Highways Current Affairs - 2020

SAROD ports launched by Shipping Ministry

On September 10, 2020, the Union Minister of Shipping Manusukh Mandaviya launched a dispute redressal mechanism called SAROD Ports. SAROD is Society for Affordable Redressal of Disputes. Highlights Earlier the SAROD Saroj Port was in place where the dispute between port and the concessionaire working with the port was arbitrated. However, decisions were not made Read More…

GoI proposes stricter norms for construction machinery

The Government of India has proposed stricter norms to ensure greater safety on highways. It includes features such as machine mounted audible travel alarms, requirements for operator station, non-metallic fuel tank, operator visibility for construction equipment machinery. Highlights There are safety requirements for Construction Equipment Vehicles in Central Motors Vehicles rules, 1989. These new rules Read More…

Campaign launched on Prevention of Human and Animal Mortality on Highways

On June 5, 2020, the Union minister of Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari launched the United Nations Development Programme campaign called “Prevention of Human and Animal Mortality on highways”. Need India is witnessing 5 lakhs road accidents every year. Out of these 1.5 lakhs lose their lives. The campaign is launched to bring Read More…

GoI: Dashboard launched to provide details about dhabas and repair shops

On April 21, 2020, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways launched a dashboard in its website http://www.morth.nic.in. The dashboard will provide information about dhabas and trucks. Highlights The dashboard has been launched to help cargo and truck drivers and cleaners. A call number 1033 has been activated to answer calls. All the necessary healthcare Read More…

India’s first ever Highway Capacity Manual released

The Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has released India’s first ever Highway Capacity Manual to guide road engineers and policy makers about road expansion. The manual is known as Indo-HCM. It was released by Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Nitin Gadkari in Read More…