradun expressway to cut travel time by 4 hours

Work on the Delhi-Dehradun expressway project is slated to start soon. The expressway will reduce the distance between the two cities from 235 km to 210 km and travel time from 6.5 hours to just 2.5 hours.


Govt may use IFC, industry bodies to market road projects

To market its projects both abroad and in India the Union Road Transport and Highways Ministry is looking to hire industry bodies and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). The government's move comes after private investors showed disinterest in the the road projects this year.


Centre scales down road construction to 5,000 km

The Union Road Transport and Highways Ministry has scaled down its projects award target by nearly half to 5,000 km for this financial year compared to target of 9,500 km in 2012-13. Keeping in view of a dismal show last fiscal, the government has cut down the awarding of the road contracts. Last fi..


Centre eyes stiff road target in Five-year plan

To get at least 47 per cent investment from the private sector during the Twelfth Five-Year Plan (2012-17) period for the construction of highways, the Union Government is likely to set a stiff target for Road Transport and Highways Ministry. This is 9 per cent more than what the sector has receive..


Govt targets to award 9,000 km road projects in FY14

The Union Road Transport and Highways Ministry on April 16 stated that it has fixed an internal target of giving 9,000 km of projects in 2013-14 to ensure award of at least 7,300 km to revive the sector. The Ministry in an official statement said that for the FY 2013-14, the internal target has been..


Road Ministry seeks nod for Rs 500 cr small projects

In the fourth phase of the National Highway Development Programme (NHDP), the Union Road Transport and Highways Ministry has sought permission to clear projects costing up to Rs 500 crore in an attempt to expedite investments. At present, all road projects are cleared by inter-ministerial committees..


Govt can't award 4,000 km highways on EPC mode this fiscal

The Union government has stated that it won't be able to award 4,000 km of highways on 100 per cent government funding mode known as engineering-procurement-construction (EPC) during this fiscal. The Union Road Transport and Highways Ministry was pinning its hope in these contracts to push its perfo..


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