Roads

  • Centre to initiate steps to increase road safety, curb accidents 23 hours 4 minutes ago

    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...
  • Two persons killed as truck rams into a car, 2 others injured August 21, 2014

    Two persons were killed and a similar number injured when a car rammed into a stationary truck in Sidhauli area, police said in Sitapur on Thursday. Deepak Khanna and Mohammad Tariq were killed when the car in which they were travelling rammed into the truck on the national highway near Mankapur...
  • Bike borne duo brothers killed after being hit by a police jeep August 17, 2014

    Two brothers were killed when the bike they were riding on was hit by a police jeep in Maharajganj area in Azamgarh, police said. Dilsher (18) and Sarvar (25) died last night after their bike was hit by Station officer Kaptangaj's jeep in Asratpur Basaratpatti village, Superintendent of Police, Dinesh Chandra...
  • Three killed in a road accident August 17, 2014

    Three persons were killed when a motorcycle they were riding on collided with a bus in Hardoi, police said. The incident took place on Saturday when the motorcycle collided with the roadways bus near Baghauli area, Circle Officer BB Singh said. The deceased have been identified as Suresh (40), his mother Anana...
  • Three killed after being hit by a speeding roadways bus August 16, 2014

    Three persons, including two girls were on Friday killed when a bike they were riding on was hit by a speeding roadways bus in Ujhani area here, police said. The incident took place when Ravi (22) was going somewhere along with his cousin sisters Lali (12) and Deeksha (15) following which the...
  • Speeding car driver caught speaking on mobile, hits traffic constable, drags him for one kilometer August 14, 2014

    Chandigarh: In a shocking incident of road rage, a video footage shows a traffic constable being hit and dragged on the bonnet of a car for as long as 1 km in Chandigarh city. The video shot from another car shows a man hitting the traffic constable after he was asked...
  • Clean up India: Homes flooded with drain water August 14, 2014

    In the run up to Independence day, CNN-IBN has begun a special initiative to clean up India. CNN-IBN brings to you the real picture of the streets of Hyderabad. Filthy roads and stinking locality is the harsh reality. Children are falling sick because there are a lot of mosquitoes. Roads...
  • Man killed after boulder hits car August 12, 2014

    A person was killed when boulder from a mountain fell on his car in the Chamoli district here, even as rains in the state caused landslides, affecting traffic movement on several roads including national highways. According to the Uttarakhand State Emergency Operation Centre, Manoj Kumar Panwar was killed when the...
  • Five, including four children of a family, killed in road accident August 12, 2014

    Five persons, including four children of a family were on Monday killed and a woman injured when a horse-carriage in which they were travelling was hit by a speeding truck in Naubasta area here, police said The incident took place when six persons were going back to their home in Rajiv...
  • 4 pilgrims killed in a head-on collision of two jeeps; 7 others injured August 8, 2014

    Four pilgrims, including a child, were killed and seven injured when two jeeps collided head on in Nagaur district of Rajasthan in the wee hours on Friday, police said. The incident took place near Budel village when a jeep carrying 12 people to Ramdevra temple in Jaisalmer district collided with another...
  • Three persons killed in a road accident as unidentified vehicle rams a bike August 7, 2014

    Three persons were killed and another person was injured on Thursday in separate road accidents in Katihar district of Bihar, the police said. Two bikers were killed and another was injured as an unidentified vehicle rammed into a motocycle with three occupants on Kursela-Forbesganj road, the police said. The victims were identified...
  • Five kanwarias killed as oil tanker rams into a tractor trolley August 4, 2014

    Five kanwarias were killed and over 36 injured on Monday when an oil tanker rammed into a tractor trolley carrying them in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur district, police said. All the deceased were going to visit a Lord Shiva temple to offer holy water. The tractor trolley carrying the devotees was headed...
  • 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...
  • Road projects over 26,550 crore stuck in disputes: Centre July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Road projects worth more than Rs 26,550 crore are stuck in disputes between developers and highways regulator NHAI, the government said on Thursday. "Total amount pending in disputes between NHAI and developers/concessionaires was Rs 26,556.40 crore," Minister of Road Transport and Highways Krishanpal Gurjar...
  • HC directs Delhi government to ban e-rickshaws till August 14 July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi government to stop e-rickshaws from plying till August 14. The High Court has asked the Centre to form a policy guideline on e-rickshaws till then. The High Court took this step after a child died on Wednesday due to an...
  • Bihar: Motorcade carrying Chhattisgarh minister meets with an accident July 28, 2014

    Aurangabad (Bihar): A motorcade carrying Chhattisgarh Home Minister Ram Sewak Paikra and his supporters met with an accident near Aurangabad. The minister himself is unharmed but over a dozen of his supporters travelling along with him have been grievously injured. The injured are being treated at Aurangabad Sadar hospital. The...
  • Four of a family killed in road accident July 27, 2014

    Four persons belonging to a family were killed on Sunday and three children seriously injured when the vehicle they were traveling in dashed against a stationary container carrier in East Champaran district of Bihar. Police officials said the accident happened near Wattganj village under Piprakothi police station of the district. Piprakothi Station House...
  • Four killed, 20 others injured in a bus-jeep collision July 27, 2014

    Four persons were killed and 20 others injured in a collision between a bus and a jeep in Bhojpur district on Saturday, the police said. The accident took place near Ekauna village when the bus, on its way to Ara from Sahar, collided head on with the jeep going to Belaur...
  • George Miller reboots 'Mad Max' with '105-minute chase scene' July 27, 2014

    (Reuters) - A dynamic new lead and an epic-scale chase will be at the center of the new "Mad Max" reboot, as Australian director George Miller reignites his explosive action thriller franchise as the fight for survival in the wasteland rages on. "Mad Max: Fury Road," the fourth installment of the...
  • Three persons killed as truck rams into motorcycle July 26, 2014

    Three persons, including a woman and a girl, were killed when a motorcycle they were riding on was hit by a truck in Deedarganj area in Azamgarh, police said on Saturday. Shakuntala Devi (40), Khushboo (12) and Anil Kumar (20), were killed when the motorcycle they were riding on was hit...
  • Police arrest man with 1.75 kg of brown sugar worth Rs 2 crore July 22, 2014

    A man has been arrested in Bhopal with 1.75 kilograms of brown sugar worth about Rs two crore, police said. Acting on a tip-off, crime branch sleuths intercepted a person near a bike showroom on Berasia road under Gautam Nagar police station area on Monday. While checking his bag, 1.75 kg of...
  • Bihar sets 2019 as target to free the state from open defecation July 17, 2014

    The Bihar government on Thursday admitted it has fallen way behind its target of constructing toilets and said a road map was being prepared to make the state free from open defecation by 2019. Against a target of constructing 12,12,716 toilets in 2013-14, only 1,61,646 toilets could be built in the state,...
  • 23 injured as bus falls into 50-feet gorge July 14, 2014

    Twenty-three persons were injured, three of them seriously, when a state-owned bus they were travelling in fell into a gorge in Almora district in the wee hours. The mishap occurred at 4.15 am when the bus going from Delhi to Gairsain in Chamoli district fell into a 50 ft deep gorge,...
  • Two killed by lightning as rains lash eastern UP July 13, 2014

    Two persons were killed and three others injured after being struck by lightning as moderate to heavy rains lashed several parts of eastern Uttar Pradesh since July 12. Govardhan (38) and Ramawati (40) were killed after being hit by lightning in separate incidents in Tulsipur area of Balrampur district last evening, Sub-divisional Magistrate Y...
  • Doctor couple killed in a road accident in Gaya July 12, 2014

    A doctor couple was killed, while their son and daughter-in-law got seriously injured when the car they were traveling in, collided head-on with a truck in Gaya district on Saturday. Gaya Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Nishant Kumar Tiwary said the incident happened near Sahdev Khap village under Magadh University police...
  • 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....
  • Government to clear highways sector from maze of clearances: Arun Jaitley July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday unveiled steps including Rs 38,000 crore investment for fast-tracking highways to augment the nation's arterial network. "The sector had taken shape from 1998-2004 under NDA-I. The sector again needs huge amount of investment along with de-bottlenecking from maze of clearances," Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said...
  • Woman killed, four others injured as jeep overturns July 9, 2014

    A woman was killed and four others injured as a jeep carrying them overturned on Areraj-Motihari road in Motihari district on Wednesday, police said. The mishap took place as the jeep with half a dozen occupants overturned after ramming to a railing of a culvert due to negligence of the driver,...
  • Two children killed, two others injured when truck collides with motorcycle July 9, 2014

    Two children were killed and two others injured when a truck collided with a motorcycle in Bharthana area of Etawah district, police said on Wednesday. Shanu (6) and his sister Airaan (2) were killed when the motorcycle on which they were riding was hit by the truck on Bharthana-Usrahar road last...
  • Three youths killed in a road accident as truck rams motorcycle July 8, 2014

    Three youths were killed when the motorcycle they were riding was hit by a truck near Akbarabad area in Kanpur, police said on Tuesday. The incident took place on Monday, when the three youths were on their way back home and a speeding truck knocked them down, they said. The youths, identified...