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  • Gadkari set to achieve target of building 25-kms of highways everyday 17 hours 20 minutes ago

    Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari has set the ball rolling to achieve the target of building 25-kilometers of highways everyday. Speaking exclusively to Network 18, he proposed a new public private partnership model with government pitching. ...
  • Bill to allow e-rickshaw operations in Delhi introduced in Lok Sabha Yesterday

    New Delhi: A Bill seeking to pave the way for plying of e-rickshaws on Delhi roads was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday. The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2015 introduced by Minister of State for Road Transport P Radhakrishnan, will replace an ordinance promulgated in January in this regard. E-rickshaws,...
  • How a tax payer can save Rs 4.44 lakh 3 days ago

    New Delhi: In the first full-fledged Budget of the Narendra Modi government, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday extended benefits to middle class tax payers which would result in saving of Rs 4.42 lakh. The increase in limit of deduction in health insurance premium, Pension Fund, New Pension Scheme,...
  • Axe the tax: Demand for increase in transport allowance 4 days ago

    One of the most popular expectations from people for the Budget is increase in transport allowance. ...
  • Highways construction delays due to land acquisition: Government 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Delays in construction of some national highways have been mainly due to land acquisition, environment and contractual issues, Parliament was informed on Thursday. "Some National Highway projects under various phases of National Highways Development Projects (NHDP) have been delayed mainly due to land acquisition, poor performance of contractors and...
  • Bangladesh rescues 30 from capsized ferry after trawler collision February 22, 2015

    Dhaka: Bangladeshi rescuers on Sunday pulled 30 ferry passengers from the river Padma after the vessel capsized 70 km (44 miles) north of the capital with more than 100 people aboard, police said. Low-lying Bangladesh, with extensive inland waterways and slack safety standards, suffers regular ferry disasters, with deaths sometimes running...
  • Swine flu outbreak: 27 fresh cases reported in Telangana February 11, 2015

    Hyderabad: Twenty seven fresh cases of swine flu have been reported in Telangana which recorded 42 deaths since January one this year, a bulletin issued by the state government said on Wednesday. "In the current year, from January 1 till February 10, 2,751 samples have been tested out of which...
  • Delhi Transport Department rejects Uber's request for licence January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Transport Department on Wednesday rejected Uber's request for licence in the city. The sources within the department said that incorporation of company does not include the mandated to provide public transport services. US online taxi-hailing service Uber had applied for a radio taxi licence to restart operations in...
  • Uber cannot operate without license: Delhi government January 24, 2015

    New Delhi: On a day US-based taxi booking firm Uber announced resumption of services in the city, Delhi Government said the company cannot operate as the ban imposed on it last month has not been revoked. Sources said Delhi Government will consider it "totally illegal" if Uber resumes its service...
  • Indonesia will not make public preliminary AirAsia crash report January 21, 2015

    Jakarta: Indonesia will not release to the public a 30-day preliminary report detailing its investigation into last month's crash of an AirAsia passenger jet that killed all 162 people on board, said Tatang Kurniadi, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Committee, on Wednesday. Investigators are expected to submit the preliminary report...
  • Urban transport and climate change January 19, 2015

    Climate change is one of the biggest challenges to sustainable development. It is pertinent that policies emphasise on measures that are conducive to mitigating Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and to facilitating adaptation to changes that are likely to take place. Transport sector is a key contributor to global GHG emissions....
  • Reeling under acute shortage, Delhi demands safe, efficient transport January 16, 2015

    Delhi's pride and joy which transports 2.4 million passengers every day, the air-conditioned, fast, clean Delhi metro could have been the answer to the city's transport troubles. However, the reality is different. 60 per cent of road users still travel by buses. While the city needs 16 to 20,000 buses...
  • Rs 5 lakh crore investment in road building in 5 years: Nitin Gadkari January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: A whopping investment of Rs 5 lakh crore would be made in the road sector in the coming five years, transport minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday. "In five years, there will be investment of Rs 5 lakh crore" in the road sector, Gadkari said while inaugurating the eighth...
  • Seattle dog takes solo trips to the park via city bus January 14, 2015

    Seattle: A black Labrador named Eclipse has been riding city buses without her owner to a local dog park, local transportation officials said on Tuesday. Seattle is a pet-friendly city, and dogs are allowed on public transportation, with few restrictions, though normally they are accompanied by a human, a spokesman with...
  • Delhi's increasing road traffic, decreasing parking space: an issue political parties need to address January 14, 2015

    Delhi, a city with one of the world's highest proportions of road area. 21 per cent of its total area is given to roads. The total length of the entire road network in the national capital is at a staggering 35000 kms and the city boasts of nearly 100 flyovers,...
  • Uber cab service withdraws plea from Delhi HC against ban on its plying January 6, 2015

    New Delhi: The US-based cab service provider Uber on Tuesday withdrew plea from Delhi High Court against the ban on its plying. The Delhi government had decided to continue with the ban on app-based cab booking company Uber and has asked it to fulfill the conditions for taxi operations in...
  • Delhi government decides to continue with ban on Uber January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi government on Thursday decided to continue with the ban on app-based cab booking company Uber and has asked it to fulfill the conditions for taxi operations in the national capital before seeking revocation of punitive action. The Transport Department had given a hearing to the US-based cab service...
  • All new national highways to be made of concrete: Nitin Gadkari January 1, 2015

    Mumbai: Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said all new road projects of the Centre will use concrete. "All the new roads which we will be constructing will be of concrete," Gadkari told reporters. Against the prevalent rate of Rs 350 per bag of cement, Gadkari said the Ministry had found a...
  • E-toll system to save Rs 88,000 crore, cut waiting time: Nitin Gadkari January 1, 2015

    Mumbai: The electronic toll (e-toll) collection system introduced in the country will help save Rs 88,000 crore and cut waiting time at toll plazas significantly, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday. Citing a Transport Corporation of India-IIM Kolkata study that said Rs 60,000 crore was lost on...
  • Stricter guidelines for radio taxis announced, GPRS-based tracking device a must December 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi government on Monday announced stricter guidelines for radio taxis making it mandatory, among other things, for them to be fitted with GPS and GPRS-based tracking device, printer, and a display panel showing the path traversed and total distance covered. The move comes after a woman was raped...
  • 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...