More than 70 per cent of fatal road crashes in 2017 involved adults in the 18-45 years age group, according to a report. As many as 1.47 lakh people died on Indian roads in 4.64 lakh accidents reported during 2017, the report by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said.

Government of India has notified migration to Bharat Stage VI (BS VI) emissions norms for 2, 3 and 4 wheeled vehicles from 1st April 2020.

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways vide notification dated February 20, 2018 has further amended the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989.

India’s road length increased by 1.31 lakh kilometres within a span of one year between March 2015 and March 2016, according to the latest report released by the road transport and highways ministry. This translates to adding 360 km daily to the country’s road network in comparison to 170 km and 190 km per day in 2013-14 and 2014-15 respectively. India’s road network increased from 54.72 lakh kms to 56.03 lakh kms on the back of higher pace of construction of rural roads which pushed up the total length by almost half.

The Union government has agreed to give subsidies for procuring equipment for tackling air pollution from stubble burning in the states Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. Download to read this high level committee report on stubble burning submitted in the Supreme Court on Jan 29, 2018.

The Ministry of Road Transportation and Highways (MRTH) has come out with this draft notification which amends Central Motor Vehicles Rules to prevent the registration of BS-IV compliant vehicles built before April 1, 2020 beyond June 30, 2020. This ban will be applicable to vehicles manufactured before April 1, 2020, which is also the date of the rollout of BS-VI pollution norms across the country.

The State Road Transport Undertakings (SRTUs) provide bus-based public transport to urban and rural population of the country.

The Road Transport Highways Ministry has issued a draft notification regarding emission standards for construction equipment vehicles, and agricultural tractors on 29 August, 2017.

There were 4,80,652 road accidents in 2016, claiming 1,50,785 precious lives and leaving another 4,94,624 persons injured. In 2-16, accident severity measured by number of persons killed per 100 accidents has reached 31.4 and 46.3 percent of accident deaths were in the age bracket of 18-35 years.

The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has accepted the recommendations of its committee that has proposed a suitable regulatory framework to promote shared mobility, liberalise existing taxi permit systems and encourage new forms of urban mobility to create reliable alternatives to car ownership. These guidelines provide the common framework for detailed regulations for taxi operations in cities and states. 

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