By the end of this year, travelling in Delhi Metro would mean commuting in airconditioned comfort from your doorstep. In a major overhaul of its feeder bus services, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is going to introduce AC feeder buses that will be electric and CNG run.
The government is working on ‘unbundling’ of marketing and transportation of gas in the country, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said, in a move that would end up splitting Gail, the owner of most of nation’s natural gas transportation network.
Delhi air quality: Over 7,000 buses, mostly from neighbouring states, booked for flouting pollution norms
Over 7,000 buses, a majority from neighbouring states, were booked for flouting pollution norms in the national capital in the last six years, the Delhi government informed the state Assembly. A total of 7,219 buses were challaned for not having valid pollution under check
The actual work to redevelop Surat railway station as a world-class railway station would begin in the second half of 2018.
The road transport and highways ministry will seek separate budgetary allocation of Rs 5,000 crore for introducing government-owned electric bus fleets and building world-class bus ports across the country, Union minister Nitin Gadkari has said.
For any nation, four things are crucial – water, power, transport and communications. They provide impetus to industry and agriculture, which leads to employment generation and rise in growth rate.
Travelling by public transport vehicles in India is not a pleasant experience, and for good reason. A majority of the buses run by its state road transport undertakings (SRTUs) is old, and there is a shortage of funds to replace or refurbish them.
Transportation minister Nitin Gadkari made an announcement recently that India will switch completely to electric vehicles by 2030.
NEW DELHI: Power minister Piyush Goyal, newly elevated to cabinet rank, was on Sunday given charge of the railway ministry.
Goyal replaces Suresh Prabhu who had offered to resign after a spate of train accidents in the last month.
Analysts said the BJP leadership felt Goyal has done a competent job in implementing reforms in the power and coal sectors.
The movement towards making electric vehicles (EVs) mainstream received a great push by Elon Musk; however, there still remains a long stretch for EVs to cross before they become ubiquitous on Indian roads.