27 lakh new vehicles hit roads of Maharashtra in a year
With the addition of 27 lakh new vehicles, the vehicle population in Maharashtra touched 3.49 crore in 2018, according to the economic survey. The number of vehicles in the city is now 35.75 lakh, from the 32.53 lakh in 2017. Of the 35.75 lakh vehicles in the city, 20.89 lakh are twowheelers and 11.87 lakh fourwheelers.
The number of vehicles in Maharashtra was 3.21 crore in 2017. Among the 3.49 crore total vehicles across the state, 2.55 crore are two-wheelers, and 52.27 lakh four-wheelers. Also, of the 3.49 crore vehicles across Maharashtra, 1.39 lakh new vehicles registered run on LPG or CNG, and 1,418 new vehicles on electricity.
In 2018, Maharashtra saw 35,955 accidents, of which 3,139 were recorded in Mumbai. The accidents killed 13,084 people in the state and 410 deaths in Mumbai. The accidents injured 31,216 people in the state and 3,326 in Mumbai. In 2017, the state saw 35,853 accidents, of which 3,160 were recorded in Mumbai. The accidents killed 1,32,264 people across Maharashtra, of which 490 were killed in Mumbai.
The National Dairy Development Board has decided to work with the National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, to take the research to the farmers, said chairman of the NDDB, Meenesh Shah. “We have decided to work jointly and take the research work further so that farmers can avail the benefits,” said Shah speaking at a programme organised to mark the silver jubilee celebrations of the Model Dairy Plant of the NDRI.
As a part of 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign, hoisting a Tricolour has become a movement in J&K with several remote areas actively participating in the campaign. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called upon all citizens to turn the 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign into a mass movement to commemorate the 75th anniversary of India's independence. According to a J&K government spokesperson, from Kathua to Kupwara, people of J&K, particularly children, are organising rallies.
Hamirpur's Badsar MLA Inder Dutt Lakhanpal on Friday drew the attention of Himachal government to cybercriminals using obscene video calls to blackmail people. Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur, said his government had set up cyber cells and a police station for the purpose. Nagrota Bagwan legislator Arun Mehra had said that a heavy machine operator, Vijay Kumar, was prosecuted by a Dubai court. Mehra demanded the government to help Vijay.
Himachal Pradesh assembly on Friday unanimously authorised the Speaker to nominate a panel of assisted reproductive technology and surrogacy board and member of the board of governors of Himachal Pradesh Technical University. Health minister Rajeev Saizal and technical education minister Ram Lal Markanda presented two resolutions in the House to authorise the Speaker to nominate the members of the two boards.
BJP Haryana president OP Dhankar on Friday led the 'Tiranga Yatra' at Karnal in which hundreds of BJP workers and leaders participated. The Tiranga Yatra was carried out under the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav campaign. Carrying the Tricolours and banners, participants began the yatra from the Kalpana Chawla Medical College and Hospital's auditorium and paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and BR Ambedkar.