A LIFE DEDICATED TO MAKE ROADS SAFER

(Increasing number of road accidents is a major concern in India. While MoRTH is taking various steps to reduce this number, several NGOs are supplementing its efforts. This blog is about Mayank Foundation, one such NGO active in Ferozepur (Punjab). In the days to come, we will try to make you aware about contributions of…

USAGE OF FASTAG GATHERS MOMENTUM

More than 3.74 crore FASTags have been issued so far Ever since guidelines were issued for mandatory payment of user fee through FASTag at toll plazas with effect from the midnight of 15/16 February 2021, the Indian road transport sector has witnessed a major qualitative change in the way people commute on the National Highways….

CONVERTING WASTE, KNOWLEDGE INTO WEALTH

The VVMP or Vehicle Scrappage Policy is a boon not only to the environment & road safety but your pocket too Automobile sector has witnessed a considerable growth in the last few years in the country. A majority of the Indian population now owns some kind of auto vehicle. This, no doubt, has made movement…

MAKING ROAD SAFETY A MISSION

Increasing number of deaths in road accidents in India has emerged as a major concern for the Government and policy makers. India ranks first in the number of road accident deaths out of 195 countries and accounts for almost 11 % of accident-related deaths in the world. As per figures of 2019, about 1.51 lakh…

NORTH EASTERN REGION GETS HIGHWAY BOOST

Road infrastructure is crucial for economic development and social integration of a country. In India, road transportation has emerged as the dominant segment in transportation sector and accounts for about 87% of passenger traffic and 60% of freight traffic movement. National highways are a very important constituent of the road network in India. Though it…

FOUNTAINHEAD OF HIGHWAY EXCELLENCE

The Government of India has launched several schemes for up gradation and development of road and highway network in the country which requires highly trained and skilled highway professional. Moreover, there is also a need for innovation and the use of new/alternate material/technology for construction and maintenance of roads, to reduce cost of construction and…

BHARATMALA PARIYOJANA TO GIVE FILLIP TO FREIGHT & PASSENGER MOVEMENT (Series-1)

A good transportation network is one of the key foundations of development of any nation. Construction of new and developed National Highways is crucial for connecting the areas and maintaining smooth flow of traffic, which further leads to increased economic activities. Bharatmala Pariyojana was envisioned by Hon’ble RTH Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari, under the guidance…

MoRTH SUPPLEMENTING GOVT EFFORTS IN FIGHT AGAINST COVID

As India reels under the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic, different Ministries, other Government agencies and even private sector organizations are working hand in hand, in their own way, to control the situation and supplementing the efforts of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), under the guidance and supervision of the Prime Minister’s…

पर्यावरण-अनुकूल परिवहन की दिशा में बढ़ता भारत

जलवायु परिवर्तन के मुद्दे ने पिछले कुछ वर्षों में गति पकड़ी है। ग्रीनहाउस गैसों के कारण हो रही ग्लोबल वार्मिंग वैश्विक समुदाय के बीच एक बड़ी चिंता का विषय बना हुआ है। दुनिया भर के देश अपने-अपने तरीके से इस मुद्दे से निपटने का प्रयास कर रहे हैं। लेकिन सभी इस बात पर एकमत हैं…

MoRTH’s STEPS TOWARDS ECO-FRIENDLY TRANSPORTATION

The issue of climate change has gathered momentum in the last few years. There is a major concern among the global community over global warming due to Greenhouse gases. Countries across the world are addressing this issue in their own way. But there is unanimity among them that there have to be united efforts to…

PACE OF HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION ALL TIME HIGH

“American roads are not good because America is rich, but America is rich because American roads are good”. This was stated by former US President John F. Kennedy. The above is often quoted by our Hon’ble Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari ji to motivate Highway Professionals, for whom this is the ‘mantra’. No nation can develop…