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

14 Feb 2021

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.

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

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.

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

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.

India is getting new driving licenses: All details here

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.

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

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.

120 trucks entering Delhi fined for overloading this month

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.

Uganda: 22 killed as bus hits a truck and tractor

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.

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

08 May 2018

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 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

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

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.

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

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.

LPG supply might be hit as tankers go on strike

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.

Delhi government orders all public transport vehicles to install GPS

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.

GPS, panic buttons on public transport vehicles mandatory from April

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.

Thousands of TN buses on strike over 0.13% wage hike

05 Jan 2018

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Gadkari to Automakers: Shift to alternative fuels or be bulldozed

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Electric Vehicles: Nissan Leaf trial runs to commence this year

19 Apr 2017

Electric Vehicles: Nissan Leaf trial runs to commence this year

Nissan Motor Co. is exploring the opportunities of electric-vehicles in India, as Nissan India Operations head, Guillaume Sicard noted, "We will start a pilot project involving the Nissan Leaf this year, which will help us in assessing the viability of electric vehicles (EV)."

Delhi Metro security wary after Metro blast in Russia

04 Apr 2017

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.

Nitin Gadkari agrees with Venkaiah Naidu on car parking

06 Jan 2017

Nitin Gadkari agrees with Venkaiah Naidu on car parking

On Thursday, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that he agreed "in-principle" with cabinet colleague M Venkaiah Naidu on allowing registration to vehicles only after an evidence of parking space availability is provided.

Russian crash: Officials say equipment malfunctioned

30 Dec 2016

Russian crash: Officials say equipment malfunctioned

Authorities stated that the equipment of the Russian aircraft TU-154 that crashed in the Black Sea functioned abnormally at the time of the crash; they said no explosion took place on board.

Technical snag may have brought down the Russian plane

27 Dec 2016

Technical snag may have brought down the Russian plane

Russia's Transport Ministry has stated that a technical error or pilot error may be the likely cause of the TU-154 crash; Russia held a national day of mourning for the 92 victims.

Terror angle being probed in Russian aircraft crash

26 Dec 2016

Terror angle being probed in Russian aircraft crash

Investigators said they are probing all angles, including terrorism as they try to locate the Russian TU-154 military aircraft that crashed in the Black Sea.

Rs.1000 fine for parking on roads

25 Dec 2016

Rs.1000 fine for parking on roads

The Centre is looking to implement more stringent penalties for parking on roads; Union minister for road transport Nitin Gadkari said the penalty for parking on roads would be increased to Rs.1000 from Rs.200.

Russian military aircraft crashes into Black Sea

25 Dec 2016

Russian military aircraft crashes into Black Sea

Russia's Defence Ministry confirmed that a TU-154 aircraft crashed into the Black Sea; the plane was heading from Sochi to Russia's Hmeymim Air Base air base in Latakya, Syria with 91 people on board.

Russian aircraft with 91 on board goes missing

25 Dec 2016

Russian aircraft with 91 on board goes missing

Russia's Defence Ministry stated that a Russian TU-154 military aircraft with 90 people on board, including 8 crew members and 9 journalists, disappeared off the radar shortly after taking off from Sochi.

Car buyers may need to show proof of parking

23 Dec 2016

Car buyers may need to show proof of parking

Union government is working on a proposal that would impact everyone planning to buy a car.