The vehicles are older than 15 years and fall under the ambit of green tax.
The minister claimed that India will become a top manufacturing hub for automobiles in the world within five years.
All vehicles not fitted with FASTags shall be charged double on every electronic toll plaza, said the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The government has directed to declare all lanes of fee plazas on national highways as 'FASTag lanes' by December 1.
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.
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
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?
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.
The Income Tax Department conducted searches on multiple premises linked to Delhi minister Kailash Gahlot in an alleged tax evasion case.
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.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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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