NHAI Current Affairs - 2020

NHAI to get power to speed up Bharatmala programme

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will soon get powers to approve highway projects with construction cost of more than Rs 1,000 crore to ensure faster implementation of Bharatmala programme. The programme, along with the proposal to enhance powers of NHAI will soon get Cabinet clearance soon. Key Facts Currently, all highway projects entailing Read More…

NHAI launches countrywide Free Eye Check-up Campaign

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has launched countrywide Free Eye Check-up Campaign and distribution of spectacles for truck drivers, cleaners and helpers. It was launched by Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari at Panjari Toll Plaza, Nagpur Bypass, Nagpur in Maharashtra. Read More…

NHAI launches MyFASTag and FASTag Partner mobile apps

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) launched two mobile Apps – MyFASTag and FASTag Partner in to facilitate the availability of FASTags for Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) project. The mobile apps will ease the process, making it possible to buy or recharge FASTags easier using mobile button.  Key Facts MyFASTag: It is a consumer 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…

NHAI inks MoU with IIT-Kharagpur to develop technology to construct maintenance free highways in India

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has signed MOU with IIT-Kharagpur for research project to develop technology to construct long lasting maintenance free highways. Under this MoU, IIT-Kharagpur will develop ‘Paneled Cement Concrete Pavements’ for highways. The duration of the research project is 3 years. Background Traditionally in India, the highways are paved with Read More…