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  • 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.

  • Government makes vehicle location tracking essential for oxygen containers May 04, 2021 03:07 PM IST

    Government makes vehicle location tracking essential for oxygen containers

    The road ministry said that GPS tracking will ensure that there is no diversion or delay in delivering oxygen tankers, which have been in high demand across the country due to the outbreak of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Minister Nitin Gadkari invites US companies to invest in India's road sector, assures handsome returns Apr 30, 2021 09:00 PM IST

    Minister Nitin Gadkari invites US companies to invest in India's road sector, assures handsome returns

    Gadkari said he was confident that companies would get at least twice the return in India as compared to investing in the US.

  • Govt sets up 7 vehicle testing fitness centres, says road ministry official Apr 02, 2021 05:39 PM IST

    Govt sets up 7 vehicle testing fitness centres, says road ministry official

    Vehicle Inspection and Certification Centres have been set up at Cuttack in Odisha, Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, Bengaluru in Karnataka, Surat in Gujarat, Nashik in Maharashtra, Rohtak in Haryana and Jhuljhuli in Delhi, sources told Moneycontrol.

  • Road construction: Why some stocks can be significantly rerated Apr 01, 2021 10:33 AM IST

    Road construction: Why some stocks can be significantly rerated

    We remain positive on our high conviction ideas such as KNR Constructions, PNC Infratech and HG Infra as lower debt to equity and better execution capabilities will act as tailwinds

  • Govt proposes up to 25% tax concession on new vehicles if owners submit scrappage certificate Mar 30, 2021 06:20 PM IST

    Govt proposes up to 25% tax concession on new vehicles if owners submit scrappage certificate

    As per the draft notification issued by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways today, personal vehicles purchased with a certificate of vehicle scrapping will be given a concession of 25 percent on motor vehicle tax, while commercial vehicles will be given a concession of 15 percent.

  • Govt extends validity of driving license, vehicle registration certificates till June 30 Mar 26, 2021 03:15 PM IST

    Govt extends validity of driving license, vehicle registration certificates till June 30

    The decision comes in the light of citizens, transporters and various other organizations facing difficulty in renewing their documents due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Highway revenue rises in FY21 despite COVID as electronic collection surges: Govt Mar 24, 2021 04:58 PM IST

    Highway revenue rises in FY21 despite COVID as electronic collection surges: Govt

    Highways minister Gadkari says mandatory use of FASTag for cashless toll collection has helped revenue increase to Rs 340 billion a year, and is likely to rise to Rs 1.34 trillion in three to four years.

  • Vehicle scrappage policy | Govt will setup 75 fitness centres by March 2023, says road ministry official Mar 18, 2021 07:35 PM IST

    Vehicle scrappage policy | Govt will setup 75 fitness centres by March 2023, says road ministry official

    The MoRTH will also look to set up 50 scrapping centres across India by December 2023, as part of the new vehicle scrappage policy.

  • Proposed de-registration of private vehicles after 20 years if fitness certificate not renewed: Nitin Gadkari Mar 18, 2021 02:53 PM IST

    Proposed de-registration of private vehicles after 20 years if fitness certificate not renewed: Nitin Gadkari

    The Union road transport ministry has similarly proposed the de-registration of commercial vehicles after 15 years if the owners fail to renew the fitness certificates.

  • SC to hear plea for common utility duct on NHs, roads; seeks Centre, NHAI reply Mar 17, 2021 08:04 PM IST

    SC to hear plea for common utility duct on NHs, roads; seeks Centre, NHAI reply

    The plea filed by Orissa based Haripriya Patel said she is bringing to the court's notice the failure of the relevant authorities to mandatorily provide for common utility duct or corridors along the highways in the construction plan of large infrastructure projects.

  • Maintenance of vehicle documents, e-challans through IT portal from October 1, says government Sep 26, 2020 10:44 PM IST

    Maintenance of vehicle documents, e-challans through IT portal from October 1, says government

    Use of IT services and electronic monitoring will result in better enforcement of traffic rules in the country and will lead to removing harassment of drivers and would facilitate the citizens, said MoRTH in a statement.

  • SC accepts Centre's suggestion to have coloured stickers on vehicles to indicate nature of fuel Aug 13, 2018 04:20 PM IST

    SC accepts Centre's suggestion to have coloured stickers on vehicles to indicate nature of fuel

    The MoRTH told a bench headed by Justice M B Lokur that hologram-based sticker of light-blue colour will be used for petrol and CNG run vehicles while similar sticker of orange colour would be placed on diesel vehicles.

  • India built 27 km of national highways a day in FY18; targets 40 km/day in FY19 Apr 03, 2018 03:15 PM IST

    India built 27 km of national highways a day in FY18; targets 40 km/day in FY19

    Road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari said that the Centre was now switching to international standards of calculating highway construction which equated lane construction with kilometer construction, that is, one lane equals to one lane kilometer construction

  • Dilip Buildcon bags Rs 700 cr EPC orders from Transport Ministry Apr 10, 2017 12:45 PM IST

    Dilip Buildcon bags Rs 700 cr EPC orders from Transport Ministry

    "The company has received letter of award from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH)... for two EPC road projects in Maharashtra," the company said in a BSE filing.

  • Gadkari wants more powers to NHAI, unhappy with projs progress Mar 20, 2017 08:45 PM IST

    Gadkari wants more powers to NHAI, unhappy with projs progress

    Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today said the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) should have more powers to fast-track road projects while expressing unhappiness over its overall performance.

  • SIAM, environment watchdog at loggerheads over BS-IV roll-out Feb 07, 2017 11:40 AM IST

    SIAM, environment watchdog at loggerheads over BS-IV roll-out

    The countrywide roll-out of Bharat Stage IV (BS-IV) emission norms from April this year has set off a sparring war between the apex lobby body of automobile manufacturers and the Supreme Court-appointed pollution control watchdog.

  • NHAI may not meet award and execution target for FY17: Icra Jan 06, 2017 08:02 PM IST

    NHAI may not meet award and execution target for FY17: Icra

    National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is likely to miss the target for awarding and execution of road projects by a "wide margin", going by the progress so far, domestic rating agency Icra said today.

  • ILandFS Engg up 7%, gets contract of Rs 242.5 cr from MoRTH Jan 02, 2017 10:32 AM IST

    ILandFS Engg up 7%, gets contract of Rs 242.5 cr from MoRTH

    The company has received a LoA for a road contract from Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) through CE (NH) PWD, Government of Karnataka for a total value of Rs 242.56 crore.

  • NHAI to eliminate all level crossings on NH corridors Nov 18, 2016 08:14 PM IST

    NHAI to eliminate all level crossings on NH corridors

    As per an MoU signed between Railways and MORTH on November 10, 2014, MORTH/NHAI will replace all level crossings on NH Corridors with road overbridges (ROBs)/underbridges (RUBs) in next five years at their own cost subject to availability of funds, MoS for Railways Rajen Gohain said in a written reply.

  • Punj Lloyd jumps 9% on four highway contracts from NHAI, MORTH Jan 04, 2016 11:36 AM IST

    Punj Lloyd jumps 9% on four highway contracts from NHAI, MORTH

    "Punj Lloyd today announced winning four highway EPC projects worth Rs 1555 crore. Projects in Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Odisha have been awarded to company by National Highways Authority of India while order in Punjab has been won from Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH)," says the company in its filing to exchange.

  • IRB Infra shares surge 10% on tunnel order in J&K Jan 04, 2016 09:41 AM IST

    IRB Infra shares surge 10% on tunnel order in J&K

    "IRB has received letter of award from Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MORT&H), Government of India for construction, operation and maintenance of Zozila Tunnel including approaches on NH-1 (Srinagar - Sonmarg - Gumri road) in Jammu & Kashmir," says the Mumbai-based road developer.

  • IL&FS Engineering bags Rs 675-crore road project Dec 01, 2015 07:40 PM IST

    IL&FS Engineering bags Rs 675-crore road project

    The project involves engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) with a completion period of 36 months, the statement said.

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