Vehicle

  • Delhi government mulling making use of multi-level parking mandatory July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to discourage the parking of vehicles at roadsides, Delhi government wants to make the use of multi-level parking facilities mandatory for Delhiites and is also looking to introduce a five-fold hike in surface parking rates. These recommendations have been drawn up by the committee on air...
  • Changes to Motor Vehicle Act delayed; Nitin Gadkari seeks more time July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The amendment to the Motor Vehicle Act is likely to be delayed by a couple of months as the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has said it needs three months to review the current Act and thereafter will introduce it afresh in Parliament. ...
  • Indian engineer prepares a solar-electric autorickshaw; plans to drive it all the way to London July 14, 2014

    Bangalore: Naveen Rabelli's tuk-tuk broke down the first time he rolled it out of his garage. The electrical engineer didn't lose heart: now, he plans to drive his customised three-wheeler all the way to London. Rabelli will leave India next year on a 9,600-km odyssey through 10 countries to promote the...
  • Is motor vehicle law applicable to e-rickshaws: SC asks Centre July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The controversy relating to the plying of battery operated e-rickshaws on Monday reached the Supreme Court which wanted to know from the Centre whether the law regulating motor vehicles was applicable to this mode of transport. A bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha said that the Centre has...
  • Congress MLA starts hunger strike, demands action against overloaded vehicles June 27, 2014

    Congress MLA Giriraj Singh Malinga on Thursday sat on a hunger strike demanding action against overloaded vehicles on the Agra-Mumbai Highway passing from the district. He began the strike outside the collectorate here. Malinga said he wants a check on the movement of overloaded trucks and stern action against them. The MLA told...
  • Managing Rural Development Ministry a difficult task, admits Nitin Gadkari June 19, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNBC TV18, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said that unlike Ministry of Transport, handling the Ministry of Rural Development is a difficult task for him. Gadkari also said, "The motor vehicle Act is an outdated act and I have already taken a decision. We...
  • Will amend Motor Vehicle Act within a month: Nitin Gadkari June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said that he will amend the Motor Vehicle Act within a month. He said, "The motor vehicle Act is an outdated act and I have already taken a decision. We will amend it within a month." He added, "I have a study report based...
  • Underwater vehicle by Mumbai students to feature at US meet June 16, 2014

    Mumbai: A remote-operated underwater vehicle with a robotic arm, made by engineering students of a city institute will feature at an international technology innovation event to be held in the US later this month. A team of students from Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering, Narsee Monjee Institute...
  • Delhi MP's car collides with Uma Bharti's escort vehicle June 11, 2014

    New Delh: Three people, including two policemen, were injured after Delhi MP Parvesh Verma's car collided head-on with union minister Uma Bharti's escort vehicle here on Wednesday, police said. Both the minister and the MP were not travelling when the incident occurred in Vijay Chowk, the square in front of Rashtrapati...
  • China to take 6 mn vehicles off roads to ease pollution June 11, 2014

    Beijing: Smog-hit China plans to remove 6 million vehicles that do not meet emission standards off the roads this year, in a bid to reduce air pollution in the world's largest auto market. More than 2.4 million vehicles will be taken off roads in the municipalities of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei...
  • e-NV200: Nissan unveils its new electric vehicle June 9, 2014

    Yokohama: Nissan on Monday unveiled its second all-electric vehicle, the Japanese automaker's latest push into the eco-friendly car sector despite disappointing sales. The company said its e-NV200, a zero-emission commercial van, can drive 190 kilometres (120 miles) on a full charge, and doubles as an onboard power source to supply emergency...
  • Motor Vehicle Bill to be re-drafted in a month, says Nitin Gadkari June 7, 2014

    New Delhi: India's Motor Vehicle Bill will be re-drafted within a month in line with advanced international practices to enhance road safety, Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday. His comments come within days of former Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde's death in a road accident in...
  • Car stolen from outside UP minister Sahid Manzoor's house May 27, 2014

    In a daring case of theft, a car was allegedly stolen from outside a state minister's house here, police said on Tuesday. The car belongs to Nushrat Ali, a resident of Sector 13 Sastri Nagar. He had gone to meet Uttar Pradesh minister Sahid Manzoor at his residence in Jali Kothi...
  • Toyota recalling 5,16,000 vehicles in 3 recalls May 23, 2014

    Detroit: Toyota said it's recalling 5,16,000 vehicles worldwide, including 4,30,500 in the US, for three separate safety problems, including brakes that can activate without warning. The company said it has no reports of accidents or injuries due to the defects. In all three cases, the company will alert owners and dealers...
  • New vehicle registration code for Telangana likely next week May 22, 2014

    A notification for new vehicle registration code for Telangana state, which will formally come into existence on June 2, is likely to be released next week after new government takes over in New Delhi. The Andhra Pradesh Government has sent a proposal to the ministry to allot "TG" series for Telangana...
  • UP government to levy 'green tax' on old vehicles May 21, 2014

    All motor vehicles more than 15-years old will have to pay green tax in Uttar Pradesh soon, officials said. The state cabinet has given a go ahead to the amendment in the UP Motor Vehicles Act and it has been decided that all such vehicles that have completed 15 years after...
  • Former DMK minister held for 'violating' model code of conduct May 4, 2014

    Ramanathapuram: Former DMK minister Suba Thangavelan was arrested on Sunday under provisions of Motor Vehicles Act for violating the poll code and canvassing for the party candidate in a convoy of over 12 vehicles, police said. Thangavelan was canvasing for party candidate Mohamed Jaleel on Arpil 20 at Kulanur for the...
  • Explained: Everything you should know about vehicle recalls May 1, 2014

    In just over three months this year, the global automotive industry is already getting uncomfortably close to surpassing the recall figures for all of 2013. On April 9, 2014 Toyota announced a global call back of nearly 70 lakh units, including about 50,000 Innovas in India and a few vehicles that...
  • Police bust gang of vehicle-lifters, 41 motorbikes recovered April 23, 2014

    As many as 41 stolen bikes were recovered following the arrest of three alleged members of a gang of motorcycle thieves in Jhalawar district, police said on Wednesday. Sheru Mohammed, Pappu and Bharat Gurjar, all hailing from Jhalawar district, were arrested on Tuesday, they said. The gang used to steal vehicles and...
  • Indian rocket carrying navigation satellite blasts off April 4, 2014

    An Indian rocket carrying the country's second navigation satellite - IRNSS-1B - on Friday blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota  in Andhra Pradesh. Exactly at 5.14 p.m., the rocket - Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C24 (PSLV-C24) standing around 44.4 metres tall and weighing around 320 tonnes - tore into...
  • Hybrid vehicles more fuel-efficient in India than US April 1, 2014

    Washington: Heavy traffic, few freeways and aggressive driving style - these road conditions in India are ideal for saving fuel with hybrid vehicles, a promising research led by a team of Indian-American scientists has shown. In two studies using real-world driving conditions, they found that hybrid cars are significantly more fuel-efficient...
  • 2 lakh force, thousands of vehicles, dozen choppers deployed for upcoming LS polls March 30, 2014

    More than two lakh gun-toting paramilitary personnel, thousands of vehicles and nearly a dozen helicopters will be deployed across the country to ensure smooth and violence-free elections beginning April 7. During the nine-phased polls, spread over nearly two months, the Home Ministry has chalked out the deployment plan for 543 constituencies...
  • I see immense potential in the growth of truck racing in India: Steve Horne March 22, 2014

    At a time when motorsport is struggling to gain prominence in India, two-time British truck racing champion Steve Horne strongly feels the first-ever heavy-vehicle racing event can become an annual feature and usher in a new era for the sport in the country. "I know trucks are generally seen as goods...
  • Police bust gang of vehicle-lifters, arrest four March 3, 2014

    Police on Monday busted a gang of vehicle-lifters with the arrest of four men and recovered three cars and a motorbike in Jaipur. The accused were identified as Bhagwan Sahay (24), Ramesh (35), Sunil (21), and Subhash Meena alias Chotu (26), a senior police officer said. The accused confessed to having committed...
  • Two vehicle robbery gangs busted, 10 arrested March 1, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh police on Friday claimed to have busted two gangs of thieves and arrested 10 persons for allegedly stealing motorbikes and household items. In the first case, a crime branch team arrested five alleged autolifters last night and recovered seven stolen motorcycles from them, a senior police official said. "The arrested...
  • Watch: World's fastest jet-powered truck can reach speeds more than 375 mph February 20, 2014

    Powered by three jet engines, Shockwave is the world's fastest jet-powered truck. The truck can hit speeds more than 375 mph (miles per hour) and is capable of generating an incredible 36,000 horse power. The truck can cover quarter of a mile in less than seven seconds only. Driver and...
  • Security forces use unmanned aerial vehicles to track Maoists February 16, 2014

    Drones are flying in Bihar to help combat Maoists. Security forces in Bihar's worst Maoist-hit districts are using the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to ensure the safety and security of their men in field operations, police officials on Saturday said. "The induction of UAVs will keep an eye on Maoist movements in...