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Kejriwal to launch 'faceless' transport services today in Delhi. Check details

'Faceless' transport services will essentially make Delhi the first state or Union territory in the country to bring all transport-related services online. Maharashtra is also reported to be trying out a similar model.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal (File Photo)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal (File Photo)
Published on Aug 11, 2021 05:37 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Vehicles with caste stickers to be seized in UP: Report

According to Hindustan Times’ sister publication Hindustan, the transport department has launched the drive after instructions from the Prime Minister’s Office.
Vehicle sporting a caste sticker in Uttar Pradesh.
Vehicle sporting a caste sticker in Uttar Pradesh.
Updated on Dec 27, 2020 08:57 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

Delhi ISBTs to reopen before Diwali: Govt

The resumption of these services would mean that all three interstate bus terminals (ISBTs) in Delhi — in Anand Vihar, Kashmere Gate, and Sarai Kale Khan — will also reopen.
Covid-19 testing camps currently are operational at the Sarai Kale Khan and Anand Vihar ISBTs as they also cater to intra-state buses, and such testing camps will be extended to the Kashmere Gate ISBT as well, once it is reopened.(HT Photo)
Covid-19 testing camps currently are operational at the Sarai Kale Khan and Anand Vihar ISBTs as they also cater to intra-state buses, and such testing camps will be extended to the Kashmere Gate ISBT as well, once it is reopened.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 27, 2020 05:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami

Delhi: How you can get HSRPs and fuel stickers for your vehicle

The transport department has said it is going to start prosecuting drivers/owners of vehicles that do not have HSRPs and colour-coded fuel stickers from October
The fine for not affixing an HSRP on a vehicle can range from Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000.(Representational Photo/REUTERS)
The fine for not affixing an HSRP on a vehicle can range from Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000.(Representational Photo/REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 23, 2020 01:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami

Contactless e-ticketing on Delhi buses from November: Gahlot

Of the 51,644 total tickets purchased through the app in the 14-day period, 79.4% were free Pink tickets for female passengers. An average of 6% ticketing was done through the app during the trial, whereas the AC buses observed a 7% tickets sold through the app.
Of the 51,644 total tickets purchased through the app in the 14-day period, 79.4% were free Pink tickets for female passengers.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Of the 51,644 total tickets purchased through the app in the 14-day period, 79.4% were free Pink tickets for female passengers.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 23, 2020 02:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Subsidies for electric vehicles likely from next week, says transport minister Gahlot

This is because the Delhi government is yet to set up the state EV fund and transport minister Kailash Gahlot said subsidies and other benefits such as a waiver on road tax and registration fee are likely to be launched next week.
An electric vehicle (EV) charging plaza on Rafi Marg.
An electric vehicle (EV) charging plaza on Rafi Marg.
Updated on Sep 22, 2020 03:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami, New Delhi

Delhi govt ties up with philanthropy group for road safety initiatives

The transport department has signed a memorandum of understanding with the philanthropy group, said the office of transport minister Kailash Gahlot.
A document concerning the tie-up, which HT has seen, read that Delhi is one of the cities chosen by the philanthropy group to join the 2020-25 initiative for global road safety. . (Photo by Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
A document concerning the tie-up, which HT has seen, read that Delhi is one of the cities chosen by the philanthropy group to join the 2020-25 initiative for global road safety. . (Photo by Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 13, 2020 11:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi

Don’t hike fare, terminate bus service contract instead: Mamta Ashu

Sabharwal and Ashu conducted a meeting with concerned officials of the Ludhiana city bus service limited on Tuesday and slammed the authorities for seeking advice from the state transport department for increasing the fare of the city bus as demanded by the company.
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Updated on Aug 11, 2020 11:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana

Chandigarh engg dept gears up to build 139 smart bus shelters

132 existing shelters to be repaired and heritage structures to be given a makeover
A newly built bus shelter in Sector 17, Chandigarh.(HT Photo)
A newly built bus shelter in Sector 17, Chandigarh.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 05, 2020 12:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent

Major revenue earning depts of UP fail to meet targets again

The UP government’s total tax revenue collection in first quarter (April 1 to June 30, 2020) was Rs 15,716.48 against the targeted tax revenue of Rs 41,602.68 crore.
As the collections were only 37.49% of targets on non-tax revenue front too, the UP government may have to mobilise additional resources soon, if situation fails to improve in coming months.(Bloomberg)
As the collections were only 37.49% of targets on non-tax revenue front too, the UP government may have to mobilise additional resources soon, if situation fails to improve in coming months.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Jul 05, 2020 07:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Umesh Raghuvanshi, Lucknow

813 students stuck in Kota ferried back home by Delhi government

The 18-year-old medical aspirant was among the more than 800 students from the national Capital who was stuck in different coaching centres in Kota after to the nationwide lockdown was enforced to contain the spread of Covid-19 on March 25.
The Delhi government on Saturday sent a fleet of 45 buses to bring the students home.
The Delhi government on Saturday sent a fleet of 45 buses to bring the students home.
Updated on May 03, 2020 02:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar, New Delhi

Delhi govt readies to send workers home, bring back students

While a timeline is yet to be finalised, the buses are expected to leave for Kota, around 520 kms away, in a day or two, an official said.
Migrant workers have been walking across states to reach their hometowns and villages in the absence of any form of transport during the nationwide lockdown.
Migrant workers have been walking across states to reach their hometowns and villages in the absence of any form of transport during the nationwide lockdown.
Updated on May 01, 2020 03:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami and Abhishek Dey, New Delhi

Safe school vahan: 87 buses challaned, most violations are by pvt operators, say Ludhiana authorities

The policy has put in place several measures, including the mandatory presence of a female attendant, in buses for the safety of students
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Updated on Feb 19, 2020 10:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Amarpal Singh, Ludhiana

Rajasthan’s anti-graft body busts extortion racket in transport department

Eight officers and seven agents have been detained so far after the ACB carried out raids in multiple locations.
Rajasthan Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) busted an extortion racket involving transport officials and agents who used to blackmail and threaten big transport company owners.(HT Photo)
Rajasthan Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) busted an extortion racket involving transport officials and agents who used to blackmail and threaten big transport company owners.(HT Photo)
Published on Feb 17, 2020 10:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Japiur | By HT Correspondent

Allahabad High Court directs UP government to get all school buses inspected

The court observed that the state government’s directions were apparently not strictly followed.(Representative photo/HT)
The court observed that the state government’s directions were apparently not strictly followed.(Representative photo/HT)
Updated on Jan 15, 2020 04:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent

‘PUC certificates don’t cover major pollutants’

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Updated on Dec 11, 2019 12:06 AM IST
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By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Woman biker refuses to pay fine for not wearing helmet, video of spat with cops goes viral

On Sunday morning, the woman identified as Pritimayee Nanda of the city’s Buxibazar area was stopped by the traffic police at Madhupatna square for not wearing a helmet while riding her two-wheeler.
The video of a woman motorcyclist in Cuttack refusing to pay a fine for not wearing a helmet has gone viral on social media.(Special Arrangement)
The video of a woman motorcyclist in Cuttack refusing to pay a fine for not wearing a helmet has gone viral on social media.(Special Arrangement)
Published on Dec 02, 2019 08:59 PM IST
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Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty

‘0009’ fetches RLA 16 lakh

Chandigarh Registering and Licensing Authority managed to auction special numbers for total of 87.7 lakh
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Updated on Sep 22, 2019 12:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Odisha human rights body questions govt’s relaxation on MV Act

Expressing concern over the public resentment over strict enforcement of the provisions of the amended MV Act, Patnaik had given a three months’ breather to motorists so as to enable them get all their vehicle documents ready.
In their order, OHRC chairperson BK Das and member secretary Asim Amitabh Das said some people are bent upon not to abide by law and are obstructing officials from discharging the duties.(HT image)
In their order, OHRC chairperson BK Das and member secretary Asim Amitabh Das said some people are bent upon not to abide by law and are obstructing officials from discharging the duties.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 21, 2019 08:58 PM IST
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Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty

PUNBUS contractual employees lodge complaint with state dept against contractor

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Published on Sep 16, 2019 11:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana

Buses still not enough to handle extra odd-even rush: Experts

The biggest hurdle that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government is likely to face in the implementation of the scheme is the limited number of public buses available in the city.
Adding more public buses to its fleet and preparedness of the Delhi Metro will be key to the success of the odd-even vehicle rationing scheme that is likely to be implemented in November to check the rise in pollution levels.(Hindustan Times)
Adding more public buses to its fleet and preparedness of the Delhi Metro will be key to the success of the odd-even vehicle rationing scheme that is likely to be implemented in November to check the rise in pollution levels.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 13, 2019 10:07 PM IST
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Odd-Even back in Delhi this November, here’s how public transport is preparing

The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), is awaiting addition of 4000 new buses and has only received the first lot of 25 new buses so far and the rest are to be added in batches till 2020. It is only a minor addition to its existing fleet of 5454 buses.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced return of Odd-Even vehicle scheme during a press meet on Friday(HT Photo)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced return of Odd-Even vehicle scheme during a press meet on Friday(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 29, 2020 08:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai

Truck owner, driver fined Rs 2 lakh for nine offences; highest in Delhi

The penalties, which transport officials said is the highest in Delhi so far, were imposed for violations including overloading and driving without a proper license.
The truck was slapped a penalty of Rs 20,000 for overloading with an additional fine of(HT image)
The truck was slapped a penalty of Rs 20,000 for overloading with an additional fine of(HT image)
Updated on Sep 13, 2019 05:46 AM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Bihar truck owners threaten stir

At a meeting convened to discuss the implications of the amended Motor Vehicles Act, the association members resolved to keep their vehicles off the road in protest.
Association president Bhanu Shekhar Prasad Singh claimed the new fines were unreasonably high and the state government was least bothered.(HT image)
Association president Bhanu Shekhar Prasad Singh claimed the new fines were unreasonably high and the state government was least bothered.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 13, 2019 06:57 AM IST
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Patna | By HT Correspondent

Delhi bus depots opened for pollution checks as applications triple

Under the new law, driving without a PUC (pollution under control) certificate or with an expired certificate invites a penalty of Rs 10,000. Earlier, the fine amount was Rs 1,000.
The minister said the transport department has also increased the server capacity because of which it can now accept around 6,000 applications online in an hour instead of 3,200 applications that were being taken until 1pm on Wednesday.(HT image)
The minister said the transport department has also increased the server capacity because of which it can now accept around 6,000 applications online in an hour instead of 3,200 applications that were being taken until 1pm on Wednesday.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 12, 2019 07:02 AM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Drive to recruit bus marshals runs into multiple roadblocks

When the government looked to the home department to provide Home Guards for the job, the response was that it too was facing a shortage — with up to 57% vacancies.
Providing marshals in buses for safety of public, especially women, was one of the Aam Aadmi Party’s main poll promises during the 2015 assembly elections.(HT image)
Providing marshals in buses for safety of public, especially women, was one of the Aam Aadmi Party’s main poll promises during the 2015 assembly elections.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 11, 2019 04:26 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami

Delhi Government delivered on 99.5% of doorstep service requests

When launched by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on September 10 last year, the scheme offered 40 services. Last month, on August 11, the government added 30 more services, taking the total number of services offered to 70.
New Delhi: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal with Dy CM Manish Sisodia and other ministers at the launch of the scheme for doorstep delivery of public services, in New Delhi, Monday, Sept 10, 2018. (PTI Photo) (PTI9_10_2018_000303B)(PTI)
New Delhi: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal with Dy CM Manish Sisodia and other ministers at the launch of the scheme for doorstep delivery of public services, in New Delhi, Monday, Sept 10, 2018. (PTI Photo) (PTI9_10_2018_000303B)(PTI)
Updated on Sep 10, 2019 01:44 AM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Opposition wants Goa CM to declare a holiday and hold higher traffic penalties till the pothole-ridden roads are fixed

Congress party has opposed implementing the new Motors Vehicles Act in Goa till the time the condition of the alleged potholes-peppered roads is improved.
The Opposition in Goa, the Congress alleges potholes and bad roads make it difficult for motorists to follow traffic rules.(HT Photo, Representative)
The Opposition in Goa, the Congress alleges potholes and bad roads make it difficult for motorists to follow traffic rules.(HT Photo, Representative)
Updated on Sep 06, 2019 04:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza

New Motor Vehicles Act comes into force, ...but ‘concession’ for traffic offenders in Uttar Pradesh to continue

Though the amended MV Act, providing for enhanced (hefty) fines and penalties, came into effect across the country from Sunday, but in UP, like in many other states, people can continue to get their offences compounded out-of-court on the spot on the old rates prescribed by the UP government in June this year.
Traffic police apprehend persons for traffic rules violations in Ghaziabad on Sunday.(Sakib Ali/HT File Photo)
Traffic police apprehend persons for traffic rules violations in Ghaziabad on Sunday.(Sakib Ali/HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 02, 2019 06:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Brajendra K Parashar

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

Jharkhand’s transport department launched the drive from government offices to create awareness and reduce accident deaths.
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)
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)
Published on Aug 28, 2019 10:13 AM IST
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