Ministry of Road Transport and Highways: News

28 May 2024


Indian highways, city roads may soon have dedicated two-wheeler lanes

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in India is formulating a comprehensive plan, to build dedicated lanes for two-wheelers on state highways and urban roads.

22 May 2024


Sweeping changes to India's driving license rules from June 2024

Starting June 1, 2024, the process of obtaining a driving license in India will undergo significant changes, as announced by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH).

13 Mar 2024


UK government deploys AI-powered robot to repair potholes

The Hertfordshire County Council in the UK has begun utilizing an artificial intelligence (AI) robot to enhance its road conditions by automatically filling potholes.

04 Dec 2023


Indian government announces free medical treatment for accident victims

The Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) is set to offer free medical treatment to all injured accident victims.

02 Oct 2023

Nitin Gadkari

Delhi to get new road to reduce airport travel time

Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari, has announced the launch of Urban Extension Road 2, a significant ring road project in Delhi.

29 Sep 2023

Nitin Gadkari

Nitin Gadkari's big announcement: Pothole-free highways in India by year-end

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has announced an ambitious goal to eliminate all potholes from India's 1.46 lakh kilometer national highway network by the end of this year.

21 Sep 2023


Mandatory vehicle fitness testing deadline extended to October 1, 2024

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has extended the deadline for mandatory fitness testing of transport vehicles. Initially, different deadlines were set for various vehicle categories.

25 Aug 2023

Indian Government

Loud horns to be a thing of past in India

The Indian government is taking a significant step to reduce noise pollution on its roads by enforcing a 50-decibel limit for vehicle horns.

25 Aug 2023

Bharat NCAP

Bharat NCAP safety ratings, explained

India's Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has introduced Bharat NCAP, a voluntary crash test rating system. It is designed to enhance vehicle safety and encourage better driving practices.

21 Aug 2023

Nitin Gadkari

Dwarka Expressway: All key features of India's new 'engineering marvel'

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari shared visuals of the newly-built Dwarka Expressway, India's first eight-lane elevated motorway, on Sunday.

20 Aug 2023

Nitin Gadkari

Bharat NCAP to launch on August 22; elevating vehicle safety

The Bharat New Car Assessment Programme (Bharat NCAP) will be launched on August 22 by the Union Minister for Road, Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari.

09 Mar 2023

Latest Cars

How BS6 Phase 2 RDE norms will affect your car

With the central government getting ready to implement the updated BS6 Phase 2 emission norms in India from April onward, the automotive industry is bound to change soon.

03 Mar 2023

Nitin Gadkari

Indian government wants you to drive faster on some roads

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways or MoRTH has proposed an increase in speed limits on national highways and expressways.

12 Feb 2023

Narendra Modi

Delhi-Mumbai Expressway: PM Modi inaugurates Rs. 12,150cr-worth 246km Sohna-Dausa-Lalsot stretch

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the 246-kilometer-long Sohna-Dausa-Lalsot section of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway at Dausa, Rajasthan.

06 Feb 2023

Nitin Gadkari

Traveling via road to become faster than flights, Gadkari indicates

Now traveling between major cities via roadways will get faster, assures Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari.

04 Jan 2023


Chennai: Techie falls after hitting pothole, run over by truck

A 22-year-old software engineer was reportedly mowed down by a truck near Maduravoyal in Chennai on Tuesday at 7:20 am.

02 Jan 2023

Road Accidents

Tamil Nadu, UP top in road accidents; 6-9 pm riskiest

The most number of accidents on National Highways in India in 2021 were reported from Tamil Nadu, followed by Uttar Pradesh, while the most number of fatalities from such accidents were reported from the latter.

07 Jul 2022

Maruti Suzuki

Centre proposes implementation of fuel consumption standards for all vehicles

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has issued a notification proposing the inclusion of light, medium and heavy vehicles from various categories, under the ambit of Fuel Consumption Standards (FCS) from April 2023.

13 Aug 2021

Narendra Modi

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.

21 May 2021

Latest automobiles

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.

22 Mar 2021


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.

20 Mar 2021

Latest automobiles

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.

14 Feb 2021

Nitin Gadkari

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.

01 Feb 2021

Nirmala Sitharaman

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.

09 Jan 2021


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.

09 Feb 2020

Nitin Gadkari

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.

12 Sep 2019


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.

01 Sep 2019

Nitin Gadkari

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.

05 Jun 2019


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.

01 Jun 2019


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.

19 Apr 2019


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.

12 Jan 2019


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.

14 Oct 2018


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.

18 Aug 2018


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.

18 Jul 2018


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.

14 Jul 2018


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.

14 Jun 2018


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.

07 Jun 2018


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.

26 May 2018


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.

08 May 2018

Andhra Pradesh

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.

14 Apr 2018


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

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

20 Mar 2018


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.

04 Mar 2018


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.

15 Feb 2018


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.

13 Feb 2018


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.

01 Feb 2018


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.

18 Jan 2018


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.

05 Jan 2018

Tamil Nadu

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.

23 Dec 2017

Road Accidents

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.

28 Nov 2017


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.

09 Oct 2017


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.

18 Sep 2017


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.

10 Sep 2017


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.

08 Sep 2017


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.

07 Sep 2017


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.

03 Sep 2017


Bengaluru: Man fails to repay Rs. 4000; caged-in with dogs

Hareesh, a 32-year-old daily wage worker, was allegedly locked in a dog-cage in Karnataka's Madikeri town by former employer Kishan as he failed to repay a Rs. 4,000 loan.

26 Aug 2017


Modi announces Rs. 500cr relief for flood-hit Bihar

PM Narendra Modi has announced Rs. 500cr as relief for flood-hit Bihar after he undertook an aerial survey of the state along with CM Nitish Kumar.

27 Jul 2017


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.

05 Apr 2017


Delhi: IES Officer arrested for sexually assaulting JNU student

An IES (Indian Engineering Services) officer was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting, stalking a Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student.

Delhi Metro security wary after Metro blast in Russia

After an explosion in a Russian subway train claimed 10 lives on Monday, security at the Delhi Metro has been heightened.