The government kicked off efforts to woo Malaysian contractors, who have been among the earliest investors in the roads sector in India, with a roadshow in Kuala Lumpur, earlier in April this year.
This February, govt has agreed to a Rs 122-crore plan for building a few 50-metre underpasses on stretches of NH7 passing through forest patches.
As per toll collection data available with the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), over 40 per cent of toll projects are currently generating more than 10 per cent of the project completion cost annually.
As Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lt-Governor Najeeb Jung sparred over the appointment of Swati Maliwal as the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson, she called a press conference last week.
The NHAI had earlier rejected the WII proposal to build a flyover along the stretch to save what is considered as country’s most important tiger and wildlife corridor, citing cost escalation.
Centre has awarded or almost finalised projects worth Rs 13,500 cr on BOT-toll basis in April-June FY16 against `6,300 cr in FY15
An estimated 80,000 diesel trucks emitting toxic fumes pass each night through the city, which has been adjudged the most polluted metro in the world.
The final order on this matter is expected on June 26.
To revitalise private interest in the highways sector, the roads ministry is examining various financing models.
The state government is reportedly reluctant to share more than 10 per cent of the land cost burden.
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has ordered that the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway be made an eight-lane road at the place where the toll plaza used to be.
NGT has directed a builder and NHAI to issue a 15 lakh compensation for a woman who died with her daughter in a flash flood two years ago.
The carriageway saw one of the worst traffic snarls ever — at one point it extended up to 10 km — and it left people waiting for as long as four hours on the stretch.
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) erases them only to be confronted with a new set of abuses.
The hybrid annuity model was conceived in the last financial year to bring back private participation in highway projects, which has dried up in the last few years.