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Truckers’ key demands include reduction in Central and state taxes by getting diesel under the GST so that price of the deregulated commodity can be reduced.(AFP Photo)

Transport strike keeps around 93 lakhs trucks off roads

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2018 10:56 PM IST
The strike call however has so far remained ineffective, barring a few places, as truckers are hopeful of some solution, according to reports
Till now the dark stretches of Gurugram’s Rajiv Chowk underpass were being lit up using diesel generator sets, making them more susceptible to outages.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Till now the dark stretches of Gurugram’s Rajiv Chowk underpass were being lit up using diesel generator sets, making them more susceptible to outages.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Gurugram’s Rajiv Chowk and Signature Tower underpasses get direct power connection after mishaps

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2018 02:36 PM IST
The development comes just days after a car hit a motorcyclist at the underpass near Medanta hospital on Tuesday. The biker died on the spot. It was alleged that the motorist couldn’t spot him in the poorly lit underpass.
File photo of Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari.
File photo of Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari.

Nitin Gadkari seeks banks’ help to fund stalled road projects

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 29, 2018 11:06 PM IST
Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari asks bankers to suggest ways to finance 56 highway projects worth thousands of crores that have been stalled because of developers failing to secure financial closure.
The Cunard Cruise Liner MS Queen Victoria leaves after a port call at the "Grand port Atlantique" harbour in La Rochelle on April 10, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / XL / XAVIER LEOTY(AFP File Photo)
The Cunard Cruise Liner MS Queen Victoria leaves after a port call at the "Grand port Atlantique" harbour in La Rochelle on April 10, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / XL / XAVIER LEOTY(AFP File Photo)

Tourism, Shipping ministries moot GST exemption to revive cruise tourism

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jeevan Prakash Sharma
PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2018 11:28 PM IST
In 2017-18, the number of passengers went down to 1,75,636 with only 137 ships visiting Indian ports
In a major setback, the government on May 31 said that no initial bids were received for the proposed stake sale in Air India and that various options would be explored for the airline’s future.(LiveMint/File Photo)
In a major setback, the government on May 31 said that no initial bids were received for the proposed stake sale in Air India and that various options would be explored for the airline’s future.(LiveMint/File Photo)

Jaitley, senior ministers discuss Air India’s future course

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 18, 2018 06:40 PM IST
The meeting took place weeks after Air India’s strategic disinvestment proposal failed to attract any bidders.
Massive congestion being witnessed in Haridwar for the past few months on daily basis owing to delayed expansion work of NH-58.(RAMESHWAR GAUR/HT PHOTO)
Massive congestion being witnessed in Haridwar for the past few months on daily basis owing to delayed expansion work of NH-58.(RAMESHWAR GAUR/HT PHOTO)

Saints to protest over slow pace of NH-58 expansion

Hindustan Times, Haridwar | By Sandeep Rawat
PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2018 10:04 PM IST
The saint community wants the work that missed deadline nearly 5 years ago to complete before the 2021 Mahakumbh in Haridwar
Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari said the advancing of the deadline to finish highway projects has nothing to do with general election dates.(HT/File Photo)
Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari said the advancing of the deadline to finish highway projects has nothing to do with general election dates.(HT/File Photo)

Centre targeting to complete 300 highway projects by March 2019: Gadkari

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2018 11:35 PM IST
Following a two-day review meeting, Union road minister Nitin Gadkari outlined details of the status of over 700 ongoing projects in 20 states. He said that out of the 300 projects that the ministry is targeting to complete by March 2019, about 100 projects will be completed by the end of December this year.
A file photo of self-styled spiritual leader Bhaiyyu Maharaj, who allegedly committed suicide on Tuesday in Indore by shooting himself.(PTI)
A file photo of self-styled spiritual leader Bhaiyyu Maharaj, who allegedly committed suicide on Tuesday in Indore by shooting himself.(PTI)

Bhaiyyu Maharaj death: Political leaders cutting across party lines express shock

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2018 11:30 AM IST
Bhaiyyu Maharaj’s followers include Nitin Gadkari, Uddhav Thackeray, Pankaja Munde, Sunil Tatkare, former president Pratibha Patil, and many others.
Minister Nitin Gadkari addressing the media in Worli on May 29.(Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
Minister Nitin Gadkari addressing the media in Worli on May 29.(Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)

BJP and Shiv Sena should face 2019 polls together, says Union minister Nitin Gadkari

Hindustan Times | By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2018 11:18 AM IST
BJP minister said he is willing to mediate between the two parties
Union water resources minister Nitin Gadkari.(HT File Photo)
Union water resources minister Nitin Gadkari.(HT File Photo)

Irrigated area in Maharashtra to increase by 21% next year, says Nitin Gadkari

Hindustan Times | By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2018 11:10 AM IST
Union minister and senior BJP leader says Centre has given Rs76,972 crore for incomplete irrigation projects
Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari(PTI)
Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari(PTI)

Court allows Nitin Gadkari, Digvijaya Singh to jointly settle defamation case

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2018 07:25 PM IST
The court allowed Gadkari to withdraw the complaint, noting that the matter has been amicably settled and both the leaders do not want to pursue it further.
Former President Pranab Mukherjee.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Former President Pranab Mukherjee.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

RSS praises Pranab Mukherjee for accepting invite as Congress reserves comment

Hindustan Times, Nagpur/New Delhi | By Pradip Kumar Maitra and Agencies
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2018 06:19 PM IST
RSS said in a statement that it is a sign of Pranab Mukherjee’s greatness that he has accepted its invitation to address workers in Nagpur
A view of the Delhi-Meerut Expressway (National Highway 24) in New Delhi on April 26, 2018.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A view of the Delhi-Meerut Expressway (National Highway 24) in New Delhi on April 26, 2018.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

All you need to know about Delhi-Meerut Expressway, Eastern Peripheral Expressway

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2018 01:14 PM IST
The 135-km Eastern Peripheral Expressway, built at a cost of Rs 11,000 crore, has several unique features. Delhi-Meerut Expressway has vertical gardens with solar system on the Yamuna Bridge.
Light trails of Delhi-Meerut Expressway captured in New Delhi on April 25.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Light trails of Delhi-Meerut Expressway captured in New Delhi on April 25.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

PM Modi to inaugurate Eastern Peripheral, Delhi-Meerut expressways today

Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2018 08:01 AM IST
Eastern Pehripheral expressway is 100 per cent solar powered with 2.5 lakh avenue plantations. Delhi-Meerut Expressway will allow commuters to travel from the national capital to Meerut in 45 minutes.
Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.(HT Photo)
Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.(HT Photo)

Seaplane to land in Tehri lake next year, says CM Rawat

Press Trust of India, Tehri | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 10:39 PM IST
Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said the lake had the potential to attract visitors from all over the world and generate employment for thousands of people
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

One killed after boiler blast at Nitin Gadkari’s farm in Maharashtra

Press Trust of India, Nagpur | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2018 02:58 PM IST
There was a blast in the boiler following which the three workers ran from there, but one fell to the ground and sustained injuries. The worker was rushed to a hospital in Kalmeshwar town where he succumbed to his injuries.
Union minister Nitin Gadkari said expressways and river-linking projects were changing the face of development in the country.(PTI File)
Union minister Nitin Gadkari said expressways and river-linking projects were changing the face of development in the country.(PTI File)

Saved only 5% lives in road accidents instead of 50%, admits Nitin Gadkari

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Ranjan
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2018 12:28 PM IST
Union minister wants Rajya Sabha to promptly pass bill aimed at ensuring transparency in regional transport offices, advocates increased reliance on eco-friendly fuels.
Nitin Gadkari is the Union minister for road transport, highways and shipping.(PTI File Photo)
Nitin Gadkari is the Union minister for road transport, highways and shipping.(PTI File Photo)

Not dreaming of becoming PM, says Nitin Gadkari

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Moushumi Das Gupta and Prashant Jha
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 08:17 AM IST
Union minister Nitin Gadkari says he has no plans to contend for the Prime Minister’s post in 2019, and claims the Opposition is creating perception of over-centralisation in the functioning of the Narendra Modi government.
Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari(PTI File)
Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari(PTI File)

Nitin Gadkari to inaugurate two road projects in Punjab, CM Amarinder to preside

Hindustan Times, Bathinda | By Sachin Sharma
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2018 11:01 PM IST
The Union road transport and highways minister will inaugurate two road projects -- (NH-7, Bathinda-Zirakpur(NH 7) and Bathinda-Amritsar (NH54).
Nitin Gadkari, union minister, presented Babasaheb Purandare (left), historian, a cheque of ~5 crore for the Shiv Shrushti project, in the presence of Devendra Fadnavis, chief minister and Chandrakant Patil, state revenue minister, with the Rs 5 crore cheque.(Ravindra Joshi/HT Photo)
Nitin Gadkari, union minister, presented Babasaheb Purandare (left), historian, a cheque of ~5 crore for the Shiv Shrushti project, in the presence of Devendra Fadnavis, chief minister and Chandrakant Patil, state revenue minister, with the Rs 5 crore cheque.(Ravindra Joshi/HT Photo)

Gadkari sanctions six-lane approach road to Shiv Shrushti in Ambegaon

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2018 03:42 PM IST
A six-lane approach road from Warje to old Katraj village for the benefit of the proposed Shiv Shrushti project at Ambegaon has been sanctioned by Highway Authority of India.
Cauvery river flowing through Mettur Dam in Tamil Nadu.(PTI file photo)
Cauvery river flowing through Mettur Dam in Tamil Nadu.(PTI file photo)

Centre to submit Cauvery report in Supreme Court on May 14

UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2018 09:56 PM IST
Water resources minister Nitin Gadkari said there was no need to get Cabinet approval for the Cauvery water sharing scheme before presenting it to the Supreme Court.
Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje after meeting Amit Shah in New Delhi on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje after meeting Amit Shah in New Delhi on Sunday.(HT Photo)

New Rajasthan BJP chief to be announced after Karnataka polls

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Manoj Ahuja
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2018 09:54 PM IST
Amit Shah is not too keen on the names suggested by chief minister Raje.
File photo of South Korean President Moon Jae-in.(AP photo)
File photo of South Korean President Moon Jae-in.(AP photo)

South Korean President to meet PM Modi in July

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2018 11:07 PM IST
The North Asian economic powerhouse seeks to tap opportunities in developing rail, road and port infrastructure in India.
Congress members campaign for the upcoming Karnataka assembly election in Hassan on April 27.(Arijit Sen/HT File Photo)
Congress members campaign for the upcoming Karnataka assembly election in Hassan on April 27.(Arijit Sen/HT File Photo)

BJP accuses Congress of playing communal card in Karnataka, asks election body to take action

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2018 06:59 PM IST
Union minister Nitin Gadkari alleged Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mallikarjun Kharge in their campaign in a Muslim locality in the state sought the community’s votes for their party in the name of Islam.
Union minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
Union minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)

Gadkari says development of national highways in Kerala hit by land acquisition

Press Trust of India, Kochi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2018 09:06 PM IST
The minister said the Centre wanted to allocate more roads to Kerala, but land acquisition was a problem.
Even after a decade, the HSRP -- which was made mandatory by the government -- is yet to be implemented in many states.(Parveen Kumar/HT File Photo)
Even after a decade, the HSRP -- which was made mandatory by the government -- is yet to be implemented in many states.(Parveen Kumar/HT File Photo)

From 2019, vehicles will be fitted with tamper-proof registration plates

PTI, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2018 01:42 PM IST
Road Transport and Highways minister Nitin Gadkari had said vehicles will soon come fitted with number plates and the cost will be included in the four-wheelers’ price.
The total award target for highway projects has also been increased to 20,000 km, up from 17,055 km that was awarded in 2017-18.(HT file photo)
The total award target for highway projects has also been increased to 20,000 km, up from 17,055 km that was awarded in 2017-18.(HT file photo)

Centre looks to build 45km of roads per day

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2018 11:06 PM IST
Union road and highways minister Nitin Gadkari said his ministry was dedicated towards improving and strengthening the highways’ network in the country.
Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari says through a new highway alignment between Delhi and Mumbai, the government would bring down the land acquisition cost from Rs 7 crore per hectare to Rs 70-80 lakh per hectare.(HT file photo for representation)
Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari says through a new highway alignment between Delhi and Mumbai, the government would bring down the land acquisition cost from Rs 7 crore per hectare to Rs 70-80 lakh per hectare.(HT file photo for representation)

New expressway to reduce Delhi-Mumbai travel time to 11 hours, says Nitin Gadkari

Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2018 06:16 PM IST
The expressway, built at a cost of around Rs 1 lakh crore, will be completely access controlled and would significantly reduce travel time between the two cities.
Union minister Nitin Gadkari said work on signal-free corridor from Dhaula Kuan to Airport has been also been planned.(Sushil Kumar/HT File Photo)
Union minister Nitin Gadkari said work on signal-free corridor from Dhaula Kuan to Airport has been also been planned.(Sushil Kumar/HT File Photo)

Govt announces plans to build Delhi-Mumbai expressway for Rs 1 lakh crore

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2018 09:07 AM IST
Nitin Gadkari said the government also plans to build Chambal expressway that would be connected to the Delhi-Mumbai expressway.
On a cumulative basis about 1,640 km of highway projects will be bid out under toll-operate-transfer model beginning next month, an NHAI official said.(Reuters File Photo)
On a cumulative basis about 1,640 km of highway projects will be bid out under toll-operate-transfer model beginning next month, an NHAI official said.(Reuters File Photo)

Govt eyes $3 billion from 25 national highway projects in 9 states

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2018 02:00 PM IST
To make the projects more lucrative, the government is assessing the asset condition through drone videos and network survey vehicles and will provide detailed database to the investors.
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