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Government Waives Off Toll Fee For Oxygen Tankers On Highways

The Centre has waived off toll fee for tankers and vehicles carrying liquid medical oxygen across all the national highways. According to the National Highways Authority of India, oxygen containers and ambulances will be given utmost priority for the next two months. "The timely delivery of LMO (liquid medical oxygen) to hospitals and medical centres is of paramount importance to save lives," said NHAI.

Mon, 10 May 2021 - 11:17 AM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: oxygen cylinders, Highway, Road transport and highways, national highway

Courtesy: India Today

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Transport Ministry Mandates GPS Tracking For All Oxygen Containers

To ensure protection and monitor the oxygen-carrying vehicles, the Road Transport ministry has mandated tankers and vehicles to be equipped with Vehicle Location Tracking devices. Ministry tweeted that the decision was to monitor diversions and delay cases. Increasing the COVID crisis menace the death toll increased by 3,449 new fatalities on May 4. Reportedly, the massive oxygen crunch has left the system unable to afford any mistake in… read-more

Tue, 04 May 2021 - 07:40 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: oxygen tankers, Road transport and highways, GPS, COVID-19 outbreak

Courtesy: The Economic Times


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Delhi-Meerut Expressway Open For Traffic, Cuts Travel Time To 45 Mins

Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on April 1 announced the opening of 'Delhi Meerut Expressway' for common traffic. Notably, the 14-lane expressway will reduce the travel time from Meerut to Delhi to just 45 minutes. Earlier, it used to take over 2.5 hours for the journey. Over 96-kilometre long, the expressway will also benefit travellers from Haridwar, Dehradun and Saharanpur. Tweeting #PargatiKaHighway, Gadkari said, "We have… read-more

Thu, 01 Apr 2021 - 03:00 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Highway, Nitin Gadkari, Delhi-Meerut Expressway, Road transport and highways

Courtesy: LiveMint



Netradyne Collaborates With 'Drive Smart Drive Safe' To Minimise Road Accidents

Tech startup 'Netradyne' has combined with a nonprofit organisation 'Drive Smart Drive Safe' (D2S) in-order to curb road accidents in the country. The associations are eyeing to halve the accidents by using AI solutions. Reportedly, the tech firm will assess and analyse D2S' field trial data and handover the interpreted findings to the government. Earlier, both organisations completed a 3500-km rally as part of the national road safety month… read-more

Sun, 28 Mar 2021 - 07:19 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: AI, Road accident, India, Technology, Road transport and highways

Courtesy: The Economic Times

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Cyber Attack Threat: CERT-In Alerts Road Transport Ministry

The Road Transport and Highways Ministry received an alert from the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) on March 21 about a possible cyberattack on the sector. Reportedly, the Ministry urged National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDCL), Indian Road Congress (IRC), and automobile makers to conduct the security analysis of their IT systems by CERT-In certified… read-more

Mon, 22 Mar 2021 - 05:11 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: Transport, Road transport and highways, NHAI, Cyber Attack

Courtesy: NDTV

Highways to become toll booth free

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Union Minister Announces To Introduce GPS-Based Toll Collection

Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on march 18 announced in the lok sabha that the government will soon introduce GPS-based toll collection. In-order to avoid toll theft and GST evasion cases, the collection of money will be done through GPS imaging. However, the officials have been instructed to take hold of the vehicles that do not pay toll using FASTags. Reportedly, around 93% pay through FASTags and the rest 7% pay in cash despite of the… read-more

Thu, 18 Mar 2021 - 06:22 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: Toll Fee, GPS, Nitin Gadkari, Road transport and highways

Courtesy: Times now news

RC renewal rates see massive hikes

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Govt Hikes RC Renewal Fee For 15-Yr-Old Vehicles To Curb Pollution

The Union Road and Transport Ministry has released a notification announcing the registration renewals of vehicles older than 15 years will become expensive, starting October 1, 2021. Covering all private and commercial vehicles, the government through this move aims to stop plying of older vehicles on roads in order to tackle air-pollution. While the hike in the renewal fee ranges from Rs 1,000-12,500, the rule also provisions for additional… read-more

Thu, 18 Mar 2021 - 01:25 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: Registration certificates, Vehicle, Road transport and highways, fee hike

Courtesy: Times now news


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NHAI Finishes 25.54 Km Road In 18 Hours; To Enter Limca Records

In a jaw-dropping display, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) achieved the feat of finishing a 25.54 km single-lane road in 18 hours. Reportedly, the feat was achieved in NH-52 between the Vijaypur-Solapur stretch. Minister Nitin Gadkari stated the construction would be recorded in Limca Book of Records. Notably, around 500 contractual workers contributed to the project. The 110-km Solapur-Vijaypur highway is estimated to end by… read-more

Sun, 28 Feb 2021 - 03:45 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: NHAI, Nitin Gadkari, Road Transport, Road transport and highways, NH 52

Courtesy: Indian Express

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FASTag Deemed Compulsory Starting February 15/16 Midnight

The Transport Ministry on February 14 mandated FASTag for all vehicles starting February 15/16 midnight. The order stated that all lanes of toll plazas on National Highways would become FASTag lanes and would be charged double for no FASTag. While the government in November announced to mandate FASTag from January 1 2021, on old vehicles sold before December 1, 2017, it deferred the deadline further to February 14.

Sun, 14 Feb 2021 - 07:12 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: FASTag, Road transport and highways, national highway, FASTag Lane

Courtesy: Money Control


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Pass-outs From Driving Schools Not Required To Appear For Test

In a recent notification, the Road Transport Ministry has announced that after successful coaching from driving schools, individuals are not required to appear for a test to obtain a licence. Reportedly, the move was aimed to give recognition to driver training centres. Besides, it eyes at bringing specially trained drivers in the transport industry. However, only a draft notification has been issued by the Ministry, which is open for public… read-more

Sat, 06 Feb 2021 - 06:09 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: The Ministry of Road, Road transport and highways, Driver Training Centres, Driving Licence

Courtesy: Indian Express