Articles about Kailash Gahlot

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.

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

02 Sep 2020

India
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.

Tokens banned, only smart cards allowed: Guidelines for Delhi Metro

30 Aug 2020

India
Tokens banned, only smart cards allowed: Guidelines for Delhi Metro

After a five-month pause, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is set to resume operations, with the Unlock 4.0 guidelines allowing phased resumption of metro rail services from September 7.

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

18 May 2020

India
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.

Everyone's CM, forgive opponents: What Kejriwal said after taking oath

16 Feb 2020

Politics
Everyone's CM, forgive opponents: What Kejriwal said after taking oath

Bureaucrat-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal took the oath as Delhi's Chief Minister for a third time on Sunday and delivered a speech to impress his voters and political opponents alike.

For third time, Arvind Kejriwal takes oath as Delhi's CM

16 Feb 2020

Politics
For third time, Arvind Kejriwal takes oath as Delhi's CM

Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal took the oath as Delhi's Chief Minister for a third straight time today.

Now, Google Maps will show auto rickshaw stands in Delhi

16 Dec 2019

Technology
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.

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

17 Oct 2019

India
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.

Truck driver fined Rs. 2L in Delhi; biggest challan yet

13 Sep 2019

India
Truck driver fined Rs. 2L in Delhi; biggest challan yet

Weeks after the amendment of the Motor Vehicles Act, a truck driver in Delhi was slapped with a Rs. 2 lakh fine on Wednesday, the biggest challan yet.

Congress-governed Rajasthan and MP won't implement new Motor Vehicles Act

02 Sep 2019

India
Congress-governed Rajasthan and MP won't implement new Motor Vehicles Act

The new Motor Vehicles Act, aimed at making roads safer for Indians, came into being on Sunday, September 1.

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

03 Jun 2019

India
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.

Delhi government launches 'one stop app' for daily commuters

09 Mar 2019

Delhi
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.

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

22 Dec 2018

Business
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.

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

10 Oct 2018

India
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.

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

10 Oct 2018

Politics
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

06 Oct 2018

Delhi
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

07 Sep 2018

Delhi
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.

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

21 Aug 2018

Delhi
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!

Monsoon session of Delhi Assembly to begin tomorrow

05 Aug 2018

India
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.

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

05 Aug 2018

India
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.

Kerala issues alert after Idukki dam water level approaches limits

31 Jul 2018

India
Kerala issues alert after Idukki dam water level approaches limits

An Orange alert has been issued along the banks of the Periyar in Kerala as water level in the Idukki dam rose to 2395ft at night yesterday.

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

31 Jul 2018

India
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.

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

30 Jul 2018

India
#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.

Auto fares in Delhi to increase roughly 30%

24 Jul 2018

Delhi
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.

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

05 Jul 2018

Delhi
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.'

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

11 Jun 2018

Delhi
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

19 May 2018

Delhi
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.

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

08 Apr 2018

Delhi
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.

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

07 Apr 2018

India
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.

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

21 Mar 2018

Delhi
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.

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

08 Mar 2018

Delhi
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.

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

06 Mar 2018

Delhi
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.

Delhi: Free travel for senior citizens in DTC buses

15 Feb 2018

Delhi
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.

Sikh weddings to be registered under Anand Marriage Act

18 Jan 2018

Delhi
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.

No exemption for two-wheelers from odd-even, NGT rules

15 Dec 2017

India
No exemption for two-wheelers from odd-even, NGT rules

The NGT has rejected the Delhi government's request to exempt two-wheelers from the odd-even scheme, saying giving relaxation to "a major source of pollution" will defeat the initiative's purpose.

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

05 Dec 2017

Delhi
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.

Will Delhi have odd-even scheme? The government is confused

14 Nov 2017

India
Will Delhi have odd-even scheme? The government is confused

The Delhi government seems to be confused about the planned odd-even scheme. Earlier, the NGT had refused to allow exemptions in its implementation, but the government batted for exempting women and two-wheelers.

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

11 Nov 2017

India
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.

NGT approves odd-even scheme; 2-Wheelers, govt servants, women not exempt

11 Nov 2017

India
NGT approves odd-even scheme; 2-Wheelers, govt servants, women not exempt

The National Green Tribunal, which earlier barred the Delhi Government from re-introducing the odd-even scheme, has given its approval to the Kejriwal-led government to implement the traffic restrictions.

NGT halts odd-even implementation, questions Delhi govt on its efficacy

10 Nov 2017

India
NGT halts odd-even implementation, questions Delhi govt on its efficacy

Calling Delhi's odd-even scheme a 'farce', the NGT has said it cannot be implemented without its permission.

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

08 Sep 2017

Delhi
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.