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.

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.

09 Feb 2020

Nirmala Sitharaman

Vehicle scrappage policy in last lap for Cabinet nod

Months after it was first proposed, the much-delayed vehicle scrappage policy is finally in its last lap of clearance.

31 Jan 2020

Gautam Gambhir

BJP releases Delhi poll manifesto; here are the highlights

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday released its poll manifesto for the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections.

08 Nov 2019


Maharashtra: Scared of 'Operation Lotus', Congress shifts MLAs to Jaipur

A day after Shiv Sena shifted its elected MLAs in Maharashtra to a hotel to prevent "poaching" by bitter ally BJP, Congress has reportedly done the same.

07 Nov 2019


#MaharashtraCrisis: Gadkari confident of Sena's support, Raut denies "resort politics"

In an "ideal" world, BJP and Shiv Sena were supposed to form a government after October 24, address and solve people's issues. But what are they doing? Fighting with each other over power share.

19 Oct 2019


One man, many failures: Presenting to you Shri Narendra Modi

No one will ever attach the word failure with Narendra Modi. The man has a cult following, his followers are ready to take any bullet (quite literally) for him, he has an incredible list of highest civilian awards from many nations. And, he keeps winning elections.

19 Sep 2019

Arvind Kejriwal

Transport strike in Delhi/NCR today against amended Motor Vehicles Act

Commuters in Delhi/NCR are likely to face problems on Thursday as a day-long transport strike has been called by the United Front of Transport Associations (UFTA) to protest against the amended Motor Vehicles Act.

16 Sep 2019


Delhi woman threatens suicide after challan; cops let her go

In a bizarre incident, a Delhi woman threatened suicide after traffic police stopped her and imposed a hefty fine for multiple traffic violations.

13 Sep 2019

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Kejriwal supports stricter traffic rules, but hints at revising fines

Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal disagrees with PM Narendra Modi-led government frequently, but he feels the amended Motor Vehicles Act has made Delhi's roads better.

12 Sep 2019


Karnataka's Deputy CM Govind Karjol blames 'good roads' for accidents

At a time when steep traffic fines have given sleepless nights to offenders, Karnataka's Deputy Chief Minister Govind Karjol blamed "good roads" for accidents.

12 Sep 2019


BJP-ruled states reduce hefty traffic fines, and Gadkari isn't happy!

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which governs a large part of the country, has been embarrassed by its own Chief Ministers.

03 Sep 2019


#MotorVehiclesAct2019: Delhi man fined Rs. 23,000 for violating traffic rules

Following the implementation of the new Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill 2019, hefty fines have been issued to thousands of people, across the country.

02 Sep 2019

West Bengal

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.

01 Sep 2019

Juvenile Justice Act

New #MotorVehicleAct: Rs. 1,000 for jumping red light, and more

Heftier penalties and fines for traffic rule violations come into force today across the country as 63 clauses of the newly-amended Motor Vehicle Act will be implemented from Sunday.

01 Aug 2019

Lok Sabha

#NewsBytesExplainer: How will Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill affect you

With an eye on making Indian roads safer, Rajya Sabha passed Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019, on Wednesday.

23 Jun 2019


Android or iPhone: Wondering which phone Amit Shah uses?

Political connotations aside, the current Modi 2.0 government is quite tech savvy and know their social media game well.

06 Jun 2019


Modi creates two cabinet committees to focus on jobs, economic-growth

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has finally addressed the elephant in the room. On Wednesday, he formed two Cabinet committees to look into job creation and slow economic growth- two issues which his government is facing in its second term.

01 Jun 2019


All highway projects will be completed in 3yrs: Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, on Saturday said that all highway projects in the country will be completed within three years by his department.

11 Apr 2019

Lok Sabha

Polling for first phase begins: Looking at top 10 candidates

The first phase of Lok Sabha elections began on Thursday. Citizens of 91 constituencies spread across 18 states and two union territories will cast their votes today.

11 Apr 2019

West Bengal

#LokSabhaElections: First phase voting begins, all eyes on 91 constituencies

The first phase of highly-anticipated general elections began on Thursday. In the first phase, citizens of 91 Lok Sabha seats will cast their votes. The constituencies include two union territories as well.

30 Mar 2019

Uddhav Thackeray

At Amit Shah's nomination from Gandhinagar, NDA shows strength

BJP President Amit Shah filed his nomination from Gandhinagar in Gujarat on Saturday after NDA showed its strength in a massive rally.

Union Minister Gadkari claims Congress workers in Nagpur support him

Union minister and BJP candidate from the Nagpur Lok Sabha seat, Nitin Gadkari yesterday claimed that he is getting phone calls from Congress workers pledging support to him.

25 Mar 2019

Devendra Fadnavis

Gadkari files nomination, says will win with a bigger margin

Union minister Nitin Gadkari today filed his nomination for the Nagpur Lok Sabha seat, where polls will be held on April 11.

21 Mar 2019

Narendra Modi

BJP's first #2019LokSabhaPolls list: PM Modi to contest from Varanasi

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has released its first list of 182 candidates for the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

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