Road accidents continue to be a leading cause of death, disabilities and hospitalization in the country despite our commitment and efforts. India ranks first in the number of road accident deaths across the 199 countries and accounts for almost 11% of the accident related deaths in the World.

The State Road Transport Undertakings (SRTUs) are an important player in providing bus-based public transport to urban and rural population of the country. They account for about 8% of the total bus fleet being used for road transport in the country with the remaining 92% being held by private operators.

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways had recently issued guidelines for setting up Authorised Vehicle Scrapping Facility (AVSF). The draft guidelines have been uploaded on the ministry's website and the draft has been sent to all state transport offices and it will be accepting changes and suggestions till November 15, 2019.

The present volume of 'Road accidents in India 2018' provides information on various aspects of road accidents in the year 2018. It has nine sections giving an overview, profile of road accidents , causes of road accidents; inter-state comparisons; share of millions plus cities; spatial and intertemporal distribution; international comparisons; road safety initiatives taken by the Government of India and a brief write up on Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill 2019 etc.

The following draft of certain rules further to amend the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, which the Central Government proposes to make in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1)(g) of section 110 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 ( 59 of 1988) is hereby published as required by sub-section (1) of Section 212 of the said Act for in

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.

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