Mar 09, 2017 03:52 PM IST
Located in the Sistan-Balochistan province on the energy- rich Persian Gulf nation's southern coast, the port is easily accessed from India's western coast, bypassing Pakistan.
- May 17, 2016 08:42 AM IST
The Road Transport and Highways Minister said he was "immensely pained" to see that as high as 1.5 lakh people are dying in road accidents here annually and faulty road designing is one of the major causes of accidents on several stretches.
- Mar 10, 2016 01:44 PM IST
"Sometimes I am also helpless. Sometimes I am embarassed that I cannot give resolution," he said as Joice George, an independent member from Kerala, Gopal Shetty (BJP) and Kantilal Bhuria (Cong) among others spoke about highway projects related to their states.
- Sep 30, 2015 03:47 PM IST
Fast-tracking of projects could be made possible because of expediting decision-making process as well as policy interventions, the Road Transport and Highways Minister said.
- Sep 30, 2015 12:05 PM IST
Under this policy, the government has made it mandatory to set aside one percent of the total project cost of any highways contract to a "Green Fund" corpus for plantation.
- Sep 16, 2015 07:37 PM IST
The Road Transport and Highways Minister was talking to media after chairing a high-level meeting on Chabahar port, attended by Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar among others.
- Aug 27, 2015 09:05 PM IST
A presentation on the project was made before Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the entire Union Cabinet last evening and the work would start within six months, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday.
- Aug 26, 2015 09:44 PM IST
Elaborating on the initiatives to check pollution, he said the Ministry has already notified standards for registration of bio-ethanol, bio-CNG engines and besides notifying standards for bio-diesel while already ethanol-run bus is being tested in Nagpur.
- Aug 24, 2015 08:34 PM IST
Also, the government has decided to open up seven new major ports in the country, Gadkari said after chairing the sixteenth meeting of Maritime State Development Council (MSDC) at Dona Paula near Panaji in Goa today.
- Aug 19, 2015 08:13 PM IST
"Three lakh tonnes of cement have been sold while 95 lakh tonnes have been booked by various government departments through the portal where 37 cement makers have got 117 factories registered," Nitin Gadkari said.
- Aug 06, 2015 06:22 PM IST
Minister of state for Road Transport and Highways said, "Government of India had earlier approved a plan for constructing 1,000 km of expressways under NHDP PHASE - VI at a cost of Rs 16,680 crore on DBFOT (design, build, finance, operate and transfer basis."
- Aug 06, 2015 03:39 PM IST
Gadkari is in Egypt representing India at the inaugural ceremony of new Suez Canal on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
- Jul 10, 2015 10:00 AM IST
Modi and Rouhani met here on the sidelines of the BRICS and SCO summits and discussed issues of bilateral and mutual interest. The two leaders also discussed connectivity, trade and investment, hydrocarbons and threat of terrorism, official sources said.
- Jun 15, 2015 06:04 PM IST
Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday signed the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) Motor Vehicle Agreement (MVA) for Regulation of Passenger, Personal and Cargo Vehicular Traffic along with transport ministers of the other three nations at Bhutan's capital Thimpu.
- Jun 10, 2015 04:38 PM IST
Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Act, 2015 was passed in the Lok Sabha in May seeking to overturn a Supreme Court 2014 ruling said the case has to be initiated where the cheque-issuing branch was located.
- Jun 10, 2015 04:37 PM IST
Following the nod, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari will visit Bhutan where the pact is scheduled to be signed by transport ministers of the participating nations.
- May 20, 2015 02:16 PM IST
As the NDA government completes one year in office, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari says innovative funding plans are being mulled to raise over Rs 3 lakh crore to give a fillip to the road sector.
- Apr 07, 2015 02:28 PM IST
The government plans to reduce traffic burden from roads and promote waterways where transportation cost is barely 50 paise a km in comparison to Re 1 by railways and Rs 1.5 a km through roads.
- Mar 10, 2015 08:32 PM IST
A portal has been launched wherein a central or state government agency could register and procure cement directly from suppliers on cheaper rates on "cash and carry basis". He said the method for making available cement through the portal was transparent and left no scope for corruption.
- Mar 09, 2015 05:05 PM IST
Efforts were on to bring down the burden of toll on the common people and a report in this regard would be put up before the Cabinet to see what relief could be given, he said.