Kailash Gahlot: News

Kailash Gahlot is an advocate and a politician belonging to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). As of 2021, he is the Minister for Law, Justice, and Legislative Affairs, Transport, Revenue, Information & Technology, and Administrative Reforms in the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi Government. Gahlot is a Member of the Delhi Legislative Assembly from the Najafgarh constituency. He did his BA in Political Science, LLB, and LLM from the University of Delhi. He practiced as an advocate in the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court of India. He was elected as a Member Executive in the Bar Association of the Delhi High Court from 2005 to 2007. Gahlot contested for the first time in the Delhi assembly elections in 2015 from the Najafgarh constituency as an AAP candidate. He won the election and retained his seat in the 2020 Assembly elections. Gahlot has held several key portfolios in the Delhi Government.

01 Apr 2024

Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal named two AAP ministers on key question: ED

The Enforcement Directorate on Monday said that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has named two Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) ministers during an interrogation in the alleged excise policy scam.

13 Feb 2024

Arvind Kejriwal

Farmers' protest: Delhi government refuses to convert stadium into jail

The Delhi government, led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Tuesday rejected the Centre's proposal to turn the Bawana Stadium into a "temporary jail" for farmers.

05 Mar 2023

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

In Sisodia's absence, Gehlot to present Delhi budget this month

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led Delhi government is slated to present its budget for the financial year 2023-24 on March 21.

01 Mar 2023

Manish Sisodia

Delhi: No cabinet expansion expected, Kejriwal may handle ministries too

Delhi government has decided not to expand its cabinet till the Budget is presented in March, despite the resignation of its key ministers, Manish Sisodia and Satyendra Jain.

02 Sep 2020

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Metro set to start; L-G approves Kejriwal government's proposal

Five months after the coronavirus outbreak forced Delhi Metro to shut operations, it will restart from Monday, September 7, as L-G Anil Baijal has approved a proposal of the state government, led by AAP's Arvind Kejriwal, reports said on Wednesday.

18 May 2020


Lockdown 4.0: Travel curbs relaxed, Delhi ready to ferry passengers

The Union Government, late on Sunday, gave major relaxations related to inter and intra-state travel after announcing that the coronavirus-necessitated lockdown has been extended till May 31.

16 Dec 2019

Delhi Government

Now, Google Maps will show auto rickshaw stands in Delhi

Google has been introducing a number of capabilities to make Maps better for daily commuters, especially pedestrians.

17 Oct 2019

Delhi Government

Delhi government's plan: Rs. 1,000 parking fee for 10 hours

A committee of Delhi government and civic officials has formulated a new plan, under which parking a private car in popular areas of the capital such as Connaught Place (CP) could cost you Rs. 1,000 for a 10-hour workday.

03 Jun 2019

Arvind Kejriwal

Free travel for women in Delhi buses, Metro, announces Kejriwal

In a move which reeks of appeasement, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that women will not have to pay money in public transport anymore.

09 Mar 2019


Delhi government launches 'one stop app' for daily commuters

Just recently, the Delhi government launched a common mobility app, One Delhi, to ease the daily travel of local commuters.

22 Dec 2018


Delhi: Cars to get costlier; one-time parking fee hiked 18-fold

Cars buyers in Delhi will see costs of cars go up significantly in 2019, as the Delhi Transport Department has approved a recommendation for hiking the one-time parking fee that is charged during vehicle registration.

10 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi

Kejriwal asks PM to apologize after I-T raids Gahlot's premises

Prime Minister Narendra Modi should apologize to people for "constantly troubling" the Delhi Government, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said today following the Income Tax Department raids on premises linked to his Minister Kailash Gahlot.

10 Oct 2018

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi minister Kailash Gahlot faces I-T raids, Kejriwal alleges vendetta

On Wednesday morning, the Income Tax Department started carrying out raids in 16 locations linked to Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot, including his Vasant Kunj residence.

Delhi Metro smart cards to go 'colorful' from December

Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot has announced on Friday that the blue smart cards of the Delhi Metro will soon have the hues of red, orange, and yellow.

Using Metro cards in buses? You'll now get 10% discount

If all goes well, you might get a 10% discount if you use the common mobility card in Delhi buses. This scheme will encompass all state government-run buses.

21 Aug 2018

South Korea

From this Friday, use Metro card for your bus-rides too!

Come August 24, and you'll be able to use your metro card for paying for your bus rides!

05 Aug 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Monsoon session of Delhi Assembly to begin tomorrow

The Monsoon session of Delhi Assembly beginning tomorrow is likely to be a stormy affair with the opposition BJP planning to corner AAP government on the alleged bus procurement scam.

05 Aug 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Now, Delhi students can get learner's driving license in college!

In yet another step making lives easier for the people, the Delhi government is authorizing directors and principals of colleges, polytechnics and ITIs to issue learner's driving license to students aged 18 and above.

31 Jul 2018

Delhi Government

As Yamuna-level approaches 5-year high, locals allege no government help

Even as the Yamuna inched towards touching its highest water level since 2013, several locals alleged the government has provided no help.

30 Jul 2018

Arvind Kejriwal

#YamunaDanger: Low-lying areas' residents complain of inefficiency, Kejriwal promises support

As the water level in Yamuna continues to rise, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tweeted he has asked transport minister Kailash Gehlot to visit the affected areas.

24 Jul 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Auto fares in Delhi to increase roughly 30%

Appeasing to their strong vote-bank of auto-rickshaw drivers, Delhi government is set to increase auto fares. Compared to the current Rs. 25 for the first 2kms, now only the first kilometer will cost that much.

05 Jul 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

All Delhi localities to soon get public-transport facilities within 500m

Promising public transport accessibility for every nook and corner in the city, Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot yesterday launched an initiative called 'Connect Delhi.'

11 Jun 2018

Road Accidents

In one year, Delhi lost 1,584 people in 6,673 road-accidents

A whopping 1,584 people were killed in 6,673 road accidents in Delhi in 2017, with Mukundpur Chowk in North West Jahangirpuri topping the list, said Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot.

1,000 buses on Delhi roads soon; SC, HC nod required

If the Supreme Court and Delhi HC give permission, Delhi would soon see an additional 1,000 cluster buses plying on its roads, as the state Cabinet gave its in-principle nod to the project yesterday after a gap of 7 years.

08 Apr 2018


Delhi: 7,219 buses issued challans for flouting pollution norms

A total of 7,219 buses were issued challans for flouting pollution norms in Delhi since the past six years.

07 Apr 2018


Delhi: Over 7,000 buses booked for flouting pollution norms

Over 7,000 buses, a majority from neighboring states, were booked for flouting pollution norms in the national capital in the last six years, the Delhi government informed the state Assembly.

21 Mar 2018


Delhi's first 'Green Budget' to focus on electric-vehicles, solar energy

Delhi's budget, scheduled to be presented tomorrow likely by Finance Minister Manish Sisodia, will be mainly focusing on environment and renewable energy.

08 Mar 2018


Delhi: Buses to get panic alarm system for women-passengers' safety

The Delhi government on the eve of International Women's Day on Wednesday launched a pilot project for equipping public buses with "panic alarm system" to ensure the safety of women passengers.

06 Mar 2018


We'll start Delhi Metro Phase-4 work on our own: Centre

The Centre on Monday said, rather sternly, that due to AAP-led Delhi government's delay in approving the phase 4 metro work, it would go ahead on its own.

15 Feb 2018


Delhi: Free travel for senior citizens in DTC buses

The Delhi government on Wednesday announced free travel for senior citizens in all Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses plying in the national capital.

18 Jan 2018


Sikh weddings to be registered under Anand Marriage Act

Delhi Revenue Minister Kailash Gahlot on Wednesday said that Sikh marriages in the city will soon be registered under the Anand Marriage Act; the framing of provisions under the Act has already reached its final stages.

05 Dec 2017

South Korea

Delhi's New-Year gift: One common card for metro, bus travel

After several failed deadlines, Delhiites might finally get a common mobility card for the Delhi Metro and DTC buses this New Year.

11 Nov 2017


Delhi Govt calls off "Odd-Even Scheme" for now

In a surprising move, the Delhi Government has now reportedly called off the odd-even traffic scheme, which was to be implemented from 13-17 November.

08 Sep 2017


Delhi: Govt. to increase number of buses to 11,000

For the convenience of lakhs of Delhiites commuting by buses, Delhi Government is planning to increase the number of buses to 11,000, the city's total requirement.

07 Sep 2017


Delhi: Nearly 4,000 DTC buses untrackable due to defective GPS

Lakhs of Delhiites commuting by buses operated by Delhi Transport Corporation could be at risk as the GPS (global positioning system) devices installed in these buses are out-of-order.

02 Sep 2017


Delhiites can finally say goodbye to crowded buses!

Delhi's AAP government finally approved a proposal for the procurement of 2,000 buses on Delhi's roads after a three-year delay.

02 Sep 2017


Delhiites will have to pay more for electricity from September

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has hiked the electricity charges in the city, introducing a surcharge of 3.7% from September, in addition to the existing 8% cess.

28 Aug 2017


Delhi: Man blames colleague for developing cancer; shoots him dead

In a shocking incident, Myanmar's Inayat, a 25-year-old cook at a restaurant in Delhi's Uttam Nagar, was shot dead by his colleague.

21 Jul 2017


Kanwar Yatra: 'Golden Baba' back with gold, more fancy cars

Main attraction of Kanwar Yatra Golden Baba, known for his ornaments, is back with a bang!

18 Jul 2017

Delhi Government

AAP plans cabinet reshuffle, Sisodia might lose revenue

With plans to strengthen its base in rural Delhi, the AAP is considering a cabinet reshuffle. The changes are likely to bring Law and Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot to the forefront.

10 Jul 2017


CM Arvind Kejriwal launches the online RTI portal today

A year after its supposed launch date, citizens of Delhi now have their own online RTI portal which will make filing, tracking and payment only a few clicks away.

21 Jun 2017


Delhi: Panic buttons, cameras to be installed in DTC buses

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal approved the transport department's proposal of installing CCTV cameras and panic buttons on 6,350 DTC and cluster buses.