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  • PM Modi reviews projects worth Rs 50,000 crore at 'Pragati' meeting Sep 29, 2021 07:45 PM IST

    PM Modi reviews projects worth Rs 50,000 crore at 'Pragati' meeting

    'Pragati' is an ICT-based multi-modal platform for pro-active governance and a timely implementation of projects, involving the Centre and the state governments.

  • E-vehicles exempted from registration certificate fees: Transport Ministry Aug 03, 2021 08:52 PM IST

    E-vehicles exempted from registration certificate fees: Transport Ministry

    In a statement, the ministry said it has also exempted battery operated vehicles from the payment of fees for assignment of new registration marks.

  • Govt extends validity of driving licence, registration certificate and permits till September 30 Jun 17, 2021 01:42 PM IST

    Govt extends validity of driving licence, registration certificate and permits till September 30

    The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) said it has advised the enforcement authorities that the validity of fitness, permit (all types), driving licence, registration or any other concerned document(s) may be treated to be valid till September 30, 2021.

  • NHAI to delay InvIT launch till road traffic is restored to pre-COVID-19, second wave levels Jun 08, 2021 08:00 PM IST

    NHAI to delay InvIT launch till road traffic is restored to pre-COVID-19, second wave levels

    Fall in toll collection due to the outbreak of the second wave and lockdowns being imposed by different states across the country have caused the company to defer decision; other asset monetization plans also put on hold

  • NHAI plans to launch first tranche of InvIT by end of May: Officials May 18, 2021 02:10 PM IST

    NHAI plans to launch first tranche of InvIT by end of May: Officials

    NHAI has also decided to keep its InvIT IPO open only for institutional investors. It plans to raise ₹5,100 crore through a fresh issue, as per the draft papers filed with SEBI. In addition, there would be an offer for sale, say sources.

  • Nitin Gadkari expects Dwarka Expressway to be completed before Independence Day next year Mar 04, 2021 08:20 PM IST

    Nitin Gadkari expects Dwarka Expressway to be completed before Independence Day next year

    Nitin Gadkari said it will be the first-ever elevated Urban Expressway in India. Its construction will also immensely help to reduce air pollution in the Delhi-NCR region.

  • No more RTO visits: You can renew your driving licence through Aadhaar verification Mar 04, 2021 12:49 PM IST

    No more RTO visits: You can renew your driving licence through Aadhaar verification

    Transport ministry launches contactless services. Which means you don't have to visit the RTO office to renew driving licence, get a duplicate licence and for other related services.

  • MoRTH notifies rules for facilitating renewal of International driving license while travelling abroad Jan 11, 2021 06:44 PM IST

    MoRTH notifies rules for facilitating renewal of International driving license while travelling abroad

    As per the notification released on January 7, it is proposed that Indian citizens can apply for renewal through Indian Embassies / Missions abroad, from where these applications would move to the VAHAN portal in India, to be considered by the respective RTOs.

  • Road Transport Ministry proposes making dual front airbags mandatory starting April 1, 2021 Dec 29, 2020 04:23 PM IST

    Road Transport Ministry proposes making dual front airbags mandatory starting April 1, 2021

    Over the next 30 days, stakeholders are allowed to make their suggestions, the ministry has said.

  • Validity of driving licence, vehicle registration certificate extended till March 31, 2021 Dec 27, 2020 04:20 PM IST

    Validity of driving licence, vehicle registration certificate extended till March 31, 2021

    The validity extension will apply to all documents that were supposed to expire on February 1, 2020, and those that would expire by March 31, 2021.

  • Nitin Gadkari cautions steel makers against profiteering; says projects getting unviable, writes to PM Modi Dec 21, 2020 07:40 PM IST

    Nitin Gadkari cautions steel makers against profiteering; says projects getting unviable, writes to PM Modi

    Addressing the Assocham Foundation Week on 'national infrastructure pipeline critical for economic revival across sectors', Nitin Gadkari also said a GPS system for tolling is on the anvil in which toll payments will be deducted automatically on the distance traversed.

  • Centre asks states to facilitate exemptions to vehicles owned by differently abled persons Nov 13, 2020 08:00 PM IST

    Centre asks states to facilitate exemptions to vehicles owned by differently abled persons

    As per the definition by the Motor Vehicles Act, an invalid carriage means a motor vehicle specially designed and constructed, and not merely adapted, for the use of a person suffering from some physical defect or disability, and used solely by or for such a person.

  • Govt notifies amendment to motor vehicle rules for ownership details in registration documents Oct 23, 2020 08:45 PM IST

    Govt notifies amendment to motor vehicle rules for ownership details in registration documents

    "MoRTH has issued notification dated October 22, 2020 for amendment to FORM 20 of CMVR 1989 to ensure capturing of ownership details of vehicles at the time of their registration. This will be of particular benefit to divyangjan," MoRTH said in a statement.

  • Nitin Gadkari launches work on strategic Zojila tunnel, initiates first ceremonial blasting Oct 15, 2020 05:31 PM IST

    Nitin Gadkari launches work on strategic Zojila tunnel, initiates first ceremonial blasting

    The project holds strategic significance as Zojila Pass is situated at an altitude of 11,578 feet on the Srinagar-Kargil-Leh National Highway and remains closed during winters due to heavy snowfall.

  • 3,951 km highways constructed in April-September despite COVID-19 difficulties: Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Oct 09, 2020 04:29 PM IST

    3,951 km highways constructed in April-September despite COVID-19 difficulties: Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

    The ministry achieved a road building rate of 21.60 km per day despite the prevailing situation, the ministry said.

  • Govt notifies standards for safety evaluation of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles Sep 24, 2020 09:45 PM IST

    Govt notifies standards for safety evaluation of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

    "The prospective manufacturer and suppliers of such vehicles have the standards available for the testing of such vehicles," the statement said.

  • Govt waives permit requirement for transport vehicles carrying oxygen amid COVID-19 Sep 21, 2020 07:59 PM IST

    Govt waives permit requirement for transport vehicles carrying oxygen amid COVID-19

    The step is likely to ensure smooth movement of the vehicles, ensuring the supply of oxygen across the country, government said.

  • Highways secretary Giridhar Aramane says govt plans to build over 50,000 km roads during investor meet on InvIT Sep 11, 2020 04:29 PM IST

    Highways secretary Giridhar Aramane says govt plans to build over 50,000 km roads during investor meet on InvIT

    Aramane said the proposed roads have a long history of tolling and thus the price discovery is likely to be handsome. The secretary also assured that efforts will be made to facilitate realisation of value for investment, the statement said.

  • Government constructs 3,181 km national highways in April-August, surpasses target Sep 03, 2020 09:17 PM IST

    Government constructs 3,181 km national highways in April-August, surpasses target

    The ministry said sanctions were issued for construction of 2,983 km of NH all over the country during this period, which included 1,265 km by PWDs, 1,183 km by NHAI, and 535 km by NHIDCL.

  • Govt extends validity of expiring driving licence, motor vehicle documents till December 31 Aug 24, 2020 03:37 PM IST

    Govt extends validity of expiring driving licence, motor vehicle documents till December 31

    Ministry of Road Transport and Highways had in June extended the validity of such documents till September 30, 2020.

  • Critical road infrastructure building to put India on par with US, UK in 2 years: Nitin Gadkari Aug 23, 2020 03:10 PM IST

    Critical road infrastructure building to put India on par with US, UK in 2 years: Nitin Gadkari

    Apart from a number of strategic tunnels and bridges being built across the length and breadth of the country, 22 green expressways at an estimated cost of Rs 3.10 lakh crore comprising 7,500 km are planned to be executed in the next couple of years, the road transport minister said.

  • Govt notifies regulations for tyres, safety glass under Central Motor Vehicles Rules Jul 22, 2020 10:11 PM IST

    Govt notifies regulations for tyres, safety glass under Central Motor Vehicles Rules

    The specification for the tyre pressure monitoring system ( TPMS) for vehicles up to maximum mass of 3.5 tonnes has also been provided, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement.

  • Government amends Central Motor Vehicles Rules; safety devices now mandatory in motorcycles Jul 22, 2020 11:52 AM IST

    Government amends Central Motor Vehicles Rules; safety devices now mandatory in motorcycles

    As per the revised Central Motor Vehicles Rules, cars with tubeless tyres are not required to carry a spare tyre as long as it has a tyre repair kit and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System.

  • No new road projects in Maharashtra tiger corridors without complying with NTCA plan: NGT Jul 09, 2020 05:20 PM IST

    No new road projects in Maharashtra tiger corridors without complying with NTCA plan: NGT

    A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said compliance with the plan prepared by NTCA is necessary for precautions in view of potential of affecting the wildlife.

  • Changes in national permit regime on the cards to allow tourist passenger vehicles move seamlessly Jul 03, 2020 04:10 PM IST

    Changes in national permit regime on the cards to allow tourist passenger vehicles move seamlessly

    The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has issued a notification for amendment to national permit regime under the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 for promoting tourism across the country.

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