Articles about Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

PM Modi launches Vehicle Scrappage Policy. Here are key features

13 Aug 2021

India
PM Modi launches Vehicle Scrappage Policy. Here are key features

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the National Vehicle Scrappage Policy, aiming to phase out unfit and polluting vehicles.

Government proposes new compulsory rules for tires to improve safety

21 May 2021

Auto
Government proposes new compulsory rules for tires to improve safety

The Government of India has issued a notification that proposes new mandatory norms for four-wheeler tires.

NHAI, automakers asked to tighten IT security after cyber threats

22 Mar 2021

India
NHAI, automakers asked to tighten IT security after cyber threats

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on Sunday alerted the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and its other wings as well as automobile makers to enhance their IT security systems citing reports about possible cyber attacks targeted at the Indian Transport sector.

Registration renewal cost for 15-year-old vehicles to be increased

20 Mar 2021

Auto
Registration renewal cost for 15-year-old vehicles to be increased

In an attempt to encourage voluntary vehicle scrappage, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has proposed to increase the prices for the renewal of registration of vehicles older than 15 years.

FASTags mandatory from tomorrow midnight; double fee for violators: Centre

14 Feb 2021

India
FASTags mandatory from tomorrow midnight; double fee for violators: Centre

The automatic toll plaza payment system FASTag will be made mandatory from tomorrow midnight, the central government said on Sunday.

Budget 2021: What is the voluntary vehicle scrappage policy?

01 Feb 2021

Business
Budget 2021: What is the voluntary vehicle scrappage policy?

During her Union Budget 2021 speech, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday announced a voluntary vehicle scrappage policy.

Indonesia: Passenger plane with over 50 onboard missing after take-off

09 Jan 2021

World
Indonesia: Passenger plane with over 50 onboard missing after take-off

A Sriwijaya Air passenger plane with more than 50 people on board has lost contact with the Indonesian aviation authorities shortly after taking off from Jakarta on Saturday.

Vehicle scrappage policy in last lap for Cabinet nod

09 Feb 2020

India
Vehicle scrappage policy in last lap for Cabinet nod

Months after it was first proposed, the much-delayed vehicle scrappage policy is finally in its last lap of clearance.

Karnataka's Deputy CM Govind Karjol blames 'good roads' for accidents

12 Sep 2019

Politics
Karnataka's Deputy CM Govind Karjol blames 'good roads' for accidents

At a time when steep traffic fines have given sleepless nights to offenders, Karnataka's Deputy Chief Minister Govind Karjol blamed "good roads" for accidents.

New #MotorVehicleAct: Rs. 1,000 for jumping red light, and more

01 Sep 2019

India
New #MotorVehicleAct: Rs. 1,000 for jumping red light, and more

Heftier penalties and fines for traffic rule violations come into force today across the country as 63 clauses of the newly-amended Motor Vehicle Act will be implemented from Sunday.

India's pothole problem could soon be solved, thanks to IIM-B

05 Jun 2019

India
India's pothole problem could soon be solved, thanks to IIM-B

Almost as long as India has had pucca roads, we have dealt with the pothole problem and the package deal it comes with- road accidents, water-logging, traffic jams, etc.

All highway projects will be completed in 3yrs: Nitin Gadkari

01 Jun 2019

Politics
All highway projects will be completed in 3yrs: Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, on Saturday said that all highway projects in the country will be completed within three years by his department.

How to upload Aadhaar, PAN, and other documents on DigiLocker

19 Apr 2019

India
How to upload Aadhaar, PAN, and other documents on DigiLocker

We know how important it is to safeguard documents like Aadhaar, PAN, Driving license etc. But don't worry, DigiLocker can assist you with that.

90% Indians don't secure their children with seat belts

12 Jan 2019

India
90% Indians don't secure their children with seat belts

In what may not come as a shock to many, nine out of 10 Indians don't secure their children with seat belts while traveling in four-wheelers thus putting them at risk, according to a study.

DigiLocker: How to store government documents on India's 'digital locker'

08 Dec 2018

India
DigiLocker: How to store government documents on India's 'digital locker'

We all know the importance of government-issued documents like Aadhaar, PAN, Driving License etc.

India is getting new driving licenses: All details here

14 Oct 2018

India
India is getting new driving licenses: All details here

India's driving licenses (DLs) and vehicle registration certificates (RCs) are getting an overhaul, including a new, uniform look, and modern security features, starting July next year.

How to apply for your driving license online

18 Aug 2018

India
How to apply for your driving license online

The Indian law requires all citizens, aged 18 or above, to hold a driver's license issued in their name, to be able to drive anywhere in India.

Driving license, pollution-certificates can now be carried in digital form

18 Jul 2018

India
Driving license, pollution-certificates can now be carried in digital form

On Tuesday, the government announced that driving licenses and pollution control certificates can now be carried in digital forms.

120 trucks entering Delhi fined for overloading this month

14 Jul 2018

Delhi
120 trucks entering Delhi fined for overloading this month

In a drive conducted earlier this month against overloaded commercial vehicles entering the national capital, Delhi Transport Department and the NHAI imposed fines on 120 trucks.

Bureaucratic rejig at Center: Alka Tiwari appointed new CVC Secretary

01 Jul 2018

India
Bureaucratic rejig at Center: Alka Tiwari appointed new CVC Secretary

IAS officer Alka Tiwari has been named the Secretary of anti-corruption watchdog Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) as part of a major senior-level bureaucratic reshuffle effected by the central government.

Women may be able to choose co-passengers in Ola, Uber

14 Jun 2018

India
Women may be able to choose co-passengers in Ola, Uber

The Center is likely to direct taxi aggregators, mainly Ola and Uber, to introduce 'exclusive women pooling' option for its female passengers, in the wake of multiple incidents of assault.

Indian government approves Quadricycles, a new vehicle category

07 Jun 2018

Technology
Indian government approves Quadricycles, a new vehicle category

After a long legal battle, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has finally approved Quadricycles as a new category of small vehicles.

Uganda: 22 killed as bus hits a truck and tractor

26 May 2018

World
Uganda: 22 killed as bus hits a truck and tractor

At least 22 people, including three children, died when a bus hit a tractor driving with no lights at night and a truck last night in Kiryandongo, about 220 km north of Uganda's capital Kampala, police said today.

700km-long Hyperloop transportation system proposed to connect Anantapur-Amaravati-Vijayawada

08 May 2018

Technology
700km-long Hyperloop transportation system proposed to connect Anantapur-Amaravati-Vijayawada

US-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has proposed to set up a Hyperloop transportation system in Andhra Pradesh, which is an emerging form of an ultra-high-speed ground transportation system.

Bengaluru to become uninhabitable by 2030: IISc study

14 Apr 2018

Bengaluru
Bengaluru to become uninhabitable by 2030: IISc study

The country's IT city, Bengaluru, might become inhabitable by 2030, as per IISc.

Now, you have to pay more toll on National Highways

31 Mar 2018

India
Now, you have to pay more toll on National Highways

In what is being seen as unreasonable by transporters, and exactly the opposite by authorities, toll rates have been revised for National Highways.

Tendulkar urges Nitin Gadkari to act against fake helmet makers

20 Mar 2018

India
Tendulkar urges Nitin Gadkari to act against fake helmet makers

Continuing his campaign for safe two-wheeler riding, cricket icon, and Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar has written a letter to Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari seeking action against the manufacturers of low-quality helmets.

President, VP's vehicles to soon have number plates: Delhi HC

04 Mar 2018

India
President, VP's vehicles to soon have number plates: Delhi HC

The vehicles of India's top constitutional authorities - the President, Vice President, Governors and L-Gs, will soon have to display their registration numbers.

Railway Minister's plan to take '50% cars' off Delhi's roads

15 Feb 2018

India
Railway Minister's plan to take '50% cars' off Delhi's roads

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has a plan to take send "50% cars off the roads" in Delhi: revive the long-neglected ring rail and link it with Delhi Metro services.

LPG supply might be hit as tankers go on strike

13 Feb 2018

India
LPG supply might be hit as tankers go on strike

Thousands of LPG tankers went off the roads yesterday in the South and East in protest against new rules in the tender system.

Delhi government orders all public transport vehicles to install GPS

01 Feb 2018

Delhi
Delhi government orders all public transport vehicles to install GPS

Come February 15, all public transport vehicles must have functional GPS in their vehicles, announced the Delhi government on Wednesday.

GPS, panic buttons on public transport vehicles mandatory from April

18 Jan 2018

India
GPS, panic buttons on public transport vehicles mandatory from April

From April 1, it will be mandatory for all public transport vehicles, primarily taxis and buses, to have a tracking/GPS device and an alert button.

Thousands of TN buses on strike over 0.13% wage hike

05 Jan 2018

India
Thousands of TN buses on strike over 0.13% wage hike

Over 1L employees of various state transport corporations launched sudden indefinite strikes across Tamil Nadu after day-long talks with the government over wage hikes failed.

Drunk drivers causing death may get 7yrs in prison

23 Dec 2017

India
Drunk drivers causing death may get 7yrs in prison

Causing death by drunk-driving may soon land people in prison for up to seven years.

In major boost, Railways registers 50mn more passengers this year

28 Nov 2017

India
In major boost, Railways registers 50mn more passengers this year

In a significant development, the Indian Railways has registered an increase of 50mn passengers during April-November'17, an increase of roughly 1% over the corresponding period in 2016.

93 lakh truckers launch two-day strike against GST

09 Oct 2017

India
93 lakh truckers launch two-day strike against GST

Lakhs of truck drivers in India have launched a two-day strike today to protest the GST, diesel price hike and more.

From 31 October, no need to stop at highway toll-booths

18 Sep 2017

India
From 31 October, no need to stop at highway toll-booths

The Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) will finally become a reality for pan-India on 31st October.

Futuristic travel: India could soon have metrinos, hyperloops and more!

10 Sep 2017

India
Futuristic travel: India could soon have metrinos, hyperloops and more!

Public transportation in India is set for a massive overhaul. If all goes according to plan, citizens can expect to have as many as six new modes of rapid mass transport.

Gadkari to Automakers: Shift to alternative fuels or be bulldozed

08 Sep 2017

India
Gadkari to Automakers: Shift to alternative fuels or be bulldozed

Union minister Nitin Gadkari's message, to automakers that produce vehicles which run on traditional fuel, is pretty clear - switch your cars to alternative fuel or he'll have no problem in "bulldozing" you to ensure that India's pollution level is at bay.

Delhi: Roads of the national capital are India's bloodiest

07 Sep 2017

Delhi
Delhi: Roads of the national capital are India's bloodiest

Delhi recorded the highest number of road accident deaths in 2016, according to "Road Accidents in India 2016" report by Road Transport and Highways Ministry.