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Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari interacts with media. (PTI File Photo)

Junk your old car, get 5% rebate from automakers on new purchase: Gadkari

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 10:29 PM IST
Nitin Gadkari said, automated fitness tests will be set up under public private partnership (PPP) mode while the government will assist private partners and state governments for scrapping centres.
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Union minister Nitin Gadkari was confident that BJP will win the upcoming polls. In this file picture, Gadkari speaks during the launch of India’s first CNG tractor at Motilal Nehru Marg, in New Delhi. (Sanchit Khanna / Hindustan Times)
Union minister Nitin Gadkari was confident that BJP will win the upcoming polls. In this file picture, Gadkari speaks during the launch of India’s first CNG tractor at Motilal Nehru Marg, in New Delhi. (Sanchit Khanna / Hindustan Times)

Gadkari invokes Syama Prasad Mookerjee to counter 'outsider' narrative

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 08:37 PM IST
  • Gadkari, who was addressing a rally in West Bengal’s Joypur, also said the elections will decide the future of West Bengal.
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File photo: Union road transport minister Nitin Gadkari.
File photo: Union road transport minister Nitin Gadkari.

'FASTags will save 20,000 crore per year on fuel': Gadkari

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2021 09:55 PM IST
  • "Toll collection through electronic tolling has reached 93 per cent during the last fortnight after the FASTag was made mandatory," Gadkari said.
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Noting the feat, Gadkari also said that the Solapur-Bijapur highway will be completed by October 2021.(File photo)
Noting the feat, Gadkari also said that the Solapur-Bijapur highway will be completed by October 2021.(File photo)

Hyderabad firm eyes record, builds 25.54km lane in less than 18 hours

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 02:42 PM IST
Gadkari also congratulated all the workers who contributed to achieving this massive feat as he said this will be recorded in the Limca Book of Records.
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NHAI will resume toll collection on national highways from April 20
NHAI will resume toll collection on national highways from April 20

Gadkari announces new expressway, Travel from Delhi to Dehradun in 2 hours

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 03:55 PM IST
The Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor will offer new connectivity to the holy site of Haridwar in Uttarakhand.
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The Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and Road Transport & Highways said rooftop solar offers an excellent value proposition to MSMEs by significantly bringing down cost of electricity consumption, which on an average, is up to one-fifth of their operations cost.(PTI)
The Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and Road Transport & Highways said rooftop solar offers an excellent value proposition to MSMEs by significantly bringing down cost of electricity consumption, which on an average, is up to one-fifth of their operations cost.(PTI)

Gadkari urges MSMEs to avail concessional finance and install rooftop solar

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 10:25 PM IST
The minister observed that a large amount (average 8 and higher per unit) is being paid by the MSMEs for power consumption, which contributes to up to one-fifth of the overall production costs.
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Gadkari further informed that while construction of 841 kilometres roads worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>4793 crore has been completed since 2014-15 in Telangana, work is going on for construction of another 809 kilometres at a cost of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>13,012 crore.(HT Photo)
Gadkari further informed that while construction of 841 kilometres roads worth 4793 crore has been completed since 2014-15 in Telangana, work is going on for construction of another 809 kilometres at a cost of 13,012 crore.(HT Photo)

Nitin Gadkari approves 5 highway projects for Andhra Pradesh, UP

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 02:58 PM IST
The Union minister approved a proposal to construct a 6 Lane Kantakapalle-Sabbavaram section of NH-130-CD worth 824.29 crores.
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Gadkari suggested that use of electric vehicles should be made mandatory for all government officials.(PTI)
Gadkari suggested that use of electric vehicles should be made mandatory for all government officials.(PTI)

Nitin Gadkari suggests electric vehicles be made mandatory for govt officials

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 02:48 PM IST
Gadkari also suggested that government should give subsidy to buy electric cooking appliances instead of giving support for buying cooking gas to households.
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“Assam and Meghalaya will have a direct connection with West Bengal through this bridge," Nitin Gadkari said.(PTI)
“Assam and Meghalaya will have a direct connection with West Bengal through this bridge," Nitin Gadkari said.(PTI)

Nitin Gadkari hails flagging off of bridge between Assam, Meghalaya

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 03:21 PM IST
“Demand for a bridge over river Brahmaputra, between Dhubri in Assam and Phulbari in Meghalaya, is 10 years old. With this, distance between Dhubri and Phulbari will be shortened,” Gadkari said.
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Union Minister for Road Transport &amp; Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari interacts with media. (PTI File Photo)
Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari interacts with media. (PTI File Photo)

Delhi-Mumbai expressway will ease traffic load: Nitin Gadkari

PTI, Pune
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 07:06 AM IST
The Delhi-Mumbai Expressway is a proposed 1,250-km long controlled-access highway connecting the national capital with the commercial capital of the country.
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Union Minister for Road Transport &amp; Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari seen interacting with the media. (PTI)
Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari seen interacting with the media. (PTI)

Nitin Gadkari to inaugurate webinar series on road safety on Feb 9

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 03:05 PM IST
The webinar series being organised by the India chapter of the International Road Federation (IRF) focuses on reducing the road fatalities in the country by half by 2030, IRF said in a statement.
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Image for representation.(Reuters)
Image for representation.(Reuters)

Soon, Centre to impose 'green tax' on older vehicles

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 07:13 PM IST
  • The government has also proposed higher tax (50 per cent of the road tax) for vehicles registered in highly polluted cities.
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"Steel prices have increased by 65 per cent in the last six months," Gadkari said adding that the steel and cement rates will reduce once cheaper alternatives are available.(HT Photo)
"Steel prices have increased by 65 per cent in the last six months," Gadkari said adding that the steel and cement rates will reduce once cheaper alternatives are available.(HT Photo)

Nitin Gadkari calls for research to explore cheaper options to cement, steel

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 05:54 PM IST
Gadkari said he has asked people from Indian Institutes of Technology to carry out research on alternatives to cement and steel.
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Gadkari said last year that the policy would also help recycle key raw material made available by scrapping vehicles, such as steel, aluminium and plastic, thereby lowering automobile prices.(PTI)
Gadkari said last year that the policy would also help recycle key raw material made available by scrapping vehicles, such as steel, aluminium and plastic, thereby lowering automobile prices.(PTI)

Fee waiver, road tax discount key features of Centre’s draft scrappage policy

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 05:17 AM IST
Features of the draft policy, one of whose caveats is that the vehicles that are sent to the scrapyard must be dismantled in an environment friendly way, were discussed by the ministry at the 40th meeting of the transport development council chaired by Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday.
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Union minister Nitin Gadkari interacts with media after a meeting on the ongoing projects in Maharashtra, in Mumbai, (PTI)
Union minister Nitin Gadkari interacts with media after a meeting on the ongoing projects in Maharashtra, in Mumbai, (PTI)

Before 2025, we aim to bring down road accidents by 50%: Nitin Gadkari

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 04:12 PM IST
Highlighlight the achievements of the Ministry, he said, "We have achieved the target of constructing 30 kilometres of road per day. I believe that by the end of March, perhaps we will achieve the target of constructing 40 kilometres of road per day."
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Mumbai: Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari interacts with media after a meeting on the ongoing projects in Maharashtra, in Mumbai, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (PTI Photo/Shashank Parade)(PTI01_07_2021_000203B)(PTI)
Mumbai: Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari interacts with media after a meeting on the ongoing projects in Maharashtra, in Mumbai, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (PTI Photo/Shashank Parade)(PTI01_07_2021_000203B)(PTI)

'Need to save lives in India': Gadkari inaugurates Road Safety Month

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 01:48 PM IST
The minister also called for cooperation among government departments, NGOs and other organisations to ensure awareness about road safety is spread.
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Union Minister for Road Transport &amp; Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari interacts with media after a meeting on the ongoing projects in Maharashtra, in Mumbai.(PTI)
Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari interacts with media after a meeting on the ongoing projects in Maharashtra, in Mumbai.(PTI)

Gadkari pitches for more research to identify import substitute products

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 01:40 PM IST
He was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of Atmanirbhar Innovation Challenge organised by Marathwada Accelerator for Growth and Incubation Council (MAGIC).
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Union Minister for Road Transport &amp; Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari seen interacting with the media in this file photo (PTI Photo)(PTI)
Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari seen interacting with the media in this file photo (PTI Photo)(PTI)

Khadi Prakritik Paint: Eco-friendly, non-toxic wall paint launched by Gadkari

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 11:47 AM IST
According to a press statement from the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, the eco-friendly, non-toxic paint, called "Khadi Prakritik Paint" is a first-of-its-kind product, with anti-fungal, anti-bacterial properties.
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The longest flight over the North Pole will be another feather in Zoya Agarwal’s cap as she was the youngest woman pilot to fly a Boeing-777 in 2013.(ANI/Twitter)
The longest flight over the North Pole will be another feather in Zoya Agarwal’s cap as she was the youngest woman pilot to fly a Boeing-777 in 2013.(ANI/Twitter)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Puri tweets as women-piloted flight takes off

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 12:57 PM IST
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Union Minister for Road Transport &amp; Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari seen interacting with the media in this file photo (PTI Photo)(PTI)
Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari seen interacting with the media in this file photo (PTI Photo)(PTI)

There is a cartel in cement, steel industry: Gadkari

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2021 01:14 PM IST
  • Gadkari said that if cement and steel industries keep charging higher prices, it will affect the implementation of infrastructure projects.
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NHAI has been mandated the task to develop, maintain and manage national highways, the arterial roads of the country, for inter-state movement of passengers and goods.(Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times file photo)
NHAI has been mandated the task to develop, maintain and manage national highways, the arterial roads of the country, for inter-state movement of passengers and goods.(Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times file photo)

NHAI to use software to track delays in files processing, says Union minister Gadkari

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 02:30 PM IST
New technologies are being promoted, while attention is being paid on reducing the cost of construction of projects without compromising with the quality, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said.
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FASTags will be mandatory for all vehicles with effect from January 1, 2021, in M and N categories of motor vehicles sold before December 1, 2017(HT PHOTO)
FASTags will be mandatory for all vehicles with effect from January 1, 2021, in M and N categories of motor vehicles sold before December 1, 2017(HT PHOTO)

FASTags mandatory from January 1, Govt clarifies only hybrid lanes will accept cash till Feb 15

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 10:41 PM IST
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways clarified on Thursday that only a single hybrid lane will be functional at tolls for accepting cash till February 15.
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FASTag is an electronic toll collection system in India which is operated by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).(Parveen Kumar/HT file photo)
FASTag is an electronic toll collection system in India which is operated by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).(Parveen Kumar/HT file photo)

Centre extends deadline for FASTag toll collection till February 15

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2020 02:24 PM IST
The deadline was earlier set to January 1 with transport minister Nitin Gadkari saying that FASTag will be mandatory for all vehicles in the country
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FASTags, which facilitate electronic payment of fee at toll plazas, was introduced in 2016. Making the tags compulsory would also help in ensuring that vehicles pass seamlessly through the toll plazas fee payment would be done electronically.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
FASTags, which facilitate electronic payment of fee at toll plazas, was introduced in 2016. Making the tags compulsory would also help in ensuring that vehicles pass seamlessly through the toll plazas fee payment would be done electronically.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

FASTag to be mandatory for vehicles from Jan 1, says Nitin Gadkari

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 24, 2020 06:08 PM IST
FASTag was launched in 2016 and four banks together issued nearly a lakh of them. By 2017, their numbers went up to seven lakh and more than 34 lakh FASTags were issued in 2018.
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With India’s pledge to reduce carbon emissions by 30%-35% by 2030 and efforts to cut down on Rs 8 lakh crore-worth crude oil imports, the focus is also on green fuel and electricity as well as Electric Vehicles (EVs).(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO (Representative Image))
With India’s pledge to reduce carbon emissions by 30%-35% by 2030 and efforts to cut down on Rs 8 lakh crore-worth crude oil imports, the focus is also on green fuel and electricity as well as Electric Vehicles (EVs).(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO (Representative Image))

Govt to expanding road infrastructure, focus more on EVs in 2021

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 24, 2020 02:12 PM IST
In the words of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, the driving force behind roadways expansion and numerous infrastructure development projects, the government decided to turn the crisis due to the pandemic into an opportunity.
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Gadkari further informed that while construction of 841 kilometres roads worth Rs 4793 crore has been completed since 2014-15 in Telangana, work is going on for construction of another 809 kilometres at a cost of Rs 13,012 crore.(HT Photo)
Gadkari further informed that while construction of 841 kilometres roads worth Rs 4793 crore has been completed since 2014-15 in Telangana, work is going on for construction of another 809 kilometres at a cost of Rs 13,012 crore.(HT Photo)

Telangana: Gadkari lays foundation for over Rs 13,000 crore highway projects

By Asian News International | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2020 01:26 PM IST
Speaking on the occasion, Gadkari informed that a total of 59 road works with an approved length of 1918 kilometres and a cost of Rs 17,617 crore have been sanctioned in Telangana in the last 6 years.
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Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings president Upkar Singh Ahuja addressing the media in Ludhiana on Saturday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings president Upkar Singh Ahuja addressing the media in Ludhiana on Saturday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Ludhiana Inc seeks Centre’s intervention over hiked raw material rates

By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 10:58 PM IST
The industrialists said if the conditions prevail for some more time, 50 percent of the MSME sector will face closure, which will push around 5 crore staff/labourers towards unemployment.
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He also said a long-term policy is needed for it as the prices hiked did not match raw material and labour prices.(HT Photo)
He also said a long-term policy is needed for it as the prices hiked did not match raw material and labour prices.(HT Photo)

Gadkari writes to PM over steel price hike, says projects becoming unviable

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2020 06:07 PM IST
The road transport, highways and MSME minister also said if the players failed to curb the practice, the government will have to change policies and encourage alternative technologies in projects.
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FILE PHOTO: Transport minister Nitin Gadkari.(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Transport minister Nitin Gadkari.(REUTERS)

‘Over Rs 100 lakh cr worth infrastructure projects underway by 2024-25’: Gadkari

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 10:54 PM IST
The National infrastructure Pipeline (NIP) is a first of its kind exercise to provide world-class infrastructure across the country, he said.
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Union minister Nitin Gadkari said the government is ready to accept all good suggestions from farmers.(ANI Photo)
Union minister Nitin Gadkari said the government is ready to accept all good suggestions from farmers.(ANI Photo)

‘Don’t think Anna Hazare will join farmers’ stir, haven’t done anything against them’: Nitin Gadkari

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 08:31 AM IST
Gadkari also said that dialogue is the only way to find a solution to protest by farmer unions and a break in talks can lead to miscommunication.
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