Traffic

  • Kanwar yatra: Delhi-Haridwar highway closed for traffic 4 days ago

    With a view of ensuring smooth and peaceful transit of Kanwar pilgrims, traffic plying on Delhi-Haridwar national highway has been diverted till July 25 to prevent any untoward incident. The traffic from Delhi to Dehradun, Rishikesh, Roorkee and Haridwar highway has been shifted to alternative routes, SSP HN Singh told reporters. The...
  • Freight traffic up by over four per cent July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Railways has carried 267.68 million tonnes (MT) of freight traffic during April-June 2014 period as against 256.79 MT carried in the corresponding period last year, registering an increase of 4.24 per cent, accoding to Railway ministry data. Railways transported 87.14 MT freight in June this year as against...
  • Two traffic police constables suspended for misbehaving with a woman July 11, 2014

    Two traffic police constables were suspended for misbehaving with a woman on the Dabur crossing in Ghaziabad. According to police, the woman's car was hit by a another car on the Dabur crossing on July 9 evening and she asked for help from the traffic constables present there but they misbehaved...
  • Solar panels to run traffic signals in Pakistan July 6, 2014

    Islamabad: The Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) in Pakistan has planned to install solar energy panels to keep traffic signals around the city running during long power cuts, a media report said on Sunday. Due to frequent power cuts in Rawalpindi, traffic has become un-manageable in the city, Dawn online reported. A...
  • Poor roads lead to traffic jams, force a Patna school to close for three days July 3, 2014

    A school in Patna was forced to shut down for three days after students failed to reach the school due to regular, long hours of traffic jams, officials said on Thursday. Authorities of St Joseph Convent High School in Jethuli on the outskirts of Patna decided to close the school till...
  • Chhapra Rajdhani accident: Rail traffic restored partially June 26, 2014

    Rail traffic disrupted due to the derailment of 12 bogies of the Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express in Bihar's Saran district was restored partially on Thursday, an official said. Railway official AK Razak said the lines on the Sonepur-Chapra rail section of the East Central Railway were cleared for traffic on Thursday morning. "It...
  • 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...
  • Honk till the traffic light turns green, blind everyone with the high beam: 10 annoying signs you are driving in Indian traffic June 18, 2014

    Are you late for work? Be prepared to witness the longest traffic jam you'll see in the history of driving to work. It's like Murphy's law, everything that has to go wrong will definitely go wrong when you really have to get somewhere in time. Driving in India can be...
  • Delhi constable's family to get Rs one crore assistance from government June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Tuesday announced assistance of Rs one crore to the family of traffic constable Mana Ram, who was mowed down by a car while on duty on Saturday night. Jung said that the government will also explore the possibility of extending all help...
  • Chennai traffic stops for timely heart transplant to save a life June 17, 2014

    Chennai: Praise is pouring in for the Chennai Police, who, along with a team of doctors from two hospitals ensured that an ambulance carrying a donor heart could be transported in the nick of time. The donor heart was transported from the Rajiv Gandhi Government Hospital to the Fortis Malar...
  • Traffic cops not to be armed: Delhi police commissioner June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi on Tuesday said that there are no plans to arm traffic police personnel with weapons. "There is no plan to provide arms to traffic personnel," Bassi said when asked whether Saturday's incident, where Delhi traffic constable Mana Ram was mowed down by three...
  • Delhi Police ready for stricter laws: Special CP, Traffic June 17, 2014

    Special CP, Traffic, Muktesh Chander on Monday told CNN-IBN that in view of the increasing incidents of road rage, Delhi Police was ready for stricter laws. ...
  • Traffic constable mowed down: Is Delhi the capital of rash and negligent driving? June 16, 2014

    A 26-year-old traffic constable was run over by a car after a minor argument in Delhi on Sunday. That argument was over driving in a no-entry zone, following which the three accused mowed down the constable and have now been booked for murder. ...
  • Constable's death brings spotlight on safety of traffic policemen June 17, 2014

    A day after a traffic constable was mowed down in the national capital, the focus is now once again on growing instances of road rage in Delhi. Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited the Police Headquarters and held a discussion on the issue. The case has put the spotlight back on...
  • No plans of arming traffic constables yet, says Delhi Police Commissioner June 16, 2014

    After meeting with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday, Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi said, "As of now, we don't intend to issue arms to the traffic police. The Home Minister offered condolences to the traffic officer was killed." On Sunday, a 26-year-old traffic constable was run over by...
  • Delhi road rage: MHA steps in after 3 men run car over traffic constable June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: A 26-year-old traffic constable was run over by a car after a minor argument in Delhi on Sunday. That argument was over driving in a no-entry zone, following which the three accused mowed down the constable and have now been booked for murder. They now claim that they...
  • Kerala rear seat belts row: Transport Commissioner unhappy with decision being scrapped, extends his leave June 16, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Two weeks after Union Minister Gopinath Munde was killed in a road accident, no lessons seem to have been learnt. In Kerala, Transport Commissioner Rishi Raj Singh issued a circular making seat belts mandatory for all passengers in a four-wheeler. But the move has not gone well with the...
  • Rear seat belt should be optional, not mandatory: Kerala Transport Minister June 15, 2014

    Kerala Traffic Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan on Sunday said, "I cannot agree with the idea of tormenting the passengers by insisting that they put on rear seat belts, when this mechanism is not available in all the cars. We cannot implement this rule before rectifying such issues. How can we insist...
  • Videos may make up 84 per cent of internet traffic by 2018: Report June 11, 2014

    Washington: Video consumption of the World Cup alone will generate nearly as much Internet traffic as occurred in all of Australia in 2013, according to a new Cisco Systems Inc report that shows growth in Internet traffic is fuelled by video. The report, which says video is expected to grow to...
  • Workers, families jam traffic in Ghaziabad June 10, 2014

    Over a hundred families of the employees of an electronics company in Ghaziabad that had declared a lockout in November 2012 staged a sit-in outside the SSP's office on Hapur Road and jammed the traffic. The angered company employees said that the company's promoters had declared an illegal lockout. After the declaration, the...
  • Congress MLA's dharna disrupts traffic in Jamshedpur June 9, 2014

    Road traffic in the Mango area of Jamshedpur was disrupted for over half an hour on Monday after Congress MLA Banna Gupta sat on a dharna in protest against a traffic police officer demanding bribe from drivers. Over 15,000 people under the Mango Notified Area were forced to live without power...
  • Maruti Driving Institute's Training director on importance of seatbelt June 7, 2014

    Training director of the Maruti Driving Institute Mahesh Rajoria talks about the importance of the seatbelt and basic rules that need to be followed. He said, "In theory we teach a lot of things about traffic rules. A simple thing like wearing seatbelts is very important. Driver's own safety is...
  • Watch: Some of the worst road accidents caught on camera June 7, 2014

    India is home to the world's largest number of road deaths according to the World Health Organisation's latest global road safety report. Almost 15 road accident deaths in India are reported every hour. ...
  • Munde could have been alive if he was wearing the seat belt: Harsh Vardhan June 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said that Union Minister Gopinath Munde, who died in a road accident this week, could have been alive if he was wearing a seat belt. He appealed to people to use seat belts while travelling even on the back seat. "To a very...
  • 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...
  • Installed auditory devices at traffic signals: Delhi Police to HC June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The city police has informed the Delhi High Court that it has installed 57 auditory devices at traffic signals in the national capital for safety of visually impaired people. Deputy Commissioner of Traffic Police in its reply filed before a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Rajiv...
  • Gopinath Munde's accident: Should it be mandatory for all passengers in cars to wear seat belts? June 3, 2014

    In a tragic turn of events on Tuesday morning, Union Minister for Rural Development Gopinath Munde died of multiple internal injuries after his car was hit by another vehicle in Delhi. Gopinath Munde's death is one more reason for us to ask hard questions about our appalling road safety standards...
  • Gopinath Munde's accident: Accused driver was speeding, say police June 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The 32-year-old driver of the cab, which hit Union Minister Gopinath Munde's car in the wee hours on Tuesday at an intersection leading to his death, was allegedly speeding and had jumped the red light, according to police. "An FIR has been registered against Gurvinder Singh under section 279...
  • Roads around Rashtrapati Bhawan to be closed for Modi swearing-in May 23, 2014

    Commuters could face a tough time on Monday as the Traffic Police on Friday issued an advisory asking them to avoid major roads in and around Rashtrapati Bhawan in the evening from 4pm onwards owing to the swearing in ceremony of Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister. The traffic police has...