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MoRTH approves quadricycle as new vehicle category
by Autocar Pro News Desk , 06 Jun 2018

The category gets its own set of rules and regulations for safety and size; Bajaj Qute’s India launch awaits ARAI approval.

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Ministry of Road Transport and Highways likely to announce scrappage policy for CVs in October 2018;  scrappage centres to produce secondary steel and...

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SIAM will hold week-long Road Safety initiatives across the country as part of its efforts on the back of the 29th National Road Safety Week.

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Expressway speed limit raised to 120kph, 100kph for cars to 100kph on national highways and 70kph in cities, 80kph for CVs on both highways and expres...

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An excerpt of the seminar that was participated by ACMA, SIAM and Germany's VDA.

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The scrappage policy is expected to be 15% of the vehicle's price; the effect will be muted as prices of diesel vehicles are expected to go up by 10-1...

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Transport minister Nitin Gadkari and MoRTH announce slew of initiatives designed to make road travel safer in India.

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Passenger transport vehicles to come with mandatory fitting of GPS tracking device from April 1, 2018.

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A effective public transport system would be one that uses electricity or other less polluting, indigenously produced fuels like methanol, ethanol and...

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NITI Aayog CEO says government will support adoption of EVs with a range of initiatives including lower road taxes, will act as a catalyst to support ...

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Transport minister Nitin Gadkari meets Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport, UK, for cooperation in policy planning, technology transfer a...

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The transport minister said the government is beginning its work on 12 new projects for building express highways that includes a new Baroda-Mumbai ex...

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Latest statistics from MoRTH reveal sorry state of road safety in the country; National Highways account for majority of accidents and fatalities; two...

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MoU inked to meet fast-rising demand for certified drivers of commercial vehicles in the automotive, construction and logistics sectors.

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These MoUs are for integrated check posts, development of logistics and multi-modal parks, dredging of inland waterways, implementation of 79 port con...

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US-India Business Council launches task force on supply chain standards and practices to enable the logistics sector to adopt the global best practice...

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MoRTH plans to develop 35 Multimodal Logistics Parks in India which will cater to 50% of the freight movement, enable 10% reduction in transportation ...

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About 170 NGOs from all over the country met in the capital to deliberate upon various aspects and issues relating to road safety.

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SIAM members are organising programs at the 4,200 automobile dealers in India along with training workshops, competitions, awareness-building walks fo...

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Supplier industry body recommends measures to encourage R&D and mulls lower GST rate of 18% on all auto components

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2016 was a mixed bag for the Indian auto industry which advanced on many fronts and launched new products aplenty. The demonetisation move though thre...

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‘Safety Under 80’ initiative, which talks about the dangers of speeding, aims to reduce the number of road crash fatalities on the Expressway from an ...

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The programme will ensure phasing out of older polluting vehicles and enable their replacement with fuel efficient and environment friendly vehicles.

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NHAI suffers a Rs 1,200 crore loss of toll collection following the demonetisation exercise.

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Reports quoted a MoRTH draft notification on this, adding that for cars already on sale, the rules will be applicable from October 2018.

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The GST Council has decided on a four-tier GST tax structure of 5, 12, 18 and 28 percent, with lower rates for essential items and the highest for lux...

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After much groundwork, Mahindra Intertrade has entered the vehicle scrappage market with a plan to bring about a significant change in the business.

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The strategy includes effective road engineering solutions at the design stage, rectification of accident black spots, improvement in automobile engin...

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The Automotive Skill Development Council of the Ministry of Skill Development has drawn up a curriculum for the training of drivers under its National...

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Ministry of Road Transport & Highways amends Form 22, calls for full emission and noise level information on vehicles running on petrol, diesel, CNG, ...

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India invites Germany to share eco-friendly technology for scrappage of old vehicles, processing of the waste generated and also for manufacture of fl...

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IBMS is the largest platform in the world owned by a single owner, with a database that could exceed 150,000 bridge structures.

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The Ministry of Shipping has said that all major ports will provide a discount of 80 percent for two years on Vessel Related Charges (VRC) and Coasta...

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Another Rs 60,000 crore sanctioned for Delhi-Amritsar-Katra expressway, reducing the distance by 117 km, which at present is 732 km.

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Driving licenses and vehicle registration documents can now be issued directly to the DigiLockers of individuals in digital formats. These digital cop...

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Methanol is an ideal fuel for transportation in large part because of its efficient combustion and low cost compared to all other fuels. Emissions of ...

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Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra top five ‘road rage’ states in India

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The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a gazette notification today that serves to free e-rickshaws and e-carts from permit requiremen...

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Vishnu Mathur, the director general of SIAM on the status of the industry, ambiguity in government policies, deregistration of old vehicles, GST and t...

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The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the development of 1120 km of National Highways in th...

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The Shipping Ministry has mooted a proposal to utilise part of the fuel cess collected for building national highways for expansion of National Waterw...

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The duration of the research project is three years and NHAI has paid Rs 1.25 crore for the project, excluding cost of construction of trial pavement ...

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Around 75 operational NH projects completed under public funding have been preliminarily identified for potential monetisation using the TOT Model.

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Speaking at the inception day celebrations of National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (NHIDCL) in New Delhi, Gadkari also cit...

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With BS VI emission norms coming in by 2020, the 2W industry will see mass replacement of conventional carburettor units by advanced electronic fuel i...

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The government has allocated a total Gross Budgetary Support (GBS) of Rs 46,834 crore including cess and toll remittance for 2016-17 for the Ministry ...

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The conference aims at advocating the use of appropriate soil, slope stabilisation and other technologies to enhance the life cycle benefits of road p...

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FASTags are estimated to save Rs 60,000 crore per annum due to the impact of additional fuel consumption due to delay and slow speed of vehicles.

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Road accidents have for long been the biggest people-killers in India and show no signs of slowing down. Now, the government seems to be doing its bit...

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CRCC expressed keen interest in participating in the upcoming projects of NHAI under both Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) and Hybrid A...

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With plans to accelerate the pace of road construction in India from the existing 20 kilometres a day to 41km a day in 2017 , Union minister Nitin Gad...

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Amrut Kumar Rath, an HR manager with Bajaj Auto, was travelling along with his family from Mumbai to Pune on Sunday afternoon when he lost control of ...

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Road Transport, Highways & Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari is to hold official talks with his counter-part US Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Fox...

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The government has readied a policy which calls for incentivising scrappage of old vehicles. It not only details how vehicle dismantling should take p...

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The programme, which will work on the PPP model, aims to upskill both unemployed local youth as well as those already working under contractors.

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Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari launches initial plantation drive on 1,500km of National Highways under Green H...

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NHAI is already utilising fly-ash upto 30% of earth filling in the Eastern Peripheral Expressway and using other slag materials elsewhere.

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Yesterday, Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport & Highways, launched the ‘Road Accidents in India 2015’ report in New Delhi. The detailed analysi...

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Following a directive from the Supreme Court, MoRTH issued a notification that all commercial vehicles have to be fitted with speed governors by July ...

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The objective of the study was to make an assessment of the operational efficiency of freight transportation by road and recommend ways to improve the...

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A bus, carrying 60 passengers and plying from Satara to Mumbai, ploughed into a Swift and a Toyota Innova, and then fell down a 20-foot decline.

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MoRTH is set to make CCTV cameras, VTS and panic buttons mandatory for 23-seater public vehicles. Those with seating capacity of less than 23 will be ...

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The road safety cell will focus on incorporating engineering features to enhance safety on roads, especially at identified black spots.

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Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari yesterday launched ePACE, INFRACON and an updated version of INAMPRO, three IT initiatives of MoRTH, developed in-h...

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India is set to join the group of matured global automotive markets with its own new car assessment programme. It is likely to be called Bharat NCAP.

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Spread over an area of 314 square metres and with a height of 22 metres, the facility will be able to house 112 cars.

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16 people killed every hour on Indian roads in 2015
by Takshak Dawda & Shourya Harwani  29 Apr 2016

According to the provisional data released by the government, the total number of road fatalities stood at 146,000 in 2015. Compared to 2014, which sa...

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Currently, this mobile app-cum-web application is under pilot implementation in two RTOs in the state of Uttar Pradesh and also under advanced testing...

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Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari commented, "Roads must be viewed as green highway opportunities. They have a huge potential to generate jobs and...

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The rest area facilities are proposed to be made available under Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode for which interest has been invited by the Nati...

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The Road Transport Minister also felt that there was a need to work on reducing accidents and road fatalities with the rectification work at identifie...

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The government is targeting constructing 15,000km of national highways in 2016-17 as against 6,000km in 2014-15.

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The Manesar-Palwal section is an access controlled, six-lane, divided road which intersects Delhi-Jaipur NH8 near Manesar, Palwal-Sohna-Rewari NH 919,...

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