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  • Minister Nitin Gadkari invites US companies to invest in India's road sector, assures handsome returns Apr 30, 2021 09:00 PM IST

    Minister Nitin Gadkari invites US companies to invest in India's road sector, assures handsome returns

    Gadkari said he was confident that companies would get at least twice the return in India as compared to investing in the US.

  • NBFCs seek extension of MSME restructuring scheme until March 2022 Apr 18, 2021 04:23 PM IST

    NBFCs seek extension of MSME restructuring scheme until March 2022

    The industry body also urged the RBI to allow restructuring of certain MSMEs loans that already have got the similar relief under the same scheme during the first wave of COVID-19, but are now facing challenges.

  • Govt sets up 7 vehicle testing fitness centres, says road ministry official Apr 02, 2021 05:39 PM IST

    Govt sets up 7 vehicle testing fitness centres, says road ministry official

    Vehicle Inspection and Certification Centres have been set up at Cuttack in Odisha, Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, Bengaluru in Karnataka, Surat in Gujarat, Nashik in Maharashtra, Rohtak in Haryana and Jhuljhuli in Delhi, sources told Moneycontrol.

  • How the new, stringent driving tests will save lives on Indian roads Mar 26, 2021 09:12 PM IST

    How the new, stringent driving tests will save lives on Indian roads

    Below is an analysis of the glaring flaws in India’s driver licensing apparatus and how the new measures on how one can obtain a driver’s licence can fix them

  • Stringent tests required to be passed now to get driving licence: Nitin Gadkari Mar 26, 2021 12:29 PM IST

    Stringent tests required to be passed now to get driving licence: Nitin Gadkari

    Also, passing percentage in order to be eligible to get a driving licence in all regional transport offices (RTOs) has been fixed at 69 percent, Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs Minister Nitin Gadkari told Lok Sabha in a written reply.

  • Highway revenue rises in FY21 despite COVID as electronic collection surges: Govt Mar 24, 2021 04:58 PM IST

    Highway revenue rises in FY21 despite COVID as electronic collection surges: Govt

    Highways minister Gadkari says mandatory use of FASTag for cashless toll collection has helped revenue increase to Rs 340 billion a year, and is likely to rise to Rs 1.34 trillion in three to four years.

  • Rs 7 lakh crore being spent on green highways; Rs 60,000 crore projects in Delhi to curb pollution: Nitin Gadkari Mar 24, 2021 03:05 PM IST

    Rs 7 lakh crore being spent on green highways; Rs 60,000 crore projects in Delhi to curb pollution: Nitin Gadkari

    Of these, Rs 1 lakh crore Delhi-Mumbai Expressway is likely to be completed within a year while Delhi-Meerut Expressway will be inaugurated in a month or two, the Road Transport and Highways Minister said while addressing a virtual event organised by PHD Chamber of Commerce here.

  • Average daily FASTag collection crosses Rs 100 crore-mark: Nitin Gadkari Mar 22, 2021 07:35 PM IST

    Average daily FASTag collection crosses Rs 100 crore-mark: Nitin Gadkari

    The government has mandated the fitment of FASTag in all M and N categories of motor vehicles with effect from January 1, 2021, through the amendment in Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs Minister Nitin Gadkari told the Rajya Sabha said.

  • Over Rs 2.46 lakh crore sanctioned under Emergency Credit Line Guarantee scheme: Govt Mar 18, 2021 08:35 PM IST

    Over Rs 2.46 lakh crore sanctioned under Emergency Credit Line Guarantee scheme: Govt

    Gadkari also said the ministry has been running various schemes to provide credit facilities to the MSME sectors such as an interest subvention scheme for incremental credit which offers a 2 per cent interest subsidy, Credit Guarantee Scheme for micro and small enterprises (MSEs) for collateral-free / third-party guarantee-free loans.

  • Vehicle scrappage policy | Govt will setup 75 fitness centres by March 2023, says road ministry official Mar 18, 2021 07:35 PM IST

    Vehicle scrappage policy | Govt will setup 75 fitness centres by March 2023, says road ministry official

    The MoRTH will also look to set up 50 scrapping centres across India by December 2023, as part of the new vehicle scrappage policy.

  • Proposed de-registration of private vehicles after 20 years if fitness certificate not renewed: Nitin Gadkari Mar 18, 2021 02:53 PM IST

    Proposed de-registration of private vehicles after 20 years if fitness certificate not renewed: Nitin Gadkari

    The Union road transport ministry has similarly proposed the de-registration of commercial vehicles after 15 years if the owners fail to renew the fitness certificates.

  • Toll booths to be removed, GPS-based toll collection within one year: Nitin Gadkari Mar 18, 2021 01:17 PM IST

    Toll booths to be removed, GPS-based toll collection within one year: Nitin Gadkari

    Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said new vehicles have FASTags fitted in them, while the government has said it will give free FASTags for old vehicles.

  • Road projects worth Rs 7.89 lakh crore underway; Steps taken to overcome pandemic-induced delays: Nitin Gadkari Mar 15, 2021 03:08 PM IST

    Road projects worth Rs 7.89 lakh crore underway; Steps taken to overcome pandemic-induced delays: Nitin Gadkari

    The 2,084 projects pertain to construction of 63,523 km of national highways in the country.

  • Govt committed to promote renewable energy, especially in MSME sector: Nitin Gadkari Mar 13, 2021 03:40 PM IST

    Govt committed to promote renewable energy, especially in MSME sector: Nitin Gadkari

    Gadkari, who holds MSME portfolio along with road transport, said by making solar energy available, "we will create big market for electric vehicles".

  • Explained: What is Scania luxury bus row that Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has responded to Mar 11, 2021 11:34 AM IST

    Explained: What is Scania luxury bus row that Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has responded to

    Swedish public broadcaster SVT had reported alleging that Scania had delivered a specially equipped luxury bus to an Indian company with connections to Union Minister Nitin Gadkari that was intended for his daughter's wedding and was not fully paid for.

  • Allegations of being gifted Scania bus are baseless, says Union Minister Nitin Gadkari Mar 10, 2021 07:19 PM IST

    Allegations of being gifted Scania bus are baseless, says Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

    Scania allegedly delivered a luxury bus to a company that had close ties with Nitin Gadkari's sons in November 2016. It was also said the bus was not paid for and was used for the wedding of Gadkari's daughter.

  • Nitin Gadkari sets a target of 5,000 artisan clusters under SFURTI Mar 09, 2021 02:58 PM IST

    Nitin Gadkari sets a target of 5,000 artisan clusters under SFURTI

    As on date, 394 clusters have been approved under SFURTI, out of which 93 are functional clusters, assisting 2.34 lakh beneficiaries.

  • Junk your old car and get about 5% rebate from automakers on new purchase: Nitin Gadkari Mar 07, 2021 08:22 PM IST

    Junk your old car and get about 5% rebate from automakers on new purchase: Nitin Gadkari

    New Delhi, Mar 7 There is good news for consumers who are going to junk their old vehicles and buy a new one under the Vehicle Scrapping Poli..

  • Nitin Gadkari expects Dwarka Expressway to be completed before Independence Day next year Mar 04, 2021 08:20 PM IST

    Nitin Gadkari expects Dwarka Expressway to be completed before Independence Day next year

    Nitin Gadkari said it will be the first-ever elevated Urban Expressway in India. Its construction will also immensely help to reduce air pollution in the Delhi-NCR region.

  • Infrastructure projects to boost tourism, create opportunities for MSMEs: Nitin Gadkari Mar 02, 2021 05:41 PM IST

    Infrastructure projects to boost tourism, create opportunities for MSMEs: Nitin Gadkari

    The minister said the government's initiatives such as collateral-free automatic loans for business, including MSMEs, and Rs 50,000 crore-equity infusion through MSME Fund of Funds, which benefits companies with higher credit ratings, will generate tremendous business opportunities.

  • FASTags to save fuel worth Rs 20,000 crore in India: Nitin Gadkari Mar 01, 2021 03:56 PM IST

    FASTags to save fuel worth Rs 20,000 crore in India: Nitin Gadkari

    Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari, who launched a live monitoring system for toll plazas across the national highways to gauge waiting time and traffic queue length on a real-time basis on March 1, also said the move would reduce carbon emission by 5 lakh tonnes per month.

  • KVIC's e-market portal achieves Rs 1.12 crore turnover in 8 months Feb 27, 2021 07:00 PM IST

    KVIC's e-market portal achieves Rs 1.12 crore turnover in 8 months

    Launched on 7 July 2020, Khadi e-portal has delivered orders to over 10,000 customers out of the 65,000 people who visited the e-portal till date. KVIC has also delivered more than 1 lakh articles/commodities to these customers.

  • Nitin Gadkari urges auto component manufacturers to increase localisation to 100% Feb 25, 2021 12:28 PM IST

    Nitin Gadkari urges auto component manufacturers to increase localisation to 100%

    Speaking at an event organised by the Automotive Components Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), the Minister of Road Transport and Highways said the present levels of localisation of parts in the Indian auto sector is around 70 percent and "at any cost we need to stop imports of auto components".

  • Find alternatives, punish cartel pushing steel, cement prices: Nitin Gadkari to Indian Road Congress Feb 21, 2021 11:02 PM IST

    Find alternatives, punish cartel pushing steel, cement prices: Nitin Gadkari to Indian Road Congress

    The contractors, government agencies and the poor are being adversely affected due to the exorbitant rise in steel and cement prices, said Nitin Gadkari.

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