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One of the longest in Asia, the tunnel will provide all-year connectivity between Srinagar valley and Leh.(REUTERS)

Nitin Gadkari launches blasting process for Zojila tunnel construction work

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 15, 2020 03:49 PM IST
The project holds strategic significance as Zojila Pass is situated at an altitude of 11,578 feet on the Srinagar-Kargil-Leh National Highway and remains closed during winters due to heavy snowfall.
Union minister of road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari during a media briefing in New Delhi.(Mohd Zakir/HT File Photo)
Union minister of road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari during a media briefing in New Delhi.(Mohd Zakir/HT File Photo)

Gadkari to initiate first blasting of all-weather Zojila Tunnel between Srinagar and Leh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 02:31 PM IST
The Zojila Tunnel, which will be built at an altitude of about 3000 metre under Zojila pass on NH-1 connecting Srinagar and Leh through Dras and Kargil, will bring about an all-round economic and socio–cultural integration of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
The Union transport minister also said the state government should take up a project to convert all city roads into cement-concrete roads “as tar roads do not sustain heavy rains”.(REUTERS)
The Union transport minister also said the state government should take up a project to convert all city roads into cement-concrete roads “as tar roads do not sustain heavy rains”.(REUTERS)

Use Mumbai rain water for irrigation, industries: Nitin Gadkari

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 14, 2020 05:04 PM IST
Excess water can also be carriedto drought-prone areas for domestic and other uses to overcome water scarcity, he said in the letter.
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ( RSS) headquarters have been sanitised after the development.(Hindustan Times Photo/Representative)
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ( RSS) headquarters have been sanitised after the development.(Hindustan Times Photo/Representative)

9 senior RSS members contract Covid-19 at Nagpur headquarters, hospitalised

Hindustan Times, Nagpur | By Pradip Kumar Maitra | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 08:10 AM IST
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and general secretary Bhaiyyaji Joshi are not in Nagpur, however, they have been informed of the situation.
Parliament officials said lawmakers would be encouraged to undergo a fresh round of RT-PCR tests and that more intensive sanitisation of the chambers and Parliament building is happening.(Bloomberg)
Parliament officials said lawmakers would be encouraged to undergo a fresh round of RT-PCR tests and that more intensive sanitisation of the chambers and Parliament building is happening.(Bloomberg)

Parliament tweaks testing after 2 more MPs test Covid +ve

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Saubhadra Chatterji and Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 10:29 AM IST
The changes came after Union tourism and culture minister Prahlad Patel and BJP’s senior Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday, a day after transport minister Nitin Gadkari did.
Union minister Nitin Gadkari(File photo)
Union minister Nitin Gadkari(File photo)

Nitin Gadkari tests Covid +ve 2 days after attending monsoon session

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 11:56 PM IST
The Union minister Nitin Gadkari had attended Parliament monsoon session on Monday and was seated in the front row.
File photo: Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.(HT Photo)
File photo: Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.(HT Photo)

Uttarakhand CM to write to Gadkari highlighting importance of wider Char Dham roads

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Suparna Roy | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 04:48 PM IST
Char Dham highway project, or the all-weather road, aims to connect the four shrines of the state - Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri - through an 826 kilometre-long road.
Indian Army vehicles drive on a road in Ladakh region near the border with China(AP)
Indian Army vehicles drive on a road in Ladakh region near the border with China(AP)

Stand-off with PLA pushes India to go for new snow-free axis to Ladakh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 07:25 PM IST
The project to build a third road to Ladakh is targeted to be completed in two years. It requires a 4.5 km tunnel to be built under Shingo La, a high mountain pass at 16,570 feet on the border between Ladakh and Himachal Pradesh
Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari said the highway projects were being built with a view to reduce traffic and accidents in the future.(REUTERS)
Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari said the highway projects were being built with a view to reduce traffic and accidents in the future.(REUTERS)

​Gadkari inaugurates 26 road projects and lays foundation of 19 others in Madhya Pradesh

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 05:43 PM IST
In his address, Gadkari spoke of how these road projects would change the lives of people not only in Madhya Pradesh but other states connected through these roads as well
The MSME minister said that the government will work for the empowerment of people from villages and make them self-reliant.(Mohd Zakir/HT file photo)
The MSME minister said that the government will work for the empowerment of people from villages and make them self-reliant.(Mohd Zakir/HT file photo)

Gadkari expresses confidence about increasing MSME exports, creating more jobs

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON AUG 16, 2020 01:19 PM IST
“Our MSME sector has a huge contribution to the development of our country. Currently, 30 per cent income of GDP growth rate comes from MSME. 48 per cent of our exports are from MSME and till date, we have created 11 crore jobs,” Gadkari said while speaking at SWAVALAMBAN e-Summit 2020 organised by ‘Lets Endorse Development’ NGO.
Nitin Gadkari promised to that road projects in the state will not suffer due to need of funds.(ANI Photo)
Nitin Gadkari promised to that road projects in the state will not suffer due to need of funds.(ANI Photo)

Gadkari inaugurates rebuilt MG setu, promises to catapult Bihar, UP economy through waterways

By Subhash Pathak | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 07:51 PM IST
The inauguration of one flank of the important bridge between north and south Bihar comes in the election year.
Urging private players to join hands with the government, Nitin Gadkari said the economy - hit by coronavirus - is passing through a crucial phase and requires liquidity.
Urging private players to join hands with the government, Nitin Gadkari said the economy - hit by coronavirus - is passing through a crucial phase and requires liquidity.

Govt taking steps to attract FDI in Infra to address liquidity crunch: Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2020 05:17 PM IST
The Road Transport, Highways and MSME minister also said that talks are on with various pension funds, insurance funds and financial institutions
Bhagirathi river at Gangotri in Uttarkashi district. (Santosh Bhatt/HT photo)
Bhagirathi river at Gangotri in Uttarkashi district. (Santosh Bhatt/HT photo)

Bhagirathi eco-sensitive zone gets green nod

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 08:13 AM IST
In a review meeting on the Rhar Dham road project chaired by Nitin Gadkari, minister of road transport and highways, environment minister Prakash Javadekar said the ministry has approved the ZMP which will help expedite the road project.

Man held for posing as secretary of Union minister to seek favour

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karn Pratap Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 12:11 AM IST
The alleged impersonator, identified as Abhishek Dwivedi, was arrested on Thursday by a crime branch team, which had been trailing him and camping in Mumbai, Bangalore, Rewa and Indore for his arrest after case of impersonation and cheating was registered on July 5.
Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari will lay the foundation stone of Pataudi-Rewari National Highway on July 14.(ANI)
Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari will lay the foundation stone of Pataudi-Rewari National Highway on July 14.(ANI)

Nitin Gadkari to lay foundation stone of Pataudi-Rewari Highway

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2020 10:27 AM IST
The 46-km long Pataudi-Rewari National Highway will cost Rs1,500 crore, said Gurugram MP and union minister of state Rao Inderjit Singh.
A worker at the construction site of the first plastic road in Gurugram, in 2018.(Yogendra Kumar/ HT File Photo)
A worker at the construction site of the first plastic road in Gurugram, in 2018.(Yogendra Kumar/ HT File Photo)

1 lakh km of road built using plastic waste, govt aims to double it

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 12:17 PM IST
Plastic has been used in the 270-kilometre-long Jammu Kashmir National highway. About 1.6 tonne of plastic waste was used in the two-kilometre-long stretch of Delhi-Meerut highway news UP Gate, according to Hindustan.
A major issue before infrastructure projects is tree cutting, however, there are ambiguities over inclusion of certain local breeds of shrubs and plants in forest cover, the ministry noted. (Photo @nitin_gadkari)
A major issue before infrastructure projects is tree cutting, however, there are ambiguities over inclusion of certain local breeds of shrubs and plants in forest cover, the ministry noted. (Photo @nitin_gadkari)

Gadkari seeks forest clearance for infra projects, nudges ministries

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by AshutoshTripathi
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 10:09 PM IST
Nitin Gadkari, the road transport and highways minister, raised the issue of outstanding forest clearance for 187 highway projects.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari further said that talks are on with investors from Dubai and the US for various sectors, including MSMEs.(ANI file photo)
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari further said that talks are on with investors from Dubai and the US for various sectors, including MSMEs.(ANI file photo)

India needs Rs 50-60 lakh cr FDI to bolster Covid-hit economy: Gadkari

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JUL 02, 2020 03:29 PM IST
Emphasising that at this juncture Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is the need of the hour, union minister Nitin Gadkari said such funds would benefit the country as there is a need for pumping in liquidity into the market.
Gadkari said rebidding will be done if there are any Chinese joint ventures, even as the decision will be implemented for current and future tenders.(PTI)
Gadkari said rebidding will be done if there are any Chinese joint ventures, even as the decision will be implemented for current and future tenders.(PTI)

India steps up economic offensive against China

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 07:06 AM IST
Industry stakeholders pointed out that the significance of the decision lies in the relaxation of norms to encourage Indian firms.
Union minister Nitin Gadkari(File photo)
Union minister Nitin Gadkari(File photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 9 pm: India to ban Chinese companies from highway projects, says Nitin Gadkari and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2020 09:02 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The Road Transport, Highways and MSME minister said a policy will be out soon banning Chinese firms and relaxing norms for Indian companies to expand their eligibility criteria for participation in highway projects.(HT Photo)
The Road Transport, Highways and MSME minister said a policy will be out soon banning Chinese firms and relaxing norms for Indian companies to expand their eligibility criteria for participation in highway projects.(HT Photo)

India to ban Chinese companies from highway projects, says Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2020 07:10 PM IST
The senior minister’s assertions assume significance against the backdrop of border standoff between India and China in Ladakh that also saw the death of 20 Indian Army personnel last month.
File photo: Union minister Nitin Gadkari.(Vipin Kumar / Hindustan Times)
File photo: Union minister Nitin Gadkari.(Vipin Kumar / Hindustan Times)

‘Won’t allow Chinese companies to participate in highway projects’: Gadkari

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2020 03:44 PM IST
Gadakri also said the government will ensure that Chinese investors are not entertained in various sectors like Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
Union minister for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) Nitin Gadkar.(File photo)
Union minister for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) Nitin Gadkar.(File photo)

Nitin Gadkari highlights need for import substitution in MSMEs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 05:41 AM IST
Gadkari, who spoke via videoconference at the launch of a report on MSMEs here, said the Covid-19 pandemic would likely end once a vaccine was found.
Nitin Gadkari has urged the Mahila Morcha to conduct workshops for women where officials from MSMEs and Khadi Gram Udyog can guide them about entrepreneurial opportunities.(File photo)
Nitin Gadkari has urged the Mahila Morcha to conduct workshops for women where officials from MSMEs and Khadi Gram Udyog can guide them about entrepreneurial opportunities.(File photo)

Women should enhance skills to become ‘atmanirbhar’: Gadkari

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 26, 2020 05:28 PM IST
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari emphasised on the need to create jobs and opportunities for sustainable living for women in villages and slums.
These elections will be the country’s first major voting exercise since the Covid-19 pandemic prompted sweeping measures in March to ensure social distancing to check its spread.(HT photo)
These elections will be the country’s first major voting exercise since the Covid-19 pandemic prompted sweeping measures in March to ensure social distancing to check its spread.(HT photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Amid Covid-19 outbreak, voting for 20 Rajya Sabha seats across 8 states to be held today and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 08:51 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The minister said the government has lowered the GST on electrical vehicles to 12 per cent.
The minister said the government has lowered the GST on electrical vehicles to 12 per cent.

Nitin Gadkari hopeful of India emerging as electrical vehicle manufacturing hub in 5 years

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 18, 2020 07:46 PM IST
Nitin Gadkari said he was aware of the issues facing the EV sector, but was also sure that things would change as sales volume rises.
The CM has also requested the Central minister to ensure the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) gives permission for upgrading and widening of NH-149B, which includes the Champa-Korba-Katghora stretch.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
The CM has also requested the Central minister to ensure the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) gives permission for upgrading and widening of NH-149B, which includes the Champa-Korba-Katghora stretch.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Chhattisgarh CM writes to Nitin Gadkari, urges him to expedite work National Highways in the state

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 04:43 PM IST
Baghel urged in his letter to Gadkari sent on Tuesday that Ambikapur-Bhaisamuda-Wadrafnagar-Dhangaon-Bamhani-Renukoot road, whose 110-kilometre (km) stretch falls in Chhattisgarh, and Raigarh-Dharamjaigarh road, 72 km of which passes through the state, be declared as NH.

‘Don’t have daring to visit Mumbai right now’: Union minister Nitin Gadkari

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2020 07:28 PM IST
Financial capital Mumbai recorded 1,067 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the city’s tally of Covid-19 positive patients to 59,293.
Nitin Gadkari said India never tried to usurp land belonging to other countries.(HT Photo)
Nitin Gadkari said India never tried to usurp land belonging to other countries.(HT Photo)

‘Pakistan on one side, China on another’: Gadkari underlines India’s approach to neighbours

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 10:00 PM IST
Gadkari and Rajnath Singh both highlighted that India wanted peace with its neighbours.
Union minister Nitin Gadkari addresses the ‘Gujarat Jan Samvad’ virtual rally on Sunday.(ANI)
Union minister Nitin Gadkari addresses the ‘Gujarat Jan Samvad’ virtual rally on Sunday.(ANI)

‘Covid-19 crisis will not last long, we’ll get vaccine soon’: Nitin Gadkari

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 05:59 PM IST
Gadkari’s comments came while he was addressing the ‘Gujarat Jan Samvad’ rally via video conference today.
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