IIT-Madras to collaborate with govt for intelligent transportation systems

Indian Institute of Technology-Madras is to collaborate with the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), government of India, on Pavement Engineering and Intelligent Transportation Systems. Continue Reading

Validity of vehicle documents extended till 30 September

The government has extended the validity of motor vehicle documents like driving licence (DL), registration certificate (RC) and permits till 30 September, 2021, in view of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Continue Reading

Indian transport sector faces cyber threats

An alert has been sounded to NHAI, NHIDCL and its other wings besides automobile makers by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways to augment their IT security systems after reports regarding threats of possible cyber attacks targeted at the Indian transport sector. Continue Reading

18 RTO services can now be availed online

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has released a circular announcing that certain services regarding the Driving License and Certificate of Registration can now be availed completely online. Continue Reading

Driving licenses, vehicle documents to stay valid till 31 December

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has decided to extend the validity of driving licences and required documents of motor vehicles till 30 December, 2020, in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, an official statement said on Monday. Continue Reading

Government’s inclusive drive in extremism-hit districts

In an apparent bid to connect Left wing extremism (LEW)-affected districts to mainstream India, 627 new bank branches & 947 ATMs have been opened in 30 most affected districts in last 4 years between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2019. Continue Reading

Issue surrounding new high-security registration plates remains unresolved

Scepticism about high-security registration plates (HSRP) and their implementation were ruling high and when the Centre stopped handing out registration certificates, the problem rose further. However, the issue was only partially settled with the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways stating that it (the plate) is only mandatory for vehicles sold on or after 1 April 2019. Continue Reading