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Emergency services like hospitals, ambulances, fire brigade and medicine shops have been exempted from Bharat Bandh. (HT Photo)

In Chhattisgarh, Congress urges people to support Bharat Bandh

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 10:47 AM IST
Massive protest is expected in Raipur, Bilaspur and Durg as Congress has directed the district-level workers to actively take part in the bandh.
Road widening work underway on a stretch between Joshimath and Badrinath shrine in Chamoli district.(HT file photo )
Road widening work underway on a stretch between Joshimath and Badrinath shrine in Chamoli district.(HT file photo )

‘Vital for army’: Centre asks SC to review Char Dham road project order

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 12:32 PM IST
On September 8, the apex court upheld the recommendation of the minority members of the HPC and asked the implementing agencies to reduce the width of the road to 5.5m for the whole project. The Centre wants the road width to be 7.5 m.
It said that citizens and stakeholders can send their comments and suggestions to the joint secretary (MVL, IT & Toll), Ministry of Road Transport and Highways within 30 days.(HT File Photo)
It said that citizens and stakeholders can send their comments and suggestions to the joint secretary (MVL, IT & Toll), Ministry of Road Transport and Highways within 30 days.(HT File Photo)

Govt could renew international driving licence for citizens abroad

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 08:22 PM IST
It said that it has come to its notice that in certain cases for the citizens who are travelling abroad and in a foreign country, the IDP gets expired and there is no mechanism for its renewal while abroad.
The Centre mandated that all lanes of toll plazas on national highways be declared FASTag lanes by December 15 to reduce bottlenecks along the national highways. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
The Centre mandated that all lanes of toll plazas on national highways be declared FASTag lanes by December 15 to reduce bottlenecks along the national highways. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

FASTag mandatory to avail toll discounts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 02:08 AM IST
FASTag is a radio frequency identification sticker typically fixed to a vehicle’s windscreen that allows for the deduction of toll wirelessly and automatically without requiring a vehicle to stop at plazas.
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
Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance during the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit at Taj Palace in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance during the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit at Taj Palace in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman directs PSUs to spend 50 per cent of Rs 1.24 crore capex by Sept 30

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 14, 2020 11:38 PM IST
The seven central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) belonging to ministries of shipping, road transport and highways; housing and urban affairs; defence; and communications have spent Rs 24,933 crore in the first four months of current financial year (FY), which is little less than 20% of the planned outlay, it said.
A 50m stretch of road on Dehradun-Mussoorie highway caved in on Monday evening due to incessant rainfall.(HT PHOTO)
A 50m stretch of road on Dehradun-Mussoorie highway caved in on Monday evening due to incessant rainfall.(HT PHOTO)

Swollen by rain, Uttarakhand rivers flow near danger mark, Badrinath highway closed

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent| Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON AUG 11, 2020 05:40 PM IST
The Ganga and the Alaknanda rivers were flowing close to the danger mark in Haridwar, Rishikkesh and Srinagar while landslides disrupted road transport in many places in Uttarakhand.
The ministry has invited suggestions or comments in this respect which can be sent to the Joint Secretary (MVL), Ministry of Road Transport and Highways within a month.(HT Photo)
The ministry has invited suggestions or comments in this respect which can be sent to the Joint Secretary (MVL), Ministry of Road Transport and Highways within a month.(HT Photo)

Govt to bring helmets under mandatory BIS regime

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2020 05:10 PM IST
Once the process is completed only BIS-certified helmets for two-wheeler riders would be manufactured and sold in India.
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
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.
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.
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.
Nitin Gadkari said the government plans to raise MSMEs contribution to India’s exports to 60 per cent from 48 per cent at present and also boost the sector’s contribution to the country’s GDP from 29 per cent currently to 50 per cent.(HT Photo)
Nitin Gadkari said the government plans to raise MSMEs contribution to India’s exports to 60 per cent from 48 per cent at present and also boost the sector’s contribution to the country’s GDP from 29 per cent currently to 50 per cent.(HT Photo)

Govt to further revise criteria for classifying ‘medium’ enterprises under MSME definition: Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2020 03:42 PM IST
Unveiling the contours of the Rs 20 lakh crore stimulus package, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had last last week announced a change in the definition of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
On Wednesday, the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways officials held a meeting with transport associations. (Photo by Rahul Raut / HT Photo)
On Wednesday, the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways officials held a meeting with transport associations. (Photo by Rahul Raut / HT Photo)

Transporters seek fuel cost reduction, toll suspension amid financial crunch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2020 09:12 PM IST
Transporters have also urged the government to formulate a rescue package, including the extension of health insurance coverage to drivers and labourers involved in the movement of goods across the country.
Nitin Gadkari informed the industry that RBI has allowed rescheduling of term loans and working capital facilities
Nitin Gadkari informed the industry that RBI has allowed rescheduling of term loans and working capital facilities

Convert crisis into opportunity, accelerate infra projects during lockdown: Gadkari

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2020 09:07 PM IST
The micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) minister also told industry officials to clear pending dues owed by them to units to ease distress in the sector and inject liquidity into the market.
Since the nationwide lockdown was imposed on March 25 to check the spread of the coronavirus; only industries that are involved in the production of essential goods services are allowed to function.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Since the nationwide lockdown was imposed on March 25 to check the spread of the coronavirus; only industries that are involved in the production of essential goods services are allowed to function.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)

MSME ministry suggests opening of units in areas that aren’t classified as Covid-19 hotspots

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2020 02:47 PM IST
Nitin Gadkari, however, stressed that the onus will be on the owners of MSME and construction units and contractors to ensure that their facilities are safe for workers and that there are provisions for food, shelter and healthcare.
Be a Road Hero, says Union Minister Nitin Gadkari
Be a Road Hero, says Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

Be a Road Hero, says Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

By HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2020 11:15 AM IST
There are reports of lakhs of road accidents annually in our country. Mr. Gadkari’s message sheds light on the initiatives that we as individuals need to take to keep our roads safe.
Union minister Nitin Gadkari(HT File)
Union minister Nitin Gadkari(HT File)

‘No dearth of money, plan to spend Rs 5 lakh cr on infrastructure’: Gadkari

Nagpur | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2020 08:05 AM IST
Nitin Gadkari was speaking at the inaugural function of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT) in Nagpur in Maharashtra.
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Himachal CM Jai Ram Thakur directs to expedite four-laning road projects

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 10:35 PM IST
The chief minister said that committees, comprising the representatives of NHAI, state public works department, concerned district administrations and contractors, will be constituted to finalise the issues regarding damages and compensation with respect to these projects
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FASTag mandatory to get return journey, local area exemption

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Neeraj Mohan, Karnal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2020 11:12 PM IST
The transport ministry currently stores data related to licences and registrations in Sarathi and Vahan — the government’s web-based databases of all driving licences and vehicle registrations. (HT photo)
The transport ministry currently stores data related to licences and registrations in Sarathi and Vahan — the government’s web-based databases of all driving licences and vehicle registrations. (HT photo)

Govt for mandatory linking of mobile numbers with vehicles

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2019 10:49 PM IST
The ministry of road transport and highways issued a draft notification inviting public comments within 30 days.
The system, first introduced in 2016, lets toll booths wirelessly and automatically deduct the fee as the vehicles pass through so that they don’t have to stop to pay the money. (HT photo)
The system, first introduced in 2016, lets toll booths wirelessly and automatically deduct the fee as the vehicles pass through so that they don’t have to stop to pay the money. (HT photo)

Centre extends deadline for mandatory FASTags to December 15

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2019 09:02 PM IST
The ministry of road transport and highways had announced in July that FASTags will become compulsory across national highways starting on December 1 to ease congestion at toll plazas and reduce traffic bottlenecks.
Centre on Wednesday notified new vehicle registration tag “LA” for the newly formed Union Territory of Ladakh.(AP)
Centre on Wednesday notified new vehicle registration tag “LA” for the newly formed Union Territory of Ladakh.(AP)

‘LA’ number plates for Ladakh vehicles

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 03:37 AM IST
The ministry of road transport and highways in a notification Wednesday amended the Motor Vehicle Act 1988 to insert the new vehicles registration tag for the Union Territory.
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Speeding in Chandigarh at night? Beware, you can be caught on camera

HT Correspondent | By Rajanbir Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 01:40 AM IST
Three systems to read number plates and issue challan automatically to be put in place
Research shows that the bulk of pedestrian deaths happen while they are crossing the road.(HT File Photo / Used for representational purpose only)
Research shows that the bulk of pedestrian deaths happen while they are crossing the road.(HT File Photo / Used for representational purpose only)

Haryana cannot afford to lose any more pedestrian lives on its roads

UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2019 01:15 PM IST
Why is it so dangerous to walk on the streets in Haryana, and especially in Gurugram? The reasons are threefold.
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Bids open, Gujarat firm likelyto get Tribune flyover project in Chandigarh

HT Correspondent | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2019 12:50 AM IST
Now, the approval of Tender Evaluation Committer of the Union government will be taken, and after that, if the company fulfils all parameters, work will be allotted
The road transport and highways ministry pulled up automobile manufacturers for not following mandatory protocols of providing high security registration plates details.(HT file photo)
The road transport and highways ministry pulled up automobile manufacturers for not following mandatory protocols of providing high security registration plates details.(HT file photo)

Protocols not being followed in high security registration plates, transport ministry seeks answers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 11:50 AM IST
In a meeting held on October 4, the ministry of road transport and highways sought explanation from Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers and National Informatics Centre wherein it was told that original equipment manufacturers have not been uploading the inventory.
Nitin Gadkari launched the ‘one nation one tag’ campaign making FASTag compulsory on Agra- Lucknow Expressway.(PTI Photo)
Nitin Gadkari launched the ‘one nation one tag’ campaign making FASTag compulsory on Agra- Lucknow Expressway.(PTI Photo)

FASTag on Agra-Lucknow expressway from December 1

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2019 01:51 PM IST
Nitin Gadkari launched the ‘one nation one tag’ campaign from Ambedkar International Center in New Delhi. Objective of ‘one nation one tag’ is digital and problem free toll collection. Now, FASTag will be compulsory on Agra- Lucknow Expressway.
The move comes more than a month after the Centre stripped Jammu and Kashmir of its special status by revoking Article 370, and divided it into two union territories – J&K and Ladakh. (ANI Photo)
The move comes more than a month after the Centre stripped Jammu and Kashmir of its special status by revoking Article 370, and divided it into two union territories – J&K and Ladakh. (ANI Photo)

MHA considers new J&K panel to steer development

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 01:24 AM IST
A one-point decision-making platform will address “needs of people” in a much more cohesive and cogent manner, according to home ministry officials.
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