12 Aug 2016
After the dismal performance of Indian cars in recent safety tests, the government is considering a proposal to introduce a new star rating programme for passenger cars on the basis of safety features, the Parliament was informed by the Ministry of State for Road Transport and Highways on Thursday.
09 Jun 2016
New Delhi: An average of 400 persons die every day in road accidents in India with "faulty engineering" being a major cause, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said today while admitting that not much has changed even after two years of "dedicated work and sincere efforts".
29 Dec 2014
New Delhi: Setting himself a target of building 30 kms of roads a day, the 'flyover man' from Maharashtra, Nitin Gadkari, will need to ensure consistent investment flows and easier regulations to turn around the crisis-hit highways sector in the new year.
12 Dec 2013
Itanagar: The Union Road Transport and Highways (RTH) Ministry has approved road construction of 6,418 km under Special Accelerated Road Development Project-North East for implementation of Phase A and the Arunachal Pradesh package of roads and highways.
16 Dec 2013
New Delhi: Road Transport and Highways Minister Oscar Fernandes has been given the additional charge of Ministry of Labour and Employment following the death of Sis Ram Ola.
08 Dec 2011
In a major setback, 14 out of 18 chief engineers and senior officials of the Road Transport and Highways Ministry and National Highways Authority of India resigned on Wednesday following the alleged incidents of continuous misbehavior of Minister for Road Transport and Highways C P Joshi and Gajendra Haldea, advisor to Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia.
22 Oct 2013
New Delhi: In a recent development, General Motors (GM) India has resumed the production of Chevrolet Tavera MUV three months after it stopped the production of the model due to issues concerning the vehicle’s exhaust system.
28 Jan 2013
The income tax rebate on 50 per cent of road safety donations will encourage more people and companies to contribute funds for road safety activities, International Road Federation (IRF) said.
04 Sep 2012
National Highways Authority of India has drawn flak from the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) for potential loss of Rs 874 crore on account of delays in completion of projects for connecting major ports through highways.
29 Dec 2015
New Delhi: Senior IAS officer Aradhana Johri has been shifted out as Disinvestment Secretary to Cabinet Secretariat and Sanjay Mitra has been named as the new Road Transport and Highways Secretary as part of a top-level bureaucratic reshuffle.