MOTORS

  • Delhi: Nearly 60,000 women two-wheeler riders fined for not wearing helmets 6 hours 8 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In just 35 days, close to 60,000 women two-wheeler and pillion riders in the capital have been issued traffic tickets for not wearing helmets, data from the Delhi Police has reveals. Sustained efforts by the police and general awareness have slowly brought the numbers down. An amendment to the...
  • Auto industry gives thumbs-up to deregulation of diesel prices 21 hours 25 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Auto industry on Sunday welcomed the government's move to deregulate diesel prices, saying the clarity on fuel prices would help the manufacturers plan for future products and investments in a better way. "It is great that the government has been able to deregulate the diesel prices. Now the...
  • Overdrive: Catch all the action from 2014 Paris Motor Show October 11, 2014

    This week on Overdrive, we bring to you all the latest information and all of the latest cars - SUVs, MUVs that are trending at Paris Motor Show 2014 and grabbing headlines around the world. ...
  • Tesla unveils new Model S electric sedan variant with 'autopilot' features October 10, 2014

    Hawthorne: Tesla Motors on Thursday took its first step toward automated driving, unveiling features that will allow its electric sedan to park itself and sense dangerous situations. The company also said it will roll out an all-wheel drive option of the Model S sedan that can go from zero to 60...
  • India Inc to observe October 10 as 'Compliance' Day October 5, 2014

    Mumbai: India Inc will observe October 10 as the 'compliance day for laws', being organised as a part of the week-long series of deliberations and workshops around the across the country starting from Monday. Scoring anything short on 10 on 10 on compliance would render individual and organisations vulnerable on...
  • Drunken driving: Delhi court disqualifies man from driving for 6 months September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has disqualified a man from holding a driving licence for six months for drunken driving, but reduced his sentence till rising of court for being a first time offender. "I am disqualifying the convict from holding any driving licence to drive any vehicle of any...
  • Road sector set for a turnaround in 2 years, says Nitin Gadkari September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Road Transport and Highways Ministry has taken a slew of steps, including making projects of Rs 50,000 crore ready for award, clearing Rs 1.5 lakh crore projects and setting a target to build 30 km of roads a day, for turning around the sector, Minister Nitin Gadkari...
  • New Motor Bill: Steep penalties, 7year jail for child death September 13, 2014

    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 7year imprisonment for death of a child in certain circumstances, besides huge fines for driving violations. The new Road Safety and Transport Bill 2014 also...
  • Soon, Delhiites will be able to file vehicle theft FIR online September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Police is working on a system through which FIR of theft of motor vehicles in the national capital can be registered online and there would be a digitized system where the stolen automobile would be searched everyday among recovered vehicle. Although, Delhi Police has already launched an APP...
  • Delhi High Court order on erickshaws today September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will on Tuesday pass an order on whether to lift the ban on the plying of erickshaws in the capital till the law is amended to bring them under the ambit of the Motor Vehicles Act 1988 for regulating them on the roads. A...
  • Overdrive: Review of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz September 6, 2014

    In this episode of Overdrive, we review the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. Also on the show, get all the world motoring news and much more. ...
  • DTC may sign deal to procure 1,380 semilowfloor buses August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: After two failed bids, Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) may soon sign a deal with an Indian automotive manufacturing company to procure a total of 1,380 semilowfloor buses to replace its fleet of standardfloor ones (yellow buses). "We invited global players for procurement of 1,380 semilowfloor buses... Tata Motors has...
  • Sikh women exempt from wearing a helmet: Should safety be more important instead? August 29, 2014

    Women riding pillion on twowheelers in Delhi will have to wear helmets, said a notification issued by the Delhi government on Thursday. However, Sikh women have been exempted from the rule on religious ground. CNNIBN takes views from across the country over the Delhi government's notice. ...
  • Helmets made compulsory for women on twowheelers in Delhi, Sikh women exempted August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Women riding pillion on twowheelers in Delhi will have to wear helmets, said a notification issued by the Delhi government on Thursday. However, Sikh women have been exempted from the rule on religious ground. The decision hasn't gone down well with Delhiites. "It is for security. Sikh males have...
  • CCI imposes Rs 2,545 crore penalty on 14 car makers August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: In the first major order against auto players, the Competition Commission on Monday slapped a penalty of Rs 2,545 crore on 14 car makers, including Maruti Suzuki and Tata Motors, for violating trade norms in the spare parts and after services market. Honda Siel Cars India, Volkswagen India, Fiat...
  • Hyundai Elite i20 TVC hits 1 million views on YouTube August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), the country's largest exporter and the secondlargest car manufacturer, achieved a new milestone with the launch of the allnew Elite i20. The latest television commercial for Elite i20 is slick, fastpaced and has already crossed Half a Million views on YouTube in a...
  • 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...
  • NASCAR champion Stewart kills dirttrack driver, no charges pending August 11, 2014

    Veteran NASCAR champion Tony Stewart retreated from competition on Sunday after he struck and killed an aggrieved young driver walking on a dirt track in a lowstakes race, in an incident highlighting the risks and bravado around car racing. Authorities in New York state said that they had found no evidence...
  • Overdrive: The all new Zest is waiting to be unleashed July 20, 2014

    The all new Zest is waiting to be unleashed. The design of the new Gen Tata Cars is headed by Pratap Bose. This is a very important sedan for Tata Motor. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Is motor vehicle law applicable to erickshaws: SC asks Centre July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The controversy relating to the plying of battery operated erickshaws 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...
  • Overdrive: Review of Honda Mobilio July 6, 2014

    In this episode of Overdrive, we review the Honda Mobilio. Also on the show, get all the world motoring news and much more. ...
  • Tata Motors to launch a couple of models each year till 2020 July 5, 2014

    Gurgaon: Tata Motors is looking at launching a couple of models each year till 2020 as the company looks to ramp up its portfolio in the competitive Indian car market. "We are working on a product strategy that started last year. The plan is to bring a couple of new...
  • Overdrive: Mercedes ML63 AMG vs Porsche Cayenne Turbo June 21, 2014

    In this episode of Overdrive, we bring to you the comparison between the Mercedes ML63 AMG and Porsche Cayenne Turbo. Also on the show, we visit Volkswagen Polo R Cup Fitness Camp. Get all the world motoring news and much more. ...
  • Naidu woos Hero MotoCorp to set up plant in Andhra Pradesh June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh government is wooing country's largest twowheeler maker Hero MotoCorp to set up a plant in the state. N Chandrababu Naidu, the newly elected Chief Minister of the residuary state of Andhra Pradesh, has called Hero MotoCorp MD&CEO Pawan Munjal to set up their new proposed South India...
  • 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...
  • Fate of 2,600 workers in Bengal hangs in the balance as Ambassador production stops June 17, 2014

    Kolkata: With the iconic Ambassador car being phased out, the future of workers at the Hindustan Motor's Uttarpara factory in West Bengal now is uncertain. They haven't received wages for the past six months and now have lost their jobs as well. It was the symbol of India's rich and...
  • West Bengal: Ambassador plant closed, workers face an uncertain future June 9, 2014

    It was a Saturday and 52yearold Subhash Paul was at home when he heard that the factory where he worked for 32 years is now shut. The cycle that he had been using for almost three decades to come to work was lying outside. He grabbed it and rushed to...
  • Thane: Twowheeler Co asked to pay Rs 50,000 for deficient service June 9, 2014

    Thane: A consumer forum has ordered a motorcycle manufacturing company to pay Rs 50,000 compensation to a customer for deficient services. Monesh Mishra, a resident of Vasai town in Thane district, had complained to District Consumer Redressal Forum that on May 5, 2011, his twowheeler met with an accident as...