Ministry of Road Transport & Highways Current Affairs - 2020

“BHOOMI RASHI PORTAL” provides transparent and error free Land Acquisition

On March 13, 2020, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways claimed that “Bhoomi Rashi Portal” provides transparent and error free land acquisition. What is Bhoomi Rashi Portal? In 2018, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways had designed a single point platform for land acquisition to accelerate infrastructure development projects. There are several authorities Read More…

NITI Aayog’s concerns on Vehicle Scrappage Policy

The Ministry of Road and Transport Highways recently released Draft Guidelines for Vehicle Scrapping Facility. The guidelines include land requirements, scrapping procedures, criteria for scrapping of vehicles. It applies to all automobile collection centers, vehicle owners, required audits and finances. The federal policy think tank on November 21, 2019, raised concerns on implementation of the Read More…

Road Safety Week 2019

The Road Safety Week was initiated by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways with an aim to raise public awareness about traffic rules and ultimately reduce casualties due to road accidents. Charitable Organizations, Non-Government Organizations and Private firms across the country join hand with the government to provide logistic support to the Road Safety Read More…

Sukhad Yatra App and Toll-free Emergency number for Highway users launched

Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) has launched Sukhad Yatra mobile application and 1033 Toll-free Emergency number for highway users. It also launched scheme for District Driving Training Centres and will provide grant of financial assistance for Road Safety Advocacy and awards for outstanding work in Road Safety. Sukhad Yatra mobile application It has 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…