Industrialists of the city have appealed to the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to review its plan for an elevated U-turn at Shankar Chowk, and requested the agency to build an underpass instead to separate the Delhi-bound traffic from the traffic heading towards Udyog Vihar.
With the festive season approaching and pollution levels expected to spike in Delhi and most of north India once again, any approach towards reducing it is welcome.
From August 24, passengers of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and cluster buses will be able to use their metro smart cards to pay for their bus rides in Delhi, transport minister Kailash Gahlot said on Monday.
The construction work on the bridge across Hindon Canal near UP Gate on Delhi-Ghaziabad border, a part of the NH-24 widening project, is expected to begin within this fortnight. On Monday, officials of National Highways Authority of India and the UP irrigation department visited the spot to chalk out a plan for carrying out construction work.
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.