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iRAD: Modi government is in process of implementing road accident database project
Sun, Sep 13, 2020
India accounts for about 5 lakh road accidents per annum in which about 1.5 lakh people die and another 3 lakh become crippled.
National highways construction: With 3,181 km constructed in Apr-Aug, government surpasses target
Fri, Sep 04, 2020
"Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has surpassed its target for construction of National Highways in the country till the past weekend. During April to August this year, 3,181 kilometre NH length was constructed against the target of 2,771 km for this period," MoRTH said in a statement.
Government discontinues cash discounts for toll users, but extends another offer
Tue, Aug 25, 2020
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) today discontinued cash discounts for toll users. However, it has further allowed discounts for users who make return journeys within 24 hours. Significantly, all exemptions will be provided only if the vehicle carries a valid functional FASTag
Modi Government issues notification for sale, registration of EVs without batteries
Wed, Aug 12, 2020
The Narendra Modi Government today issued a notification for sale and registration of electric vehicles without batteries in order to accelerate the uptake of electric mobility in the country
Nitin Gadkari takes charge of Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
Tue, Jun 04, 2019
While road building momentum continues, he will now have to further raise the scale of construction to create more jobs and bolster private investment.
How PM Modi will make your drive easier, with Rs 3,318 cr spend
Fri, Jan 04, 2019
"The projects will improve inter-state connectivity between Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha, as also the connectivity of mineral rich districts with other parts and ports of the state," the statement said.
All new vehicles to have high security registration plates from April 2019
Fri, Dec 07, 2018
The notification mandates that the high security registration plate including the third registration mark shall be supplied by the vehicle manufacturers along with the vehicles manufactured on or after April 1, 2019 to their dealers.
Centre wants to do this to boost public transport; here are details
Mon, Dec 03, 2018
To encourage public transport, the Centre has asked states and Union territories to develop one modern bus port - modern bus stands equipped with a host of facilities - each that can serve as a model, for which it will provide viability gap funding.
National permit vehicles can now ply without two drivers: Govt
Sun, Nov 11, 2018
"The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has made amendments to CMVR 1989. For national permit vehicles the requirements of having a dark brown body color and having two drivers have been done away with," the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement.
Speed freak? Your desire to dash around set to come to screeching halt
Fri, Sep 28, 2018
The speed warning system prompts the driver to maintain a safe driving speed and keep the vehicle within highway speed limits. The driver is alerted with 2 beeps every 60 seconds if he exceeds 80 kmph by the designed system.
Govt eases import norms for motor vehicles of certain categories
Fri, Sep 21, 2018
According to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, The government has eased norms for import of 2,500 motor vehicles of certain categories annually.
Your car must have coloured stickers; blue or orange, what fits your vehicle?
Mon, Aug 13, 2018
The MoRTH told a bench headed by Justice M B Lokur that hologram-based sticker of light-blue colour will be used for petrol and CNG run vehicles while similar sticker of orange colour would be placed on diesel vehicles.
Bullet train booster: Indian Railways to do a first along Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway; massive gains in offing
Sun, Jun 03, 2018
Massive Bullet train boost in offing in the region. Indian Railways has joined hands with the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways to twin a rail line along the proposed expressway between Mumbai and Nagpur -- a first such coordinated move to execute a transportation project
Have an ABS bike? If not, you better get one in yours starting April itself in Maha
Thu, Apr 26, 2018
In a bid to ensure a safe ride, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has made anti-lock braking system (ABS) mandatory from this month for all two-wheelers. Officials from the state transport department said that all the new two-wheelers that are 125cc and above need to have ABS from April 1.
Crash guard on your car? Delhi HC gives drivers relief, makes this big order on bull guards
Wed, Mar 14, 2018
Love the crash guards on your car? Well, Centre wants to crack down against the object, but much relief has been offered now by a court.
No BS-IV vehicle registrations beyond June 2020: Draft rules
Sun, Dec 03, 2017
Issuing draft notification to amend Central Motor Vehicles Rules, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has invited objections and suggestions from stakeholders, affected persons and public by December 20 for consideration.
Will GST help drive truck demand in India?
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
GST has reduced the time for trucks to deliver cargo and as a result has increased the efficiency of fleets and could increase the revenues of fleets significantly.
Post-GST, travel time of trucks has reduced by a fifth: Govt
Sun, Jul 30, 2017
The unified tax regime has obviated the need for inter- state check posts. This will result in reducing travel time of long-haul trucks and other cargo vehicles by at least one- fifth, the report said.
Liquor ban: States look to denotifying roads, moving court for concessions
Wed, Apr 05, 2017
Several states are looking at measures like denotifying highways while others are thinking of moving court to seek exemptions, amidst concerns of the hospitality sector and fears of revenue losses following an apex court order banning liquor sale along highways.
Hyperloop will reduce travel between Delhi and Mumbai to just one hour!
Fri, Jan 27, 2017
Travelling time from Delhi to Mumbai is likely to become lesser by an hour to 70 minutes if the government approves Hyperloop One.