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  • Hope to complete work on phase 1 of Chabahar in 2018: Gadkari Mar 09, 2017 03:52 PM IST

    Hope to complete work on phase 1 of Chabahar in 2018: Gadkari

    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.

  • Drafting faulty road DPRs may land officials in soup: Gadkari May 17, 2016 08:42 AM IST

    Drafting faulty road DPRs may land officials in soup: Gadkari

    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.

  • Feel 'helpless' in putting pending projects on track: Gadkari Mar 10, 2016 01:44 PM IST

    Feel 'helpless' in putting pending projects on track: Gadkari

    "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.

  • Most of Rs 3.8L cr stuck projs roll out on corrective steps Sep 30, 2015 03:47 PM IST

    Most of Rs 3.8L cr stuck projs roll out on corrective steps

    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.

  • Rs 5,000 cr for green cover on National Highways: Gadkari Sep 30, 2015 12:05 PM IST

    Rs 5,000 cr for green cover on National Highways: Gadkari

    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.

  • PM to take call soon on developing Chabahar port: Gadkari Sep 16, 2015 07:37 PM IST

    PM to take call soon on developing Chabahar port: Gadkari

    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.

  • Work to begin on Metrino project in 6 months: Gadkari Aug 27, 2015 09:05 PM IST

    Work to begin on Metrino project in 6 months: Gadkari

    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.

  • 15 electric buses will be on roads in 6 months: Gadkari Aug 26, 2015 09:44 PM IST

    15 electric buses will be on roads in 6 months: Gadkari

    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.

  • Rs 400 cr proj to boost waterways; 7 key ports to be set up Aug 24, 2015 08:34 PM IST

    Rs 400 cr proj to boost waterways; 7 key ports to be set up

    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.

  • Portal for sale of steel at competitive prices soon: Min Aug 19, 2015 08:13 PM IST

    Portal for sale of steel at competitive prices soon: Min

    "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.

  • Govt to upgrade 8 NHs to world class express highways Aug 06, 2015 06:22 PM IST

    Govt to upgrade 8 NHs to world class express highways

    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."

  • India, Egypt to enhance ties for waterways development Aug 06, 2015 03:39 PM IST

    India, Egypt to enhance ties for waterways development

    Gadkari is in Egypt representing India at the inaugural ceremony of new Suez Canal on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Modi, Rouhani discuss key Chabahar port project Jul 10, 2015 10:00 AM IST

    Modi, Rouhani discuss key Chabahar port project

    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.

  • India inks landmark motor pact with 3 SAARC nations Jun 15, 2015 06:04 PM IST

    India inks landmark motor pact with 3 SAARC nations

    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.

  • Govt to bring Ordinance to amend Negotiable Instruments Act Jun 10, 2015 04:38 PM IST

    Govt to bring Ordinance to amend Negotiable Instruments Act

    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.

  • Cabinet nod to motor pact among 4 SAARC nations Jun 10, 2015 04:37 PM IST

    Cabinet nod to motor pact among 4 SAARC nations

    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.

  • Govt to award road projects worth Rs 3 lakh crore: Gadkari May 20, 2015 02:16 PM IST

    Govt to award road projects worth Rs 3 lakh crore: Gadkari

    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.

  • Waterways Bill to be introduced in Par on Apr 20: Gadkari Apr 07, 2015 02:28 PM IST

    Waterways Bill to be introduced in Par on Apr 20: Gadkari

    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.

  • Shifting to cement roads will save crores of money: Gadkari Mar 10, 2015 08:32 PM IST

    Shifting to cement roads will save crores of money: Gadkari

    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.

  • Govt plans to build 30 kms a day roads in two yrs: Gadkari Mar 09, 2015 05:05 PM IST

    Govt plans to build 30 kms a day roads in two yrs: Gadkari

    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.

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