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MoRTH to create policy for smooth transition in lane configuration to reduce accidents
According to an office memorandum issued on Wednesday, the ministry also said that road safety audits will be mandatorily conducted at every stage of project implementation planning, preparation, designing, implementation, and operation
Nightmare of Indian Streets: When is it most risky to be on the road?
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways report has revealed 3 pm to 9 pm is the most dangerous period to venture out on roads in India. The report comes amid cricketer Rishabh Pant’s near-fatal car accident and Delhi’s tragic hit-and-run case
Road transport ministry proposes authorisation certificates for car dealers to check malpractices
The draft notification says these rules are expected to aid in recognising and empowering intermediaries/ dealers of registered vehicles as well as provide adequate safeguards against fraudulent activities
No toll plazas on national highways: What is Centre’s new plan? How will it work?
Despite 5.56 crore FASTags being issued and 96.6 per cent of tolling occurring through the technology, vehicle congestion at toll plazas continues to be a problem. Nitin Gadkari said the new system would be introduced within six months
Government seeks to change rules related to vehicles' fitness testing in India
Fitness testing for heavy goods vehicles and heavy passenger motor vehicles through an ATS will be mandatory from April 1, 2023, as per the draft notification.
Bharat series vehicle registration: Here's how to get a BH plate and its benefits
The Indian government has launched the Bharat series (BH) registration mark for vehicles. It’s a number plate that is valid across the country, which means people shifting from one state to another do not have to re-register their cars after 12 months
Centre considers imposing 40 kmph speed limit for motorcycles with child pillion rider
Draft rules limit the speed of the bike to 40 kmph and mandates the wearing of safety gear for the pillion-rider
Registration renewal of vehicles over 15 years old to cost eight times more from April 2022
The new rule is part of the Union government’s overall plan for rolling out the National Automobile Scrappage Policy and phase out old and polluting vehicles
Narendra Modi launches Vehicle Scrappage Policy, here's what will change for old automobiles
The objectives of the policy are to reduce the population of old and defective vehicles, achieve a reduction in vehicular air pollutants to fulfill India’s climate commitments, improve road safety among others
National highways in south account for most road accidents, black spots; UP, Tamil Nadu top among states
Given the regional disparities in the national highway network in India and the concentration of traffic-related injuries to a few states or regions, a localised approach to road safety may be more suited
Road transport ministry drafts rules for vehicle tyres to boost safety, fuel efficiency
Regime proposed for new model tyres from 1 October, 2021, and for existing models from 1 October, 2022.
MoRTH proposes ‘IN’ registration series for cars to make inter-state transfers easier
At present, vehicle owners have to undertake complex re-registration process when relocating to another state.
Front passenger airbag mandatory for all cars sold in India starting 31 August, 2021
All new vehicles that go on sale in India will need to have dual front airbags starting 1 April, 2021, while the deadline for existing models is 31 August.
Renewal of driving licence, learner’s licence application among 18 new RTO services available online
18 new services can be completed online with Aadhar-based authentication and no longer warrant a visit to the local RTO.
Gadkari urges automakers to produce flex-fuel vehicles and help slash vehicular pollution
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has called on vehicle manufacturers in the country to produce models that can also run on a blend of petrol and ethanol.
Mandatory FASTag to result in savings of Rs 20,000 crore per annum on fuel, says Nitin Gadkari
In addition to a drop in fuel bills, FASTag will also reportedly help boost royalty by Rs 10,000 crore per annum.
SC allows Centre to file response to letter linking Chardham project to Uttarakhand disaster
The strategic 900-km Chardham highway project aims to provide all-weather connectivity to four holy towns Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath in Uttarakhand
India tops world in road crash deaths and injuries, 1.5 lakh die in accidents every year, says World Bank
The World Bank also noted that India has only one percent of the world's vehicles, but accounts for 11 percent of all road crash deaths in the world
All govt-owned vehicles that are more than 15 years old will be taken off the streets by 1 April 2022
As per the approved proposal, for personal vehicles, the green tax could be levied on vehicles older than 15 years.
Centre extends validity of vehicle registration certificate and driving licence till 31 March
The Union transport ministry said authorities are advised to treat such documents valid till 31 March and that "this will help out citizens in availing transport related services, while maintaining social distancing"