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. 

The draft rules further to amend the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 were published, as required by sub-section (1) of section 212 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (59 of 1988), vide notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways number G.S.R.

Pollution has been rightfully a growing concern in the country off late. This matter and the relevant numbers have lead the government to undertake many measures to help not only control but also reduce pollution in India.

To curb vehicular pollution, the government has notified rules for retrofitment of hybrid electric system, or electric kit, for vehicles. This applies to the vehicles that meet emission norms and are run on either diesel or gasoline only.

Transport Research Wing (TRW) of the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways being the nodal agency for providing information/data on various aspects of road and road transport sector brings out every year report on `Road Accidents in India".

Public Transportation serves as a cheap and convenient mode of transport for all classes of society, saves fuel and reduces congestion and pollution. It is vital to economic development & social integration of the country. One such mode of Public Transportation in India is the State Road Transport Undertakings (SRTUs).

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