India’s first Green Bus project launched in the city 20 months ago has come to a halt. Despite request from city MP and union minister Nitin Gadkari, Swedish bus maker Scania stopped operating 25 ethanol-run buses from Monday morning sticking to its termination notice issued to Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC).
With the average speed of public buses down to a crawl, the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) is keen to have bus priority lanes at least on some roads in the city. The idea, rejected by the previous government, could now come up before the yet-to-be-formed Integrated Road Transport Authority.
The government is considering easing the mandatory 80% land acquisition condition before highways construction can start to speed up road building and start more projects before the next elections.
All battery-operated vehicles will now have to bear number plates with green background, the government said on Friday. A notification issued by the Road Transport and Highways Ministry said while battery-operated transport vehicles
Union Minister Anant Geete has said that the country needs to “move ahead with E-Mobility” and to go from low emissions to no emissions. The Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises spoke at the national conference and technology display on “Electric Mobility
Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday made a case for channelising more retail money into infrastructure sector, stating that the NHAI was even willing to offer higher returns that those provided by banks.
A majority of the commercial vehicles including private buses, taxis, autorickshaws will stay off the road in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday as part of the nationwide one-day strike organised by the All India Motor Transport Organisation.
Major policy initiatives coupled with expeditious land acquisition resulted in highest ever award of 51,073 km of highways and construction of 28,531 km over the last four years, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said today.
The first “green bus” project in the country, started at the instance of Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari here on December 6, 2016, has run into rough weather with a GST dispute arising between the operator, Scania India, and the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC).
The nationwide transport strike called by the trade unions and small business units on August 7 may virtually paralyse normal life across the country.