Transport and Highways Current Affairs - 2020

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…

Maharashtra Government announces construction of 800 kms Nagpur-Mumbai expressway

Maharashtra Government has announced construction of 800 kms long Nagpur-Mumbai expressway. This expressway will be called as Communication Super-expressway or Nagpur-Amravati-Aurangabad-Ghoti-Mumbai expressway. It is considered a major move in the surface transportation in Maharashtra as it connects both major cities of state each located on east and west end. This project would be completed in Read More…

J Jayalalithaa launches first phase of Chennai Metro

First phase of Chennai Metro service was inaugurated by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa after she flagged off inaugural train. The first phase of Metro service covers the 10-km overhead (elevated) stretch. It connects Alandur in south Chennai to Koyabedu in the north. The metro service will bear capacity of 1276 passengers with four Read More…

Jaipur Metro’s Phase-1 inaugurated by Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje

Jaipur Metro’s Phase-1 was inaugurated by Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje by flagging off the inaugural train. Phase 1 of Pink City’s Metro covers 9.6 km long route from Mansarovar to Chandpole with nine metro stations. The phase 1 of Jaipur Metro was completed in record four-and-a-half-years making it one of the fastest-built rail metros Read More…

India and US sign MoC on Transportation

India and United States (US) have signed Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) transportation between both countries. It was signed by Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari and Anthony Foxx, US Secretary of Transportation in New Delhi. Key facts The MoC aims at fostering cooperative work between both nations on key issues Read More…