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Road Transport and Highways Ministry

Govt plans to introduce luxury public transport buses

Volvo is ready to run buses on methanol, which can easily be manufactured in the country, Road Transport and Highways Minister Gadkari said.

Jul 13, 2017, 16:53 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

HC seeks stand of highways ministry on speed governors issue

A vacation bench of Justices to file their replies within two weeks on the plea by Motor Vehicles and Allied Industries Association.

May 25, 2017, 17:23 PM IST

NGT asks Centre to clarify status of plea on BS-IV norms in SC

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Centre to clarify whether parallel proceedings were going on in the Supreme Court on a plea related to the scheduled introduction of BS-IV norms from April 1.

Mar 27, 2017, 18:30 PM IST

Highways Ministry proposes doubling up 22 pan India highway stretches as airstrips

Road Transport and Highways Ministry is working on a proposal with Ministry of Defence to construct runways on highway stretches and 22 such spots have been identified across the country.

Oct 16, 2016, 11:34 AM IST

Soon all cars to come with overspeeding alert system, airbags

 Government will soon make it mandatory to put an overspeeding warning system with beeps or continuous alarms and airbags in all cars, while cameras would be also installed on roads to check errant drivers.

Sep 11, 2016, 10:30 AM IST

Government comes out with draft norms for Euro VI emission standard

After having decided to move up directly to Euro VI emission norms for petrol and diesel from April 1, 2020, the government has come out with draft rules on emission standards for various categories of vehicles.

Feb 28, 2016, 14:22 PM IST

Don't get shocked if you find an aircraft hovering over you on national highway!

You may find it scary if you happen to see a low lying aircraft while passing by a under-construction national highway project!

Jan 10, 2016, 14:27 PM IST

Gadkari assures Arunachal of funds for road projects

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has assured Arunachal Pradesh that all road projects including state highways and the Itanagar- Banderdewa four-lane national highway will be taken up without land compensation.

Dec 08, 2015, 16:10 PM IST

Separate Transport Department on anvil: Nitin Gadkari

Gadkari said the step is intended to streamline issues related to motor vehicles as its gamut is huge and involves issues ranging from fuel technology to motor body specifications, fuel emissions, among other aspects.

Aug 16, 2015, 15:41 PM IST

Road Ministry to enhance scope of e-governance to entire system

Aimed at ensuring transparency and better administration, the Road Transport and Highways Ministry on Monday said it aims to bring the entire system fall under the scope of e-governance module.

Feb 09, 2015, 15:59 PM IST

Nitin Gadkari aims at 30-km road building a day by 2016

 Accelerating road construction to 30 km a day by 2016 from 3 km at present and eliminating bogus driving licences are top on the agenda of Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari.

Nov 21, 2014, 19:05 PM IST

Traffic still affected on Jaipur-Delhi NH, Union minister visits site

Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Krisna Pal on Saturday visited Kotputli to inspect the flyover which has developed crack, leading to heavy disruption in traffic movement on the Jaipur-Delhi national highway due to diversion.

Jun 21, 2014, 23:01 PM IST

Tapping Ganga`s potential, transparency in ministry top agenda: Gadkari

Restoring Ganga`s glory and tapping its potential as an internal transport mode along with "full transparency" in the ministry`s functioning lie top on the agenda of Nitin Jairam Gadkari, who assumed charge of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Ministry on Thursday.

May 29, 2014, 11:23 AM IST

Roadmin for walkathons on Sunday to create safety awareness

Concerned over India suffering the highest road fatalities it the world, the Road Transport and Highways (RTH) Ministry has asked all states to organise "Walkathons" (walking marathons) on Sunday in a bid to create safety awareness among the masses.

Jan 08, 2014, 21:45 PM IST

Oscar takes charge of Road Transport and Highways Ministry

Oscar Fernandes on Tuesday took charge as Minister of Road Transport and Highways.

Jun 18, 2013, 13:52 PM IST

Centre asks states to award smaller projects in Naxal areas

The Road Transport and Highways Ministry has asked states to consider awarding contracts for smaller stretches of highways there.

Jul 19, 2012, 22:01 PM IST

Highways projects worth Rs 19,000 cr to be awarded soon

The Road Transport and Highways Ministry is all set to award 58 projects worth Rs 19,000 crore for building over 7,000 km roads in various states.

Aug 16, 2009, 16:13 PM IST