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Taking the example of Delhi, I remember 10 - 15 years back slum dwellers in jhandewalan and some more areas were given houses by government to remove the slums. But the same people sold or rented those houses and built jhuggies elsewhere. So no matter, even if government give them free houses, these slum dwellers are used to slums and will sell the house again for material gains. A salaried person works whole life to buy an apartment for his family, but these slum dwellers know, the more poverty they show, government for votes will give them free houses once in 10-20 years and without doing anything they can again become rich. These so called slum dwellers have all the amenities including TV, refrigerator, desert coolers and even AC. Giving them house to remove slum is not a solution.
Yes, this is a problem. But we can't abandon this procedure. We have to build some mechanism so that this issue is solved. One way is that you can make a rule that if they want to sell their flat then they can only sale it, only, to the government and no their party. This way:
1. Government will be able to retain the rooms.
2. These rooms can be used to shift some population from cities that are overcrowded to whichever city such rooms are in possession.
3. This can also help in allowing government to room bank which can be given to other families which are to be rehabilitated from slums.

Denmark uses somewhat similar approach to allow its population access to affordable housing where people can contact the government for housing in cities.
 

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Yes, this is a problem. But we can't abandon this procedure. We have to build some mechanism so that this issue is solved. One way is that you can make a rule that if they want to sell their flat then they can only sale it, only, to the government and no their party. This way:
1. Government will be able to retain the rooms.
2. These rooms can be used to shift some population from cities that are overcrowded to whichever city such rooms are in possession.
3. This can also help in allowing government to room bank which can be given to other families which are to be rehabilitated from slums.

Denmark uses somewhat similar approach to allow its population access to affordable housing where people can contact the government for housing in cities.
That's a good concept of Room Bank. But then it needs lot of monitoring and bureaucracy and lots of corruption as rooms may be given for a few to fill the pockets of these babus. There should be good discussion in planning commission and a policy drafted. It should be linked to other government policies as well.
 

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NHAI contractor creates World Record for maximum amount of road-paving concrete laid in 24 hours



An NHAI contractor has created a World Record for the laying of Pavement Quality Concrete (PQC) for a four-lane highway of 2,580 meters length within 24 hours. Starting at 8 am on 1st February, 2021, they finished the job, totalling 2,580 meters X 4 lanes i.e. approximately 10.32 lane kilometres by 8 am next morning. With a width of 18.75 meters, as much an area as 48,711 square meters of concrete was laid for the expressway in 24 hours.The highest quantity of concrete laid in 24 hours – 14,613 Cubic Meter was also achieved.


The feat by the contractor – Patel Infrastructure Limited-has been recognized by both the India Book of Records, and the Golden Book of World Records.


The record is part of the greenfield Delhi-Vadodara-Mumbai 8-lane Expressway project, and was carried out by the world’s largest fully automatic ultra-modern concrete paver machine.


The feat comes in the backdrop of the Ministry having constructed 8,169 km of National Highways (NHs) from April 2020 to 15 January 2021 in the current financial year 2020-21, i.e. with a speed of about 28.16 km per day. During the same period in the last fiscal, 7,573 km roads were constructed, with a speed of 26.11 km per day.The Ministry is hopeful that with such pace it should be able to cross construction target of 11,000 km by 31 March.


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PM dedicates Haldia LPG import terminal and Dobhi – Durgapur Natural Gas Pipeline section to nation

GAIL (India) announced that the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi today visited Haldia, West Bengal and dedicated to the nation the LPG import terminal, 348 km Dobhi – Durgapur Natural Gas Pipeline section, which is part of the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga project.


He also laid the foundation stone of the second Catalytic-Isodewaxing unit of Haldia Refinery and dedicated to the nation the 4 Lane ROB-cum-Flyover at Ranichak, Haldia on NH 41.

 

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India’s biggest Tunnel Boring Machine is building Mumbai Coastal Road project; details


Under one of the biggest green recreational open spaces in Mumbai, the coastline at the southernmost tip of the financial capital is changing at the speed of 3 metres per day. The country’s biggest Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM)- Mavala has been at work for almost a month, 20 metres under Priyadarshini Park at Nepean Sea Road, according to an IE report. From there, the TBM is burrowing metre-by-metre under Malabar Hill, towards its main challenge, an undersea portion aligned to Marine Drive, as part of the Mumbai Coastal Road project, worth Rs 12,721 crore. The project, comprising a road, a tunnel as well as an interchange, aims to link South Mumbai to the end of Worli, of the Worli-Bandra Sea Link through a high-speed corridor.

 

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Have a glimpse of the upcoming Sir M. Visvesvaraya Terminal in Bengaluru, Karnataka, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.
 

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340-km RRR around Hyderabad to be longest bypass in India | Hyderabad News - Times of Indiahttps://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/340-km-rrr-around-hyd-to-be-longest-bypass-in-india/articleshow/81162417.cms
 

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NHAI to Develop Over 600 Wayside Amenities Along National Highways




In a major move to improve commuters’ experience on National Highways for both, passengers and truckers, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will develop world class ‘Wayside Amenities’ at more than 600 locations across 22 states along the National Highways in the next five years. Out of these, 130 are targeted for development in 2021-22. NHAI has already invited bids to develop 120 such wayside amenities. As per plan, wayside amenities will be developed every 30-50 km along the current and upcoming Highways and Expressways.


The amenities will include numerous facilities for passengers such as Fuel Station, Electric Charging Facilities, Food Court, Retail Shops, ATM, Toilets with shower facility, Children Playing Area, Clinic, Village Haat for local handicrafts etc.


Keeping in view the specific requirements of truckers, separate ‘Truckers Blocks’ will be developed at large amenities that will include Truck and Trailer Parking, Auto Workshop, Truckers Dormitory, Cooking and Washing area, Toilets with shower, Clinic, Eateries, Retail shops etc.


The facilities such as Electric charging stations will help in promoting use of electric vehicles, thus, reducing pollution. The amenities will also promote local economy by generating employment opportunities and help local people to market their unique produce/ handicrafts etc. at village haats developed at the amenities.


NHAI will develop these wayside amenities across the country with a combined area of over 3,000 hectares. These will offer huge opportunities for investors, developers, operators and retailers. Currently, NHAI is offering Wayside Amenities on Public Private Partnership model for development and operation on existing highways.


All upcoming greenfield/brownfield National Highway projects will be provisioned to have wayside amenities and logistic parks. NHAI has started Land identification & monetization plan for development and real estate consultants have been engaged for designing of the amenities after studying the local suitability.


These wayside amenities will not only go a long way in making highway travel more convenient for commuters but also will provide adequate facilities for rest and refreshment to Highway users.
 

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Major Achievements in National Highways


Posted On: 01 APR 2021 5:59PM by PIB Delhi



Tremendous progress has been achieved in building of National Highways across the country in the last few years by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. Placed below, in brief, are the major achievements:





  • Over the last 7 years, length of National Highways has gone up by 50% from 91,287 km (as of April 2014) to 1,37,625 km (as on 20 March 2021);







  • Total budgetary outlay increased by 5.5 times, from INR 33,414 Cr in Financial Year 2015 to INR 1,83,101 Cr in Financial Year 2022;




  • Sanctioned amount has increased by 126% in Financial Year 2021 over Financial Year 2020 despite Covid-19 relatedimpact. Sanctioned length in kilometers has also increased by 9% in Financial Year 2021 over Financial Year 2020;




  • Average annual project award (annual average award length) during Financial Year 2015 to Financial Year 2021 has increased by 85% compared to FY10 to FY14




  • Average annual construction (average annual construction length) during FY2015 to FY2021 has increased by 83% compared to FY2010 to FY2014




  • Cumulative cost of ongoing project works has increased by 54% at the end of Financial Year 2021 compared toFinancial Year 2020 (as on March 31st)




The Minister for Road Transport & Highways and MSME, Shri Nitin Gadkari said that these achievementsare unprecedented and have no parallel in any other country in the world.
 

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NHAI contractor creates World Record for maximum amount of road-paving concrete laid in 24 hours



An NHAI contractor has created a World Record for the laying of Pavement Quality Concrete (PQC) for a four-lane highway of 2,580 meters length within 24 hours. Starting at 8 am on 1st February, 2021, they finished the job, totalling 2,580 meters X 4 lanes i.e. approximately 10.32 lane kilometres by 8 am next morning. With a width of 18.75 meters, as much an area as 48,711 square meters of concrete was laid for the expressway in 24 hours.The highest quantity of concrete laid in 24 hours – 14,613 Cubic Meter was also achieved.


The feat by the contractor – Patel Infrastructure Limited-has been recognized by both the India Book of Records, and the Golden Book of World Records.


The record is part of the greenfield Delhi-Vadodara-Mumbai 8-lane Expressway project, and was carried out by the world’s largest fully automatic ultra-modern concrete paver machine.


The feat comes in the backdrop of the Ministry having constructed 8,169 km of National Highways (NHs) from April 2020 to 15 January 2021 in the current financial year 2020-21, i.e. with a speed of about 28.16 km per day. During the same period in the last fiscal, 7,573 km roads were constructed, with a speed of 26.11 km per day.The Ministry is hopeful that with such pace it should be able to cross construction target of 11,000 km by 31 March.


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