Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, NCP chief and former Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and three ministers from Maharashtra were present in the meeting.
Mitsubishi Motors last week admitted to manipulating mileage test data for those four models - small vehicles sold in Japan including two under Nissan Motor Co's badge. It has also said it used fuel economy testing methods that did not comply with Japanese regulations since 1991.
Kejriwal and PWD Minister Satyendar Jain today carpooled with Rai to reach Delhi Secretariat. DTC and cluster buses were packed with passengers on some routes in Burari, Uttam Nagar and other areas.
Transport Minister Gopal Rai said the minimum fare is Rs 10 as charged by Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) on its low-floor AC buses.
On the construction of roads, Gadkari is confident of meeting the target of building 30 kilometres per day by the end of March. Currently the rate is around 19-20 kilometres per day
BS Bassi said Rai has assured him that around 5,000 to 6,000 volunteers will be pressed into service to help police but they will not act independently.
In a deepening scandal, Volkswagen on Tuesday said it had understated the fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions of about 800,000 vehicles sold in Europe.
Gadkari said it is the country's need to produce ethanol, bio-diesel, bio-CNG from toilet waste for which Highway Village would be a better destination. It would be beneficial for creating employment as well.
The board is considering cost cuts and measures to generate cash flow, but has not discussed selling off VW assets or brands, they said. One source added that a capital increase would become likely if cash costs of the scandal were to exceed a "critical level".
Wolfram Herrle, chief prosecutor in Audi's hometown of Ingolstadt in southern Germany, was quoted as telling the Funke Media group that a preliminary investigation had been launched to see whether to initiate formal proceedings against the company.
Volkswagen has admitted using software to recognise when a car was being checked in a test centre.
With both RJD and Congress eyeing several seats won by JDU in the 2010 elections, Nitish Kumar is facing a tough time in convincing his party leaders. Even the candidature of some ministers is uncertain.
Transport Minister Diwakar Raote, a Shiv Sena member in Devendra Fadnavis Ministry, on Tuesday said the government had decided to issue quite a large number of autorickshaw permits and the only conditions for applicants is that they should speak Marathi and should be residents of respecive localities for 15 years.
Gadkari is in Egypt representing India at the inaugural ceremony of new Suez Canal on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The 15.06 km long track would connect Agartala with Akhaura railway junction in Bangladesh.
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.
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.
In a stern warning, Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai here Tuesday said the government will not consider applications for licence from app-based taxi operators Uber and Ola Cabs unless they comply with the existing ban imposed on them.
Citing an example of such wrong policies, Gadkari said had India entered into a pact with Iran for Chahbahar port which gives it sea-land access route to Afghanistan bypassing Pakistan, there would have been huge decline in urea prices.
Uber and Ola Cab have been directed by Delhi Government to submit full details of their drivers and vehicles within seven days if they want to "regularise" their services in the national capital.
Currently, the Central government's Motor Vehicle Act-1958 is applicable all over the country. No state has its own Transport Act. The minister said that he felt the need to formulate a separate Act because the current rules are not stringent.
The minister while addressing gathering at Krishi Vikas Exhibition encouraged farming community to embrace new technology to achieve success.
A proposal to provide relief to maximum number of people paying toll tax on roads and highways is under consideration of the government, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Monday.
"Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan are responsible for the prevailing inner party conflict. Both these leaders had strongly advocated contesting Lok Sabha elections across the country. But when the party fared badly, they held Arvind Kejriwal responsible for it," he said.
Looking to make his speech more lively, 61-year old Prabhu, also referred to himself as a "senior citizen" while mentioning about a proposal to give preference to senior citizens for middle berths in trains.