TRANSPORT

  • Making Indian roads safer by keeping untrained drivers off the road December 19, 2014

    The new draft of the Road Safety and Transport Bill suggests a unified driving licensing system and automated driving tests. There are nearly 950 RTO's in the country. Modernizing, operating and maintaining them will cost approximately 1000 crores per year. Seems like a high price but not as high as...
  • BRT a safer mode of transit, reduces chances of fatal accidents December 17, 2014

    Improving our public transport system is clearly the need of the hour. Urban transport experts point out that the bus rapid transit system or BRT can help save lives. Using a BRT as a mode of travel, could increase the chances of avoiding fatal accidents. ...
  • How safe are you in your city? December 15, 2014

    The December 16 gangrape raised several questions about the safety of women in public transport. At CNN-IBN, experts discuss the measures to be kept in mind while traveling in a public transport vehicle. ...
  • Delhi rape: Uber cab driver Yadav confesses to crime but shows no remorse December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Uber cab driver Shiv Kumar Yadav has confessed to raping the 25-year-old finance professional in a cab on Friday night. However, sources say that the Yadav showed no remorse for his act. Meanwhile, city's top police officials including the police chief have been called by the NSA to...
  • Rules for radio taxi services outdated, no guidelines for app-based taxis in India December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The recent rape case allegedly by a Uber cab driver has raised the issue of security in the radio cabs which until now were believed to be safe. The radio cabs in India are governed by guidelines framed by the Transport department. The norms framed by the government...
  • Hyderabad: Sliding doors in buses to segregate men, women to stop harassment in public transport December 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Harassment of women in public transport is a growing menace. The tragic rape and murder of the Delhi braveheart in a moving bus was an incident that shook the nation. In an effort to stop such incidents and to ensure safety of women, the city buses in Hyderabad...
  • Railway minister Suresh Prabhu calls for fast tracking pending projects November 30, 2014

    Kolkata: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu advised Metro Railway and Kolkata Metro Railway Corporation Ltd (KMRC) authorities to resolve the hurdles and accelerate the progress of their pending projects. "All pending projects need to be expedited to prevent further escalation of project costs," Prabhu said after reviewing various project works in...
  • Indian road laws to be in line with standards set in US, UK, says Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari November 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Road and Transport Ministry is all set to bring major changes in the country's transport system. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that he is aiming at utilising bio-fuels for the running of vehicles, adding that the Centre will formulate new road laws which are in line...
  • Helmets not must for Sikh women, it's optional: Delhi government to HC November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court was on Wednesday informed by the city government that Sikh women have been exempted from wearing helmets while driving two-wheelers or riding pillion. The Delhi Transport Department told the bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw that it has made...
  • Delhi-Kathmandu bus service to begin during PM Modi's Nepal visit November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) is all set to launch the Delhi-Kathmandu bus service around the same time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on his two-day visit to Nepal for the SAARC summit on November 26-27. A DTC team is already in Nepal to finalise the route, halting...
  • Saradha scam: CBI to probe West Bengal Transport minister Madan Mitra November 19, 2014

    Kolkata: Probing the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has called up West Bengal Transport minister Madan Mitra and Trinamool Congress MP Srinjoy Bose. According to sources, both of them have been asked to appear before the agency during the week. While Mitra will be the first state...
  • Will cut bus fares if government extends tax exemption to RTCs: Karnataka minister November 10, 2014

    Bengaluru: Karnataka Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy on Monday said that his department would reduce bus fares if the state government extends tax exemption to all road transport corporations (RTCs) and provides travel subsidy to students. "We will reduce bus fares if the state government extends tax exemption to all road...
  • Mystery revolves around Virgin Galactic's space plane crash November 5, 2014

    The probe of Virgin Galactic's space plane crash in California hinges on a central mystery: Why a seasoned test pilot would prematurely unlock the craft's moveable tail section, setting off a chain of events that led to destruction of the ship and his death. The National Transportation Safety Board was expected...
  • DTC spent Rs 47,000 in case against conductor for loss of 5 paisa October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: DTC has spent Rs 47,795 in pursuing litigation against a former conductor for allegedly charging 5 paise less for a ticket 41 years ago, the state-run public transporter told the Delhi High Court. The submission was made before Justice Hima Kohli in response to the court's query regarding...
  • Japan offers to assist India on Intelligent Transport System October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Japan has offered to assist India in developing Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in urban areas of the country. The two countries identified new areas of cooperation in urban development sector at the end of a day-long meeting of India-Japan Joint Working Group, that concluded late. Japan's Ministry of...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories October 29, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay October 29, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Jamat terrorists Boma Mizal, Sayedullah named as Yusuf's handlers in Burdwan terror attack October 29, 2014

    A terror tree established from the interrogation of wives of the two terror operatives involved in the Burdwan bomb blast reveal that the Jamat terrorists in 2007 came to India after the terror outfit was banned in Bangladeh in 2005. ...
  • Delhi ranks fourth in harassment on public transport: Survey October 29, 2014

    Thomson Reuters foundation YouGov. survey has brought out a report citing the most unsafe cities for women. A survey that looked at harassment on public transports stated Delhi to be the fourth worst affected. ...
  • 'Converting waterways into commerce way is now a priority for the government' October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The reform-minded Narendra Modi government is considering riverside ports at major cities and industrial clusters on the Ganga to boost its 'Make in India' initiative. Converting waterways into commerce way is now a priority for the government, a senior official told IANS. For this, a detailed Request for Qualification (RFQ)...
  • Delhi: 111 drivers lose their driving licenses for drunk driving October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: In a crackdown against drunk driving in the national capital, Delhi government has suspended licenses of 89 drivers for a year while licenses of 22 drivers of commercial vehicles have permanently been cancelled for the same offence. "We have suspended licences of 89 drivers, who were found driving...
  • Revamped bus service in Kolkata on anvil October 17, 2014

    Kolkata: The metropolis will soon have a revamped bus service system in place with the Calcutta State Transport Corporation planning to introduce more buses and route realignment. The plan involves putting more buses on roads in addition to a fleet of AC and non-AC Volvo, Ashok Leyland buses already introduced,...
  • Well-prepared Andhra, Odisha weather Cyclone Hudhud, six dead, Vishakapatnam worst hit October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Sunday noon witnessed the very severe cyclonic storm Hudhud hitting the coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha with full force but the loss of life was contained to single digits by a well prepared administration. Even though heavy rain and winds of almost 200 kmph left six...
  • DTC buses cause 239 accidents in 5 years due to rash driving October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Transport Corporation buses have been involved in 239 accidents in the national capital in the past five years due to rash and negligent driving. A total of 44 accidents involving DTC buses were reported due to rash and negligent driving by DTC drivers during 2009-10, while 43 accidents...
  • Major road projects inaugurated in Mizoram October 9, 2014

    Aizawl: Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla launched the World Bank funded Mizoram State Roads - II Regional Transport Connectivity Project costing 107 million dollars. The road project was meant to provide better connectivity to the border trade centres in Myanmar and Bangladesh borders, an official statement said. The first roads...
  • NGT orders coal miners and transporters to pay Rs 400 crore royalty October 7, 2014

    Shillong: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered coal miners and transporters of Meghalaya to pay about Rs 400 crore royalty to the state government as per Mines Development and Regulation Act, 1957, before transporting the 6.3 million tonnes of extracted coal lying in depots across the state. While delivering the...
  • The Citizen Journalist show September 29, 2014

    We bring you stories that citizens' send us from around the country. ...
  • Japan's bullet train hits half century September 24, 2014

    Omiya: Fifty years ago, the first bullet train pulled out of Tokyo station and hurtled across the countryside, heralding Japan's arrival as a modern economic powerhouse with a transport system soon to become the envy of the world. Less than two decades after a bitter World War II defeat that...
  • Over 4,000 persons booked for drunken driving in Chennai September 21, 2014

    Chennai: Police have recommended Regional Transport Officers to cancel the driving licenses of 4,560 persons temporarily, who were nabbed for drunken driving. With the help of breath analyzer, the police have registered 40,835 cases allegedly for drunken driving, a police release said. This year driving licenses of 965 persons were...
  • Day 2 of transport strike likely to cripple public life in West Bengal September 19, 2014

    Kolkata: With the trade unions calling a "total" transport strike across the state, public life is likely to be crippled in West Bengal on Friday. The outfit is showing solidarity with taxi operators who have been protesting since Thursday against alleged police high handedness. The general public who is out...