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There are specific guidelines and norms for expansion and upgradation of National Highways on the basis of traffic volume. The details of vehicles registered in the country as available in VAHAN database during the last five years, State and vehicle type-wise is annexed. As per information received from Department of Heavy Industries, the investment in Automobile Industry between F.Y. 2013-14 to 2018-19 is to the tune of Rs. 1,07,07,153 Crores.

As per the results of the TomTom Traffic Index, a report detailing the traffic situation across 417 cities in 57 countries, it is found that Bengaluru stands to be the most traffic congested city in the world.

There is an increasing recognition that policy initiatives at the regional level can complement and strengthen country road safety strategies and programs. This is certainly the case in the South Asia region, with implications for regional road safety investment priorities and potential for shared road safety initiatives.

Road crash deaths and injuries in Nepal have been on a sharp upward trajectory since the early 2000s. In fiscal year 2017–18, 2,541 road deaths were officially reported in Nepal, which is equivalent to a fatality rate of 8.59 per 100,000 population.

Response by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) to the National Green Tribunal order of November 19, 2019 in the Original Application No. 807/2018 and 996/2018.

In the U.S., transportation is climate enemy number one. America’s transportation system produces more greenhouse gas emissions than any other sector of our economy and, on its own, is responsible for 4 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions – more than the entire economies of France and the United Kingdom combined.

Over the past two decades, two-and-three-wheeler fleets have expanded at an annual average rate above 7%. It is expected that the current stock will double every five years.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Dilution of penalties under MV Act, 25/11/2019.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Bharat Stage VI Fuel, 25/11/2019. Bharat Stage VI (BS-VI) vehicles require petrol and diesel with sulphur content not exceeding 10 parts per million (ppm).

An increasing number of countries, including mainland China, are considering enforcing emission regulations for in-use diesel vehicles via remote sensing, a promising technology that measures exhaust emissions from a large number of on-road vehicles without interrupting traffic.

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