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Permit requirements waived for Transport Vehicles carrying Oxygen

In a crucial step forward, the  ministry of road transport and highways today issued order to waive off permit requirement for vehicles carrying oxygen till March 2021 following the COVID-19 pandemic. The ministry has specified that the provisions of sub-section (1) of the section 66 shall not apply to a transport vehicle, used exclusively for the carriage of oxygen during ...

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Union Transport Minister asks Industry to draft a 10-year Defect Liability tenure, use best international technologies for prompt Govt support

Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and MSME Shri Nitin Gadkari has said that the policy of the government is to ensure reduction in road construction costs and improve its quality. Addressing the two-day Virtual Conference and Exhibition for the Bitumen and Road Construction – ‘BITU-CON 2020’, organized by FICCI today, Shri Gadkari said, the government is working on ...

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Validity of Motor Vehicle documents extended till December this year

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 31st of December 2020. The Ministry had earlier issued advisories on 30th March and 9th June this year regarding extension of validity of the documents related to Motor ...

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MoRTH invites suggestions on CEV road map notification

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a draft notification GSR 502 (E) dated 13 Aug 2020 to address the issue of safety requirements, safety of the operator and to ensure safety while such machines are running on public roads along with other vehicles, for Construction Equipment Vehicles holistically in a phased manner ( Phase-I : April 21; ...

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MoRTH notifies regulations for tyres, safety glass, external projections, etc under CMVR

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways vide GSR 457 (E) dated 20th July 2020, has made  following amendments in CMVR 1989 – The specification for the Tyre pressure monitoring system ( TPMS) for vehicles up to maximum mass of 3.5 Tonnes which monitors the inflation pressure of the tyre or its variation, while the vehicle is running and transmits ...

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Shri Gadkari calls for urgent action to facilitate Inter-State border movement of Trucks/Lorries carrying essential goods to ease public life during COVID 19 pandemic

Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and MSMES Shri Nitin Gadkari has called upon all the States/UTs to take urgent action so that blockades of trucks and lorries at inter State/UT borders is cleared at the earliest possible, as smooth movement of essential goods to various parts of the country is essential. This, he said, needs to be given ...

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Road Ministry launched dashboard containing list of Dhabas and Truck Repair Shops on its website

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has created a dashboard link on its website for providing list and details of Dhabas and Truck repair shops available across the country by various organisations like NHAI, States, Oil Marketing companies. The list can be accessed at https://morth.nic.in/dhabas-truck-repair-shops-opened-during-covid-19. This is intended to facilitate the truck / cargo drivers and cleaners in ...

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Cargo transportation on waterways rose from 55.2 mt in 2016 to 72.31 mt in 2018-19 

The Minister of State for Shipping (I/C) and Chemical & Fertilizers Shri Mansukh Mandaviya in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today informed that 111 National Waterways are being developed in phased manner for the purpose of shipping and navigation. The Minister informed that cargo transportation on waterways rose to 72.31 Million Tonnes in the year 2018-19, ...

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Operational National Waterways in the Country 

Out of the 111 National Waterways (NWs) declared under the National Waterways Act, 2016, 13 NWs are operational for shipping and navigation and cargo/passenger vessels are moving on them.  The details of operational NWs are as follows: Details of Operational National Waterways Sl. No. National Waterway (NW) No. Length (km) Location (S) 1. NW-1: Ganga-Bhagirathi-Hooghly River System (Haldia – Allahabad) 1620 ...

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Promotion of Inland Water Transport 

The Minister of State for Shipping, Road Transport and Chemical & Fertilizers Shri Mansukh L Mandaviya in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today informed that the development of viable National Waterways is being undertaken for the movement of cargo and passenger vessels.  Besides, under the Sagarmala Programme, a Central Sector Scheme is being implemented for providing support to ...

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