An oil tanker rammed into a Gujarat state transport bus on National Highway 56 near Pokhran village on Monday, killing at least eight people.
The state and national highways, crisscrossing Kerala, will soon have thousands of toilet complexes, thanks to ambitious sanitation initiative drawn up by the Left government.
The protest called by locals and all political parties at the Khed Shivapur toll plaza on Pune-Satara Highway (NH4) on Sunday was suspended after the authorities agreed to exempt vehicles from Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad and areas along the road from paying toll there.
One elephant died and another was seriously injured after the two were hit by a speeding truck in Odisha's Dhenkanal district.
Four back to back explosions took place in Assam on Sunday morning as the country celebrated Republic Day. As per reports, three explosions took place within 30 minutes time span and the fourth was reported later. Three explosions took place in Dibrugarh while the fourth explosion took place in Charaideo.
Over 1500 vehicles, mostly Kashmir-bound trucks, are stranded in Ramban-Banihal sector which experienced fresh snowfall and heavy rains since the early hours.
The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with the rest of the country, was reopened for vehicular traffic on Thursday evening after remaining closed for four days following multiple landslides, officials said.
In what can be good news to lakh of commuters across country, the government has launched a special drive to make all the national highways free of speed breakers to ensure hassle-free movement of vehicles, especially at toll plazas.
With the effective implementation of FASTag on toll plazas and conversion of cash toll lanes to FASTag lanes, the speed breakers/ rumble strips constructed at toll plazas are being removed with immediate effect for smooth vehicular movement.
Srinagar-Leh national highway, Mughal Road, Bandipora-Gurez and Kupwara-Tangdhar-Karnah roads were closed on Wednesday morning following fresh snowfall at various places
The decision was taken as the speed limit for the stretch was wrongly written on a signboard put up by the Public Works Department.
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is on its way to construct about 4,500 km of projects, higher by about 1,000 km than last year's 3,300 km of projects, he said.
A review meeting on highway works within Dakshina Kannada Lok Sabha constituency limits was held Sunday at the residence of Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari in Delhi, Nalin Kumar Kateel, MP, said here.
The chief minister said he informed Gadkari about the proposed Bhopal-Indore six-lane green field Expressway, which can be constructed either by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) or the state government.
"It was decided that only stranded civilian vehicles will be allowed on the highway this Sunday in view of the road blockade over the past couple of days. There will be no movement of security convoys from either Srinagar or Jammu," a traffic department official said.
The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was closed for traffic Thursday due to a landslide in Ramban district that left over 1800 vehicles stranded, an official said.
Supreme Court has refused to entertain a plea of Jammu and Kashmir government that challenged restriction of movement imposed on the National Highway.
The highway connects the state's Ladakh region with the Kashmir Valley through the Zojila Pass situated at 11,575 feet above sea-level.
There was a more than five-km long traffic jam on the Jaipur to Delhi route on National Highway 48 due to ban on entry of heavy commercial traffic into Delhi by the National Green Tribunal.
The Ministry has set a target of construction of 10,000 km of National Highways in the current fiscal 2018-19.