|The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has two wings: Roads and Transport. The Roads wing deals with the planning, implementation and maintenance of National Highways. It also evolves standard specifications for roads and bridges in the country. The Transport wing deals with matters relating to road transport such as implementation of the primary central legislation, the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. It also looks at the taxation and insurance of motor vehicles. This note looks at the proposed expenditure of the Ministry for the year 2017-18, its finances over the last few years, and issues with the same.