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Gadkari emphasizes on adoption of alternative fuels which will be import substitute, cost-effective, pollution-free, and indigenous

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari has emphasized.  on the adoption of alternative fuels which will be import substitute, cost-effective, pollution-free, and indigenous and discouraged the use of petrol or diesel as a fuel. Addressing ‘Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA)’ Conference on ‘Alternative fuel- Road ahead’ he said that biggest benefit of Bio- ethanol as alternative fuel is that it ...

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Gadkari says Government has been at the forefront in supporting the industry by re-aligning its policies towards creating a business-friendly and hassle-free environment

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari has said that the Government has been at the forefront in supporting the industry by re-aligning its policies towards creating a business-friendly and hassle-free environment. Addressing a Webinar on “Ease of Business for Driving Investment in Roads and Highways Sector” he said we are passing through a very challenging time, both on ...

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Government launches National Logistics Excellence Awards

With a view to turn the spotlight on the logistics sector, the Government today announced the launch of National Logistics Excellence Awards. The framework of awards has been finalised in consultation with the logistics associations and forum user industry partners. The awards are in two categories, the first group includes logistics infrastructure/service providers and second one is for various user ...

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New scheme announced for tourist vehicle operators

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has announced a new scheme, under which any tourist vehicle operator may apply for an “All India Tourist Authorization/Permit” through online mode. It will be issued, after relevant documents are submitted and fees deposited, within 30 days of submission of such applications. The new set of rules,to be known as, “All India Tourist ...

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Details of Voluntary Scrappage Policy to be declared within 15 days : Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister for MSME and Road Transport & Highways, Sh. Nitin Gadkari has welcomed the Voluntary Scrappage Policy announced in the Union Budget, and said thatdeclaration of thedetails of the  policy will be done within 15 days from today. In his post-budget interaction with the media at his residence, Sh. Gadkari said that the scrappage policy will lead to new ...

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Gadkari calls for R&D and shift towards alternate battery technologies for EVs

With electric vehicles fast becoming the new reality, Union Minister for MSME and Road Transport & Highways Sh. Nitin Gadkari has stressed the need to emerge as pioneers in developing leading battery and power-train technologies. Noting that the challenge we presently face is the control on strategic reserves of Lithium, which is used to manufacture Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries used in ...

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Green tax to be imposed on older vehicles soon, to clean up the environment by phasing out unfit and polluting vehicles

The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Sh. Nitin Gadkari has approved a proposal to levy a “Green Tax” on old vehicles which are polluting the environment. The proposal will now go to the states for consultation before it is formally notified.  The main principles to be followed while levying the Green Tax are : Transport vehicles older than ...

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MoRTH and DRDO to collaborate for geo-hazard management

Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Ministry of Defence signed a framework Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today in New Delhi to strengthen collaboration in the field of technical exchange and co-operation on sustainable geo-hazard management. The MoU was signed by Secretary MoRTH Shri Giridhar Aramane and Secretary DRDO Dr. Satieesh Reddy. It has ...

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Gadkari calls for halving road accidents by the year 2025 19th Meeting of National Road Safety Council held

Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari has called for reducing road accidents by half by the year 2025. He suggested that there should be a 3-days mandatory training of engineers of ministry, NHAI, PWD and various agencies related to road construction for awareness about road safety. Addressing the 19th Meeting of National Road Safety Council (NRSC) yesterday, ...

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User Fee collection through FASTag crosses Rs 80 crore per day first time with record 50 Lakh Transactions in a day

The toll collection through FASTag first time crossed Rs 80 crore per day on 24th December 2020 with record 50 Lakh FASTag transactions per day, a historical landmark. With more than 2.20 crore FASTag issued till date, adoption of FASTag by the Highway users has seen unprecedented growth. With FASTag being mandatory for vehicles from 01st January 2021, the NHAI ...

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