TRAFFIC

  • A book to create awareness about traffic safety 6 days ago

    New Delhi: A Supreme Court advocate has suggested setting up of an institution like 'Motor Accident Mediation Authority' to reduce the huge number of pending accident cases in courts across the country. Aimed at creating awareness about traffic safety, Arun Mohan's 728-page book 'Road Accidents: Prevention, Attention and Compensation' is a...
  • Bengaluru techies demand local trains to overcome traffic woes December 14, 2014

    Bengaluru: Techies in Bengaluru have launched a campaign demanding commuter rails in order to save time and also for a safer and faster mode of transport. At present, Bengaluru's metro covers barely 20 km and techies say it simply is not sufficient. With Bengaluru commuters getting stranded in the city's nightmarish...
  • Bengaluru: Struck in traffic for hours, techies demand local train service to be extended December 11, 2014

    Bengaluru: Fatigued by the city's infamous traffic, the IT corridor of Bengaluru is demanding the local train service to be extended instead of the metro. Residents have also urged to the authorities to introduce more suburban trains. IT professional Bhavin Gandhi said, "Bengaluru is the only city which does not...
  • Noida traffic police present roses to law-abiding motorists November 29, 2014

    Noida: Noida traffic police on Saturday held a unique exercise to spread traffic awareness which saw its personnel offering roses to law-abiding motorists and helmets to those two-wheeler drivers who were found riding without the protective headgear. Also, as part of a crackdown on traffic violations, a whopping Rs 3 lakh...
  • More than 15-year-old vehicles not permitted to ply in Delhi: NGT November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Dismayed at increasing air pollution in the national capital, the National Green Tribunal on Wednesday held that all vehicles which were more than 15 years old would not be permitted to ply on the city roads. A bench, headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar, also directed that...
  • Noida traffic police collects record Rs 2.38 lakh fine November 26, 2014

    Noida: Noida Police collected a record Rs 2.38 lakh fine from 2,193 traffic rules violators, a senior officer said. According to Rajiv Narain Mishra, SP traffic, Noida," 85 vehicles were fined for red light jump, 36 for wrong lane driving, 545 for not wearing helmets, 25 no parking cases, 34 faulty...
  • Procession to affect traffic movement in Delhi tomorrow November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Traffic movement is likely to be affected on Monday on several arterial roads in the national capital, mostly in New Delhi and Central Delhi, due to a procession to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur. The procession will begin at 9.30 am from Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib...
  • Ahmedabad: Police give 1 litre free petrol to traffic rule followers November 13, 2014

    Ahmedabad: In a unique initiative to encourage citizens, the police gave an incentive of one-litre free petrol on Thursday to those following all traffic rules in Ramol area in the city. "More than 58 people, who were found obeying traffic rules today got incentives of one-litre of...
  • From failed bike stunts to beaming faces when a beer truck overturned: 10 absolutely weird road accidents that can only happen in India November 10, 2014

    India doesn't have the best reputation when it comes to road safety. The motorbike enthusiasts are forever keen on learning new tricks. From wheelies to stoppies, most motorcyclists in India take it upon themselves to pass on the heritage of bike stunts down to their friends and relatives.These Indians trying...
  • Honk till the traffic light turns green, blind everyone with the high beam: 10 things that will always happen when you're driving in India November 9, 2014

    Are you late for work? Be prepared to witness the longest traffic jam you'll see in the history of driving to work. Murphy's law will prove itself all over again if you really have to get somewhere in time. Driving in India can be quite an experience because following traffic...
  • Mother turns into traffic volunteer after daughter's death in accident November 5, 2014

    Ghaziabad: Though she is not a traffic police officer, but the way she manages the intersection at the Delhi-Ghaziabad border in Uttar Pradesh will put many officers to shame. For the last 5 years, 57-year-old Dorris Francis has been voluntarily channelising traffic flow during morning rush hour. However, her decision behind...
  • India's domestic air traffic grew over 26 per cent in September November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: India's domestic air traffic grew at a record pace of over 26 per cent in September compared to the same month last year with low air fares stimulating the travel demand, IATA said on Tuesday. Indian traffic "spiked 26.3 per cent in September compared to a year ago",...
  • HC issues show cause notice to Traffic Police, Delhi government on plying of e-Rickshaws October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued show cause notices to the Traffic Police and the Transport Department as to why contempt proceedings not be initiated against them for not taking action against e-Rickshaws which are plying despite a ban on them. The court expressed surprise that e-Rickshaws...
  • Delhi: Traffic police constable beaten up by lawyer October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi Traffic Police constable was on Tuesday allegedly beaten up by a lawyer outside Rohini court in New Delhi when he was stopped by the former for driving on the wrong side. The incident took place around 10.30 AM while Head Constable Santosh was on duty near the...
  • Dhanteras rush slows down traffic on Delhi roads October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Traffic flow remained heavy on almost all arterial roads in the national capital as shoppers thronged popular bazaars to celebrate Dhanteras. Although commuters complained of snarls in various parts of the city, Delhi Traffic Police claimed that vehicular movement was reported to have been heavy in various parts...
  • Traffic pollution may damage lungs of unborn babies October 21, 2014

    London: Pregnant women who live in polluted areas risk damage to their children's lungs, a new study has warned. Researchers said exposure to pollution during the second trimester of pregnancy in particular raises the risk of harm to a child's lungs. The finding underlines the multiple public health benefits of...
  • Delhi: 111 drivers lose their driving licenses for drunk driving October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: In a crackdown against drunk driving in the national capital, Delhi government has suspended licenses of 89 drivers for a year while licenses of 22 drivers of commercial vehicles have permanently been cancelled for the same offence. "We have suspended licences of 89 drivers, who were found driving...
  • Radar trouble affects operations at Kolkata airport October 18, 2014

    Kolkata: Flight operations were affected at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport as the Air Traffic Control (ATC) faced problems in the automatic radar system due to failure of BSNL link from a number of destinations. The Airport Authority of India (AAI) Regional Executive Director S Bhaduri said that...
  • Commercial release planned for Vivek Agnihotri's 'Buddha In A Traffic Jam' October 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Film maker Vivek Agnihotri, who is showcasing his film "Buddha In A Traffic Jam" at the 16th MAMI film festival, Thursday said he was not looking for a commercial release for the film but now has changed his mind. "We were not even looking for a release for this film......
  • Bangalore traffic police allegedly assault office-goers for not wearing helmet October 14, 2014

    Bangalore: On Saturday morning, a person who had gone to drop his sister to office was allegedly caught by the Indira Nagar traffic police in Bangalore for not wearing helmet. The boy was asked to pay the penalty. But by then his sister is believed to have seen two people...
  • Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri's 'Buddha in a Traffic Jam' to be screened at MAMI film festival October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Vivek Agnihotri, who directed the erotic thriller 'Hate Story', is now making headlines for his film 'Buddha in a Traffic Jam'. Based on the Naxal issue, the film features Anupam Kher in the lead. Such has been the impact of the film that it will now be screened at...
  • Delhi Traffic Police asks people to use Facebook, Whatsapp to complain illegal parking October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Traffic Police, in its effort to curb parking mafia in the national capital, has asked people to come forward and complain about illegal parking in the city through their Facebook page and traffic helpline numbers 1095. Delhiites can also lodge such complaints at Delhi Police's anti-corruption WhatsApp helpline...
  • Ahmedabad to get India's first intelligent traffic system October 9, 2014

    Ahmedabad: With the launch of a pilot project to alert commuters about the traffic situation, Ahmedabad became the first Indian city to get an Intelligent Traffic System (ITS). The pilot project was launched by Japanese firm Zero Sum Ltd in association with the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) on a 10-km...
  • Delhi: 4 traffic cops in soup after sting operation shows them taking bribe October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Police's Vigilance Branch has booked four traffic cops after a sting operation allegedly showed them taking a bribe from the driver of a commercial vehicle. The sting operation, which was carried out by a Delhi resident, shows three traffic constables, identified as Rajesh, Yashvir and Krishan from...
  • Srinagar-Jammu highway to be closed for three days October 8, 2014

    Srinagar: The 294-km Srinagar-Jammu national highway connecting Kashmir Valley with rest of the country, will remain closed for vehicular traffic for three days in order to carry out necessary repairs on the road. "According to IGP Traffic, one portion of hillside at Gangroo (Ramsoo) has developed cracks and needs urgent...
  • Photo: Is that a 'traffic signal' on Mars? September 26, 2014

    Are aliens using traffic signal to cross roads on Red Planet? Fun apart, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has clicked a picture on the Martian surface that resembles a "traffic signal". The "traffic signal" was spotted by a British UFO enthusiast named Joseph White. Curiosity, while busy scanning the surface, snapped the photo. "I...
  • Hyderabad, watch out! Traffic policemen will now have wearable cameras, iPads, tablets September 26, 2014

    Hyderabad: If you are one of those who refrains from paying challans or tries to bribe a traffic policeman, then watch out. As part of new-age policing in Hyderabad, traffic police will be geared up with special body wearable cameras. These cameras record the conversation and visuals between a traffic...
  • Delhi Police launch GPS-fitted bikes for street patrolling September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Thursday launched 30 GPS-fitted motorcycles for effective patrolling under an Internet-based monitoring system in North Delhi to curb street crime like snatching and robbery. The fleet was flagged off by Joint Commissioner (Central) Sandeep Goel at Civil Lines. The new motorcycles are fitted with a GPS...
  • Delhi: 89 more drivers may lose their license for drunk driving September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: More than a month after suspending licenses of about 700 drivers for drunk driving, transport department is set to cancel or suspend 89 more licenses for the same offence. "We have asked 89 driving license holders, who were found driving vehicles under the influence of alcohol for two or...
  • Birds cause delay in takeoff, landing of flights in Kolkata September 20, 2014

    Kolkata: A flock of birds perched on the runway of the NSCB Airport and delayed take off and landing of flights by 30 minutes. Airport sources said the air traffic control officials noticed the presence of birds on the runway at around 11.50 am when a KolkataGuwahati Jet Airways plane...