Ministry of Road Transport and Highway Current Affairs, GK & News

Road Transport Ministry’s scheme for ‘Good Samaritans’

Ministry of road, transport & highways launched a scheme for “Good Samaritans” on October 4, 2021. Key facts Scheme will be effective from October 15, 2021 and will run till March 31, 2026. Under the scheme, a cash award of Rs 5,000 will be provided per accident, to those saving the life of a road accident victim by ..

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Madras HC quashed notification of fixing 120 kmph as speed limit

The Madras High Court (HC) has set aside the 2018 notification of Central government that had fixed a speed of 120 km/hour as the limit on highways and expressways. Highlights The order of HC was given on an appeal arising under the Motor Vehicles Act. Appeal was seeking the enhancement of compensation awarded to an ..

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Government to Reduce Road Accident Deaths by 50%

According to Minister for Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari, central government has set target to reduce road accident deaths by 50% by year 2024. Role of Corporates in Arresting Road Fatalities This target was highlighted while addressing virtual session on ‘Role of Corporates in Arresting Road Fatalities’ which was organised by FICCI. Minister emphasised ..

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What is Chaar Dhaam Pariyojana?

Recently, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) completed the construction of a 440 m long tunnel below the Chamba town on the Rishikesh-Dharasu road highway (National Highway – 94). The construction has been undertaken under the Chardham Pariyojana to improve connectivity for Chardham. In this context, SC have also told the Centre to stick to the ..

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‘Harit Path’: mobile app launched to oversee plantations along National Highways

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Sh. Nitin Gadkari launched a mobile app named ‘Harit Path’ to conduct monitoring operation of the plantation along the national highways through Geo-tagging and web-based GIS-enabled tools. Key Highlights In the virtual meeting on the context of ‘New Green Highways Policy (Plantation)’, the road transport ministry also discussed ..

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