NATIONAL HIGHWAYS AUTHORITY OF INDIA
What ails India's pharmaceutical sector?
Unlike mature markets such as the US, where drug prices are market-controlled, here, the government and regulators play a pivotal role in the entire process. Regulators fix both the price companies pay for bulk drugs and the price at which they sell their products in the market, leaving little leeway to earn profit. For Indian pharma, this is a double-edged sword.
FSII recommends making India global seed production hub & pushes for 200% deduction of R&D expenditure in the seed industry
The income tax de...
Will stick to EPC in road projects for now: Nitin Gadkari
“We will do more of EPC projects at the moment,” Gadkari told ET in a brief interac...
Mandatory FASTag rule relaxed for 65 toll plazas on National Highways citing high cash transactions
This comes after NHAI raised ‘concerns’ regarding high cash transactions at 65 identified toll plazas in the country. Around 535 toll plazas under NHAI have been equipped with ETC infrastructure, and barring 65 of these, the remaining toll plazas have to mandatorily convert all lanes barring one in each direction into FASTag lanes January 15 onwards.
Now, cash recharge option for FASTags
The government will roll out the option of cash recharge for FASTags to accelerate its adoption.
Not ready for peace with India without resolving Kashmir issue in just manner: Pakistan Foreign Minister
Addressing the CSIS think-tank on Thursday, Qureshi reiterated Pakistan's demand that US President Donald Trump should mediate to resolve the Kashmir issue.Ties between India and Pakistan came under severe strain after New Delhi revoked Jammu and Kashmir's special status and bifurcated it into two Union Territories on August 5, evoking strong reactions from Islamabad.
Major study to be instituted to upgrade 6,000 km of National Highways to global standards
The Narendra Modi-led government has decided to institute a major study into over 6,000 km of national highways which covers over a dozen states, including the North-South and East-West corridors, to upgrade them to “global standards”.
NHAI eyes law tweaks to form land banks
NHAI plans to seek amendments in the National Highways Act to acquire more land to create land banks.
Share market update: Nifty Commodities index down; BPCL loses 1%
The Nifty Commodities index was trading 0.16 per cent down at 3528.1.
Government begins drive to remove speed breakers on National Highways
While the authority has already mandated implementation of FASTag on toll plazas and conversion of cash toll lanes to FASTag lanes, the speed breakers or rumble strips constructed at toll plazas are being removed with immediate effect for smooth vehicular movement.
Highways may be ranked on safety, mobility
During the assessment of highways, NHAI will look at the duration of traffic jams on highway stretches, the way-side amenities available and tow-away facilities in case of vehicle breakdown. Depending on the observations from the exercise, changes and improved practices will be incorporated in the design stage itself.
India plans new law to protect foreign investment: Sources
India plans to attract more capital from overseas to boost stuttering domestic growth by this move.
Imran Khan’s extension to Pakistan Army Chief Bajwa to affect 20 Generals
Gen Bajwa will now be serving till November 2022. By then 20 generals of Pak Army will have retired, ET has learnt. Top eight generals of Pakistani are set to retire in December 2020 ahead of Bajwa’s term denying them a chance to take a shot at the top post.
NHAI wants tighter land norms for nod to highway projects
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) won’t issue work order for highway projects under the public private partnership (PPP) mode unless it has 90% of the land is in its possession and without obtaining all statutory clearances.
Demolition of Maradu flats in Kochi turns spotlight on controlled explosion
The Kochi demolitions have brought to the fore controlled implosion, a method that has been used to raze buildings in the West for decades but is still relatively uncommon in India, thanks to lack of expertise and the availability of cheap labour for alternative methods.
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