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Government officials in Jharkhand will not be allowed to enter their offices if found riding two-wheelers without a helmet under a new ‘no helmet, no entry’ initiative of the state’s transport department.(HT Photo)

‘No helmet, no entry’ for bike-riding officials at Jharkhand govt offices

Ranchi | By Sanjoy Dey
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2019 10:13 AM IST
Jharkhand’s transport department launched the drive from government offices to create awareness and reduce accident deaths.
The government plans to ask manufacturers to allot a unique identity number to the helmets.(HT photo (Representational image))
The government plans to ask manufacturers to allot a unique identity number to the helmets.(HT photo (Representational image))

UP plans to check sale,use of sub-standard helmets

Hindustan Times,Lucknow | By Saurabh Chauhan
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 12:29 PM IST
State makes BIS-approved helmet compulsory, manufacturers to be asked to uniquely number products.
Thanks to the slowdown in the automobile sector, four road transport offices (RTOs) in Mumbai saw 62,999 vehicle registrations in the first quarter this year(Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Thanks to the slowdown in the automobile sector, four road transport offices (RTOs) in Mumbai saw 62,999 vehicle registrations in the first quarter this year(Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Vehicle registrations in Mumbai see 20% dip in first quarter

Mumbai | By Kailash Korde
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 02:12 AM IST
Car registrations were hit the most – 12,230 from April to June this year, compared to 14,432 in the first quarter of 2018.
Niti Aayog, the government’s policy think tank, has proposed a complete ban on all internal combustion engine powered two-wheelers and three-wheelers in India, starting 2025.(HT Photo)
Niti Aayog, the government’s policy think tank, has proposed a complete ban on all internal combustion engine powered two-wheelers and three-wheelers in India, starting 2025.(HT Photo)

Speed up adoption of EVs: Centre to states

New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 12:22 AM IST
It has also urged transport principal secretaries and transport commissioners of states/Union territories to reduce or waive road tax on EVs and to promote their use as shared mobility vehicles and public transport.
Maharashtra highway traffic police check speed of vehicles on Mumbai-Pune Expressway.(Hindustan Times)
Maharashtra highway traffic police check speed of vehicles on Mumbai-Pune Expressway.(Hindustan Times)

Now, photocopies too can be used to suspend licences of rash drivers in Maharashtra

Hindustan Times | By Megha Sood, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2019 08:50 AM IST
The transport commissioner, in a recent order, asked all RTOs to suspend even photocopies or scanned copies of licences , to boost their drive to reduce accidents on national highways, which started last November
Smart card driving licence holders will no longer need a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the regional transport office (RTO) to renew the licence, get copies made or change the address.(HT File Photo)
Smart card driving licence holders will no longer need a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the regional transport office (RTO) to renew the licence, get copies made or change the address.(HT File Photo)

Got a smart card driving licence? Now, you won’t need an NOC for renewal

Mumbai | By Kailash Korde
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2019 04:25 AM IST
Meanwhile, those holding paperback licences will still have to get an NOC from the concerned RTOs for the processes, the transport commissioner’s office said.
At present, once the RTO suspends the permit of an autorickshaw, officials, in absence of any place to detain the vehicle, simply remove the fare metres of the autorickshaws.(HT File)
At present, once the RTO suspends the permit of an autorickshaw, officials, in absence of any place to detain the vehicle, simply remove the fare metres of the autorickshaws.(HT File)

Maharashtra autos drivers may not get to refuel vehicles after permit suspended

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2019 04:38 PM IST
The Maharashtra Motor Vehicle Department (MMVD) is mulling this step after flying squads of RTOs, in an ongoing drive to curb the menace of rogue drivers, caught 1,296 autorickshaw drivers without a badge, which is mandatory for driving public service vehicles.
Police officials take action on helmetless riders at Lokmanya Tilak chowk.(RAVINDRA JOSHI/HT PHOTO)
Police officials take action on helmetless riders at Lokmanya Tilak chowk.(RAVINDRA JOSHI/HT PHOTO)
Car buyers will have to pay higher one-time parking charges in 2019 as the Delhi Transport Department has approved a recommendation for a hike by three municipal corporations of the city.(PTI)
Car buyers will have to pay higher one-time parking charges in 2019 as the Delhi Transport Department has approved a recommendation for a hike by three municipal corporations of the city.(PTI)

Car buying gets costly in Delhi as one-time parking charges hiked up to 18 times

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2018 10:23 PM IST
The transport department collects the parking charges on behalf of the MCDs, which claim that it is meant for creating parking infrastructure in Delhi. The proposal by the three MCDs to hike the charges was pending for quite sometime and was cleared by the transport commissioner on her last day in office, an official said.
Ola and Uber drivers continue with their protest at Chakala.(HT PHOTO)
Ola and Uber drivers continue with their protest at Chakala.(HT PHOTO)

Ola-Uber cab strike likely to be called off today in Mumbai

Hindustan Times | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2018 08:41 AM IST
A joint meeting with the transport commissioner has been scheduled for 3.30pm on Tuesday, after which a final decision will be announced
The transport department is preparing itself for the launch of the long-pending portability scheme in Uttar Pradesh before Diwali.(Representative image)
The transport department is preparing itself for the launch of the long-pending portability scheme in Uttar Pradesh before Diwali.(Representative image)

Vehicle number portability: Buying a new car/bike this Diwali? Retain registration number of old one

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Brajendra K Parashar, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON OCT 18, 2018 02:27 PM IST
The wait is finally over for those who are anxiously looking forward to porting the ‘auspicious’ ‘lucky’ or ‘VIP’ registration number of their old vehicle to a new one, a facility already available with regard to mobile phone numbers.
Following the revelations, the department has initiated an investigation to find out whether such malpractices are happening in the 12 other RTOs across Delhi.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Following the revelations, the department has initiated an investigation to find out whether such malpractices are happening in the 12 other RTOs across Delhi.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

42 driver licences issued illegally at RTO in one week

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2018 01:48 AM IST
Following the revelations, the department has initiated an investigation to find out whether such malpractices are happening in the 12 other RTOs across Delhi.
Taxi and auto union leaders, however, said this will force commuters to walk the extra mile. “As per the rule, stands should be 15m away from bus stops,” said AL Quadros, leader of Mumbai Taximens Union.(HT File Photo)
Taxi and auto union leaders, however, said this will force commuters to walk the extra mile. “As per the rule, stands should be 15m away from bus stops,” said AL Quadros, leader of Mumbai Taximens Union.(HT File Photo)

No new auto, taxi stands within 50 metres of BEST bus stops: BMC

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2018 09:46 AM IST
In the future, no new auto rickshaw or taxi stand in the city will be located within 50 metres of bus stops of Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST)
The mangled remains of the mini bus that fell into a 800ft gorge off Ambenali ghat in Maharashtra.(HT FILE)
The mangled remains of the mini bus that fell into a 800ft gorge off Ambenali ghat in Maharashtra.(HT FILE)

Driver wasn’t alert, distracted in bus accident that killed 30: Probe report

Hindustan Times | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2018 11:31 PM IST
The report is based on the analysis following the inspection by joint transport commissioner and some Regional Transport Office (RTO) officials.
File photo of Delhi’s transport commissioner Varsha Joshi.(Vipin Kumar / HT File Photo)
File photo of Delhi’s transport commissioner Varsha Joshi.(Vipin Kumar / HT File Photo)

Delhi’s transport commissioner denies minister’s allegation of working for touts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2018 12:15 PM IST
Varsha Joshi, the transport commissioner, had reportedly denied any wrongdoings in functioning of Burari Transport Authority, in reply to a question raised by Gahlot ahead of Delhi Assembly’s monsoon session.
48 people died in the tragedy.(HT Photo)
48 people died in the tragedy.(HT Photo)

U’khand HC seeks report on Dhumakot bus mishap

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2018 10:42 PM IST
Taking suo motu cognisance of the bus accident in Pauri in which 48 people, including 10 children and 16 women, died the Uttarakhand High Court on Wednesday directed authorities to file a reply before it by July 20
The rules laid down by the Centre in 2012 expected transport vehicles manufactured on October 1, 2015 or after to be fitted with SLD at the level of manufacturer/dealer.(Representative image)
The rules laid down by the Centre in 2012 expected transport vehicles manufactured on October 1, 2015 or after to be fitted with SLD at the level of manufacturer/dealer.(Representative image)

Transport department fixes norms for speed limit devices in commercial vehicles

HindustanTimes, Lucknow | By Brajendra KParashar, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2018 02:56 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh transport department has fixed rules for the installation of speed limiting devices in transport or commercial vehicles asking manufacturing companies/dealers and officials to start fitment work.
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