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All states and Union territories have been asked to implement the new rules to avoid citizens, transporters and other organisations that are “operating under this difficult time” from getting “harassed,” the ministry noted in its advisory.(HT Photo)

Govt extends driving license validity till September 30: All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 18, 2021 08:29 AM IST
Here is everything you need to know about the latest directives by the central government regarding the extension of driving licenses.
The rejection slip can be used to get the vehicle serviced if the PUCC centre device is not working when tested at another centre. (File photo)
The rejection slip can be used to get the vehicle serviced if the PUCC centre device is not working when tested at another centre. (File photo)

Pollution certificates to become uniform for all vehicles across nation

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2021 04:14 PM IST
  • The PUC pollution under control (PUC) form will also have the QR code printed on it, which will have complete details of the PUC centre, vehicle owner name, the status of emission etc.
The Union road transport ministry directed transport departments against prosecuting motorists using the documents that have expired since February last year.(iStock | Representational image)
The Union road transport ministry directed transport departments against prosecuting motorists using the documents that have expired since February last year.(iStock | Representational image)

News updates from HT: No penalty for driving with expired licences till Sept 30

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2021 12:59 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Documents expired since Feb last year are exempt. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Documents expired since Feb last year are exempt. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

No penalty for driving with expired licences, other documents until Sept 30

By Sweta Goswami, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2021 05:49 AM IST
In an advisory, the road transport and highways ministry on Thursday directed transport departments against prosecuting motorists using documents that expired since February last year
The ministry expects this move to facilitate free inter-state movement of vehicles.
The ministry expects this move to facilitate free inter-state movement of vehicles.

Re-registration of passenger vehicles becomes easier with 'IN' series. Know how

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2021 10:45 PM IST
  • Issues of re-registration of vehicles on relocating from one state to another fall under section 47 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.
Nitin Gadkari said projects worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>60,000 crore are being implemented to reduce air pollution in the national capital.(PTI)
Nitin Gadkari said projects worth 60,000 crore are being implemented to reduce air pollution in the national capital.(PTI)

' 7 lakh crore being spent on building green express highways': Nitin Gadkari

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2021 03:48 PM IST
Of these, 1 lakh crore Delhi-Mumbai Expressway is likely to be completed within a year while Delhi-Meerut Expressway will be inaugurated in a month or two, the Nitin Gadkari said.
The latest notification follows a three-week-old draft order that let citizens link their drivers license and vehicle registration certificate with their Aadhar number.(Yogesh Kumar/Hindustan Times)
The latest notification follows a three-week-old draft order that let citizens link their drivers license and vehicle registration certificate with their Aadhar number.(Yogesh Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Govt rolls out Aadhaar-based driver license services, puts an end to RTO visits

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 06:49 PM IST
  • A total of 18 services will be covered. The ministry said the new system will “simplify the government delivery processes and bring in transparency and efficiency”
While the rule, which is still in draft, may seem that it intends to make getting driving licenses easier.(Representative image)
While the rule, which is still in draft, may seem that it intends to make getting driving licenses easier.(Representative image)

Will you get your driving license without test? Check here

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2021 08:04 PM IST
The ministry also said that the draft notification dated January 29, 2021, has been uploaded on the official website of the ministry.
The ministry is hopeful that with such pace it should be able to cross construction target of 11,000 km by March 31.(PTI)
The ministry is hopeful that with such pace it should be able to cross construction target of 11,000 km by March 31.(PTI)

Record construction of 534 km of national highways in one week, says govt

PTI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 08:53 PM IST
In total, projects of 8,948 km of roads were awarded in 2019-20 while 10,237 km of roads were constructed.
Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs Nitin Gadkari will lay foundation stones of nine highway projects in Tripura(REUTERS)
Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs Nitin Gadkari will lay foundation stones of nine highway projects in Tripura(REUTERS)

Nitin Gadkari to lay foundation stones for projects worth Rs 2,752 crore in Tripura

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 12:18 PM IST
The projects, on completion, will provide faster and hassle-free inter-state and international connectivity to Bangladesh, and will be a major stride towards strengthening the tourism sector of the state, a statement issued by the government said.
The issue was taken up with medical expert institution and advice was sought.(HT photo)
The issue was taken up with medical expert institution and advice was sought.(HT photo)

Mild to medium colour blind people can now obtain driving licence

New Delhi, Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 05:19 PM IST
The Road Transport and Highways Ministry has issued a notification in this regard for necessary amendments in required forms of motor vehicle norms.
Bad roads were directly responsible for many deaths. Eighteen persons died due to potholes and another 50 were killed on underconstruction roads, the data showed.(HT Photo / Used for representational purpose only)
Bad roads were directly responsible for many deaths. Eighteen persons died due to potholes and another 50 were killed on underconstruction roads, the data showed.(HT Photo / Used for representational purpose only)

Delhi tops cities with most road accident deaths, speeding main cause: Data

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shiv Sunny and Adrija Roychowdhury
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2019 09:43 AM IST
The extensive data on accidents not only revealed Delhi’s standing among all Indian states and 50 most populated cities, it shed light on a host of other aspects such as the factors that caused the accidents, age profiles of victims and the age of vehicles involved.
At present, under Rule 8 of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989, a transport vehicle driver needs to have passed class 8. (Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
At present, under Rule 8 of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989, a transport vehicle driver needs to have passed class 8. (Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

Government to remove minimum educational requirement for transport vehicle drivers

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2019 09:12 AM IST
The removal of the requirement will open up employment opportunities for a large number of unemployed persons, especially the youth, and the decision will also help meet shortage of nearly 22 lakh drivers in transport and logistics sector, which is hindering its growth, the statement said.
Even after a decade, the HSRP -- which was made mandatory by the government -- is yet to be implemented in many states.(Parveen Kumar/HT File Photo)
Even after a decade, the HSRP -- which was made mandatory by the government -- is yet to be implemented in many states.(Parveen Kumar/HT File Photo)

From 2019, vehicles will be fitted with tamper-proof registration plates

PTI, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2018 01:42 PM IST
Road Transport and Highways minister Nitin Gadkari had said vehicles will soon come fitted with number plates and the cost will be included in the four-wheelers’ price.
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