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  • 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.

  • Electric vehicles usage should be made mandatory for all govt officials: Nitin Gadkari Feb 19, 2021 02:47 PM IST

    Electric vehicles usage should be made mandatory for all govt officials: Nitin Gadkari

    Addressing at the launch Go Electric campaign, Gadkari said, "Why don't we provide subsidy on electric cooking appliances. We already provide subsidy on cooking gas. "

  • FASTag mandatory from February 15 midnight, violators to pay twice the toll charge Feb 14, 2021 05:54 PM IST

    FASTag mandatory from February 15 midnight, violators to pay twice the toll charge

    Vehicles not fitted with FASTag or without valid/functional FASTag entering into the FASTag lane will pay two time equivalent fee of the fee applicable.

  • Govt aims to support through subsidies 62,000 e-cars, buses; 15 lakh electric 3 and 2 wheelers: Nitin Gadkari Feb 12, 2021 06:09 PM IST

    Govt aims to support through subsidies 62,000 e-cars, buses; 15 lakh electric 3 and 2 wheelers: Nitin Gadkari

    Phase-II of Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME India) Scheme is being implemented with a total budgetary support of Rs 10,000 crore, revealed the minister.

  • No official data on MSMEs shut due to COVID-19 pandemic: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari Feb 11, 2021 07:47 PM IST

    No official data on MSMEs shut due to COVID-19 pandemic: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

    As there are MSMEs both in the formal and informal sector, data on temporary or permanent closure of MSMEs is not maintained by the government, the minister said in a written response to a parliamentary question.

  • Nitin Gadkari to launch India's first CNG tractor on Friday Feb 11, 2021 06:23 PM IST

    Nitin Gadkari to launch India's first CNG tractor on Friday

    The MoRTH Ministry added that the conversion, carried out jointly by Rawmatt Techno Solutions & Tomasetto Achille India, will help farmers increase their income by lowering costs and help in creating job opportunities in rural India.

  • Govt to come out with policy on advanced battery tech to power EVs, India eyes No 1 slot: Nitin Gadkari Feb 11, 2021 02:25 PM IST

    Govt to come out with policy on advanced battery tech to power EVs, India eyes No 1 slot: Nitin Gadkari

    Pitching for an integrated approach for developing indigenous fuel cells in the field of electric vehicles, he said India today stands at the cusp of becoming the world leader in this field as well as automobile manufacturing.

  • 91 lakh guarantees issued till January 25 under ECLG scheme: Nitin Gadkari Feb 08, 2021 07:52 PM IST

    91 lakh guarantees issued till January 25 under ECLG scheme: Nitin Gadkari

    The government has announced several measures under Aatmanirbhar Bharat package to increase availability of credit to the MSME sector which include Rs 3 lakh crore collateral free automatic loans for business, including MSMEs under Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS).

  • Benefits on buying new vehicles on scrapping of old; taxes, other levies for polluting cars: Gadkari Feb 07, 2021 10:51 AM IST

    Benefits on buying new vehicles on scrapping of old; taxes, other levies for polluting cars: Gadkari

    Terming the policy a boon, the road transport minister said it would lead to a 30 per cent boost to the Indian automobile industry turnover to Rs 10 lakh crore in the years to come.

  • Ropeways, innovative mobility solutions brought Under Highways Ministry ambit: Nitin Gadkari Feb 04, 2021 01:18 PM IST

    Ropeways, innovative mobility solutions brought Under Highways Ministry ambit: Nitin Gadkari

    The move will give a big fillip to infrastructure building in remote, inaccessible areas and hilly terrains of the country, the Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs Minister Gakdari told PTI.

  • All eyes on S&P BSE Auto index stocks after scrappage policy approval Jan 26, 2021 02:07 PM IST

    All eyes on S&P BSE Auto index stocks after scrappage policy approval

    Commercial vehicle industry will be the biggest beneficiary; move aimed at slashing vehicular pollution

  • Scrappage policy approved, to come into effect from April 2022 Jan 25, 2021 07:09 PM IST

    Scrappage policy approved, to come into effect from April 2022

    The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, in its vehicle scrappage policy released on January 25, approved the scrapping of government vehicles older than 15 years

  • Transport ministry approves proposal for Green Tax on old vehicles Jan 25, 2021 07:05 PM IST

    Transport ministry approves proposal for Green Tax on old vehicles

    Transport vehicles older than eight years could be taxed at the rate of 10 percent to 25 percent of road tax, at the time of renewal of fitness certificate.

  • Will look for alternatives if prices are not lowered, Nitin Gadkari tells steel industry Jan 24, 2021 09:19 AM IST

    Will look for alternatives if prices are not lowered, Nitin Gadkari tells steel industry

    Earlier in January, Nitin Gadkari had said there was a cartel in the cement and steel industries.

  • YES Bank launches new initiative for MSMEs, offers Rs 5 crore loan without collateral to startups; here are key features Jan 20, 2021 05:29 PM IST

    YES Bank launches new initiative for MSMEs, offers Rs 5 crore loan without collateral to startups; here are key features

    With YES MSME, the private lender will provide curated offerings to address both business and individual needs of MSMEs, nurture new age entrepreneurs and maximise their potential.

  • Govt nod to vehicle scrappage policy likely soon: Nitin Gadkari Jan 16, 2021 07:49 AM IST

    Govt nod to vehicle scrappage policy likely soon: Nitin Gadkari

    Nitin Gadkari said once the scrappage policy is approved, India will become a automobile hub and there will also be reduction in the prices of automobiles.

  • BJP leader Nitin Gadkari launches India’s first eco-friendly, non-toxic cow dung paint Jan 12, 2021 07:25 PM IST

    BJP leader Nitin Gadkari launches India’s first eco-friendly, non-toxic cow dung paint

    KVIC has described the Khadi Prakritik Paint as 'India's first cow dung paint'.

  • The steel industry has formed a cartel: fact or fiction? Jan 11, 2021 01:06 PM IST

    The steel industry has formed a cartel: fact or fiction?

    Nitin Gadkari believes the steel industry has formed a cartel that is hiking prices in a concerted manner. His call for regulatory action is worrying investors

  • There is a cartel in cement and steel industries, says Union Minister Nitin Gadkari Jan 10, 2021 10:49 AM IST

    There is a cartel in cement and steel industries, says Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

    Cement factories are exploiting the situation. It's not in national interests, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Gadkari has said.

  • Road ministry to spend over Rs 1,200 crore for wildlife passes on highways: Nitin Gadkari Jan 07, 2021 11:05 PM IST

    Road ministry to spend over Rs 1,200 crore for wildlife passes on highways: Nitin Gadkari

    On the extension of the Mumbai-Delhi expressway, Gadkari said a need was felt for it because otherwise, all the vehicles will clog the traffic in the financial capital.

  • NHAI to use software to track delays in files processing: Nitin Gadkari Jan 03, 2021 03:23 PM IST

    NHAI to use software to track delays in files processing: Nitin Gadkari

    The minister said several proposals have been made to enhance efficiency and transparency in NHAI and he had a detailed discussion with NHAI Chairman SS Sandhu and Highways Secretary Giridhar Aramane.

  • Steelmakers write to PMO defending price hike, demand iron ore export ban Dec 29, 2020 05:56 PM IST

    Steelmakers write to PMO defending price hike, demand iron ore export ban

    Hot-rolled coil prices have increased by 46 percent to Rs 52,000 per tonne in November as compared to Rs 37,400 per tonne in July this year. Rebar TMT, which is used in the housing and construction sectors, had touched Rs 50,000 a tonne, industry sources said.

  • Tesla will enter India in early 2021: All you need to know Dec 29, 2020 01:29 PM IST

    Tesla will enter India in early 2021: All you need to know

    Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said on December 28 that the electric car manufacturer would be arriving in India ‘early’ in 2021.

  • Tesla will come to India in early 2021, says Union Minister Nitin Gadkari Dec 28, 2020 04:47 PM IST

    Tesla will come to India in early 2021, says Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

    The minister said that Tesla will begin its operations with sales first and then maybe look at assembly and manufacturing based on the response to the cars.

  • Nitin Gadkari makes FASTags mandatory for all vehicles from January 1 Dec 24, 2020 08:00 PM IST

    Nitin Gadkari makes FASTags mandatory for all vehicles from January 1

    Earlier in November 2020, the ministry had issued a notification making FASTag mandatory by January 1, 2021 in old vehicles sold before December 1, 2017 through amendments in the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989.

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