Mumbai-Goa Express Highway Works To Complete In Dec: Nitin Gadkari
Union Transport and highway minister Nitin Gadkari said, awaited Mumbai-Goa highway will be completed by December 2023. Addressing at a bhoomi pujan in Panvel Gadkari said, "The Mumbai-Goa highway touches 66 tourism spots in Maharashtra's Konkan. It will give tourism a high boost." Furthermore, the Union Transport Minister also announced that Delhi-Mumbai highway will also be completed soon, making it a 12-hours journey by road.
Tags: Mumbai-Goa Highway, Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister, Mumbai-Delhi Highway, Transport
Courtesy: Economic Times
TSRTC Announces Ladies Special Buses, Marks International Women's Day
On the occasion of Women's Day, the Telangana Government-led TS Road Transport Corporation (RTC) announced a special ladies' bus. On March 4, the TSRTC introduced the 'Ladies Special' daily bus, for girl students and women passengers from various places to the city outskirts. The bus services will be from Uppal to Bogaram via Ghatkesar, Bogaram to Secunderabad via Ghatkesar, LB Nagar to Ibrahimpatnam and Ibrahimpatnam to LB Nagar.
Tags: Transport, Women's Day Celebration, Telangana Govt, VC Sajjanar
Courtesy: The Hans India
Nitin Gadkari Arrives At Parliament In Hydrogen-Powered Car
Union Road & Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari arrived at the parliament in a hydrogen-powered car, on March 30. The action was to emphasize on the need of renewable electric vehicles, especially when the nation is witnessing a rise in fuel prices. Gadkari said, soon India will be manufacturing green-hydrogen cars, and establish fuel stations, which will not only help environment and cars, but increase employment in India.
Tags: Transport, Green Hydrogen Car, parliament, Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister
Bharat Bandh On March 28-29; Banking And Other Sectors To Be Affected
The central trade unions supported by the All India Bank Employees Association has called a nationwide strike on March 28 and 29. The decision comes after bank unions called for a protest against the government's plan to privatise public sector banks including the Banking Laws Amendment Bill 2021. The trade union also said roadways, transport and electricity workers are also supporting the decision for the strike, affecting services for… read-more
Tags: Bharat Bandh, Bank, Transport, Union cabinet, Banking Laws Amendment Bill
China To Add Over 7000 Civil Passenger Aircrafts In Next 20 Years
The civil aviation transport industry of China is reported to resume rapid growth by adding 7,646 new civil passenger aircraft over the next 20 years. Further, the total number of aircraft in China is likely to reach 5,343 by 2025. Furthermore, as per reports, China will be requiring 640 cargo aircraft in the next 20 years, while the civil helicopters are likely to exceed 10,000 by 2040.
Tags: China, aircraft, Helicopter, civil aviation, Transport
Odisha Govt Reduces Bus Fares After Diesel, Petrol Price Falls Down
The Odisha Government reduced the bus fare of different categories after the prices of diesel were reduced. However, the government reduced the VAT on diesel and petrol, after the Centre decided to bring down the excise duty on the same. According to the State Transportation Department, bus fares of ordinary, express, and deluxe categories is now priced at… read-more
Tags: Petrol, Diesel, Odisha government, Transport, Ticket fares
15 Injured, 3 Dead In Collision Between Bus & Lorry In Palani: Tamil Nadu
After a lorry and a TN state transportation Bus collided in the early morning of September 24, fifteen people sustained injuries and three lost their lives in Palani, Tamil Nadu. As per reports, the collision was caused due to the lorry driver falling asleep and losing control of the vehicle. The Police stated that the injured were moved to Palani government hospital, whereas the lorry driver is being investigated.
Tags: Transport, Collision, truck-bus collision, Tamil Nadu
Kerala's First LNG-Powered Bus Service Available For Commuters
Kerala Transport Minister Antony Raju inaugurated the first green bus service in the state on June 21, at Thiruvananthapuram's major bus terminal. Reportedly, the bus will provide service between Thiruvananthapuram to Ernakulam-Kozhikode routes. However, the initiative will serve two major goals of Kerala State Road Transport Corporation, switching to a cheaper fuel to save up money & less harmful compared to other petroleums.
Transport Ministry Extends Validity Of Vehicle Registration, Driving Licence
Ministry of Road Transport and Highways extended the validity of license, registration and other motor vehicle documents till September 30, 2021 in wake of covid-19 pandemic. Aiming to help people to use transport services while maintaining social distance, government extended the validity of documents expired since Feb 1, 2020. Initially, the validation was extended for documents related to Motor Vehicles Act, 1998 and Central Motor Vehicles… read-more
Tags: Transport, The Ministry of Road, Motor Vehicle Act, Driving License
Courtesy: The Print
Karnataka Government Asks Retired Drivers To Work Amid Transport Strikes
Karnataka government has welcomed eligible retired drivers below the age of 62 years to work on a contract basis as the transport strike in Karnataka intensifies. Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has suspended 36 trainees while Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) suspended 96 drivers for their involvement in the ongoing protests. The employees have been protesting for a standard government payroll scheme… read-more
Tags: Drivers, KSRTC, Transport Minister, Transport