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Tag: National Highway

Bridge Collapse
Under Construction Bridge Collapses On NH-16 In Odisha, No Injuries Reported

An under-construction bridge on the National Highway-16 near Brajrajnagar in Panikoili collapsed on Monday. However, no loss of life was reported in the mishap.

National Highway
Centre Sanctions Rs 87.77 Cr For Double-Laning Of Bhanjanagar-Aska National Highway In Odisha

The Centre  has granted an additional Rs 87.77 Crore for widening of the National Highways (NH-157) for the construction of paved shoulders besides the road connecting Aska to Bhanjanagar in Ganjam district. 

dhaba to remain open amid lockdown
Coronavirus Lockdown In Odisha: Dhabas, vehicle repair shops alongside highways to remain open

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to ensure unhindered movement of vehicles engaged in the transportation of essential commodities during the lockdown in view of Coronavirus in the country, Odisha government has allowed dhabas located alongside the national and state highways to remain open. Besides, vehicle repair and spare parts shops alongside the national and state highways […]

One Killed, Three Injured In Odisha During NH Widening Work

Angul: One labourer lost his life while three others suffered critical injuries after the roof of a shop collapsed on them during an eviction drive today in Budhapank area under Banarpal Police limits of Angul district. The deceased has been identified as Sipu Sahu while the injured are Ajit Sahu, Jayant Sahu and Dhaneswar Muduli. […]

Puri triple murder: Police yet to arrest accused

Puri: Even after more than 12 hours, police are yet to nab the accused involved in the triple murder at Pattnaikiya Chhak in Puri district. Though a complaint has been filed alleging involvement of seven persons in the gruesome murders on Sunday afternoon, no one has been arrested so far. As per reports, the police […]

Potholes on NH a ‘death trap’ for commuters in Sambalpur

Sambalpur: The rough patches and the big potholes scattered along the National Highway nearby Birsamunda Chhak under Ainthapalli of the district have turned into a death trap for drivers and regular commuters. Though the patch work was carried out on the route recently, the surface of the road eroded within some days leaving it in […]

Satkosia villagers tag Sundari 'man-eater'; take vengeance on police, foresters

Angul: After a resident of Tainsi village was allegedly killed by tigress ‘Sundari’, tension prevailed near Kanjara Mundasahi on the Angul-Sambalpur National Highway-55 today. The villagers torched a police vehicle and pelted stones at police and senior government officials demanding compensation for family of the deceased and relocation of tigress Sundari. As per reports, Angul […]

National Highway cut to drain out water from Sujata Nagar in Puri

Puri: Thousands of residents of waterlogged Sujata Nagar in Ward number 1 under Puri municipality finally heaved a sigh of relief after a team led by district authorities cut the National Highway to drain out water from the area late last night. According to sources, a 5-feet wide cut was made on the national highway […]

Rice-laden truck overturns on NH-26; vehicular movement affected

Koraput: A rice-laden truck overturned on National Highway-26 at Salurghat in Andhra Pradesh along the Odisha border in the wee hours today. Following the incident, hundreds of vehicles were stranded on the highway for close to three hours. According to sources, the incident took place at around 3 am today when the overloaded truck lost […]

Gadkari says can't promise on toll tax waiver

Pune: Ruling out any exemption from toll collection at national highways, Union road minister Nitin Gadkari said that if people want good services they will have to pay for that. Gadkari agreed to the opinion that toll collection should stop but asserted that he cannot promise waiver from the tax on national highways at this juncture. […]

Traffic disrupted on NH 149 as BJP blocks road in Pallahara

Angul: Vehicular movement on the national highway-149 was hit as the BJP Angul unit staged a road blockade at Pallahara today pressing for fulfillment of a six-point charter of demands. The demands included drought-hit status to Pallahara, compensation to families affected by elephant menace, filling up of vacant posts in health care and educational institutions. […]

Loot attempt foiled: Dacoits flee after attacking 2 men in Kendrapara

Kendrapara: One person was injured when unidentified miscreants attacked him with swords during a robbery attempt near Alabanka on National Highway here on Tuesday. The injured has been identified as Baishnab Panda of Jajhanga village who works at a variety store in Kendrapara. According to reports, the incident took place at around 10.30 pm yesterday […]

Mob manhandles police official in Nayagarh

Nayagarh: Tension erupted today in the Nayagarh town after family members of a boy, who died at the district headquarters hospital, blocked the National Highway alleging medical negligence and even manhandled a police official. The 12-year-old boy of Damasahi was admitted to the hospital in a critical condition after a snake bite this morning. After […]

Centre okays Rs 200 crore for Assam's flood-hit highways

New Delhi: Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday announced grant of Rs 200 crore as first instalment for immediate repair of National Highways damaged due to heavy rains in Assam. Gadkari said that, if needed, further financial assistance will be given after a final report is submitted by an expert-team of the […]

Gadkari to lay foundation for 2nd Brahmani bridge on July 21: Oram

New Delhi: Union Minister for Surface Transport Nitin Gadkari will lay foundation stone of second bridge over Brahmani near Rourkela on July 21. After a meeting with Gadkari along with Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan here, Oram said, “The programme for the foundation stone laying ceremony has been finalised.” Besides, discussion was held on national […]

Wine shop relocation
Wine shop relocation worry for officials, protest brews

Paradip: Protest has been brewing among people of around 2000 highway-side villages in the state over relocation of wine shops into the village periphery. The issue of relocation was taken by the state government as per the Apex court ruling. The Supreme Court had issued directions to the states and union territories to desist from […]

Bhubaneswar-Puri NH
Bhubaneswar-Puri NH construction stuck halfway

Bhubaneswar: The construction of Puri-Bhubaneswar National Highway, started in the year 2015, is still halfway. The work that should have completed before Nabakalebara is still incomplete for which discontentment has been seen in general. Puri Collector also informed that a letter, requesting for alternative measures, has been written to the State Government. Tourists arriving to […]

Convert main road in sub divisional hqrs to four lane: CM tells Works dept

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today directed the Works department to convert the main road in all sub-divisional headquarters to four-lane. The directive of the chief minister came during a review meeting on the performance of the Works department at the State Secretariat here. It was revealed that barring Malkangiri, main road in the remaining […]

Kendrapara: 1 injured in indiscriminate bomb hurling on NH

Kendrapara:  One person was injured after two bike borne miscreants hurled bombs indiscriminately on the National Highway from Mahakalpara’s Dasamauji to Mangala Chhak. According to sources, the 2 miscreants were on a CBZ bike and started hurling bombs at various places on the highway from Dasamauji to Mangala Chhak. A person who was travelling on […]

Four looters nabbed, 13 mobile phones, 2 bikes seized

Bhubaneswar: Kharavela Nagar police today apprehended four looters and seized 13 mobile phones and two bikes from their possession. The arrested have been identified as Akshaya Behera (20), Sidhanta Nayak (19) and Guru Behera (20) of Bhattapada village under Mancheswar Police Station limits and Biswajit Nayak (23) of PHD Colony in Kedarpalli area under Capital […]

Parodic rumble(rs) over speed breakers

By Bikram Keshari Jena They won’t give up, their wont to confront. We sway, to keep away from affray. We phew in eschew! But they pursue our rescue!!! Speed breakers, for some, seem to be an unwanted lot in every sense of the phrase. They bulge out like excess fat from the waistline of even […]

Rumblers to replace speed breakers on highways in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In an important move to prevent road accidents in Odisha, the State Road and Transport department has decided to replace traditional speed breakers with rumblers. According to sources, the government has decided to remove all speed breakers from National and State Highways in a month and replace them with rumblers within a month. The […]

National Highway
451 km long coastal highway to be constructed in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government will construct a 451 km long coastal highway along the coastal line under the Bharatmala project, an official said on Saturday. This was decided on Saturday at a meeting of the National Highway Authorities of India (NHAI), Odisha region, chaired by development commissioner R. Balakrishnan. According to the official, two expert […]

High Court
No vending zone, temp stalls on Bada Danda: HC

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court today asked the Puri Municipality authorities not to set up any vending zone or allow temporary stalls on either sides of the Bada Danda (Grand Road). The court issued the directive while hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by social activist Jitendra Sahu. Drawing the attention of the court, […]