Category Articles: Road Journey

Diu – Somnath helicopter service launched

January 26, 2023

Diu: A new helicopter service has been launched to connect the island union territory Diu to the top pilgrim place Somnath in Gujarat. A helicopter of Pawan Hans that connects Diu to Daman today took a maiden flight to Smnath from Diu with the district collector and the children aboard. DeshGujaratRead More

Anand to get its first flyover this week

January 24, 2023
Anand to get its first flyover this week

Anand: The district headquarters Anand will get its first flyover on January 27 this week. Borsad chokdi overbridge is located on Anand - Khambhat railway line. A three-wing overbridge has been completed after over two years long construction. The bridge has over 150 lights. It is going to be inaugurated by Health minister Rushikesh Patel. The bridge will offer ease of commuting for residents of over 150 societies and 40 villages. DeshGujaratRead More

2 Expressway and 3 Economic corridors of 937 km being developed in Gujarat

January 19, 2023
2 Expressway and 3 Economic corridors of 937 km being developed in Gujarat

Gandhinagar: In connection to the visit of Union minister for Roads and Transport Nitin Gadkari in Gujarat, the ministry has shared the details of   27 Greenfield Expressways and Access-Controlled corridors of length 10,000 kms at a total cost of Rs. 4.5 Lakh Crores it is constructing in India which are going to pass through Gujarat. This will improve connectivity and bring economic prosperity to the nation. Presented below is the note in full text. Out of 10,000 Kms of Access-Controlled Hi...Read More

Gadkari assures completion of Chiloda-Himmatnagar and Somnath highway projects by June

January 19, 2023
Gadkari assures completion of Chiloda-Himmatnagar and Somnath highway projects by June

Dholka: In reply to a media query, union Roads and Transport minister Nitin Gadkari today said that much delayed Chiloda - Himmatnagar national highway works shall be completed by March this year. He said this about 95 percent work is over on this project. He said two MLAs have demanded some facilities following which the works will continue till June this year. Gadkari said that road over-bridge work is underway on this route. When asked about the long-delayed Saurashtra coastal highway project...Read More

Road accidents rose by 14% in Ahmedabad in 2022 : ACP Traffic

January 12, 2023
Road accidents rose by 14% in Ahmedabad in 2022 : ACP Traffic

Ahmedbabd: Additional commissioner of Police (Traffic) N N Chaudhary, at the launch of Road Safety Week on Wednesday, said that Ahmedabad witnessed a 14% hike in road mishaps in 2022 compared to 2021. Launching the road safety week from the Nexus Mall at Vastrapur, Chaudhary said that 1447 road accidents occurred in the city in 2022, leaving 462 people dead. However, in 2021 city saw 1231 traffic mishaps that left 403 dead. The traffic safety week is being organized to raise awareness and ...Read More

Vadodara gets 3.5 km long Atal flyover

December 25, 2022
Vadodara gets 3.5 km long Atal flyover

Vadodara: Rs. 230 crore Atal flyover connecting Genda circle to Manisha chokdi in Vadodara city was opened for traffic today by Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel. About 3.5 km long flyover is longest in urban Gujarat. The bridge has also two emergency exits. It took five years for this bridge to be ready. It will reduce travel between two end from 30 minutes to 7 to 10 minutes. There were four cross-roads on this route. But now flyover above them. Traffic towards Padra - Jambusar  will be e...Read More

Slow pace of Himmatnagar – Shamlaji highway works; Locals block road in protest

September 29, 2022

Himmatnagar: The locals of Raygadh village in Himatnagar taluka of Sabarkantha district blocked the highway on 28th September- Wednesday protesting slow pace of progress of ongoing Himatnagar-Shamlaji National Highway No 8 widening work and related pending issues. The locals protested by stopping the vehicle transportation on the road from 8 am to 11 am on Wednesday. They had put stones as barriers on the road. It caused traffic issues on the road. As per the locals and merchants of Raygadh,...Read More

NHAI appoints officials to repair Gujarat highways

September 24, 2022
NHAI appoints officials to repair Gujarat highways

Gandhinagar. The highway ministry and the National Highway Authority of India have deployed senior officials to fix the national highways in Gujarat. After the repeated complaints from several political leaders about the poor maintenance of the highways, NHAI has asked the officials to solve the issue within two months. According to the media reports, 4-5 officers are put in charge of the maintenance work. NHAI chairperson Alka Upadhyaya and a few senior officials themselves inspected some of...Read More

Contractors will have to build roads again if damages in guarantee period : VMC

September 07, 2022
Contractors will have to build roads again if damages in guarantee period : VMC

Vadodara: The road contractors will have to again make a road at free cost if any damage happens to its quality during the guarantee period of 5 years. This rule has been applied to  115 newly built roads under Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) in Vadodara city. VMC has also put the list of 115 roads on the website for the common public. VMC has constructed 115 new roads in the city through contractors. The tender of the roads clearly stated that the contractor of the road will have to ma...Read More

SMC to convert 60% city bus fleet into electric by 2023

September 02, 2022
SMC to convert 60% city bus fleet into electric by 2023

Surat: Surat city'[s Municipal Commissioner Banchhanidhi Pani informed that Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) aims to convert 60 percent of the SMC-run buses into electric buses by the end of 2023. There are a total of 788 buses operating in the city including city buses and BRTS. There are 82 electric buses out of the total 788 buses, which is 10.40 percent of the total buses. SMC had ordered 150 e-buses initially, out of which 88 buses were received. However, SMC has ordered a total of 450 ...Read More