NITIN GADKARI

  • 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...
  • Defamation plea: Nitin Gadkari, Digvijaya Singh come face to face in court November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Digvijaya Singh on Monday traded charges in a Delhi court which was hearing a defamation complaint filed by the BJP leader against the veteran Congressman who stood by his statement. The proceedings began with Gadkari ruling out any possibility of reaching any compromise...
  • Nitin Gadkari assures steps to bring back five fishermen from Sri Lanka November 4, 2014

    Rameswaram: The families of five fishermen, who were awarded capital punishment by a Sri Lankan court last month on drug-trafficking charges, on Tuesday met Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and sought immediate steps by India to bring them back home. Gadkari assured them government would take necessary legal steps and take...
  • Nitin Gadkari to inspect Sethu Project Route on November 4 November 3, 2014

    Ramanathapuram: Union Surface Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari would undertake an aerial inspection of the controversial Sethusamudram Shipping Channel route on November 4, officials said on Sunday. He would inspect the entire Palk Strait onboard a Coast Guard aircraft and discuss about the work so far completed on the multi-crore...
  • Delhi court issues bailable warrant against Digvijaya Singh in defamation case November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday issued bailable warrant against Congress leader Digvijay Singh for his failure to appear before it in connection with a criminal defamation case filed against him by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari. Metropolitan Magistrate Gomati Manocha also directed Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Gadkari,...
  • Identify village for Adarsh Gram Yojana by November 11: Government to MPs October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Centre has set a November 11 deadline for Members of Parliament to choose one village which they will develop as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY). Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari has written to the parliamentarians saying they may identify a suitable...
  • Transport Minister Gadkari rides scooter without helmet: Do politicians consider themselves above the law? October 28, 2014

    Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on two different instances was caught on camera riding a scooter without a helmet while visiting the RSS leadership and earlier with his wife after casting vote for Nagpur Muncipal Corporation. ...
  • Tamil Nadu opposes new Road Bill, says it encroaches upon state powers October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu on Tuesday vociferously opposed the proposed new Motor Vehicles Bill, saying it encroaches upon the financial, legislative and administrative powers of state governments. "The Bill erodes and encroaches upon the powers of the state government... A major change in the existing set-up has been proposed. "The...
  • BJP likely to elect Maharashtra chief minister today, Devendra Fadnavis remains the frontrunner October 28, 2014

    Mumbai: The suspense over the chief minister of Maharashtra will finally be over on Tuesday and the Bharatiya Janata Party will elect its legislature party leader, who will then stake claim to form the government in the state. BJP central observers Rajnath Singh and JP Nadda will be in Mumbai...
  • Shiv Sena ready to back BJP CM, says will support the leader who takes Maharashtra forward October 27, 2014

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena in its mouthpiece 'Saamna' has said that they will support Bharatiya Janata Party's decision on Chief Minister of Maharashtra. "Whoever is made Chief Minister, be it Nitin Gadkari or Devendra Fadnavis, Shiv Sena will support the leader who takes Maharshtra forward, " the editorial said. The editorial...
  • Eknath Khadse claims voters want Chief Minister from North Maharashtra October 26, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, senior leader Eknath Khadse claims voters want Chief Minister from North Maharashtra. Sudhir Mungantiwar again calls for Nitin Gadkari to be made Maharashtra CM. Meanwhile, Devendra Fadnavis remains front runner for post of CM. ...