Road Ministry

Armoured, specialised vehicles of paramilitary forces exempted from BS-VI emission norms

The exemption has been granted because these vehicles operate in remote and inhospitable terrains with most challenging operational and environmental conditions.

Aug 02, 2019, 17:55 PM IST

Now, microdots in vehicles to check theft, trace stolen vehicles

Microdot technology involves spraying the body and parts of the vehicle or any other machine with microscopic dots, which give a unique identification. Use of this technology will help check theft of vehicles and also use of fake spare parts.   

Jul 29, 2019, 18:16 PM IST

Union Budget 2018: Road Ministry likely to get 71,000 crore

It will be Modi government’s last full budget before Lok Sabha elections of 2019.

Jan 11, 2018, 12:48 PM IST

Govt completes inspection 1.6 lakh bridges, plans new tech

The ministry last year launched the Integrated Bridge Management System (IBMS) to create data of all bridges and culverts in the country as part of steps to avert mishaps.

Jul 02, 2017, 16:07 PM IST

Govt asks Ola, Uber to calculate fares using taxi meters rather than GPS

Road Ministry has asked taxi aggregators Ola and Uber to use taxi meters for calculation of fares and shun away the current practice of using GPS to do such

Jul 30, 2016, 09:11 AM IST

Developers, banks lose Rs 400 cr/day due to decision delays: Gadkari

The minister said he was given the uphill task of untangling investments worth Rs 1,80,000 crore in the sector due to lag in land acquisition, forest and environmental clearances.

Dec 01, 2014, 13:47 PM IST

Cabinet may take up Road Ministry's proposal to amend MCA

At present, road developers can exit projects only two years after beginning of commercial operations. For projects awarded before 2009, concessionaires at no point of time can exit projects fully.

Aug 31, 2014, 11:49 AM IST

Changes to Motor Vehicle Act delayed, RoadMin seeks more time

Repeated violations of traffic rules resulting in cancellation of driving license is likely to be one of the major amendments to the Bill.

Jul 14, 2014, 13:32 PM IST

Road Ministry may seek greater autonomy from new govt

According to an official in the ministry, more autonomy or free hand is needed for decision making for speedy execution of highway projects.

May 23, 2014, 15:45 PM IST

Women safety: Road Ministry mulls CCTVs, GPS in public transport

Closed-circuit televisions in buses and GPS facility in autos have been proposed by the Road Ministry to provide women a safer mode of public transport.

Sep 27, 2013, 19:41 PM IST

State govts to determine penalty for General Motors: Road Min

Road Ministry set up a panel last month to probe into the recall of 1.14 lakh units of Chevrolet Tavera by General Motors India for violation of emission norms.

Aug 07, 2013, 14:22 PM IST

Road ministry to launch safety week from Jan 1

In order to sharpen focus on road
safety in the New Year, the Road Transport Ministry will
launch various campaigns for a week from January 1.

Dec 22, 2011, 21:56 PM IST

Road Ministry to roll out $120-bn projects to widen NHs

In a bid to attract foreign investors to its ambitious highways building programme, the Road Transport Ministry plans to roll out projects worth USD 120 billion by 2016, a top official said.

Nov 06, 2011, 17:09 PM IST

Panel raps Road Ministry for delaying GQ project

The decision to import heavy road construction equipment should have been minimized the delay, which did not happen.

Aug 23, 2011, 21:42 PM IST

`No road built in Naxal-hit areas in last one year`

The road transport and highways
ministry on Wednesday said not a single kilometre of road has been
constructed in the Naxal-hit areas in the past one year even
though the projects were approved in February last year.

May 05, 2010, 20:28 PM IST

Fix reasonable targets: Planning Commission tells Road Ministry

Not impressed by the ambitious
plans announced by Road Transport and Highways Minister Kamal
Nath, the Planning Commission has advised the Ministry to fix
a "reasonable target" for construction of roads this year.

Jan 03, 2010, 12:12 PM IST