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Toll road operators weigh arbitration to recover Rs 650 crore from NHAI

Most of the 162 build-operate transfer (BOT) toll concessionaires, including private equity players, have decided to take the arbitration route to get monetary compensation from the National Highways Authority of India for their costs and losses during the lockdown days, they said.

Changes in national permit regime on the cards to allow tourist passenger vehicles move seamlessly

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has issued a notification for amendment to national permit regime under the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 for promoting tourism across the country.

How to restore confidence in public transportation

The deadly Covid-19 disease has dented the confidence in mass transit system with experts suggesting that people are less likely to opt for public transport and only those who have no other means taking to the public transport system for travelling purposes. One of the biggest challenges before the authorities will be to bridge that trust deficit.

DHL Supply Chain hopes to see positive volume growth in 2021

DHL Supply Chain CEO said the recent Sino-Indian tensions haven’t affected supply chain operations, although it remains to be seen whether it will escalate. The pandemic has taught several lessons to logistics companies, mainly the need for more flexibility in supply chains, he added.

AIMTC says 65 per cent trucks sitting idle due to spiralling fuel prices, corruption

Unbridled hike in fuel prices and rampant extortion at border check-posts in states have hit truckers hard, and if the government fails to intervene, disruption of transport services cannot be ruled out, AIMTC said.

Finmin nod to NHAI’s ₹50K crore SPV

NHAI’s external financing route was approved at a recent meeting with the finance ministry, the official said, adding that the model would be finalised by July-end. “NIIF is now moving ahead...By and large, the Department of Economic Affairs in the finance ministry has shown willingness to support the model,” the official said.

Fresh bids invited for Zojila Tunnel, Ladakh road

The government invited fresh bids on Wednesday for building the Zojila Tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir and a road from the under-construction Z-Morh Tunnel to the Zojila Tunnel in Ladakh.

UPSRTC preparing to restart operations at short notice, date not decided yet: Official

Reacting to reports that the state roadways buses would be restarting normal operations from June 1, the managing director of UPSRTC, Rajshekhar said the final decision will depend on the directions of the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Uttar Pradesh government regarding the ongoing lockdown.

Yolo Bus to start services in Assam from May 25

The company aims to start services across cities of Guwahati, Tinsukia, Silchar, North Lakhimpur, Duliajan, and the buses will ply from Guwahati to other states as well.

Coronavirus Lockdown: Haryana Roadways bus service resumes within state with limitations

Haryana Roadways bus service resumed after the state government decided to start special bus services on selected routes. The buses will run only within the state. Stranded are hoping for further relaxations after conclusion of lockdown 3.0.

NHAI extends deadline for road auctions

The government has extended the bid submission deadline for the fourth set of road auctions to July 31 as traffic flows remain below normal in the aftermath of the lockdown in the country.

Online booking, wearing masks must to board Haryana transport buses plying from Friday

Online booking, wearing masks must to board Haryana transport buses plying from Friday

The Haryana government has already sanitised its bus terminals and the ordinary non-air-conditioned buses which will hit roads, Transport Minister Mool Chand Sharma said.

FASTag technology ensuring safety during COVID-19 times: NHAI

FASTag technology ensuring safety during COVID-19 times: NHAI

New Delhi, May 11 () FASTag, an inclusive technological tool for toll collection on highways, is ensuring safety of commuters during COVID-19 times, the NHAI said on Monday.

Road contractors may get more time for project execution: Ministry

Road contractors may get more time for project execution: Ministry

The highway ministry is examining the issue faced by the contractors and could unveil steps for their resolution soon, two senior officials told ET. Toll road operators will also be compensated for loss of business on account of fall in traffic and toll exemption, they said.

Road developers to incur Rs 3,700 cr toll revenue losses in Mar-Jun: Crisil

Road developers to incur Rs 3,700 cr toll revenue losses in Mar-Jun: Crisil

Crisil said the extended lockdown to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, which has stalled traffic on the ground as in the air, is expected to heap enormous losses on infrastructure industries but roads and highways would rebound faster despite sharp losses this quarter.

Reports of truck drivers in the country contracting Covid-19: AIMTC

Reports of truck drivers in the country contracting Covid-19: AIMTC

The development adds to the issue of lack of truck drivers in the country, who are reluctant to come back to work, and the delay in announcement of Covid-19 insurance for truck drivers is making the situation worse, the All Indian Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) said in a statement.

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