Somit Sen, assistant editor at The Times of India, Mumbai, writes on road transport, which includes the "lifelines" of Mumbai such as BEST buses, autos and taxis. He also covers RTO, transport ministry, Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation, interstate transport (trucks/tempos) and the fleetcabs.
Drivers must not flirt with riders: UberThe rules state driver partners will face "permanent deactivation" over any crime, including physical contact with riders, use of inappropriate and abusive language or gestures.
No of CNG cars in Mumbai soars 200% in 4 yearsThe number of cars plying on CNG (compressed natural gas) in Mumbai region has shot up by over 200% since 2011, according to data released by Mahanagar Gas Ltd. CNG-fitted cars comprise around 30% of the total number of cars.
Private vehicle population continue to rise on Mumbai roadsEven as the number of BEST buses and suburban trains has been consistently increasing for the last eight years to accommodate the growing population, these two popular modes of public transport in Mumbai still have not been able to match the unprecedented rise in the number of private vehicles on city roads
Poll duty puts brakes on car registrations, driving licence in MumbaiRTO officials across the city are busy in election duty and during the next 10 days, they have three days of election-related seminars, workshops and drills while four days are public holidays (April 13, 14, 18 and 20), said sources in the department. And, this is going to inconvenience hundreds of citizens arriving for licences and new registrations daily.
CNG prices may rise by up to 50 percent in MumbaiPrices of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) could go up by anything between Rs 15 and Rs 20 in Mumbai from Sunday. The rates would be increased because the Supreme Court had recently upheld a Gujarat high court order saying prices should be uniform across the country.
Driving licence at your doorstepIf you are staying in the western or eastern suburbs of Mumbai, from now on you will receive your driving licence and RC (registration certificate ) book for new cars by Speed Post
BEST nod for helipads at 2 depotsThe BEST committee on Friday cleared a proposal to allow chartered helicopter services to operate from two city bus depotsone at Backbay depot in the island city and another in the suburbs, with an aim to “decongest city roads’’.
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