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Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH)

Over 4 Crore Vehicles Plying On Indian Roads, Karnataka Tops List At 70 Lakh

Mar 28, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The vehicles are older than 15 years and fall under the ambit of green tax.

Govt Committed To Promote Renewable Energy In MSME Sector: Union Minister Gadkari

Mar 13, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The minister claimed that India will become a top manufacturing hub for automobiles in the world within five years.

FASTags Mandatory From Monday, Vehicles Without Tag To Pay Double Toll Fee

All vehicles not fitted with FASTags shall be charged double on every electronic toll plaza, said the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways.

Delhi-Mumbai Expressway Will Ease Traffic Load: Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari

Feb 13, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Nitin Gadkari said he had instructed concerned officials, contractors, and local civic bodies to prepare an action plan to ensure that the project gets completed within the next year.

Want A Driving Licence Without A Test? Here's How

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a notice to ensure 'quality' training to citizens which would be enough to get an driver's license.

15 October, 2020

Construction Of Zojila Tunnel Begins With Ceremonial Blast

Naseer Ganai

The inaugural blast for the 14.83 km tunnel was initiated virtually by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. When launched, it will be the longest bi-directional tunnel in Asia, connecting the Kashmir Valley to Ladakh.

01 October, 2020

Pema Khandu: Will Quit CM's Post If Highway Not Constructed By March


The 14 kilometer-stretch linking state capital Itanagar with Naharlagun town was supposed to be completed by September 28, but work was delayed due to monsoon related challenges besides the COVID-19 pandemic situation

28 April, 2020

Facilitate Inter-State Movement Of Vehicles With Essential Goods: Gadkari To States


In a video conference with state transport ministers, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari also stressed upon speeding up proactive decision-making to accelerate economic development for which transport facilities serve as the backbone.

15 January, 2020

FASTag: Govt Relaxes Norms For 65 High Cash Transaction Toll Plazas For 30 Days

Jyotika Sood

The relaxation is for 30 days and has been taken on the request of NHAI so that the citizens are not put to any inconvenience.

28 November, 2019

How To Buy, Recharge FASTag, What Documents Are Required? Here's All You Need To Know

Outlook Web Bureau

The government has directed to declare all lanes of fee plazas on national highways as 'FASTag lanes' by December 1.

13 September, 2019

Will Hike In Fines Be Enough To Deter Traffic Violators?

Ekta Kumar

The real question here is whether the sky-high fines will truly be a deterrent. I am tempted to say yes, given the recent long queues at the RTO to update documents and the sudden spike in the sale of helmets.


05 September, 2019

Centre Has No Intention To Ban Petrol, Diesel Vehicles: Nitin Gadkari

Outlook Web Bureau

Mentioning that reducing pollution is in the national interest, Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said that it was not correct to blame only vehicles for the problem of pollution

15 July, 2019

Privacy Breach? Transport Ministry Selling Driving License, Vehicle Registration Data To Commercial Firms

Siddhartha Mishra

The government got Rs 65 crore by selling data of approximately 25 crore vehicle registrations and 15 crore driving licences. However, is selling this data legal? Is the data actually ‘public’? Isn't it intrusion on privacy?

08 February, 2019

Sonia Gandhi Leads Congress MPs To Laud Nitin Gadkari's Performance As Transport Minister

Outlook Web Bureau

Sonia Gandhi, who was patiently listening to Gadkari and often seen nodding in response to his replies, smiled and started thumping the desk as a sign of appreciation.

10 October, 2018

IT Raids 16 Premises Linked To Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot

Outlook Web Bureau

The Income Tax Department conducted searches on multiple premises linked to Delhi minister Kailash Gahlot in an alleged tax evasion case.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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