Transport

  • West Bengal: Unions call 'total' transport strike on Friday 3 hours 32 minutes ago

    Kolkata: With over 30,000 taxis remaining off the roads on the first day of an indefinite strike called by unions, commuters in the city are bracing for another round of hardship tomorrow with the trade unions calling a "total" transport strike across the state. President of Joint Council of Bus Syndicate...
  • More people taking the air route, thanks to low priced tickets: report 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Low-priced air tickets offered by various Indian airlines seem to have had an effect, with the number of passengers flown by them in August growing by over 8.3 per cent compared to July this year, official data showed on Tuesday. The latest figures showed the number of domestic passengers...
  • New Motor Bill: Steep penalties, 7-year jail for child death 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Seeking to come down heavily on traffic offenders, government on Saturday proposed steep penalties of up to Rs 3 lakh along with a minimum 7-year imprisonment for death of a child in certain circumstances, besides huge fines for driving violations. The new Road Safety and Transport Bill 2014 also...
  • Centre puts Road Transport Safety Bill in public domain to invite suggestions 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government's first major bill to realise his vision of an enabled India- the Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014, will be put in public domain to invite people's suggestions. The Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014 provides for a permit system for national and interstate transport...
  • Non-linear ropeway prototype debuts in Kolkata September 7, 2014

    Kolkata: Commuters in Kolkata may soon travel on a non-linear ropeway - that has the potential to swing its way through the city's skyline dotted with high-rises - the makers, who tout it is the world's first of its kind, said after launching a prototype. The private firm which has developed...
  • Sensors to test driving skills under new licensing procedure September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre is reportedly planning to overhaul the procedure of giving driving licenses. According to sources, the Centre is planning to introduce sensors to test driving skills. There will be no human intervention. The sources say that the use of sensors will ensure that one Regional Transport Office (RTO)...
  • Centre to initiate steps to increase road safety, curb accidents September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Over the past decade, the number of deaths by road accidents have increased from 92,618 to over 1,37,572. Of the 1,37,572 fatal accidents, 6,463 deaths were due to drunken driving. According to reports, 20 lakh serious injuries take place annually due to road accidents. These are sobering statistics for...
  • US plane diverted as passengers fight over seat reclining August 26, 2014

    New York: A flight from Newark to Denver was diverted to Chicago after a mid-air brawl erupted when a man set up a gadget that would not let the woman in front of him recline in her seat and she tossed a cup of water in his face. The scuffle forced...
  • Delhi: Permits of 2500 buses and mini-buses cancelled August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi government has cancelled the permits of around 2500 buses and mini-buses after their operators' addresses were found to be incorrect. After the gang rape on December 16, 2012, Home Ministry had directed the verification of owners/permit holders of all the public service vehicles by the Delhi Traffic Police. According...
  • MH370 passengers may have died of oxygen starvation: Report August 20, 2014

    London: All 239 passengers aboard missing Malaysian flight MH370 may have died of oxygen starvation as the pilot deliberately turned off the supply before crashing into the Indian Ocean, a new report claimed on Wednesday. Passengers lost consciousness up to four hours before the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 - dubbed the...
  • Procedure to get driving licences to be simplified, Centre likely to curtail RTOs' role: sources August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: In a good news for those wanting to get their driving licences made, the Central government is likely to simplify procedures for getting the licences. The government is planning to bring changes to the Motor Vehicle Act. According to sources, the Transport Ministry is trying to redefine the...
  • Indian American student to sue New York City August 9, 2014

    Washington: A 19-year-old Indian American student is set to sue the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and New York City for the physical injuries and trauma she suffered while riding a subway train which jumped tracks. Melanie Chandan, a student of Hunter College, said she injured her knees, arms, head and neck due...
  • Hemant Soren to take up potato transportation issue with Mamata Banerjee August 8, 2014

    With the restriction on movement of potatoes outside West Bengal, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Friday promised to take up the issue with his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee. Soren, who was in the steel city to pay tribute to the slain JMM president Nirmal Mahato on his 27th death anniversary...
  • Come up with guidelines to vacate stay on e-rickshaws: Delhi HC August 5, 2014

    The Delhi High Court on Tuesday refused to vacate its order banning the plying of e-rickshaws in the capital until the government comes up with guidelines to regulate them. A division bench of Justice BD Ahmed and Justice Siddharth Mridul said it "will not allow any illegal acts" and "these vehicles...
  • No plan to privatise Rajasthan roadways: PWD Minister August 2, 2014

    Rajasthan government sought to allay apprehension of Opposition on introduction of private bus operations on national highways, saying State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) will not be privatised nor there would be any retrenchment of employees in future. "Existing 21,500 employees should rest assured that their services will be well protected," PWD...
  • Israel airport safe, says minister Yisrael Katz July 23, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israel's Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz said that the country's airport is safe for landings and take-offs, despite the fact that a rocket fired from Gaza had landed near the airport. The minister's remarks came after major US, European and Canadian airlines cancelled their flights to and from Ben Gurion International...
  • CAG chides IAF for grounding of AN-32 transport planes July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Air Force was on Friday chided by CAG for an "avoidable expenditure" of Rs 227 crore modernisation programme of its 105 Soviet-origin An-32 transport aircraft and the grounding of over 50 per cent of the fleet due to delay in creating upgrade facilities. In its report tabled in...
  • Price of diesel sold to bulk consumers cut by Rs 1.09 per litre July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Price of diesel sold to bulk consumers like Railways and State Transport Corporations on Tuesday was cut by Rs 1.09 per litre in line with falling international rates. However, diesel sold to retail consumers like cars and trucks have not been revised. Official sources said price of bulk diesel sold...
  • Allow us to clear projects of Rs 1,000 crore investment: Gadkari to PM July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: For faster implementation of highway projects, Road Transport Ministry has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to empower the ministry to be able to award projects of Rs 1,000 crore investment on its own. "We have asked the Prime Minister to allow to clear projects of over Rs 1,000 crore....
  • Supreme Court directs Bihar State Road Transport Corporation to deposit Rs 4.9 crore July 3, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Thursday pulled up Bihar government for not paying the dues of employees of Bihar State Road Transport Corporation (BSRTC) due to its fight with Jharkhand after bifurcation of the state and directed it to deposit Rs. 4.9 crore with its registry. The apex court expressed concern over...
  • No commercial interest in e-rickshaw: Nitin Gadkari July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday dismissed reports that his family has links with a firm manufacturing e rickshaws and asserted that he has no commercial interest in the sector manufacturing them. An official statement explaining his position came in the wake of media reports claiming that PGT, a...
  • AAP demands Rs 1 crore compensation for deceased traffic constable June 17, 2014

    Politics has begun over the death of traffic constable in Delhi with the Aam Aadmi Party demanding Rs 1 crore compensation for the bereaving family. ...
  • RTO cancels licenses of 31 mini-buses', seizes 10 others June 8, 2014

    The Regional Transport Office has cancelled licenses of 31 mini-buses and 10 other buses were seized for being unfit for plying on the city roads in a bid to prevent road accidents, an official said on Sunday. About 600 out of 1600 buses were thoroughly checked by inspectors for operational viability...
  • 15 road accident deaths in India every hour; are we ignoring safety? June 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister Gopinath Munde's tragic death has brought the attention now on India's appalling road safety standards. Almost 15 road accident deaths in India are reported every hour. India is home to the world's largest number of road deaths according to the World Health Organisation's latest global road safety...
  • Improve facilities for air travellers: DGCA May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Air travellers can soon expect some improvement in facilities at major Indian airports, with aviation regulator DGCA bringing in a new rule fixing norms to mitigate passenger inconveniences, including creation of an effective mechanism to address grievances. Free provision of automated buggies to transport senior citizens, expectant mothers and...
  • Why e-rickshaws were allowed to operate, HC asks Chief Secretary May 21, 2014

    Delhi High Court on Wednesday slammed the city government for not taking action against "illegal" plying of e-rickshaws on city roads and "passing the buck" on the issue while directing the Chief Secretary to disclose under what circumstances they were allowed to operate. A bench headed by Justice Pradeep Nandrajog issued...
  • Protests in Karnataka as bus fare hiked by 8 per cent May 5, 2014

    Bangalore: The Karnataka BJP staged a protest against the state transport corporation, KSRTC (Karnataka Road Transport Corporation) after KSRTC hiked its bus fares by nearly eight per cent over the weekend on Monday. The KSRTC fare hike comes after the recent increase in bus fares of Bangalore's transport corporation, the...
  • Maharashtra: Court issues non-bailable warrant against Raj Thackeray May 2, 2014

    Aurangabad: A local court has issued a non-bailable warrant against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) president Raj Thackeray for not appearing before the court for a long time. The next hearing is scheduled on May 8, Thursday. According to the charges, MNS workers allegedly pelted stones at a Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation...
  • Congress flays Raje government for withdrawal of bus fare concessions April 29, 2014

    Rajasthan Congress and BJMS on Tuesday flayed the Vasundhara Raje government for withdrawing fare concessions to women and senior citizens in the roadways buses going out of the state. RPCC spokesperson Archna Sharma and Kusum Saiwal of Bharatiya Janwadi Mahila Samiti alleged that the women and senior citizens were deprived of...
  • Metro train smart cards can soon be used in DTC buses April 22, 2014

    Passengers will soon be able to use the metro train smart cards to travel in DTC buses and cluster buses run by DIMTS. Delhi government's long pending proposal in this regard has been approved by the Lt Governor following which the proposal has been sent to the Election Commission for clearance. According...