Exposure to road, rail and aircraft noise could be a physiological stressor that increases production of cortisol, which is thought to have role in fat deposits

The Road Safety Committee formed by the Supreme Court to check lax enforcement of road laws has set the States a June 30 deadline to enforce 13 of its directives.

The rapid development and expansion of the road network and the sustained increase in the number of motor vehicles have led to a substantial rise in levels of both passenger and freight movement across the length and breadth of the State of West Bengal. Concomitantly road safety issues have continued to emerge.

Road transport is a critical structure for economic development of a country. It influences the pace, structure and pattern of development. India has one of the largest road network in the world.

A think tank has said the government should invest £15bn in a Transport for London-style body for the north of England to revitalise transport links.

An Act to provide a scientifically planned and evolving framework for the safety of all road users in India, including vulnerable road users, and for enabling the seamless development of a secure, efficient, cost-effective and inclusive transport system for the movement of passenger and freight in the country as well as matters connected therewi

The 14th Finance Commission has recommended a record 10% increase in the states' share in the Union taxes to 42%, which has been accepted by the Centre and will give the states an additional Rs 1.78 lakh crore in 2015-16.

The public transport sector of the country’s largest city is on the verge of collapse owing to a history of failure, negligence, inefficiency and lack of follow-through in both government and public-private partnership projects, says a report.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday is likely to clear ways for setting up of a Road Safety Authority, which would be an autonomous body to issue guidelines for issues related to safety.

More than 125 million Europeans could be exposed to levels of road traffic noise above legal guidelines. This causes a range of health problems, according to a new assessment from the European Environment Agency (EEA). Noise in Europe 2014, published by the EEA, analyses exposure to noise levels and resulting environmental health problems.

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