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No permit required for transport vehicles carrying Oxygen: Centre
As Covid-19 cases surge in India, several States have reported shortage of oxygen. States like Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka last week faced an acute shortage of oxygen supply after Maharashtra, which has been the worst affected by the pandemic, decided to halt supply to these States.
FASTag mandatory for availing discount on toll fee: Transport Ministry
The fee payable towards discounts will be paid through pre-paid instru...
Home Ministry examines amendments to Identification of Prisoners Act
Officials familiar with the details of the proposal said state governmen...
Transport ministry extends validity of driving licences, other vehicle-related documents till December 31
"Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has decided to extend the validity of Fitness, Permits, Licenses, Registration or other documents under Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989 till the 30th of December 2020," said the statement.
Centre issues SOPs for Vande Bharat Mission and Air Transport Bubble flights
The Civil Aviation Ministry laid out a set of detailed guidelines for travel on Vande Bharat and Air Transport Bubble Flights for inbound and outbound travel.
Transport Ministry makes way for use of Hydrogen enriched CNG as an automotive fuel
Senior officials working closely on the matter told ET that the fuel will lead to significant reduction in Carbon monoxide (CO) and particulate matter emissions. “It is a mix of hydrogen and CNG, and trials need to be conducted to see what would be the optimum mix of both the fuels,” the official said.
Transport ministry scraps bulk data sharing policy
Instead of sharing bulk vehicular data with any company on a cost basis, which has been the established norm, reports generated on analysis of the data will be made available to stakeholders or the public.
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways specifies colour scheme of vehicle number plates
The notification is "to rectify the anomalies in the chapter on 'The assignment of registration mark on vehicles for various States and Union Territories at a glimpse' through tabulation of items so that it clearly enunciates the colour of the alpha numerals and the back ground of registration plate of different class and category of vehicles," the ministry said.
Government notifies standards for safety evaluation of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles
"The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has notified the Standards for Safety Evaluation of vehicles being propelled by Hydrogen Fuel cells through an amendment to Central Motor Vehicles Rules 1989 ...dated 23rd September, 2020," the ministry said in a statement.
Government allows sale of electric vehicles without batteries, leaves manufacturers puzzled
Batteries account for almost half the cost of an EV, making them vastly more expensive than a combustion engine vehicle of similar performance. If the cost of batteries is delinked from that of the vehicle, electric two- and three-wheelers could cost less than fossil-fuel-powered vehicles, the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) said.
Cabinet note ready for vehicle scrapping policy: MoS VK Singh informs Rajya Sabha
On July 26, 2019, the government had proposed amendments to motor vehicle rules to allow scrapping of vehicles older than 15 years in a bid to spur adoption of electrical vehicles.
IIT students, alumni launch portal to help JEE, NEET candidates in need of transport facility
There has been a growing chorus against holding of crucial entrance exams like JEE-Mains, JEE-Advanced and NEET in September, in view of rising COVID-19 cases. However, the Ministry of Education (MoE), has asserted that further delay in conducting the exams can lead to a zero academic year and hence, the exams will be conducted as per schedule in September.
Govt seeks suggestions on notification for ownership details in vehicle registration documents
It is proposed to amend Form 20 of the CMVR, 1989 to capture detailed ownership type such as autonomous body, central government, charitable trust, driving training school, divyangjan, educational institute, local authority, multiple owners, police department etc, the statement said.
Govt plans to construct over 50,000 km roads: Highways secy to investors during meet on InvIT
InvITs are instruments on the pattern of mutual funds and are designed to pool small sums of money from a number of investors to invest in assets that give cash flow over a period of time.
Govt approves Rs 971-cr Munger-Bhagalpur highway project in Bihar
Munger-Bhagalpur highway project will be a 2-lane road, which will also be 4-lane wide at certain stretches.