Transport

  • Metro train smart cards can soon be used in DTC buses 22-04-2014 08:43 PM

    Passengers will soon be able to use the metro train smart cards to travel in DTC buses and cluster buses run by DIMTS. Delhi government's long pending proposal in this regard has been approved by the Lt Governor following which the proposal has been sent to the Election Commission for...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Jeep crisis hits candidates on campaign 14-04-2014 11:09 AM

    At the height of the poll season, candidates of various political parties have been hit by a shortage of open-hood jeeps which is a favourite campaign vehicle to criss-cross muddy paths and uneven terrain. President of BJP's Bengal unit Rahul Sinha says campaigning in open-hood jeeps is of great help...
  • India sends blackbox of crashed C-130J to US for decoding data 30-03-2014 02:17 PM

    The black box of the C-130J transport aircraft that crashed near Gwalior on Friday has suffered damage and the Air Force has sent it to the US to seek the assistance of its manufacturer Lockheed Martin in decoding the data, IAF officials said on Sunday. The connectors of the Flight...
  • Watch: How cargo transportation connects India to the rest of the world 09-03-2014 11:56 PM

    India's growth has led to increase in exports. Cargo transportation connects India to the rest of the world. Maersk Line, which deals with Cargo transportation, certainly deserve applause for keeping India on the move. ...
  • Transport workers' body to oppose Congress in Lok Sabha polls 04-03-2014 06:01 PM

    The All India Road Transport Worker Federation (AITWF) has decided to oppose the Congress in the ensuing Lok Sabha polls for not implementing the VV Giri Labour Institute's suggestions for improving living conditions of transport workers in the country. AITWF national general secretary KK Divakaran said that because the Congress-led...
  • Vasundhara Raje flags off 10 night-shelter buses for pavement dwellers 25-02-2014 03:52 PM

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Tuesday flagged off ten 'rain basera' buses with a view to provide night shelter to pavement dwellers. The buses will be stationed at public spots such as railway stations, bus stands and hospitals, Raje said in Jaipur. The Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation has...
  • Delhi: BRT should be scrapped, says Kejriwal 10-02-2014 05:28 PM

    New Delhi: The capital's controversial BRT corridor for buses should be scrapped in its present form, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said. He has asked Transport Minister Saurabh Bhardwaj to go into the matter, Kejriwal said. Introduced some six years ago in South Delhi, Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) corridor...
  • Georgia road officials apologise for overreacting to snow risk 07-02-2014 10:12 AM

    Georgia state transportation officials, reeling from the snow and ice that paralysed Atlanta highways last week, said they "overreacted" on Thursday by warning motorists of a winter storm watch that had not in fact been issued. After weather forecasts mentioned a chance of more snow, officials posted winter storm watch...
  • Rajasthan government plans joint campaign to rein in illegal mining 01-02-2014 06:06 PM

    A month-long joint campaign will be launched to check the illegal mining menace in Rajasthan from February 3. The campaign will be conducted by officials from Police, Forest and Environment, Mines, and Transport departments, and will be monitored at the state level by DIG (Vigilance) of the Mines Department. It...
  • Transport ministry to bring cabinet note on Delhi-Jaipur Expressway next month 28-01-2014 10:48 PM

    The government on Tuesday directed the road transport and highways ministry to bring a cabinet note seeking in-principle approval for the Delhi-Jaipur Expressway in about a month's time. "Total road length will be 272 km. The ministry plans to sign the state support agreement by February 28 and the project...
  • Get, set, vroom! Aamir Khan rides a bike in style 04-01-2014 04:10 PM

    Actor Aamir Khan is known for being a perfectionist, in both his real and reel life. The actor, who wowed his fans by performing death-defying stunts in 'Dhoom 3', recently extended support to make people aware of road safety at a seminar organised by the Maharashtra Highway Traffic Police at...
  • Maharashtra: State transport bus falls in a valley, 27 dead 02-01-2014 11:58 AM

    Thane: At least 27 people have been killed when a state transport bus plying on the Vithalwadi-Ahmednagar route with around 30-40 passengers fell in a valley near Malshej Ghat, Thane. Rescue workers are carrying out the relief work at the accident site which is in a valley almost 250 metres...
  • India signs deal with US for six transport aircraft 28-12-2013 04:27 PM

    India has signed a Rs 4,000-crore deal with the US for procuring six more C-130J Super Hercules Special Operations aircraft for the Indian Air Force. The proposal was cleared by the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on December 20. The two sides signed the...
  • 22-year-old SIMI and IM operative arrested in Raipur 26-12-2013 08:10 AM

    A suspected Students' Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and Indian Mujahideen (IM) operative, who was allegedly involved in raising funds for the banned outfits, was arrested in Raipur on Wednesday, the police said. 22-year-old Dheeraj Sao isa native of Jamui district of Bihar, who ran a roadside eatery in Transport...
  • FTP: Oil minister Moily travels by metro: Should more VIPs use public transport? 09-10-2013 11:30 PM

    Delhi Metro has a VIP commuter now as Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily has started his drive to save fuel by commuting through metro to work. Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily took the metro to the ministry on Wednesday. He plans to do so every Wednesday and he has also adviced his...
  • Maharashtra IPS officer Ranjit Sahay who attempted suicide dies 03-10-2013 11:47 AM

    Mumbai: Senior IPS officer Ranjit Sahay, who was hospitalised with severe burns after he allegedly attempted suicide at his residence, on Friday succumbed to his injuries here. Additional Director General of Police (Police Housing) Sahay suffered a partial loss of kidney function and was battling for life due to "extremely...
  • Chakra Satyagraha' against ban on non-motorised vehicles 02-10-2013 07:05 PM

    Thousands of people from all walks of life, on Wednesday, got down on streets to protest against the Kolkata Police ban on cycling and non-motorised transport in 174 thoroughfares of the metropolis. Using their creativity to spread the message, cyclists, rickshaw-pullers, milkmen and newspaper vendors came up with posters, street...
  • Online portal for payment of road tax launched 21-09-2013 07:54 PM

    New Delhi: An online portal for payment of road tax was launched by Delhi Transport Minister Ramankant Goswami here Saturday. The e-payment portal allows road tax of commercial vehicles to be deposited online. There is also a facility to take the print-out of the payment receipt at home. Goswami also...
  • WB: Bus operators withdraw strike after Mamata agrees for talks 19-09-2013 02:58 PM

    Kolkata: Bus operators have withdrawn their 48-hour strike in West Bengal. This came after they were assured by the government that their demand for a fare hike will be considered. Operators say Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has agreed to meet them after Durga Puja to discuss their demands. The us...
  • Bengal bus strike to begin today, minister warns of strong action 19-09-2013 07:38 AM

    As the bus operators remained firm on their two-day strike across West Bengal from Thursday, state transport minister Madan Mitra on Wednesday warned of strong action in case there was any law and order problem. The minister accused the striking bus operators of working in close concert with the CPI(M),...
  • Medha Patkar writes to Mamata for revocation of ban on cycling 11-09-2013 04:04 PM

    Social activist Medha Patkar has appealed to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to revoke the blanket ban on cycling in Kolkata, saying this will work against poor and working class people who are dependent on this "inexpensive" mode of transport to earn a living. In a letter written to...
  • Now, Twitter to solve traffic woes 08-09-2013 04:23 PM

    Jerusalem: A new method may put an end to traffic woes by collecting information on transportation problems following mass events, like football matches, using tweets made by citizens on Twitter, researchers say. "The ability of social networks to produce information on heavy traffic, road hazards, quality of service of public...
  • IAF to induct its biggest transport plane on Monday 01-09-2013 06:03 PM

    New Delhi: Bolstering IAF's capability to swiftly transport combat troops and equipment such as tanks to the front, Defence Minister AK Antony will formally induct its biggest 70-tonne C-17 heavy-lift transport aircraft into service at the Hindon Air Base near New Delhion Monday. The Defence Minister will formally induct the...
  • 1968 IAF transport aircraft crash: Mortal remains of victim recovered 31-08-2013 07:55 PM

    An Indian Army expedition retrieved mortal remains of a victim of an Indian Air Force transport aircraft that crashed 1968 in Himachal Pradesh, the Indian Army said on Saturday. A total of 98 army personnel and four crew members were killed when the Indian Air Force AN-12 aircraft crashed on...
  • Govt to auction unused transport land soon for commercial use 29-08-2013 11:00 PM

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said her government has decided to auction unused land of the transport department in the metropolis for commercial use. "Unused land within all transport depots under KMC Ward No 1 to 100 will be put on auction soon for commercial use," Banerjee...
  • Fourteen people dead as auto-rickshaw collides with a road transport bus 17-08-2013 03:26 AM

    All fourteen passengers were killed on Friday when their auto-rickshaw collided with a road transport bus near a village in Kheda district, police said. The accident took place when the rickshaw the victims were travelling in collided with the bus, coming from opposite direction on Nadiad-Mahemdavad highway near Andhaj village,...
  • Telangana effect: Buses to Tirumala stopped for first time in four decades 13-08-2013 06:39 PM

    Tirupati: For the first time in nearly four decades, buses going to the famous Hindu temple atop Tirumala Hills were stopped on Tuesday as transport employees joined the indefinite mass strike to protest the centre's decision to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh. Over 1500 buses of state-owned Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport...
  • Hyperloop: PayPal co-founder Elon Musk unveils 1100 kmph transport concept 13-08-2013 04:14 PM

    Los Angeles: Imagine strapping into a car-sized capsule and hurtling through a tube at more than 700 mph (1126.54 kmph) - not for the thrill of it, but to get where you need to go. On Monday, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk unveiled a transportation concept that he said could whisk...
  • CJ Appeals for Better Roads in Ladakh 11-08-2013 11:58 AM

    CJ Tashi reveals the sad state of roads and transport in Ladakh. ...
  • BJP seeks CBI inquiry against Delhi CM in Rs 1000 crore transport scam 06-08-2013 11:31 PM

    New Delhi: The BJP's Delhi unit leaders met Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Tuesday and demanded a CBI enquiry against Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and her two cabinet ministers in the alleged Rs 1,000 crore transport scam. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders also expressed their resentment over no...