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India's pothole problem could soon be solved, thanks to IIM-B

05 Jun 2019

India's pothole problem could soon be solved, thanks to IIM-B

Almost as long as India has had pucca roads, we have dealt with the pothole problem and the package deal it comes with- road accidents, water-logging, traffic jams, etc.

AAI to soon use plastic waste to lay roads

08 Jan 2019

AAI to soon use plastic waste to lay roads

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is planning to use plastic waste to lay or repair roads on the city-side of airports, and the plan is expected to be put in motion soon.

Madras HC restrains parties from erecting digital banners on roadsides

19 Dec 2018

Madras HC restrains parties from erecting digital banners on roadsides

The Madras High Court today restrained political parties from erecting digital banners on roadsides across Tamil Nadu till further orders.

6km Noida road stretch to be "dust-free" by September-end

19 Sep 2018

6km Noida road stretch to be "dust-free" by September-end

In a bid to tackle dust pollution from realty projects, Noida Authority's horticulture department has started a project to turn the 6-km main road of sectors 74, 75, 76, and 77 into a "dust-free" road by September-end.

Near-fatal accident on Agra-Lucknow Expressway after road caves in

01 Aug 2018

Near-fatal accident on Agra-Lucknow Expressway after road caves in

Four people narrowly escaped death as their car fell into a 20-feet deep ditch along the Agra Lucknow Expressway this morning.

Gurugram roads collapse after just 21mm of rain

15 Jul 2018

Gurugram roads collapse after just 21mm of rain

Despite assurances by Gurugram authorities of being monsoon-ready, all it took was 21mm of rainfall to prove it wrong.

Potholes killed 10 people daily in 2017. Terrorism killed 2

15 Jul 2018

Potholes killed 10 people daily in 2017. Terrorism killed 2

Judging by fresh data released by the states, Indians should fear potholes more than they do terrorists.

In one year, Delhi lost 1,584 people in 6,673 road-accidents

11 Jun 2018

In one year, Delhi lost 1,584 people in 6,673 road-accidents

A whopping 1,584 people were killed in 6,673 road accidents in Delhi in 2017, with Mukundpur Chowk in North West Jahangirpuri topping the list, said Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot.

Mumbai: Days before monsoon, 30%-roads still in need of repairs

04 Jun 2018

Mumbai: Days before monsoon, 30%-roads still in need of repairs

This monsoon doesn't bode well for Mumbai. On one hand, experts have predicted that it will hit three days early, but BMC is yet to finish repairs on 30% of roads.

SC wants Eastern-Expressway opened by May, but is it ready?

10 May 2018

SC wants Eastern-Expressway opened by May, but is it ready?

The SC has lashed out at the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) for delay in inaugurating the Eastern Peripheral Expressway, a prime goal of which is to decongest traffic in the capital.

Monsoon-preps: BMC's 'superior' pothole-filling mix to be ready by mid-June

04 May 2018

Monsoon-preps: BMC's 'superior' pothole-filling mix to be ready by mid-June

Mumbai's monsoon has become synonymous with its infamous potholes.

Anti-encroachment drive: Six 'heavily encroached' South Delhi roads under radar

03 May 2018

Anti-encroachment drive: Six 'heavily encroached' South Delhi roads under radar

The Supreme Court-created STF will focus on six 'heavily encroached' roads in South Delhi for the next seven days during its anti-encroachment drive.

Congestion costing India a whopping Rs. 1.44L crore a year

26 Apr 2018

Congestion costing India a whopping Rs. 1.44L crore a year

Four metros of India-Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru-are 149% more congested than other comparable cities in Asia, whereby commuters take 1.5-times longer to reach a certain destination during peak hours.

Delhi to Mumbai by road in 12 hours? Oh yes!

07 Apr 2018

Delhi to Mumbai by road in 12 hours? Oh yes!

The 1,400km stretch between Delhi and Mumbai, which takes 20 hours by road, can now be covered in 12 hours, less than the 16 hours taken by Rajdhani to cover the two pivotal cities.

Delhi: 3-years up, only 36% done on parallel RTR flyover

03 Apr 2018

Delhi: 3-years up, only 36% done on parallel RTR flyover

The snail's pace at which the construction of the flyover parallel to the existing Rao Tula Ram/RTR flyover in Munirka is moving has become a major headache for authorities.

Mumbai Police teaches road safety with cute puppy in seatbelt

26 Mar 2018

Mumbai Police teaches road safety with cute puppy in seatbelt

Three elements - seatbelt, dog and man - stitched into one sentence, and Mumbai Police put out yet another intelligent tweet promoting safety while driving.

Mumbai: Use 'push-buttons,' stop traffic at junctions for easy crossing

16 Mar 2018

Mumbai: Use 'push-buttons,' stop traffic at junctions for easy crossing

To ease crossing of busy roads and junctions for pedestrians, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has installed 'push buttons' at major traffic junctions on Wednesday.

Solar Summit, Odisha Parba to choke Delhi roads this weekend

09 Mar 2018

Solar Summit, Odisha Parba to choke Delhi roads this weekend

As dignitaries arrive in Delhi for the Founding Conference of the International Solar Alliance (March 11), residents should expect heavy traffic congestion starting today till March 12.

Bengaluru: 400 Wi-Fi spots, a Mayor's bungalow - BBMP budget

02 Mar 2018

Bengaluru: 400 Wi-Fi spots, a Mayor's bungalow - BBMP budget

It can be easily said that the recent Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike budget is not for citizens, but for the netas.

Delhi biker's throat slit by police barricade wire

08 Feb 2018

Delhi biker's throat slit by police barricade wire

In a freak accident, a 21-year-old biker was killed in Delhi after an iron wire used to tie two police barricades allegedly slit his throat.

Long jams in Delhi as traffic restrictions implemented for R-Day

23 Jan 2018

Long jams in Delhi as traffic restrictions implemented for R-Day

As traffic restrictions ahead of Republic Day were enforced in Delhi, jams erupted at various places.

Lajpat Nagar flyover opens after first phase of repair completes

15 Jan 2018

Lajpat Nagar flyover opens after first phase of repair completes

Almost a fortnight after the Lajpat Nagar flyover was closed due to repair work of a massive gap that appeared on the stretch, the flyover was re-opened for commuters on Monday by the Public Works Department (PWD).

Fog disrupts flight, train and road traffic in Delhi

03 Jan 2018

Fog disrupts flight, train and road traffic in Delhi

Fog in Delhi has disrupted flight operations severely since the last three days. Yesterday, nine flights were cancelled and over 150 affected.

Maharashtra to use recycled-plastic for constructing roads

28 Dec 2017

Maharashtra to use recycled-plastic for constructing roads

Maharashtra Government, after proposing plastic ban, is looking to create tie-ups between waste-to-energy units and municipal bodies, cement plants, and industries for disposing of plastic waste.

Mumbai Trans Harbour Link: The world's second longest sea link

17 Nov 2017

Mumbai Trans Harbour Link: The world's second longest sea link

Work on India's longest sea link, the world's second longest, is finally set to start in January next year.

Bengaluru fourth deadliest city for motorists

16 Nov 2017

Bengaluru fourth deadliest city for motorists

This year, approximately 500 individuals have died so far navigating Bangalore's streets, making it the nation's fourth-deadliest city for motorists.

Massive car pile-up on Yamuna Expressway, at least one dead

08 Nov 2017

Massive car pile-up on Yamuna Expressway, at least one dead

Dense smog led to a 24-car pile-up on the Agra-Noida Yamuna Expressway, killing one and injuring at least six.

Come 2019, cars must have airbags, parking & speed-alert sensors

29 Oct 2017

Come 2019, cars must have airbags, parking & speed-alert sensors

From 2019 onwards, all cars will have features like "airbags, seat-belt reminders, alert systems for speed beyond 80 kph, reverse parking sensors and manual override over the central locking system for emergencies".

Arun Jaitley talks GST, Bharatmala, affordable housing and more

24 Oct 2017

Arun Jaitley talks GST, Bharatmala, affordable housing and more

At a press conference, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley reiterated the government's commitment to infrastructure development, affordable housing, a strong banking sector and more.

Cabinet approves major highway redevelopment project worth Rs. 7L crore

24 Oct 2017

Cabinet approves major highway redevelopment project worth Rs. 7L crore

The Cabinet has approved the biggest highway redevelopment plan yet: it has sanctioned Rs. 6.9L crore to expand 83,000km of roads by 2022.

Singapore cuts down on private vehicles even further

24 Oct 2017

Singapore cuts down on private vehicles even further

From February'18, Singapore will cap the number of vehicles on its roads. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has attributed the decision to scarcity of land and public transport upgrades.

Mumbai: MSRDC receives 33 bids for Mumbai-Nagpur Samruddhi Expressway

20 Oct 2017

Mumbai: MSRDC receives 33 bids for Mumbai-Nagpur Samruddhi Expressway

Seeking security clearance of the companies that bid for the construction of the Mumbai-Nagpur Samruddhi Expressway, Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) submitted a list of 33 bidders to the Union Home Ministry.

Mumbai: Work finally starts on Rs. 3,800cr Goregaon-Mulund Link Road

14 Oct 2017

Mumbai: Work finally starts on Rs. 3,800cr Goregaon-Mulund Link Road

Mumbaikars have at least some development to look forward to: the BMC has finally started work on the 14-km Goregaon-Mulund Link Road (GMLR), which was first recommended as far back as 1963.

Maharashtra: Government links contractors' toll exemption compensation to road quality

03 Sep 2017

Maharashtra: Government links contractors' toll exemption compensation to road quality

Maharashtra's government has decided to pay toll-exemption compensation to contractors based on the quality of roads.

27 out of 73 "strategic" China border roads are incomplete

21 Aug 2017

27 out of 73 "strategic" China border roads are incomplete

In a grim reality check for India, only 27 out of 73 "strategic" roads meant to be constructed along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China have been completed.

Trial run complete, Bengaluru roads to have smart parking

04 Aug 2017

Trial run complete, Bengaluru roads to have smart parking

With the intent of regularizing parking, BBMP will soon launch automated parking facility on central business district after its trial run was successfully completed.

Know, how bad roads, traffic is eating into your expenses

03 Aug 2017

Know, how bad roads, traffic is eating into your expenses

Can you believe you spend at least one-and-a-half times more fuel per kilometer while you're traveling in and around Delhi?

Mumbai: Thane residents can file pothole complaints using app

30 Jul 2017

Mumbai: Thane residents can file pothole complaints using app

Thane Municipal Corporation will formally restart pothole application, Star Grade, next week enabling residents to file complaints related to potholes online.

L-G gives green signal for North-South road to Delhi airport

05 Jul 2017

L-G gives green signal for North-South road to Delhi airport

Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal gave a thumbs up to the Delhi government's proposal for connecting the north-south road from Wazirabad to the Indira Gandhi International Airport.

Speed-breakers killed nine people daily in India in 2014-15

19 Jun 2017

Speed-breakers killed nine people daily in India in 2014-15

Data from the road transport ministry has revealed that speed-breakers are a leading cause of deaths in India. At least nine people die in about 30 accidents daily caused by the 'safeguards' of the road.