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India-Austria Cooperation in Road Infrastructure sector

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between India and Austria on Technology Cooperation in Road Infrastructure Sector in New Delhi. The MoU seeks to create a framework for the countries’ mutual cooperation in the field of Road Transportation, Road/Highways infrastructure development, management and administration, road safety and intelligent transport systems. This is to enhance trade ..

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FASTags made mandatory to all four wheelers from January 1, 2021

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has made FASTags mandatory for all four-wheelers from January 1, 2021. The ministry released an official notification regarding this on November 6 and also clarified that it will be applicable to old vehicles also. As per the notification, it is a major step towards online payment at ..

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NHAI Gears up for the Implementation of FASTag Mandate

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways Ministry had mandated to declare all lanes of fee plazas on National Highways as “FASTag lanes” by 1st December 2019, while provisioning one lane (in each direction) which would be kept as hybrid lane to accept FASTag and other modes of payment. The move was taken to give a ..

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Green Number Plates become important for all Electric Vehicles

The government has asked the state transport departments to make it necessary for all Electronic Vehicles to use the green number plates, irrespective of the year in which they were bought. This will help provide preferential treatment to the vehicles with no carbon emissions, like parking, free entry in congested areas as well as a ..

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Hybrid Annuity Model

The Union Transport Ministry is planning to complete all the stalled highway projects under a new model called Hybrid Annuity Model. This model was proposed last year and is a mix of BOT (Built Operate Transfer) and EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) model. Comparing the models Currently, there are three different models in India for ..

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