TRANSPORT

  • Chhattisgarh: Third Naxal attack in 48 hours, BSF soldier killed in gunbattle in Kanker district 5 days ago

    Raipur: In the third Naxal attack in the last 48 hours, one Border Security Force soldier was killed in a gunbattle with the rebels in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district on Monday. A group of Naxals opened indiscriminate firing on security personnel who were carrying out patrolling in the proximity of Chhote...
  • Include road safety in school curriculum: Nitin Gadkari asks states April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Road safety is likely to be part of school curriculum across the country as Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has asked state education boards to introduce this subject in the syllabus. Road Secretary Vijay Chibber on Friday said the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) has included a chapter...
  • Government not averse to more amendments to Land Bill: Nitin Gadkari April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Hopeful of bringing the opposition on-board to get the much-debated land legislation passed, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said the government is not averse to more changes to the Bill. "We are not averse to more amendments to the Land Bill provided they are good and substantial in...
  • Chittoor encounter fallout: Bus services to Tamil Nadu affected April 8, 2015

    Hyderabad: Andhra-Tamil Nadu buses have taken a hit following protests in Tamil Nadu over gunning down of 20 people in a police operation against Red Sanders smugglers in Chittoor. "Since last night our buses are not operating to Chennai and other places of Tamil Nadu. Similarly, APSRTC buses plying from Chennai...
  • An electric bike that doesn't need you to plug in or swap batteries April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: First it was rechargeable electric bikes that turned heads, then came in swappable batteries. Now, welcome the Solar Bike. Redefining the way we perceive electric bikes, this new type of bike is aimed at a sustainable alternative to the electric bike. The Solar Bike, as the name goes,...
  • Delhi pollution: Authorities asked to list 15-year-old vehicles April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: In efforts to improve air quality in the national capital, Delhi government has asked transport authorities to prepare a comprehensive realistic data on private vehicles which are 15 or more years old. At a meeting held to discuss measures to control air pollution, Delhi Chief Secretary KK Sharma...
  • SC asks for tougher law to curb rash, negligent driving, Centre turns a deaf ear March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Even after the Supreme Court asked Parliament to work on a tougher law to curb rash and negligent driving, the government has diluted a bill proposing tough measures. India registered highest number of road accident related deaths in the world with 1.38 lakh deaths reported in 2013. On...
  • Delhi-Jaipur Expressway to be completed by June: Nitin Gadkari March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: The much-delayed Delhi-Jaipur Expressway would be completed by June, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Wednesday. He also said that he Centre is ready to build four bypasses by December for important towns if Rajasthan government offers land. "Finances for this...
  • BJP's only Muslim MLA in J&K wants Cabinet rank March 13, 2015

    Bharatiya Janata Party's only Muslim MLA Abdul Ghani Kohli in Jammu and Kashmir is appointed as Junior Transport Minister. He has asked for a Cabinet rank. Kohli said, "My community is not happy with my appointment as a Junior Transport Minister. My community feels I should be given a post...
  • Air travel 'safer' in 2014 despite Malaysian disasters: IATA March 9, 2015

    Singapore: Last year was by some measures the safest in the history of commercial aviation, despite two high-profile crashes involving Malaysia Airlines aircraft in which hundreds of people were killed, a leading industry body said on Monday. While more people died in air accidents in 2014 than the average in recent...
  • Gadkari set to achieve target of building 25-kms of highways everyday March 3, 2015

    Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari has set the ball rolling to achieve the target of building 25-kilometers of highways everyday. Speaking exclusively to Network 18, he proposed a new public private partnership model with government pitching. ...
  • Bill to allow e-rickshaw operations in Delhi introduced in Lok Sabha March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: A Bill seeking to pave the way for plying of e-rickshaws on Delhi roads was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday. The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2015 introduced by Minister of State for Road Transport P Radhakrishnan, will replace an ordinance promulgated in January in this regard. E-rickshaws,...
  • How a tax payer can save Rs 4.44 lakh February 28, 2015

    New Delhi: In the first full-fledged Budget of the Narendra Modi government, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday extended benefits to middle class tax payers which would result in saving of Rs 4.42 lakh. The increase in limit of deduction in health insurance premium, Pension Fund, New Pension Scheme,...
  • Axe the tax: Demand for increase in transport allowance February 28, 2015

    One of the most popular expectations from people for the Budget is increase in transport allowance. ...
  • Highways construction delays due to land acquisition: Government February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Delays in construction of some national highways have been mainly due to land acquisition, environment and contractual issues, Parliament was informed on Thursday. "Some National Highway projects under various phases of National Highways Development Projects (NHDP) have been delayed mainly due to land acquisition, poor performance of contractors and...
  • Bangladesh rescues 30 from capsized ferry after trawler collision February 22, 2015

    Dhaka: Bangladeshi rescuers on Sunday pulled 30 ferry passengers from the river Padma after the vessel capsized 70 km (44 miles) north of the capital with more than 100 people aboard, police said. Low-lying Bangladesh, with extensive inland waterways and slack safety standards, suffers regular ferry disasters, with deaths sometimes running...
  • Swine flu outbreak: 27 fresh cases reported in Telangana February 11, 2015

    Hyderabad: Twenty seven fresh cases of swine flu have been reported in Telangana which recorded 42 deaths since January one this year, a bulletin issued by the state government said on Wednesday. "In the current year, from January 1 till February 10, 2,751 samples have been tested out of which...
  • Delhi Transport Department rejects Uber's request for licence January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Transport Department on Wednesday rejected Uber's request for licence in the city. The sources within the department said that incorporation of company does not include the mandated to provide public transport services. US online taxi-hailing service Uber had applied for a radio taxi licence to restart operations in...
  • Uber cannot operate without license: Delhi government January 24, 2015

    New Delhi: On a day US-based taxi booking firm Uber announced resumption of services in the city, Delhi Government said the company cannot operate as the ban imposed on it last month has not been revoked. Sources said Delhi Government will consider it "totally illegal" if Uber resumes its service...
  • Indonesia will not make public preliminary AirAsia crash report January 21, 2015

    Jakarta: Indonesia will not release to the public a 30-day preliminary report detailing its investigation into last month's crash of an AirAsia passenger jet that killed all 162 people on board, said Tatang Kurniadi, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Committee, on Wednesday. Investigators are expected to submit the preliminary report...
  • Urban transport and climate change January 19, 2015

    Climate change is one of the biggest challenges to sustainable development. It is pertinent that policies emphasise on measures that are conducive to mitigating Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and to facilitating adaptation to changes that are likely to take place. Transport sector is a key contributor to global GHG emissions....
  • Reeling under acute shortage, Delhi demands safe, efficient transport January 16, 2015

    Delhi's pride and joy which transports 2.4 million passengers every day, the air-conditioned, fast, clean Delhi metro could have been the answer to the city's transport troubles. However, the reality is different. 60 per cent of road users still travel by buses. While the city needs 16 to 20,000 buses...
  • Rs 5 lakh crore investment in road building in 5 years: Nitin Gadkari January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: A whopping investment of Rs 5 lakh crore would be made in the road sector in the coming five years, transport minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday. "In five years, there will be investment of Rs 5 lakh crore" in the road sector, Gadkari said while inaugurating the eighth...
  • Seattle dog takes solo trips to the park via city bus January 14, 2015

    Seattle: A black Labrador named Eclipse has been riding city buses without her owner to a local dog park, local transportation officials said on Tuesday. Seattle is a pet-friendly city, and dogs are allowed on public transportation, with few restrictions, though normally they are accompanied by a human, a spokesman with...
  • 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,...
  • Uber cab service withdraws plea from Delhi HC against ban on its plying January 6, 2015

    New Delhi: The US-based cab service provider Uber on Tuesday withdrew plea from Delhi High Court against the ban on its plying. The Delhi government had decided to continue with the ban on app-based cab booking company Uber and has asked it to fulfill the conditions for taxi operations in...
  • Delhi government decides to continue with ban on Uber January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi government on Thursday decided to continue with the ban on app-based cab booking company Uber and has asked it to fulfill the conditions for taxi operations in the national capital before seeking revocation of punitive action. The Transport Department had given a hearing to the US-based cab service...
  • All new national highways to be made of concrete: Nitin Gadkari January 1, 2015

    Mumbai: Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said all new road projects of the Centre will use concrete. "All the new roads which we will be constructing will be of concrete," Gadkari told reporters. Against the prevalent rate of Rs 350 per bag of cement, Gadkari said the Ministry had found a...
  • E-toll system to save Rs 88,000 crore, cut waiting time: Nitin Gadkari January 1, 2015

    Mumbai: The electronic toll (e-toll) collection system introduced in the country will help save Rs 88,000 crore and cut waiting time at toll plazas significantly, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday. Citing a Transport Corporation of India-IIM Kolkata study that said Rs 60,000 crore was lost on...
  • Stricter guidelines for radio taxis announced, GPRS-based tracking device a must December 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi government on Monday announced stricter guidelines for radio taxis making it mandatory, among other things, for them to be fitted with GPS and GPRS-based tracking device, printer, and a display panel showing the path traversed and total distance covered. The move comes after a woman was raped...