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Tag Archives: Road Transport

Improving India’s Travel Infrastructure

In 2016, India stood in the 35th position from a list of 160 countries in the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index (LPI). In 2016-17, 6,604km of national highways were constructed against a target of 15,000km. The Ministry for Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) has, so far, invested over Rs 3 trillion and it is reported that the Ministry for Shipping ...

MoRTH invites bids again for electric cars for its officers

The Ministry for Road Transport and Highways has invited online bids again for hiring electric cars for its officers. As against its tender last year which asked for electric cars that could run at least 150km at a stretch, the latest tender asks for those that can run for 100km at a stretch. If the Ministry decides to give an ...

India Inc help to make roads safer

In a bid to make the country’s roads safer, Minister For Road Transport And Highways Nitin Gadkari has asked all major automobile makers to adopt stretches of highways for fixing black spots, setting up trauma centres and providing life-saving ambulance services.  The minister has written to carmakers to make vehicles as per Global NCAP norms to ensure pedestrian safety. Companies ...

“Products and technologies showcased can help enforcement substantially”

Sanjay Mitra, Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) mesmerized the delegates with his Chief Guest’s address on the inaugural day at the seminar that discussed Smart Roads and Highways. Reason? He spoke straight from heart. He made many announcements too. Read on. The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) is going to throw up many business opportunities. ...

“A bulk of the 38 toll plazas have been connected for ETC lanes”

Leena Nandan, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India, assures that most of the toll plazas on the National Highways have been connected in the last one year and that the payment solutions, including payment though mobile, are being given the final touch. The roll-out, she promises, can happen in the next six months. How effective ...

Plan for setting up highway facilities

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and the National Highways Authority of India have entrusted Indian Highway Management Company with the development and management of passenger friendly amenities along the highways. The project will be developed on the public-private partnership model, with the government offering land to private developers for 30 years on lease. The Government has already identified ...

Road Safety Week 2016

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways organized the Road Safety Week on January 11, 2016 throughout the country to create awareness among general public to improve the safety on road and to give an opportunity to all stakeholders to contribute to the cause of road safety. During the week awareness about various causes of road accidents and measures to ...

Aircraft to monitor road projects

With the finance ministry giving a go ahead to the Road Transport And Highways Ministry on its proposal to buy a fixed wing aircraft and a chopper to be used for inspection and monitoring of ongoing work by officials, NHAI and NHIDCL will now carry out detailed assessments of their likely usage and how much it would cost to the ...

Wooing private highway developers

In its latest bid to revive private investment in highways, the road transport and highways ministry has come out with a new model – where the government takes most of the risks so that developers get easy finance including from provident, insurance and foreign fund managers. The Ministry said that Hybrid Annuity – for bidding for at least 13 highway stretches totaling about 1,100km and involving `14,500Cr investment would ...

Video Surveillance Solution for Transportation Sector

With public security threats at an all-time high, security cameras on buses and subways can help protect innocent citizens from terrorist attacks and help maintain a safe and secure transportation environment. India’s transport sector is large and diverse; it caters to the needs of 1.1 billion people. The major security challenges in this vertical are faced due to unorganized infrastructure ...

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