Safety Measures for Women in Public Transport



Safety Measures for Women in Public Transport 
The Government of India has undertaken a project “Security for Women in Public Road Transport in the Country”. The objective of the scheme is to ensure safety of women and girl child in public transport by monitoring location of public road transport vehicles to provide immediate assistance in minimum response time to the victims in distress. 


The proposed scheme under the “Nirbhaya Fund” envisages setting up of a National Emergency Response System with a control room under the overall control of Ministry of Home Affairs, which will receive alerts from distressed women and take action on it.

Under the scheme for giving grants to states for setting up driving schools, preference is given to proposals for driving school for women.

This information was given by Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Shri Pon Radhakrishnan in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today. 
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Bridge Over River Brahmaputra 
The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has awarded the consultancy work to M/s AECOM India Pvt. Ltd. on 10.07.2015 for the preparation of Detailed Project Report for “Construction of a Bridge over river Brahmaputra Between Dhubri and Phulbari” for an amount of Rs. 697.88 lakhs. The Consultant has submitted the Inception Report and the alignment for the bridge has been approved.

This information was given by Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Shri Pon Radhakrishnan in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today. 
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Enforcement of BS-VI Emission Norms 
The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has amended the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 to implement Bharat Stage-IV (BS-IV) mass emission standards for four wheeled vehicles since the year 2010 onwards in select cities in a phase-wise manner. Bharat Stage-IV mass emission standards for two wheeled, three wheeled and four wheeled vehicles has been mandated from 1st April, 2017 across the country vide notification Nos. G.S.R 431(E) dated 4th July, 2014, G.S.R 487(E) dated 12th June, 2015 and G.S.R 643(E) dated 19th August, 2015 respectively. The Government does not propose to advance the deadline of these emission norms.

The Ministry is now introducing BS-VI fuel norms after due consultation with Ministry of Petroleum and National Gas, Department of Heavy industry and Ministry of Environment and Forest all over the country by 01.04.2020. Accordingly, a draft notification to amend the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 has been forwarded to the Government of India Press on 22.02.2016 for publication in the Gazette of India, giving 30 days time to the public, inviting suggestions/comments on the notification before finalising the same.

This information was given by Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Shri Pon Radhakrishnan in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today. 
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Bot Model Projects 


The Government has permitted one time fund infusion to revive and physically complete languishing national highway projects under Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode and also allowed Rationalised Compensation to concessionaires, in case delays are not attributable to them, to increase funds to highway sector. Various steps have also been taken by the Government/ NHAI to remove the hurdles affecting the construction of NH projects includes streamlining of land acquisition and regulatory clearances, close coordination with other ministries, revamped Disputes Resolution Mechanism etc. NHAI has also decided not to award projects till all major pre-construction approvals are in-place for the project in order to avoid post bid delays and litigations. With a view to ameliorate the shortage of equity and improve liquidity, Government has also allowed Securitization of future cash flows, Deferment of Premium in stressed highway projects, Harmonious Substitution in financially stressed highway projects and 100% Equity Divestment after 2 years of construction of all highway projects under PPP mode.

Details of highway projects awarded on the Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode being implemented by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is available at the web-site of NHAI under heading of “Project Information System (PIS)” and the address of the portal is http://www.nhai.org/mpreport.asp.

Total expenditure incurred by the Government during the last three years (2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15) to execute National Highway projects across the country are as follows:


Year
Expenditure
(Rs. in Crore)
2012-13
34601.45
2013-14
46494.21
2014-15
46311.34



Details of progress made during the last three years (2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15) in construction of National Highways in various States, State/UT-wise, are placed below


State/ Union Territory wise completion of construction of National Highways for the Last three years (2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15)

Sl. No.
Name of the State / Union Territory
Length completed (in km)
Total
NHAI
SARDP
LWE
State PWD
BRO
NHDP-IV
1
Andhra Pradesh
285.05
0
237.00
220.70
0
5.00
747.75
2
Arunachal Pradesh
0
251.50
0
5.60
2.83
0
259.93
3
Assam
160.64
219.29
0
212.24
0
0
592.17
4
Bihar
160.64
0
240.00
57.00
0
8.00
465.64
5
Chandigarh
0
0
0
1.00
0
0
1.00
6
Chhattisgarh
88.34
0
609.00
100.40
0
0
797.74
7
Gujarat
488.89
0
0
90.10
0
0
578.99
8
Haryana
488.89
0
0
58.95
0
0
547.84
9
Himachal Pradesh
0
0
0
109.00
0
0
109.00
10
Jammu & Kashmir
66.70
0
0
0
287.70
0
354.40
11
Jharkhand
66.70
0
409.00
123.00
0
0
598.70
12
Karnataka
133.40
0
0
159.00
0
9.00
301.40
13
Kerala
266.80
0
0
10.72
0
0
277.52
14
Madhya Pradesh
533.60
0
119.00
223.53
0
296.00
1172.13
15
Maharashtra
1067.20
0
0
64.60
0
0
1131.8
16
Manipur
0
26.91
0
110.19
42.01
0
179.11
17
Meghalaya
67.98
301.13
0
315.28
0
0
684.39
18
Mizoram
0
28.81
0
4.50
0
0
33.31
19
Nagaland
0
0
0
45.00
1.49
0
46.49
20
Odisha
235.23
0
395.00
352.66
0
10.00
992.89
21
Puducherry
0
0
0
14.20
0
0
14.20
22
Punjab
163.27
0
0
139.21
0
0
302.48
23
Rajasthan
163.27
0
0
125.80
0
574.00
863.07
24
Sikkim
0
46.81
0
0
0
0
46.81
25
Tamil Nadu
586.10
0
0
251.38
0
0
837.48
26
Telangana
0
0
37.00
31.00
0
103.00
171.00
27
Tripura
0
0
0
0
40.33
0
40.33
28
Uttar Pradesh
835.97
0
48.00
453.00
0
24.00
1360.97
29
Uttarakhand
835.97
0
0
45.88
41.11
0
922.96
30
West Bengal
1671.94
0
0
263.80
0
0
1935.74
Total
6246.80
874.45
2094.00
3587.74
415.47
1029.00
14247.46


This information was given by Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Shri Pon Radhakrishnan in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.



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