Renewables to be over 60% of India’s generation capacity: Piyush Goyal

Renewables to be over 60% of India’s generation capacity: Piyush Goyal

Enthused by drop in renewable energy tariff, Power Minister Piyush Goyal today said India’s 60-65 per cent of installed power generation capacity will be green energy. “Going by prices we have discovered, I am inspired to say that 60-65 per cent of India’s installed capacity base will be green energy,” Goyal said at Take Pride event organised by CII

Government approves Rs 6,721 cr National Highway projects in Meghalaya, Mizoram

Government approves Rs 6,721 cr National Highway projects in Meghalaya, Mizoram

The government today approved Rs 6,721-crore projects in Meghalaya and Mizoram for development of 403 kms of National Highways. “The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval for development of 403 kms of National Highways in Meghalaya and Mizoram,” a statement from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said after the CCEA meeting.

Delhi-Jaipur expressway to cost Rs 18,000 cr: Nitin Gadkari

Delhi-Jaipur expressway to cost Rs 18,000 cr: Nitin Gadkari

The Delhi-Jaipur express highway would be built at a cost of Rs 18,000 crore, Union Road Minister Nitin Gadkari said today. The advanced cement-concrete 225-km express highway will be the second in the country after Mumbai-Pune express highway and will pave the way for reaching Delhi from Jaipur in just one-and-a-half hour at 125 km/hour speed, the minister said after laying the foundation of road construction works in Dausa district today.

Big push for road safety: Centre for audit of 300-km stretches in every state

Big push for road safety: Centre for audit of 300-km stretches in every state

The government has decided to go in for road safety engineering audit and asked each state to identify 300 km of stretches for the same in an attempt to improve road designing. Several highway development works are being taken up in the form of widening of road stretches to two, four and six lanes, which take time for completing the pre-construction activity, including land acquisition, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has said.