• Posted On Wednesday, December 23, 2009

    December 15, 2009, New Delhi: Shri R P N Singh, minister of state for road transport and highways, informed the Lok Sabha that 14 projects have been so far awarded in 2009-10, under the National Highways Development Programme (NHDP). This includes three each in Rajasthan and Maharashtra, two each in Kerala and Andhra Pradesh and one each in Jharkhand, Punjab, Karnataka and Bihar. The total projec....

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  • Posted On Wednesday, December 23, 2009

    December 15, 2009, New Delhi: The government has been implementing various schemes for the development of rural areas and to bridge the gap between rural and urban areas. These schemes include Swarnjayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana (SGSY) for self-employment opportunities, National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme for providing wage employment, Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) for providing ....

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  • Posted On Tuesday, November 24, 2009

    Under the project, 462 km of roads will be constructed in Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh November 14, 2009, New Delhi: To tackle the Naxalitemenace and to improve connectivity in the Naxal-affected areas, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has sanctioned 22 road projects, covering a total length of 462 km in the states of Andhra Pradesh (AP), Chattisgarh and Madhya Prades....

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  • Posted On Wednesday, November 11, 2009

    November 10, 2009, New Delhi: The Integrated Low Cost Sanitation (ILCS) Scheme aims to convert individual dry latrine into pour flush latrine, thereby liberating manual scavengers from the age-old obnoxious practice of manually carrying night soil. ILCS Scheme was initially started in 1980-81 by the Ministry of Home Affairs and later on it was taken up by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empow....

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  • Posted On Wednesday, October 14, 2009

    October 6, 2009, New Delhi: Delay in land acquisition has been identified as one of the key factors, which restricts the pace of highway construction in India. As per the Model Concession Agreement of the Build Operate and Transfer (BOT) projects, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is required to handover 80% of the land on the date of financial closure of these projects. This means t....

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  • Posted On Monday, October 05, 2009

    October 01, 2009, New Delhi: On October 1, 2009, the Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure approved the project implementation of four laning of Parwanoo-Solan Section of NH 22 in the State of Himachal Pradesh (HP) under National Highway Development Programme (NHDP) Phase III on a Design, Build, Finance and Operate (DBFO) basis. The main object of the project is to expedite improvement of infrast....

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  • Posted On Thursday, September 24, 2009

    September 17, 2009, New Delhi: To attract foreign investments in the roads and highways sector in India, Kamal Nath, the Minister for Road Transport Highways, showcased the prospects of the Indian road sector to potential US investors in New York City. At the Infrastructure Summit, jointly organised by the ICICI Bank, JM Financial Consultants Limited and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), th....

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  • Posted On Tuesday, September 08, 2009

    September 3, 2009, New Delhi: The Government of India (GoI) signed a loan agreement (Loan No.2535-IND) with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Rural Roads Sector II Investment Program Project 4.

    The Rural Road Sector II Investment Program was approved in 2005. The programme involves a cost of around US$750 million. Out of this, three tranches amounting to US$387.65 million has already been ....

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  • Posted On Friday, August 21, 2009

    The Ministry of Rural Development has released grants-in-aid worth Rs 125,00,00,000 (Rs 125 crore) to the Tamil Nadu Rural Housing and Infrastructure Development Corporation (TNRHIDC) for construction of rural roads in the state under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY). The sum is the first installment of Phase VII of the grants-in-aid to the TNRHIDC, the state-level autonomous agency respon....

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  • Posted On Friday, August 14, 2009

    The Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shri Kamal Nath, has said that in the next 2 years India will build more highways than any other country in the world. Inaugurating Building India: Road Infrastructure Summit at Zurich, he invited European investors to invest in the road and highways sector in India. He stated that India as a nation is determined to build a comprehensive high-quality i....

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  • Posted On Monday, July 27, 2009

    July 16, 2009, New Delhi : The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) has suggested review in Real Estate Regulator Bill in its current shape since many of its provisions are harsher and inimical to industry and concerned stakeholders. Contrary to expectations, the draft bill does not allow Real Estate Regulator to act as an impartial arbitrator between industry/develop....

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  • Posted On Thursday, July 16, 2009

    Sustainable urban development requires active private sector participation

    July 7, 2009, New Delhi: The Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister Kumari Selja has said that the current model of urbanisation lacks space and resources for the urban poor.

    Delivering the inaugural address at the launch of the Habitat Business Forum in Delhi, she said that resource- and capital-intensive pl....

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  • Posted On Tuesday, June 16, 2009

    June 10, 2009, New Delhi : Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi called on Kamal Nath, the Minister for Road Transport and Highways, today to discuss urgent issues relating to the problems of development of roads and highways in the state. The Road Transport Minister assured the Chief Minister that his Ministry would do everything in its power to resolve all pending issues pertaining to the sector in ....

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