Nitin Gadkari

  • Nitin Gadkari doesn't rule out post-poll pact with Shiv Sena 5 hours 3 minutes ago

    Pune: In an indication of a possible post-poll understanding with Shiv Sena, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that BJP could consider joining hands again with its estranged ally if the situation so demanded. Describing breaking of the 25-year-long saffron alliance in Maharashtra as most "unfortunate and painful," Gadkari, when...
  • Maharashtra: Despite split with Shiv Sena, Gadkari says post-poll alliance possible February 11, 1410

    Mumbai: Despite the bitter political political divorce between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that the party is not ruling out a post poll alliance. "In the future we can meet and form an alliance," he said adding that...
  • Japan keen to help India improve road network in Northeast September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Japan on Wednesday offered help to India in building road infrastructure in strategically important Northeast, a proposal unlikely to go down well with China. The offer was made by visiting Japanese Minister for Land, Infrastructure and Tourism Akihiro Ohta during his meeting with Road Transport and Highways Minister...
  • Farmers supply 1 crore litre ethanol to IOL, BPCL, says Nitin Gadkari September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Efforts are on to promote ethanol to cut the huge Rs 6 lakh crore bill on import of crude and farmers have already supplied 1 crore litre of ethanol to Indian Oil and Bharat Petroleum, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said. "Our farmers...
  • All 12 sea ports to be connected with railroads, says Nitin Gadkari September 23, 2014

    Mumbai: The government plans to work towards directly connecting all 12 major sea ports with railroads and start a roll-on-roll-off service to transport vehicles easily from factories, Union Road Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday. "We plan to connect all major 12 ports with direct rail connectivity for...
  • Nitin Gadkari in J&K on Monday to review work in floodhit areas September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari will visit Jammu and Kashmir on Monday to review repair and rehabilitation operations concerning roads and drinking water in the flood ravaged areas in the state. Gadkari, who also heads road transport and highways ministry, will arrive at Srinagar airport on Monday morning and...
  • Maharashtra Assembly elections: Can strategist Nitin Gadkari click in real politics of the state? September 20, 2014

    Mumbai: For the first time, the Maharashtra state BJP is contesting the state assembly elections under the leadership of Nitin Gadkari, the Union Transport Minister and a close confidante of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). The party sources claim that there is a possibility of Gadkari taking charge as the next...
  • BJP bows before Shiv Sena, to contest 119 seats instead of 135 in Maharashtra elections September 18, 2014

    Mumbai: After the seatsharing controversy between the Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party in Maharashtra, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari met the Maharashtra BJP leaders in Mumbai on Wednesday night. The party leaders have bowed down to the Shiv Sena from the 135seat demand and sent a list of...
  • Delhi: erickshaws to carry 4 passengers at a time, say draft rules September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: A mandatory driving licence and a maximum speed limit of 25 km per hour are among the conditions that the central government will impose for allowing plying of erickshaws, which had been banned by the Delhi High Court for want of regulations. A maximum of only four passengers will...
  • R A Mashelkar to head panel to examine best sanitation, drinking water technologies September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari has constituted a 19member panel headed by national research professor R A Mashelkar to examine the best technologies concerning sanitation and drinking water in the country. The panel will identify, evaluate and empanel the best technologies in drinking water and sanitation with a proven...
  • Road sector set for a turnaround in 2 years, says Nitin Gadkari September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Road Transport and Highways Ministry has taken a slew of steps, including making projects of Rs 50,000 crore ready for award, clearing Rs 1.5 lakh crore projects and setting a target to build 30 km of roads a day, for turning around the sector, Minister Nitin Gadkari...
  • Shipping Minister revives plans to upgrade Iran's Chabahar Port September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Shipping Ministry is reviving an old agreement with Iran for modernisation of Chabahar Port for faster import of natural gas, urea and fertiliser, and a Cabinet note in this regard will be floated soon. "The NDA government under the leadership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee had signed an agreement...
  • Politics won't hamper development works in West Bengal, says Nitin Gadkari September 15, 2014

    Kolkata: Union Minister for Transport Nitin Gadkari on Monday said that politics will not hinder development works in West Bengal and pledged full assistance to complete ongoing projects in the state. Gadkari, who promised to visit the city soon to meet the government leadership, said that he would work towards resolving...
  • Centre seeks consensus for changes in Land Acquisition Act September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The central government on Monday sought "consensus" to bring changes in the Land Acquisition Act to make it more investorfriendly but said it was not happening due to the "contradictory views" within political parties which are wanting changes in the legislation. Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari also hit out...
  • No question of demolishing Ram Sethu, says Nitin Gadkari September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday asserted that Ram Sethu structure will not be demolished for the construction of Sethusamudram shipping canal project. "There is no question of demolition of the Ram Sethu," he said in a press conference to mark the NDAled...
  • Have sent RO plants to Jammu and Kashmir, says Nitin Gadkari September 15, 2014

    As the flood waters recede in Jammu and Kashmir, locals are now facing civic problems. Srinagar is battling fuel and water shortages, defunct ATM machines and scanty medical supplies. ...
  • Don't shy away from lawful responsibilities: Speaker to builders September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Saturday asked builders to not shy away from their lawful responsibilities and said they were "lucky" to have a Prime Minister who believes that the underprivileged must get housing within their budget and not as a freebie. "You (builders) should have this sentiment...
  • Government to facilitate investment in inland waterways: Nitin Gadkari September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: With an eye on attracting investments in the inland waterways sector, government is looking at facilitating more funding in that space to make it economically viable for business. "We have to build terminals, waterports and seaports. We are ready to give you all facilities, concessions to make this...
  • Possible to compromise in Gadkari defamation case: Kejriwal tells court September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Former chief minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday told a Delhi court that he is planning to reach a compromise in a criminal defamation case filed against him by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari. Metropolitan Magistrate Gomati Manocha asked the counsel of both side to settle the matter observing...
  • Centre asks states to stress on improving water conservation September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: To mitigate droughtlike situation and water scarcity, the Centre on Tuesday directed states that 50 per cent of all works taken up at district level under MNREGA should be for improving water conservation. The decision was taken by Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari in response to widespread criticism...
  • Centre to initiate steps to increase road safety, curb accidents September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Over the past decade, the number of deaths by road accidents have increased from 92,618 to over 1,37,572. Of the 1,37,572 fatal accidents, 6,463 deaths were due to drunken driving. According to reports, 20 lakh serious injuries take place annually due to road accidents. These are sobering statistics for...
  • Centre will clear prosposed water projects in Thane: Gadkari August 30, 2014

    Thane: Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has told a delegation from Thane that the Centre would sanction the proposed water transport projects in Kalyan, Bhiwandi, Thane, Mumbai and Navi Mumbai to be undertaken by the Maharashtra Maritime Board and the Bombay Port Trust. According to a release issued by Thane unit...
  • Nitin Gadkari calls for crop diversification to address poverty August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over the poor plight of farmers, Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday urged them to grow crops other than wheat and rice to come out of poverty. Farmers can earn more if they have diversification in crops that can be used for manufacturing ethanol, electricity,...
  • UPA's sanitation scheme a failure, will review it: Government August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The government will review the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan scheme, launched by the previous UPA government in 2012 to eradicate the menace of open defecation in the country, saying it was a "failure". Ahead of the conference of state ministers incharge of drinking water and sanitation here tomorrow, the...
  • Construct toilets for women in J&K's Kathua district: Jitendra Singh August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday met Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari and sought his help for the construction of toilets for women living in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. Singh explained to Gadkari that women, particularly those living in villages, are forced to go outdoors for toilet...
  • Don't solely rely on 'Modi wave': Gadkari to BJP workers August 19, 2014

    Pune: Cautioning BJP workers against self complacency, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has asked them not to solely depend on the "Modi wave" for victory in the forthcoming Assembly elections in Maharashtra. While stressing that the "Modi wave" in the country is a fact, Gadkari, however, asked the party activists to "go...
  • Procedure to get driving licences to be simplified, Centre likely to curtail RTOs' role: sources August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: In a good news for those wanting to get their driving licences made, the Central government is likely to simplify procedures for getting the licences. The government is planning to bring changes to the Motor Vehicle Act. According to sources, the Transport Ministry is trying to redefine the...
  • 'Ram Sethu' will not be broken for Sethusamudram project: Centre August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central government will not "break" the 'Ram Sethu' for the proposed Sethusamudram shipping canal project and will make efforts to see that the navigation system is put in place without damaging it, Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari informed Lok Sabha on Thursday. Gadkari said during Question Hour that...
  • Centre brings ministries together to speed up infrastructure projects August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In an attempt to make the process for construction of railways over bridges simpler and to fasttrack highway projects, the Narendra Modi government has taken a new step by bringing together Railways and Surface Transport Ministries. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed that key infrastructure ministries must meet once...
  • Watch: The Week That Wasn't with Cyrus Broacha August 3, 2014

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on US Secretary of state John Kerry. Also on the show, Cyrus speaks to Sonia Gandhi's spokesperson about Natwar Singh's book. ...