Transport

No-fly draft rules

8/5/2017 | Geography | Transport |Read more

The government announced draft rules for a national no-fly list that proposes a flying ban from three months to two years or beyond for unruly passeng ...

New Taxi Policy Guidelines

14/4/2017 | Governance Issues | Transport |Read more

The safety measures, recommended by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, concerning safety of women commuters availing of cab services have be ...

Petrol, diesel prices to change daily

14/4/2017 | Economic Affairs | Transport |Read more

From May 1, petrol and diesel prices will change every day in sync with international rates, much like what happens in most advanced markets. State-ow ...

Rail Development Authority (RDA)

7/4/2017 | Economic Affairs | Transport |Read more

The Union Cabinet has cleared approved setting up an independent rail regulator, named Rail Development Authority (RDA). It will be based in Delhi and ...

Highways and others: How India classifies roads, reclassifies them

7/4/2017 | Economic Affairs | Transport |Read more

With the Supreme Court's ban on liquor sales within 500 metres of national and state highways coming into force from April 1, several states are stari ...

New accident recording format

1/4/2017 | Economic Affairs | Transport |Read more

A new Road Accident Data Recording and Reporting Format has been rolled out by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) with a view to movi ...

Supreme Court bans sale of BS-III vehicles from 1 April

30/3/2017 | Economic Affairs | Transport |Read more

The Supreme Court has directed that vehicles that are not Bharat Stage-IV (BS-IV) compliant will not be sold after 31 March. Bajaj Auto Ltd and the En ...

Hyperloop transportation system

10/1/2017 | Indian History | Transport |Read more

A committee under NITI Aayog is formed to look into the feasibility of having hyper loop transportation, where a pod like vehicle is propelled through ...

Road Connectivity Project for Left Wing Extremism Affected Areas

30/12/2016 | Economic Affairs | Transport |Read more

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved a Centrally Sponsored Scheme namely "Road Connectivity Project for Left Wing Extremism (LWE) Affect ...

Modern RFID Access Control System

28/11/2016 | Science Affairs | Transport |Read more

Paradip Port has introduced the modern Radio-frequency identification (RFID) Access Control System for controlling and tracking the entry and exit of ...

TRI-NETRA

26/11/2016 | Science Affairs | Transport |Read more

TRI-NETRA system will be used on locomotives for enhancing the vision of Locomotive Pilots in inclement weather. TRI-NETRA stands for – Terrain imagin ...

Merchant Shipping Bill

25/11/2016 | Economic Affairs | Transport |Read more

The Cabinet has approved a new Merchant Shipping Bill by repealing the 58-year old law, a move that will promote ease of doing business, transparency ...

Kakodkar Committee

24/11/2016 | Economic Affairs | Transport |Read more

Four years ago, a high-powered committee on railway safety had made far-reaching recommendations to avoid and reduce casualties in rail accidents like ...

Hybrid-till model

8/11/2016 | Economic Affairs | Transport |Read more

The Airport Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA) has initiated a process to adopt a hybrid-till approach for calculating airport fees and the regulato ...

UDAN(Ude Desh ka Aam nagrik)

24/10/2016 | Economic Affairs | Transport |Read more

To boost air travel between smaller cities, fares for one-hour flights will be capped at Rs. 2,500 in the new UDAN scheme. The UDAN scheme (an acronym ...

Regional connectivity proposal facing hurdles

21/10/2016 | Economic Affairs | Transport |Read more

The government’s plans to boost regional air connectivity could hit a legal air pocket as leading domestic airlines have opposed the proposal to charg ...

Regional air link scheme may use e-auction path

15/10/2016 | Economic Affairs | Transport |Read more

The civil aviation ministry is all set to start the bidding process of routes under the regional connectivity scheme (RCS) and it has sought the coal ...

Rail tariff regulator

28/9/2016 | Economic Affairs | Transport |Read more

The PMO has asked the Railways Ministry to follow the legislative route to set up an independent regulator for freight and passenger tariffs rather th ...

Central Inland Water Transport Corporation Limited

2/9/2016 | Geography | Transport |Read more

Cabinet approved the dissolution of the Central Inland Water Transport Corporation Limited (CIWTC) as part of the government's move to identify and cl ...

Cabinet approves signing of Air Services Agreement between India and Fiji

27/8/2016 | India and the world | Transport |Read more

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing of new Air Services Agreement (ASA) between India and Fiji. The Agreement is for updation of the ...

Voluntary Vehicle Fleet Modernization Programme (V-VMP)

25/8/2016 | Governance Issues | Transport |Read more

The road transport and highways ministry released the concept paper for its proposed voluntary vehicle fleet modernization policy that aims to take of ...

Centre notifies Good Samaritan SOPs

24/8/2016 | Governance Issues | Transport |Read more

The Centre has issued a notification ensuring that the affidavit of “Good Samaritan”, a person who voluntarily declares himself to be an eyewitness, s ...

Maglev trains

8/8/2016 | Science Affairs | Transport |Read more

The Indian Railways plans to introduce Maglev trains that can run at a top speed of 500 km an hour. After receiving a proposal from a foreign investor ...

Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill, 2016

7/8/2016 | Governance Issues | Transport |Read more

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2016. Highlights Increase ...

National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRiP)

30/7/2016 | Governance Issues | Transport |Read more

Government has approved the revised cost estimate of Rs 3,727.30 crore for the National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRIP). Th ...

National green highways mission

7/7/2016 | Economic Affairs | Transport |Read more

Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping has launched the initial plantation drive on 1,500 km of National Highways at a cost of about ...

Regional connectivity Scheme

30/6/2016 | Economic Affairs | Transport |Read more

Directorate General of Civil Aviation decision to set up rules which will be less rigorous will be beneficial to Regional connectivity scheme. There w ...

National Civil Aviation Policy, 2016

18/6/2016 | Economic Affairs | Transport |Read more

Government has released the National Civil Aviation Policy 2016 . This is the first time since independence that an integrated Civil Aviation Policy h ...

Rise in Road accidents in India

14/6/2016 | Governance Issues | Transport |Read more

Road Safety in India 2015 report by Ministry of Road transport and Highway says In 2015, 400 people lost their lives every day on India’s roads and ac ...

Anti-Lock Braking System

1/4/2016 | Science Affairs | Transport |Read more

The government has made compulsory that all models of two-wheelers need to be fitted with anti-lock braking system (ABS) and combined braking system ( ...

Government eases cabotage norms

28/3/2016 | Economic Affairs | Transport |Read more

The Union cabinet has approved a proposal to permit overseas registered container ships to carry cargo between India’s ports in a move seen as the big ...

National Waterways Bill

20/3/2016 | Geography | Transport |Read more

The National Waterways Bill, 2015, which provides for declaring certain inland waterways as national waterways, is passed by parliament. Highlights of ...

Carriage by Air (Amendment) Bill, 2015

17/3/2016 | Governance Issues | Transport |Read more

This Bill would enhance the compensation for air travellers in case of death, injury, lost baggage or even inordinate delay in flights. Highlights: Th ...

Railway Budget , 2016-17

28/2/2016 | Economic Affairs | Transport |Read more

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on 25 February 2016 presented the Railway Budget 2016-17 in the Lok Sabha. In his second Rail Budget, Prabhu outlined a ...

Turbulent path of 5/20 rule

27/2/2016 | Economic Affairs | Transport |Read more

There is a controversy on the removal of 5/20 rule in aviation sector between older Airlines and newly entrants like AirAsia India and Vistara. Older ...

Government unveils revised Draft National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP) 2015

3/11/2015 | Geography | Transport |Read more

Aim of the Policy To provide a conducive environment and a level playing field to various aviation sub-sectors, i.e Airlines, Airports, Cargo, Mainten ...

Alternate Train Accommodation Scheme – “VIKALP”

1/11/2015 | Economic Affairs | Transport |Read more

Railway passengers who are in waiting list quiet often face the problem of non confirmation of birth. Indian Railways has launched new Alternate Train ...

Green Highways (Plantation, Transplantation, Beautification and Maintenance) Policy, 2015

5/10/2015 | Geography | Transport |Read more

Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping launched the Green Highways (Plantation, Transplantation, Beautification and Maintenance) ...

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