NITIN GADKARI

  • Delhi-Jaipur Expressway to be completed by June: Nitin Gadkari 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The much-delayed Delhi-Jaipur Expressway would be completed by June, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Wednesday. He also said that he Centre is ready to build four bypasses by December for important towns if Rajasthan government offers land. "Finances for this...
  • Nitin Gadkari appears in court in defamation case against Arvind Kejriwal March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday appeared before a Delhi court in connection with a criminal defamation complaint filed by him against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways, was cross-examined for over two-and-a half hours by the counsel for Kejriwal, who has...
  • Gadkari defends Land Bill; writes to Sonia, Anna, others opposing it March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: In yet another effort by the government to push the controversial Land Acquisition Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha, Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari has written a letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and social activist Anna Hazare defending the Bill. In his letter, he claimed that the Bill is...
  • Bill to allow e-rickshaws in Delhi passed in Lok Sabha March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: A Bill seeking to pave the way for plying of e-rickshaws on Delhi roads was passed by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. It is the third ordinance to be replaced by a bill passed by the Lower House since Monday, the others being the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and...
  • Gadkari set to achieve target of building 25-kms of highways everyday March 3, 2015

    Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari has set the ball rolling to achieve the target of building 25-kilometers of highways everyday. Speaking exclusively to Network 18, he proposed a new public private partnership model with government pitching. ...
  • Congress rates Modi government's full-fledged budget, says it's a huge disappointment February 28, 2015

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the first full-fledged budget of the Narendra Modi government in Parliament on Saturday aimed at high growth. Congress leader Kamal Nath said that this budget is a huge disappointment. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Nath said, "This budget is great disappointment because it does not stimulate the...
  • 'I never took money from any corporate entity', says Nitin Gadkari February 27, 2015

    Mumbai: As news reports about his having enjoyed the hospitality of the Essar group during a trip to Europe triggered a row, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said he had visited a yacht belonging to them "just to see" it and asserted he never took money from any corporate...
  • BJP leaders, Ministers attend wedding of Amit Shah's son February 10, 2015

    Ahmedabad: BJP leaders and ministers were in Ahmedabad on Tuesday to attend the wedding of party president Amit Shah's son Jay, even as the Delhi poll results trickled in. Those present at the wedding organised at the YMCA Club in Ahmedabad included ministers Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Ananth Kumar, JP Nadda,...
  • Kiran Bedi, Gen VK Singh were always soft on BJP, alleges AAP leader Kumar Vishwas January 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas has accused Bharatiya Janata Party's chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi and Union Minister General (retired) VK Singh of being soft on the BJP even when they were with Anna Hazare's anti-corruption movement. As part of attacks and counterattacks between AAP and BJP,...
  • We are a government of 'Ram bhakts': Nitin Gadkari, kicks up row January 21, 2015

    Faizabad: In comments that could kick up a row, Union minister Nitin Gadkari has said the government at the Centre is of 'Ram bhakts'(devotees) and those who shout 'Jai Shri Ram' slogans. Gadkari, a senior BJP leader, made these remarks on Tuesday while announcing the government's decision to construct 'Ram-Janki...
  • Traffic Police's jibe at Gadkari, poster shows him on scooter with helmet flying off January 16, 2015

    Raigarh: Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari's gaffe of not wearing a helmet while riding a scooter has came back in a humourous way in Raigarh district in Chhattisgarh. A traffic police poster issued by the police has a cartoon of the Union Minister riding a scooter, with the helmet flying...
  • Rs 5 lakh crore investment in road building in 5 years: Nitin Gadkari January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: A whopping investment of Rs 5 lakh crore would be made in the road sector in the coming five years, transport minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday. "In five years, there will be investment of Rs 5 lakh crore" in the road sector, Gadkari said while inaugurating the eighth...
  • Nitin Gadkari declares Rs 1300 crore to construct Char dham yatra routes January 5, 2015

    Haridwar: The Centre on Monday announced a financial assistance of Rs 1300 crore to construct 890 Km of roads for Uttarakhand's famous Char dham yatra. The announcement was made by Union Surface Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari while speaking as Chief Guest at the national wrestling and kabaddi competition held...
  • All new national highways to be made of concrete: Nitin Gadkari January 1, 2015

    Mumbai: Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said all new road projects of the Centre will use concrete. "All the new roads which we will be constructing will be of concrete," Gadkari told reporters. Against the prevalent rate of Rs 350 per bag of cement, Gadkari said the Ministry had found a...
  • Nitin Gadkari backs Fadnavis on PM-led panel for Mumbai January 1, 2015

    Mumbai: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday came out in "full" support for Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' proposal to set up a PM-led committee for development of Mumbai, saying such a mechanism will resolve complex issues concerning the city. "I support his suggestion 100 per cent," Gadkari said, adding the...
  • E-toll system to save Rs 88,000 crore, cut waiting time: Nitin Gadkari January 1, 2015

    Mumbai: The electronic toll (e-toll) collection system introduced in the country will help save Rs 88,000 crore and cut waiting time at toll plazas significantly, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday. Citing a Transport Corporation of India-IIM Kolkata study that said Rs 60,000 crore was lost on...
  • E-Rickshaw in Delhi to make comeback as govt notifies new scheme December 30, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major step ahead of the Delhi Assembly polls, the city government on Tuesday notified the new E-Rickshaw Sewa Scheme, paving the way for the battery- operated vehicles' return on the national capital roads. The government's move comes just days after the Cabinet on December 24 approved the...
  • Nitin Gadkari launches e-books on his ministry's achievements December 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister for Road Transport, Highway and Shipping Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday launched two e-books on various developmental activities, initiatives and achievements of his ministry on the completion of the six months of the Narendra Modi government. The e-books were launched at a function here to mark "Good Governance...
  • Conversion row: Parties indulging in vote bank politics: Nitin Gadkari December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid a controversy over religious conversions, Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said that political forces "disturbed" over the victory of BJP are trying to convert the agenda of development into that of vote bank politics. "This is not an issue within the party. There are some political forces...
  • Defamation case: Delhi court slaps fine of Rs 10,000 on Nitin Gadkari December 20, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday imposed a cost of Rs 10,000 on Union Minister Nitin Gadkari for his failure to comply with its order in a criminal defamation case filed by him against former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. Metropolitan Magistrate (MM) Gomati Manocha observed that Gadkari had not...
  • Bill to regularise e-rickshaw introduced in Lok Sabha December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: A bill to regularise e-rickshaws and provide for driving licences for battery-operated vehicles was introduced in Lok Sabha on Monday, paving the way for such vehicles to ply in the national capital and other places. The Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill, 2014, was introduced in the...
  • Delhi rape: Nitin Gadkari opposes ban on cabs, says need to fix the system December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday opposed the ban on some taxi services saying there was a need to fix the system instead. Gadkari's remarks came in the backdrop of a Uber cab driver raping a 25-year-old MNC employee on December 5. Gadkari said, "Train main hua to...
  • Sailing to Agra on Yamuna will be a reality soon: Gadkari December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: People will soon be able to go to Agra sailing on the Yamuna as the Centre has sought help from the Netherlands government for the ambitious project that includes building barrages and water-terminals on both sides of the river. "Soon people can go to Agra via Delhi through Yamuna...We...
  • Will build 30 kms of road per day in two years time: Nitin Gadkari November 30, 2014

    Union Minister Nitin Gadkari unveiled the plans of his ministry and said 30 kms of road will be built every day in two years time. He added that project worth Rs 1.8 lakh crore are cleared and work would start at the earliest. ...
  • UPA had no intention to work for the people: Prakash Javadekar November 28, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the UPA government had no intention to work for the people. "People are now aware that there is a government that will act and ensure progress," said Javadekar. ...
  • Nitin Gadkari on NDA government completing 6 months November 28, 2014

    As the Modi led NDA government completes 6 months in office, CNN-IBN talks to Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari and Prakash Javadekar, 2 key members of team Modi on what the new government has achieved so far. ...
  • Indian road laws to be in line with standards set in US, UK, says Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari November 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Road and Transport Ministry is all set to bring major changes in the country's transport system. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that he is aiming at utilising bio-fuels for the running of vehicles, adding that the Centre will formulate new road laws which are in line...
  • Nitin Gadkari to flag off Delhi-Kathmandu-Delhi bus service on Tuesday November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari will flag off Delhi-Kathmandu-Delhi bus service on Tuesday. "Minister of Road Transport, Highways & Shipping Nitin Gadkari will flag off Delhi-Kathmandu-Delhi bus service on Tuesday from DTC Bus Terminal at Ambedkar Stadium," an official statement said. Earlier, the Cabinet approved...
  • Nitin Gadkari adopts Pachgaon village in Nagpur November 24, 2014

    Nagpur: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has adopted Pachgaon village of the district under the 'Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna'. Gadkari adopted Pachgaon village in Umrer taluka, about 15 kms from Nagpur city, last evening where he was accorded a warm welcome by village head Punyasheela Meshram and people. Speaking on the occasion, Gadkari...
  • In space-starved Mumbai, docklands provide room for a view November 19, 2014

    Mumbai: The redevelopment of Mumbai's mostly derelict docklands will, if a government appointed panel has its way, create a waterfront where people living in the world's second most densely-populated city can go to lift their spirits, and the rich can go to play. "This is a real opportunity to give Mumbai...