Nitin Gadkari: News

Nitin Gadkari is a senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Lok Sabha MP, and Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways. Gadkari was associated with the Sangh Parivar from a young age as a member of RSS and ABVP. He did his MCom and LLB from Nagpur University. He entered politics in 1980 through Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) and later the BJP. The big appointments started coming in the 1990s when Gadkari became the Minister for Public Works Department in the BJP-Shiv Sena Maharashtra Government from 1995 to 1999. He earned praise from all quarters for his dexterous planning and execution of several road and highway projects. Impressed with his work, the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee implemented Gadkari’s blueprint for the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) project. In 2005, Gadkari was the Maharashtra BJP’s President and was elevated as the National President of the BJP in 2009, serving till 2013. He was elected to the Lok Sabha in the 2014 and 2019 General Elections from Nagpur constituency. Gadkari has served as the Minister of Shipping (2014-19), MSMEs (2019-21), and Road Transport & Highways (2014 onwards) in the Modi Government.

11 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

Modi Cabinet 3.0: No change in Big 4; key takeaways

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assigned portfolios to the Cabinet colleagues of his new National Democratic Alliance government, maintaining continuity in the big four ministries.

10 Jun 2024

Amit Shah

Which minister got which portfolio in Modi's new Cabinet? 

The portfolios of 71 MPs who took oaths as ministers on Sunday have been announced.

10 Jun 2024

Jawaharlal Nehru

Modi 3.0: Full list of 72 ministers who took oath 

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi was sworn in as India's Prime Minister for an unprecedented third term on Sunday.

09 Jun 2024

Central Government

6 former chief ministers sworn into PM Modi's new Cabinet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's newly formed cabinet includes six former chief ministers.

Narendra Modi takes oath as PM for third consecutive time 

Narendra Modi took oath as India's Prime Minister for the third time on Sunday at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari faints during political rally in Maharashtra 

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari fainted while delivering a speech in Yavatmal, Maharashtra, on Wednesday afternoon.

19 Apr 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

Lok Sabha Election 2024: Top contests in phase 1 

The much-awaited 2024 Lok Sabha elections began on Friday with voting for the first phase of the seven-phase polls.

18 Apr 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

Polling kicks off for first phase of Lok Sabha elections

Polling for the first phase of the high-stakes Lok Sabha elections began at 7:00am on Friday.

18 Apr 2024

Arjun Ram Meghwal

Phase 1 polling: 8 Union ministers, 2 ex-CMs, in fray

The high-stakes Lok Sabha poll battle will officially kick off on Friday, marking the start of voting for 102 seats across 21 states and Union territories in the first phase.

Gadkari reveals Centre's 'good intention' behind electoral bonds scheme

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has defended the Centre's scrapped electoral bonds scheme, saying the government had "good intentions" when it was introduced in 2017.

18 Mar 2024

Narendra Modi

'What's wrong...': Gadkari defends electoral bonds, questions ban

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has defended the controversial Electoral Bond Scheme (EBS), saying that scrapping it would attack black money.

13 Mar 2024

Narendra Modi

Lok Sabha elections: BJP releases 2nd list with 72 candidates 

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday unveiled its second list of 72 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections.

02 Mar 2024

Jairam Ramesh

Gadkari's legal notices to Kharge, Ramesh over misleading interview clip

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has taken legal action against Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge and General Secretary Jairam Ramesh for allegedly sharing misleading and defamatory information about him.

29 Feb 2024


Silkyara Tunnel rescue hero announces hunger strike after house demolition

Wakeel Hassan—one of the rat-hole miners who helped rescue 41 trapped workers in Uttarkashi's Silkyara tunnel last November—is now homeless.

Indian Oil to open 300 ethanol fuel stations: Nitin Gadkari

India's leading oil refiner Indian Oil Corporation will open 300 ethanol fuel stations, Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India, said on Friday.

13 Dec 2023

Narendra Modi

Mohan Yadav sworn in as Madhya Pradesh chief minister

Mohan Yadav (58) on Wednesday took an oath as the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh at Lal Parade ground.

20 Nov 2023

Narendra Modi

Uttarkashi tunnel rescue to save 41 workers enters day 9

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami to take stock of the ongoing operation to rescue 41 workers trapped in a collapsed tunnel.

19 Nov 2023


Uttarkashi tunnel collapse: Rescue operation resumes on Day 8

Efforts to free 41 workers trapped in the collapsed Silkyara tunnel in Uttarkashi resumed on Sunday, with rescue teams inserting a six-inch-diameter pipe inside the rubble.

24 Oct 2023

Mohan Bhagwat

'Cultural Marxists' spoiling India, claims Mohan Bhagwat; references Manipur violence

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday denounced "cultural Marxism," calling it "selfish, discriminatory, and deceitful," Hindustan Times reported.

09 Oct 2023

Latest Cars

Why airbags are important for car safety: A brief explainer

Since their inception in the early 1950s, "airbags" have become an integral part of the safety suite of modern cars.

06 Oct 2023

Marathi Cinema

'Gadkari': Nitin Gadkari's biopic release date out, new poster unveiled

Biopics have been a proven formula in Indian cinema and over the years we have had films made on several actors, politicians, and sportspersons. Now, a Marathi film titled Gadkari is set to release on October 27 based on the life and times of Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India, Nitin Gadkari.

Delhi to get new road to reduce airport travel time

Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari, has announced the launch of Urban Extension Road 2, a significant ring road project in Delhi.

Nitin Gadkari's big announcement: Pothole-free highways in India by year-end

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has announced an ambitious goal to eliminate all potholes from India's 1.46 lakh kilometer national highway network by the end of this year.

13 Sep 2023


Bharat NCAP demands 6 airbags for 5-star safety rating: Gadkari

Starting October 1, passenger cars in India will need to have six airbags to achieve a five-star rating at Bharat NCAP, said Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari.

13 Sep 2023


Biofuel Alliance promotes the transfer of green technology: Nitin Gadkari

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Global Biofuel Alliance on September 9, with support from 19 countries and international organizations.

12 Sep 2023


Nitin Gadkari proposes 10% GST hike on diesel vehicles

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has proposed an additional 10% goods and services tax (GST) on diesel-powered vehicles and generators in India.

10 Sep 2023


Global Biofuel Alliance will significantly lessen world pollution: Nitin Gadkari

The Global Biofuels Alliance is "a historic event that will help us reduce world pollution in a major way," Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said in an interview with NDTV.

29 Aug 2023


World's first electrified flex-fuel vehicle breaks cover in India

Japanese automaker Toyota has revealed the world's first flex-fuel multi-purpose vehicle (MPV), the Innova HyCross.

25 Aug 2023

Indian Government

Loud horns to be a thing of past in India

The Indian government is taking a significant step to reduce noise pollution on its roads by enforcing a 50-decibel limit for vehicle horns.

24 Aug 2023


Nitin Gadkari to reveal flex-fuel-powered Toyota Camry on August 29

Toyota is gearing up to unveil a BS6 Phase 2-compliant flex-fuel hybrid prototype, most likely the Camry, on August 29.

22 Aug 2023

Bharat NCAP

All you need to know about India's car safety program

India's highly anticipated Bharat NCAP crash test rating assessment program has been launched by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.

21 Aug 2023


Dwarka Expressway: All key features of India's new 'engineering marvel'

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari shared visuals of the newly-built Dwarka Expressway, India's first eight-lane elevated motorway, on Sunday.

21 Aug 2023

Bharat NCAP

Bharat NCAP to launch tomorrow: How it compares with Global-NCAP

Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, is all set to launch the Bharat New Car Assessment Programme (Bharat NCAP) in India tomorrow.

Bharat NCAP to launch on August 22; elevating vehicle safety

The Bharat New Car Assessment Programme (Bharat NCAP) will be launched on August 22 by the Union Minister for Road, Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari.

03 Jul 2023


Kolkata-Bangkok road trip soon possible: India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway nearing completion

Thailand has always been a top choice for Indian vacationers.

26 Jun 2023


Toyota Camry that runs on 100% ethanol? Gadkari says yes

Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari has announced that he will launch a Toyota Camry sedan running solely on ethanol in India this August. It will be the country's first-ever car to do so.

08 Jun 2023

Indian Government

Government's road safety plan falls short, Nitin Gadkari reveals shortcomings

India will not be able to achieve the target of reducing road accidents by 50% by 2024, as per Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India.

21 May 2023


Dwarka Expressway: India's first elevated highway to open in 2024

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has revealed the Dwarka Expressway will be completed by April 2024.

Nitin Gadkari receives another death threat over phone call: Report

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, reportedly received a death threat over a phone call at his residence in New Delhi on Monday evening.

Maharashtra: Nitin Gadkari receives threat calls at Nagpur office

Union minister Nitin Gadkari's Nagpur office in Maharashtra reportedly received threat calls from an unidentified caller who allegedly demanded a Rs. 10 crore ransom.

Indian government wants you to drive faster on some roads

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways or MoRTH has proposed an increase in speed limits on national highways and expressways.

Traveling via road to become faster than flights, Gadkari indicates

Now traveling between major cities via roadways will get faster, assures Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari.

15 Jan 2023


Threatening calls to Nitin Gadkari traced to Karnataka jail: Police

Nagpur Police on Sunday claimed to have achieved a major breakthrough in the case related to threat calls received by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.

14 Jan 2023

Dawood Ibrahim

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari receives death threat calls

An unidentified person on Saturday threatened to kill the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari following which security around his office and home was beefed up, IANS reported.

17 Dec 2022

Rajnath Singh

Indian roads to match US standards by 2024: Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nitin Gadkari promised on Friday that road infrastructure in India would be equal to the standard of the United States (US) before the end of 2024.

10 Nov 2022


Gadkari approves Rs. 68,000-crore road projects for northeast states

Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday, in a bid to make intentional standard surface connectivity roads in northeast states, approved several road projects worth Rs. 68,000 crore.

29 Sep 2022

Indian Government

Centre to implement the mandatory 6 airbags rule from 2023

How many airbags should a car have? The Indian automotive industry and the Centre have been discussing this question for a while.

29 Sep 2022

Electric Vehicles

Centre unveils space station-like miniature EV charging station concept

Soon, we will bid goodbyes to traditional petrol pumps and wayside amenities on national highways.

15 Sep 2022

Maruti Suzuki

Nitin Gadkari urges carmakers to follow the six airbags rule

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has recently been in the spotlight for promoting the implementation of the six airbags rule in India.

12 Sep 2022

Electric Vehicles

Solar-powered electric highways to come up in India: Gadkari

At an event organized by the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC), Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari said that the Centre is working on the development of solar-powered electric highways.

12 Sep 2022

Akshay Kumar

Nitin Gadkari slammed for 'promoting dowry' in Akshay Kumar-led advertisement

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari has been receiving flak after he shared an advertisement to highlight road safety and the importance of buying cars with six airbags.

06 Sep 2022

Road Accidents

Cyrus Mistry death: Gadkari on seat belts, faulty road reports

Expressing shock at industrialist Cyrus Mistry's death in a car crash, Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday blamed faulty road project reports for many accidents in India.

27 Aug 2022


Noida-Greater Noida Expressway caves in as underpass construction begins

A portion of the expressway connecting Noida and Greater Noida caved in disrupting traffic in Sector-96 on Friday.

17 Aug 2022

Narendra Modi

Revamp in top BJP body: Gadkari, Chouhan out; Yediyurappa in

Union minister Nitin Gadkari and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan have been dropped from the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Parliamentary Board.

04 Aug 2022


26 green express highways in India by 2024, promises Gadkari

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said that the government will construct 26 green express highways by 2024 and bring down travel time between key cities across the country.

Gurugram: Six-lane Sohna elevated highway opens for traffic

The six-lane Sohna elevated highway constructed on National Highway 248 between Rajiv Chowk and Badshahpur in Gurugram was opened for traffic on a trial basis on Monday.

26 Jun 2022

Maruti Suzuki

Centre approves Bharat NCAP for car crash testing in India

The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari has approved a draft to introduce the Bharat New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) to test the safety of vehicles sold in India.

26 Apr 2022

Ola Electric

Ola recalls 1,400+ S1 Pro e-scooters amid EV fire incidents

Ola Electric has issued a recall for 1,441 units of the S1 Pro electric scooter to run pre-emptive diagnostics and health check-ups.

24 Apr 2022

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh: Electric bike battery explosion kills 1, another critical

A 40-year-old man died in the Vijayawada city of Andhra Pradesh on Saturday after the battery of his new electric bike exploded, causing a fire in his bedroom.

22 Apr 2022

Electric Vehicles

Indian government calls for immediate recall of defective EVs

In light of recent mishaps involving electric two-wheelers, the government has asked EV manufacturers to voluntarily recall defective vehicles.