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.

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.

NHAI suffers Rs. 2,731cr toll loss due to farmers' protest

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) suffered a revenue loss of more than Rs. 2,731 crore due to the ongoing farmers' protest.

25 Sep 2021

Narendra Modi

Country needs 600 medical colleges, 50 AIIMS-like institutions: Gadkari

The country needs at least 600 medical colleges, 50 AIIMS-like institutions, and 200 super-specialty hospitals, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Saturday as he called for the need to replicate the infrastructure development sector's public-private partnership model in the healthcare and education sectors.

24 Sep 2021


Will mandate carmakers to introduce flex-fuel engines in vehicles: Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said that he would issue an order in the next three to four months making it mandatory for the carmakers to introduce flex-fuel engines in vehicles.

21 Sep 2021


Highway projects haven't had Chinese investment since some time: Gadkari

Union minister Nitin Gadkari has said that Chinese companies have not made investments in highway projects in India in recent times.

17 Sep 2021

Madhya Pradesh

MP: Gadkari lays foundation stones of Rs. 9,577cr-worth road projects

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday inaugurated and laid foundation stones of 34 road projects worth Rs. 9,577 crore in Madhya Pradesh and said more such projects worth Rs. one lakh crore will be sanctioned by the Centre for the state in the coming days.

14 Sep 2021


Tech for saline gargle RT-PCR test transferred to MSME Ministry

A Nagpur-based research institute has transferred the know-how of an indigenous saline gargle RT-PCR test for COVID-19 to the Union Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Ministry, a statement said Sunday.

31 Mar 2021

Indian Government

No permit required for vehicles carrying oxygen till September 30

The government on Tuesday said it has extended the exemption from permit requirement for transport vehicles carrying oxygen till September 30, 2021, in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

18 Mar 2021

Road Accidents

Road accidents killed more people than COVID-19 last year: Gadkari

The government is serious about reducing road accidents as more people died from such mishaps last year than from COVID-19 infection, Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday.

18 Mar 2021


Toll booths to go; GPS-based collection within one year: Centre

India will do away with toll collection booths on highways and implement a complete GPS-based toll collection system within one year, Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday.

11 Mar 2021


Gadkari denies bribery report; Swedish firm Scania admits 'misconduct'

The office of Union Transport Minister, Nitin Gadkari, has denied the findings of international media reports that Swedish truck and bus manufacturer Scania delivered a luxury bus to the Minister for his daughter's wedding.

08 Mar 2021

Latest automobiles

Rebate of 5% on purchasing vehicles under scrappage policy: Gadkari

Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that people who scrap their old vehicles will get a 5% rebate from the manufacturer while buying a new one under the scrappage policy.

03 Mar 2021


Gadkari assures Tesla of lower cost of manufacturing than China

Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari has said that India is ready to offer incentives to US automaker Tesla to ensure that its production cost here is cheaper than China.

14 Feb 2021


FASTags mandatory from tomorrow midnight; double fee for violators: Centre

The automatic toll plaza payment system FASTag will be made mandatory from tomorrow midnight, the central government said on Sunday.

13 Feb 2021

Latest automobiles

India's first CNG tractor launched, claimed to increase farmers' savings

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has launched India's first-ever CNG tractor. It is basically a diesel-powered tractor converted to a much cleaner CNG variant.

14 Jan 2021


Tesla enters India, sets shop in Bengaluru; Gadkari confirms news

After years of speculation and a failed pre-order attempt, Tesla has finally entered India. And this time it's for real because the company has registered an Indian arm in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

25 Nov 2020

Electric Vehicles

Indian government to set up 69,000 EV charging stations

Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has announced to set up one e-charging kiosk at around 69,000 petrol stations across India, furthering the government's plan to make India an electric vehicle nation by 2030.

01 Jun 2020

Narendra Modi

All important decisions taken on farmers, MSMEs during Cabinet meeting

Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar, Nitin Gadkari, and Narendra Tomar addressed media, a short while after Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a Cabinet meeting.

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