Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Current Affairs - 2020

What are the New Evaluation Standards for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles?

The Central Government  has notified the standards for safety evaluation for hydrogen fuel-cell based vehicles on September 24, 2020. Notification was issued by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and notified that the Standards for safety evaluation of vehicles being propelled by the Hydrogen Fuel Cells. This has been done by bringing an amendment Read More…

Union Cabinet authorises NHAI to set up Infrastructure Investment Trust

Union Cabinet approved the proposal of Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), which authorizes National Highways Authority of India(NHAI) to set up Infrastructure Investment Trust(s) (InvIT) as per InvIT Guidelines issued by Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). This will enable NHAI to monetize completed National Highways that have a toll collection Read More…

Govt launches Pilot Project for using Fastags for Parking at Hyderabad Airport

To ensure the benefits of FASTag beyond tolling, the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has launched a pilot project for using FASTags for parking purposes at Hyderabad Airport. Conceptualised as FASTag 2.0, the tag would cover parking payments, fuel payments, etc. After the success of project in Hyderabad, it will be launched Read More…

Annual Report on Road Accidents in India released

On November 20, 2019, the Ministry of road transport and highways released a report on “Road Accidents in India, 2018”. According to the report, around 1,51,417 deaths occurred in India due to road accidents in 2018. It pointed out that road environment, human errors and vehicle conditions were the major reasons for road accidents. Highlights Read More…

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurates Delhi-Meerut PKG-3

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the Delhi-Meerut Package-3 connecting Dasna in Ghaziabad to Hapur. It is the most awaited third package of Delhi Meerut expressway. About Delhi-Meerut Package-3 It is a 22 kilometre-long stretch built with a cost of Rs.1989 crore. The ambitious project boasts several underpasses and construction Read More…