2023 deadline: Drive from Delhi to Mumbai in 12 hours
Monday, January 27, 2020, 11:06 AM
Exactly three years from now, you will be able to drive down from Delhi to Mumbai in 12 hours, road transport minister Nitin Gadkari said. "January 26, 2023, has been set as the deadline for the Delhi-Mumbai expressway and there will be no compromise on this," Gadkari told. Sources said the minister has asked NHAI to take up the project on top priority.
Maharashtra Launches Rs 10 Lunch Plate Scheme
Monday, January 27, 2020, 10:27 AM
The Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra government launched its much-awaited ''Shiv Bhojan'' scheme, which is aimed at providing a meal to the poor for just Rs.10, on the occasion of the 71st Republic Day. Under the scheme, which was launched on a pilot basis, thalis or lunch plates would be available to people at designated centres/ canteens during a stipulated time in all the districts.
Centre wants states to cap VAT on CNG at under 5%
Monday, January 27, 2020, 10:21 AM
The Centre wants the states to limit the value-added tax (VAT) rates on compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas (CNG/LNG) at under 5%. The Centre has also pitched for lowering of road taxes for vehicles running on CNG/LNG by states to make these on par with the rates charged on electric vehicles (EVs).