‘Fuel, time worth Rs 12,000 crore wasted at toll plazas per year’

NEW DELHI: India could save up to Rs 12,000 crore every year in terms of fuel and man-hours with the switch to 100% FASTag-based toll collection on national highways (NH) from December 1. Live monitoring of traffic by a Noida-based startup shows long waiting times at many of the 488 NH toll plazas. At 2pm … Read more ‘Fuel, time worth Rs 12,000 crore wasted at toll plazas per year’

E-tolling infrastructure set up at 75% of national highways

NEW DELHI: Moving swiftly on the government’s plan to switch to electronic toll collection on national highways from December 1, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has equipped nearly 75% of national highways with e-tolling infrastructure. The road transport and highways ministry, in a letter sent to the NHAI last month, had asked for … Read more E-tolling infrastructure set up at 75% of national highways

NHAI to prioritise road projects on financial viability

NEW DELHI: Eyeing asset monetisation in a big way, the government is now proposing to take up projects based on financial viability under the ambitious Bharatmala programme that entails construction of 60,000 km of national highways across the country, officials said. Projects with high traffic density, and their ability to be monetised almost immediately after … Read more NHAI to prioritise road projects on financial viability

road accidents: Indian roads: Fatalities in mishaps high despite better construction and use of tech

Amitesh Kumar has one of the toughest jobs in Mumbai. From his sixth-floor office overlooking the sea at Worli, Kumar has to ensure traffic moves smoothly in one of the world’s most populous cities. That is easier said than done, given that India’s financial capital is notorious for its interminable gridlocks. During our 30 minute … Read more road accidents: Indian roads: Fatalities in mishaps high despite better construction and use of tech

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