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FASTags should be mandatory for vehicle insurance: Nitin Gadkari

Stressing on the need to bring more vehicles under the ambit of insurance, Gadkari said FASTags should be made mandatory for obtaining vehicle insurance.

NHAI seeks flexibility in mode of project award, to focus on EPC

Under HAM, the government provides 40% of the construction cost. The rest is arranged by the developer. Land acquisition and toll collection are the government’s responsibilities. Private investment via BOT has been subdued in the past few years.

Toll plazas implement FASTag system, here's all you should know

FASTag came into force from Sunday across the national highways. The government has mandated FASTag for toll payments from December 15 onwards. However, at every toll plaza pan India one hybrid lane will remain operative for the vehicles from both directi

SC seeks Centre's reply on PIL for converting public transport, govt vehicles into electric ones

A Supreme Court bench headed by Justice S A Bobde, sought response of the Centre on a PIL seeking implementation of its policy on gradually switching all public transport and government vehicles to electric vehicles with a view to curb air pollution and CFC emissions.

Transport ministry to help states set up vehicle tracking system

This comes after states made little progress in setting up these centres, which was to be done following a Supreme Court ruling that mandated all public transport vehicles to have vehicle tracking systems and emergency buttons. The features were mandated from January 1, 2019.

NHAI plans Rs 3.10 lakh crore expressways by FY25

Among the corridors NHAI proposes to build are—Ahmedabad-Dholera, Delhi-Amritsar-Katra, Chennai-Bengaluru, Kanpur-Lucknow, Bangalore Ring Road, Amritsar-Bhatinda-Jamnagar, Hyderabad-Raipur, and Nagpur-Vijayawada.

NHAI records highest daily toll collection at Rs 86.2 crore: Chairman

The highest daily toll collection via electronic system of FASTags has also been recorded at Rs 50 crore (single day collection) in January 2020 as compared to Rs 23 crore in November 2019.

Rs 14,000-crore state support plan to strengthen road safety

The programme will be driven by a strict incentive-based structure for states delivering on road safety aspects.

Now, cash recharge option for FASTags

The government will roll out the option of cash recharge for FASTags to accelerate its adoption.

Transactions via FASTag at highway tolls more than double in December

About 6.4 crore transactions FASTag transactions worth Rs.1256 crore was processed in December as against 3.4 crore transactions worth Rs.774 crore in November, the latest National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) data released on Wednesday showed. A total of three crore 3.1 crore transactions worth Rs.703 crore in October was processed.

1.10 cr FASTags issued till date for electronic toll collection on national highways

The NHAI started electronic toll collection through RFID-based FASTags on its 523 toll plazas across the country from December 15 for seamless flow of traffic. FASTag is a prepaid tag, affixed on vehicle's windscreen, that enables automatic deduction of toll charges and lets the vehicle pass through the toll plaza without stopping for cash transaction.

Cashless toll mop-up via FASTags nears 50 per cent mark

Cashless toll mop-up via FASTags nears 50 per cent mark

Since December 15, while all toll lanes have been converted to FASTag lanes, NHAI has allowed a leeway for commuters to accept toll through cash and FASTags in around 25% of lanes at every toll plaza. This was done as per a directive from the transport ministry to ease the transition phase.

Up to 25 per cent of FASTag lanes to be temporarily converted to hybrid lanes at NH toll plazas

Up to 25 per cent of FASTag lanes to be temporarily converted to hybrid lanes at NH toll plazas

The government earlier had announced rollout of mandatory FASTag under electronic toll collection from December 1, which was later extended to December 15, 2019.

Why government needs to implement GPS in earnest in logistics industry

Why government needs to implement GPS in earnest in logistics industry

In other countries, GPS devices have been used for the last two decades by the supply chain industry to improve operational efficiencies. India has been a slow follower. But the govt is finally trying hard to play catch-up, & it is imperative that this endeavour is successful. Ensuring success, however, is very challenging. A change in perspective could make all the difference.

These expressways will shorten the distances in Uttar Pradesh

These expressways will shorten the distances in Uttar Pradesh

UP already has the longest expressway in the country — linking Delhi to Lucknow via the connected Yamuna Expressway and Lucknow Expressway, helping motorists cover the 500-km stretch in about 6 hours. Four more expressway stretches are coming up. In January, PM Narendra Modi will lay the foundation of the Bundelkhand Expressway. The 296-km expressway will connect Chitrakoot with the Agra-Lucknow Expressway near Bateshwar, thus offering a smooth six-lane drive from Delhi till the southern point of Uttar Pradesh. In November, the UP government finalised the alignment of India’s proposed longest Ganga Expressway. The 628-km e-way will connect Delhi and Allahabad via Meerut. (Representative Image)

What ails state-run bus operators in India?

What ails state-run bus operators in India?

The crisis in Telangana is a reflection of the precarious position of state-run bus operators in India, which have seen their losses swell every passing year. This is particularly worrying since buses undergird India’s public transport system, and cash-starved state governments and municipal corporations have done little to shore up the transport corps.

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