TRAFFIC

  • Facebook tweaks news feed to give more prominence to updates from friends April 22, 2015

    New Delhi: In yet another change to the way users will be greeted when they log in the site, Facebook has tweaked its algorithm for news feed that will now generate a balanced content from friends and pages that a user likes or subscribes to. Since there will always be a...
  • Delhi Traffic Police's new WhatsApp helpline will give you information on towed vehicles April 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The next time your vehicle is towed away for being improperly parked, don't panic. Just send a message on the WhatsApp number of the Delhi traffic police and you'll get a contact number to find out the whereabouts of your vehicle. This facility is available on WhatsApp number 8750871493,...
  • Over 85,000 complaints on Delhi Traffic Police's WhatsApp April 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Traffic Police has received nearly 85,000 complaints regarding traffic violations and related issues on its WhatsApp helpline which was launched in October, 2014 and so far action has been taken in over 7,500 of them after due verification. This WhatsApp helpline number 8750871493 was launched on October 16...
  • Traffic advisory for Rahul Gandhi's Kisan rally in Delhi April 19, 2015

    As Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will lead Congress's Kisan rally against land Acquisition Ordinance in the national capital, here is the traffic advisory to be followed. ...
  • No measures to guard traffic personnel against toxic air despite high pollution levels April 18, 2015

    Despite high pollution levels in our cities there are hardly any measures to guard the traffic police personnel against the toxic air on the road. ...
  • Law makers or Law breakers ? April 15, 2015

    Not willing to be a mute spectator to blatant violation of rules by those in power. Citizen Journalist Tinu Thomas is now confronting cops on duties who are breaking rules. ...
  • Karnataka government launches bike ambulance to speed up medical care April 15, 2015

    Bengaluru: In the first-of-its-kind in Asia, the Karnataka government has launched a bike ambulance to speed up the medical care. The First Response mobile first aid unit can rush to an accident spot in 5-10 minutes and provide immediate medical aid. The service is operated by trained paramedics who carry...
  • Gurgaon Traffic Police ASI Praveen Kumar highlights the dangers of his work April 13, 2015

    ASI Praveen Kumar of Gurgaon Traffic Police appeals to the public to follow traffic rules. He says many a times people break traffic rules and also assault traffic constables. ...
  • French air traffic controllers to strike, flights scrapped April 8, 2015

    Paris: Air traffic controllers in France were poised to go on strike on Wednesday, likely leading to cancellation of some 40 per cent of flights in French airspace. "Disruption is expected over the whole country," said the DGAC civil aviation authority, which requested companies to scrap 40 per cent of flights...
  • Rs 36 lakh fine for over speeding! Fines in Finland are based on how much you earn March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Imagine being fined for over speeding; now imagine that fine being based on your income. Preposterous, isn't it? While a lot of countries in the world have a clear fine structure for traffic rule violations, most of Scandinavia determines fines based on income. Fines in Finland for traffic violations,...
  • Jammu-Srinagar highway opened for one-way traffic March 10, 2015

    Srinagar: The Jammu-Srinagar highway was opened on Tuesday for one-way traffic after remaining closed for two days due to landslides and snowfall along the road. "The Jammu-Srinagar highway has been opened for one-way traffic on Tuesday," a senior traffic official said. "Vehicles will move from Jammu to Srinagar but no vehicle will...
  • Bengaluru: Traffic constable assaults ex-serviceman for helping ambulance stuck between barricades March 3, 2015

    Bengaluru: In a shocking incident in Bengaluru, former serviceman Nagappa was assaulted by a traffic constable Ganganna on Tuesday after he tried to intervene to get barricades removed from a traffic junction on Ballari Road so as to let an ambulance pass. Immediately after the incident, Additional Commissioner of Police B...
  • JK government formulates project to ensure free flow of traffic February 13, 2015

    Jammu and Kashmir government on February 13, said that it has formulated a project at an estimated cost of Rs 67.45 crore to ensure free flow of traffic in Jammu city. The ambitious project has been formulated for Jammu city at an estimated cost of Rs 67.45 crore which will help...
  • Delhi: Traffic restrictions in place ahead of Obama's Siri Fort address January 27, 2015

    Several traffic restrictions have been put into place in South Delhi ahead of US President Barack Obama's address. Delhi Traffic Police has advised the public to avoid the stretch as there would be restrictions at several points at the August Kranti Marg. ...
  • Delhi Police releases traffic advisory, key roads closed for Republic Day parade rehearsal January 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Several arterial roads in the proximity of Rajpath and those leading to Red Fort such as Tilak Marg, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg and Subhash Marg will remain closed for normal traffic for the full dress rehearsal of Republic Day parade tomorrow morning. The parade, which will start at 9.50...
  • Three-day traffic restrictions imposed in Delhi for Obama's visit January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Several traffic restrictions have been imposed in the national capital ahead of Barack Obama's India visit. Rafi Marg, Janpath, Man Singh Road will be closed for public from January 24 to 26. Traffic Special Commissioner Mukesh Chander said, "There will be some restrictions in New Delhi area. People can...
  • Bengaluru: More traffic violations than number of vehicles on its roads January 16, 2015

    Bengaluru's traffic woes has hit a new low with more traffic violations in the city than the number of vehicles on its roads. Data from the last one year shows the bitter reality of recklessness on the road. Police say the number of traffic violation cases far exceed the number...
  • West Bengal: TMC MP slaps traffic constable, allowed to go scot-free January 14, 2015

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress MP Prasun Banerjee allegedly slapped a traffic constable for stopping his car from driving in the wrong lane. The incident happened on Wednesday evening in Kolkata. No complain was lodged with police and Banerjee was allowed to go scot-free. ...
  • 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,...
  • Bengaluru: Biker alleges attack by a traffic policeman January 5, 2015

    Bengaluru: A 31-year-old man has alleged that he was hit by a traffic policeman with a walkie-talkie on Saturday evening. The construction engineer said he was trying to park his bike in the 'Pay and Park' area on Dickenson Road when the policeman came and started abusing him. The complaint...
  • US: 7-year-old miraculously survives plane crash in Kentucky that killed her family January 5, 2015

    A seven-year-old in Kentucky miraculously survived a plane crash that killed her family. The girl infact walked away from the wreckage to a home she spotted nearby the crash site. The girl's parents, sister and cousin died after their small twin engine piper traveling from Florida, crashed in the woods...
  • Four large parts of crashed AirAsia QZ8501 jet found on sea floor January 4, 2015

    Indonesia: Search teams hunting for the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed with 162 people on board have found four large parts of the plane on the sea bed, the head of Indonesia's search and rescue agency said on Saturday. A multi-national task force of ships, planes and helicopters...
  • 7-year-old girl says she survived Kentucky plane crash: Police January 3, 2015

    Eddyville: A 7-year-old girl has survived a plane crash that killed four people, and the disoriented little girl walked away from the wreckage and reported the crash to a local resident, authorities said. The small Piper PA-34 reported engine trouble and lost contact with air traffic controllers as it was flying...
  • AirAsia's Surabaya-Singapore flight suspended January 3, 2015

    Jakarta: The AirAsia plane that crashed in the Java Sea was flying on an unauthorised schedule, Indonesian Transport Ministry has said and suspended the airline's Surabaya-Singapore route for violating the operational hours. AirAsia Indonesia is only allowed to ply that route on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. However, AirAsia Indonesia was...
  • 608 prosecuted for drunken driving on New Year eve January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Traffic Police challaned nearly 1000 motorists for violating traffic rules out of which 608 were prosecuted for drunken driving on the eve of New Year on Thursday night while one person was killed in an accident. "Traffic Police had deployed 86 teams, armed with breath analyzers, to check...
  • Rough weather halts process of recovering victims of the AirAsia plane crash January 1, 2015

    The grim process of recovering the victims of the AirAsia plane crash has hit snag. Rough weather has halted their progress. The families of those on board AirAsia have started to come in terms with the reality. ...
  • Family members of those aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 collapsed in agony December 31, 2014

    Family members of those aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 collapsed in agony while the recovery efforts were underway in the Java sea. The wreckage was found in the waters of Indonesia. ...
  • Search teams unclear whether oil, objects found in sea linked to lost AirAsia flight QZ 8501 December 29, 2014

    Indonesia: An Indonesian helicopter searching for the missing AirAsia jetliner saw two oily spots in the water on Monday, and an Australian search plane spotted objects elsewhere in the Java Sea, but it was too early to know whether either was connected to the aircraft and its 162 passengers and...
  • Australian plane spots objects in sea in AirAsia QZ 8501 search area December 29, 2014

    Indonesia: An Indonesian official says objects have been spotted in the sea by a search plane hunting for the missing AirAsia jet. Jakarta's Air Force base commander Rear Marshal Dwi Putranto says he was informed on Monday that an Australian Orion aircraft had detected suspicious objects near Nangka island, about 100...
  • Indonesia says missing AirAsia plane could be at 'bottom of sea' December 29, 2014

    Jakarta: A missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people could be at the bottom of the sea after it was presumed to have crashed off the Indonesian coast, an official said on Monday, as countries around Asia sent ships and planes to help in the search effort. The Indonesia AirAsia plane, an...