National Highways Current Affairs - 2020

SAROD ports launched by Shipping Ministry

On September 10, 2020, the Union Minister of Shipping Manusukh Mandaviya launched a dispute redressal mechanism called SAROD Ports. SAROD is Society for Affordable Redressal of Disputes. Highlights Earlier the SAROD Saroj Port was in place where the dispute between port and the concessionaire working with the port was arbitrated. However, decisions were not made Read More…

NHAI approaches Premier Technical Institutes for Collaboration and Partnership

For vital inputs related to the local requirement that will help in providing a world-class network of National Highways in the country such as topography, resource potential, etc, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) through a decentralized approach will be collaborating with the premier Technical Institutes of the country (IITs, NITs, and other Reputed Read More…

J&K Development: Rs 2000 crore for Z-Morh Tunnel; 36 Union Ministers’ visit

After Abrogation of Article 370, Government of India is rapidly working on developing the territories of Ladakh and Jammu Kashmir. In order to hasten the process, 36 Union Ministers are to visit the Union Territory. Also, the concession agreement for the Z-Morh tunnel was signed on January 17, 2020. Highlights A concession agreement to complete Read More…

Yudhvir Singh Malik appointed as new Chairman of NHAI

The Union Government has appointed Yudhvir Singh Malik as the Chairman of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). He will succeed outgoing chairman Raghav Chandra who has been moved as secretary to the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes. Malik is 1983 batch IAS officer of Haryana cadre. Prior to this appointment he was posted as Read More…

CCEA approves six-laning of NH-2 in Bihar and Jharkhand

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved development of the six laning of National Highway-2 from Aurangabad-BarwaAdda section in Bihar and Jharkhand. Decision in this regard was taken in the CCEA meeting chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. Key facts The six laning work approximately length of 222 kms Read More…