Regional authorities gave the green light in August to the plan for the construction of the 24-kilometre stretch of motorway.
Officials at the field in the southern oil hub of Basra said operations were running normally.
Bangladeshi police fired tear gas on students occupying an intersection in central Dhaka on Sunday as thousands of protesters took to the streets for an eighth day to demand road safety measures.
The Marathas, who make up around 30% of Maharashtra state's 110 million people, want quotas or "reservations" to ensure they get jobs in the government.
The number of protesters was smaller than in previous weeks, though still substantial and with Gaza's health ministry reporting dozens more Palestinians wounded by Israeli gunfire.
Tens of thousands of Palestinians, pressing for a right of return for refugees to what is now Israel, gathered at five locations along the fenced 65-km frontier.
Bread prices have more than doubled after a jump in the cost of flour due to dwindling wheat supplies, after the Sudanese government decided to stop importing grain and allow private companies to do so.
Kenyan police used tear gas to disperse opposition protesters on Monday in the capital Nairobi and another city as demonstrations against a presidential vote re-run continued despite a government ban.
Crowds had gathered in Nairobi, the port of Mombasa and Kisumu, the western stronghold of the opposition, for the second time this week.
Three young women were arrested under anti-terrorism laws in east London on Monday in connection with a security operation in the capital last week, police said.
Greek police on Monday fired teargas to control a demonstration of pensioners protesting over cutbacks to their benefits, part of an austerity drive dictated by international lenders.