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  • In Pics | Jagdeep Dhankhar vs Margaret Alva—voting on to pick India's next vice president Aug 06, 2022 01:29 PM IST

    In Pics | Jagdeep Dhankhar vs Margaret Alva—voting on to pick India's next vice president

    The ruling National Democratic Alliance nominee and former West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar is up against Opposition's Margaret Alva in the election being held a few days after Draupadi Murmum was elected India's 15th President

  • FASTag led to Rs 2,800 crore in fuel saving due to reduced idling of vehicles at fee plazas: Govt Aug 04, 2022 06:03 PM IST

    FASTag led to Rs 2,800 crore in fuel saving due to reduced idling of vehicles at fee plazas: Govt

    The use of FASTags has resulted in an estimated fuel savings of around 35 crore liters per year and an estimated 9,78,200 tons of Carbon dioxide emission has been reduced, said Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari

  • Govt wants to end problem of long queues at toll plazas: Transport minister Nitin Gadkari Aug 03, 2022 03:55 PM IST

    Govt wants to end problem of long queues at toll plazas: Transport minister Nitin Gadkari

    Nitin Gadkari, the transport minister, told the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday that the government is looking at new technologies to replace toll plazas throughout the nation and that the new system will be implemented in the next six months.

  • Government to build more green expressways: Transport minister Nitin Gadkari Aug 03, 2022 02:52 PM IST

    Government to build more green expressways: Transport minister Nitin Gadkari

    Replying to supplementaries during the Question Hour, the minister said there is no shortage of funds with the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) which has AA rating and is financially very sound.

  • Highways ministry to float 10 InvITs to raise funds from public for road projects Aug 02, 2022 11:46 AM IST

    Highways ministry to float 10 InvITs to raise funds from public for road projects

    The Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India,Nitin Gadkari has announced that the ministry is going to launch ten public InvIT road projects, with the first one being launched next month.

  • Union minister Nitin Gadkari pushes for e-buses, stresses on need to reduce use of diesel Aug 01, 2022 08:02 PM IST

    Union minister Nitin Gadkari pushes for e-buses, stresses on need to reduce use of diesel

    The Union road transport and highways minister was speaking at a function organised in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore to lay the foundation stone for five road projects, worth Rs 2,300 crore.

  • EVs going mainstream, fire incidents help industry mature: Ather Energy CEO Jul 31, 2022 11:41 AM IST

    EVs going mainstream, fire incidents help industry mature: Ather Energy CEO

    In April this year cases of electric two-wheelers of manufacturers - such as Ola Electric, Okinawa Autotech and PureEV -- catching fire were reported. It prompted the government to form a panel to examine.

  • Show-cause notices issued to EV manufacturers on fire incidents, says Nitin Gadkari Jul 22, 2022 10:52 AM IST

    Show-cause notices issued to EV manufacturers on fire incidents, says Nitin Gadkari

    Further action will be taken based on CEOs and MDs' responses to the notice, the union minister for road transport and highways has told Parliament

  • Pollution | Is it the end of the ICE age? Jul 13, 2022 05:11 PM IST

    Pollution | Is it the end of the ICE age?

    Union minister Nitin Gadkari has made the right statement —only his timelines may need to be revised

  • Nitin Gadkari urges construction equipment industry to look for green fuels Jul 13, 2022 10:55 AM IST

    Nitin Gadkari urges construction equipment industry to look for green fuels

    The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways urged the industry to move towards fuels such as ethanol, bio-CNG, bio-LNG and green hydrogen

  • What is E-highway? How far is India from its first such road? All you need to know Jul 13, 2022 10:25 AM IST

    What is E-highway? How far is India from its first such road? All you need to know

    During an event organised by the Hydraulic Trailer Owners Association that took place on July 11, the minister stated: “Our planning is to make an electric highway from Delhi to Mumbai. Just like a trolleybus, you can run trolley trucks also."

  • Dwarka Expressway to be operational in 2023: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari Jul 11, 2022 06:47 PM IST

    Dwarka Expressway to be operational in 2023: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

    According to Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, the Dwarka Expressway, popularly known as the Northern Peripheral Road, would open to traffic in 2023 and relieve congestion on the Delhi-Gurugram Expressway.

  • Highway projects worth Rs 8,000 crore to be monetised via InvIT in six months Jul 11, 2022 04:31 PM IST

    Highway projects worth Rs 8,000 crore to be monetised via InvIT in six months

    In October, the government monetized a road bundle of 390 km by transferring it to NHAI’s InvIT through the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).

  • How Nitin Gadkari & Sharad Pawar built Mumbai’s premier guest house: Political History of Sahyadri Jun 29, 2022 02:17 PM IST

    How Nitin Gadkari & Sharad Pawar built Mumbai’s premier guest house: Political History of Sahyadri

    The political twists and turns behind The Sahyadri Guest House, One Of The Most Expensive Buildings In Mumbai’s Malabar Hill. Despite political differences how Nitin Gadkari - Sharad Pawar alliance built this premium guest house.

  • NHAI to ensure greenery along highways, says Nitin Gadkari Jun 29, 2022 07:33 AM IST

    NHAI to ensure greenery along highways, says Nitin Gadkari

    The road transport and highways minister Gadkari said that whenever a tree is cut five more should be planted.

  • PM, senior ministers condole with family on the passing away of industrialist Pallonji Mistry Jun 28, 2022 12:57 PM IST

    PM, senior ministers condole with family on the passing away of industrialist Pallonji Mistry

    Narendra Modi, Nitin Gadkari and other senior ministers recall achievements of Pallonji Mistry on his passing away

  • Nitin Gadkari inaugurates, lays foundation stone of road projects worth Rs 1,357 crore in Rajasthan Jun 28, 2022 07:29 AM IST

    Nitin Gadkari inaugurates, lays foundation stone of road projects worth Rs 1,357 crore in Rajasthan

    Speaking on the occasion, Gadkari said widening of Ninawa section from Sanchore on NH-168A in the state will increase the business of granite industries of Chalaur district and will make it easier for the farmers to reach Suratgarh Mandi.

  • Six airbags to be made mandatory in eight-seater vehicles: Nitin Gadkari Jun 27, 2022 10:11 PM IST

    Six airbags to be made mandatory in eight-seater vehicles: Nitin Gadkari

    According to Union minister Nitin Gadkari, the government will mandate that automakers install a minimum of six airbags in cars that can hold up to eight passengers for increased occupant safety.

  • Bharat NCAP vehicle safety prog to be rolled out from April next year Jun 25, 2022 07:22 PM IST

    Bharat NCAP vehicle safety prog to be rolled out from April next year

    According to the statement, Bharat New Car Assessment Programme (Bharat NCAP) is applicable on type approved motor vehicles of category M1 (motor vehicles used for the carriage of passengers, comprising eight seats, in addition to driver’s seat) with gross vehicle weight less than 3.5 tonnes, manufactured or imported in the country.

  • Automobiles in India to be accorded 'Star Ratings' based on performance in crash tests: Nitin Gadkari Jun 24, 2022 01:17 PM IST

    Automobiles in India to be accorded 'Star Ratings' based on performance in crash tests: Nitin Gadkari

    In a series of tweets, Gadkari said the Bharat New Car Assessment Programme (Bharat NCAP) will serve as a consumer-centric platform, allowing customers to opt for safer cars based upon their Star-Ratings, while promoting a healthy competition among original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in India to manufacture safer vehicles.

  • By 2025, India Will be World’s No. 1 Electric Car Manufacturer, Will Export to the World: Gadkari Jun 20, 2022 05:44 PM IST

    By 2025, India Will be World’s No. 1 Electric Car Manufacturer, Will Export to the World: Gadkari

    Furthermore, the minister stated that the Vehicles Scrappage Policy 2021, which focuses on taking off older vehicles from the road in order to reduce pollution and accidents, will also help the vehicle industry save costs by roughly 30%

  • Law to reward person sending pics of wrongly parked vehicle in offing: Gadkari Jun 17, 2022 12:49 PM IST

    Law to reward person sending pics of wrongly parked vehicle in offing: Gadkari

    Addressing an event here, Nitin Gadkari, who is known for his frank views, said that he is contemplating a legislation to curb the practice of wrongly parked vehicles on streets, which often results in the clogging of roads.

  • After Gadkari promises development funds for weight loss, Ujjain MP says he shed 15 kilos Jun 11, 2022 09:06 PM IST

    After Gadkari promises development funds for weight loss, Ujjain MP says he shed 15 kilos

    Ujjain MP Anil Firojiya has claimed that he is now lighter by 15 kgs and entitled to ask for Rs 15,000 crore fund.

  • NHAI creates Guinness World Record, Nitin Gadkari says 'Proud moment for India' Jun 08, 2022 07:58 PM IST

    NHAI creates Guinness World Record, Nitin Gadkari says 'Proud moment for India'

    This record was previously achieved by Qatar's Public Works Authority (ASHGHAL) February 27, 2019, Nitin Gadkari said.

  • Nitin Gadkari sets target to construct 60 kilometres of highway per day Jun 07, 2022 07:58 AM IST

    Nitin Gadkari sets target to construct 60 kilometres of highway per day

    India's national highway construction slowed to 28.64 km a day in 2021-22 due to COVID-19 pandemic related disruptions and a longer-than-usual monsoon in some parts of the country.

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