At present, cars imported as Completely Built Units (CBUs) attract customs duty ranging from 60-100 per cent, depending on engine size and Cost, Insurance and Freight (CIF) value less or above USD 40,000.
Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday again cautioned EV makers to recall all faulty two-wheelers, saying that some EV batteries may be facing issues owing to extreme hot weather conditions the country is currently going through.
Elon Musk, who has just bought Twitter for $44 billion, will have to manufacture his Tesla cars in India, and not China, if he wants to come and sell the vehicles in the country, Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said here on Tuesday.
The Minister assured that Green Hydrogen will be manufactured in India. "Green Hydrogen refuelling stations will be established generating sustainable employment opportunities in the country. India will soon become a Green Hydrogen exporting country," Gadkari said.
The Road and Transport Minister also said rapid strides in technology and green fuel will reduce the cost of electric automobiles, bringing them at par with petrol-run vehicles in the next two years.
A pilot project to test the viability of Hydrogen based Advance Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) was inaugurated on Wednesday (March 16).
He said states such as Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh have helped reduce road accidents by around 50 per cent, while in places like Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Nagaland accidents have increased by 47 and 40 per cent respectively.
In a series of tweets, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, said, "In order to enhance the safety of the occupants in motor vehicles carrying up to 8 passengers, I have now approved a draft GSR notification to make a minimum of 6 airbags compulsory."
The strategic 900 kilometre-long Chardham project worth Rs 12,000 crore aims to widen roads and provide all-weather connectivity to four holy places -- Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath -- in Uttarakhand.
An artist composed a tune of Akashwani (All Indian Radio) and it was played early in the morning. I am thinking of using that tune for ambulances so that people feel pleasant. It is so irritating, especially after ministers pass by, the sirens are used at full volume. This also harms the ears.
Apart from the government-run hospitals, the contribution of medical facilities set up by the cooperative and private sectors was commendable, the minister said.
The emergency landing strip at Satta-Gandhav stretch on National Highway-925 in Jalore, Rajasthan, has been constructed for Rs 43 crore, including land acquisition for Rs 5 crore.
For long-term rectification, measures such as flyovers, underpasses, foot over bridges, service roads etc. are being provided wherever required, Gadkari said.
The Centre has granted an additional Rs 87.77 Crore for widening of the National Highways (NH-157) for the construction of paved shoulders besides the road connecting Aska to Bhanjanagar in Ganjam district.
New Delhi: The Delhi-Meerut Expressway has been finally opened for the public from Thursday. It will reduce travel time between the two cities from three hours to just 45 minutes. It has been declared operational from Thursday by Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, who said, the government has fulfilled one of […]
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Getting a driving license will now be tougher as those seeking the licences are required to pass a set of stringent skill tests that include reversing a vehicle with reasonable accuracy to qualify for it, the Centre informed the Parliament. The passing percentage in order to be eligible to get a driving licence […]
New Delhi: Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said the vehicle scrapping policy will be a “win-win” policy that will help improve fuel efficiency and reduce pollution. Making a statement regarding the vehicle scrapping policy in the Lok Sabha, the Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs Minister said the policy will also lead to an increase […]
New Delhi: There is good news for consumers who are going to junk their old vehicles and buy a new one under the Vehicle Scrapping Policy as automakers will give about 5 per cent rebate on the new purchase, Union minister Nitin Gadkari has said. The voluntary vehicle scrapping policy announced in the Union Budget […]
Vijayapura (Karnataka): The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has achieved a rare feat by completing a single lane of the four-lane stretch of 25.54 km being developed between Vijaypur-Solapur (NH 52) in a record time of 18 hours, Union minister for Road Transport, Highways Nitin Gadkari said on his Twitter handle. “This quick work […]
Bhubaneswar: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari has said that automobile manufacturers should provide basic safety in vehicles at a minimum affordable price. Citing a recent study which clearly states that if we succeed in preventing deaths in road accidents, we can save around Rs 90 lakh per person, Gadkari said it […]
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has approved three six lane projects in the State of Odisha. Gadkari took to the Twitter to inform about the nod to road projects on Wednesday. The road projects approved by the Transport ministry which come under Raipur – Visakhapatnam Economic corridor include Dhanara-Hatibena […]
The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has approved a proposal to levy a “Green Tax” on old vehicles which are polluting the environment. The proposal will now go to the states for consultation before it is formally notified. The main principles to be followed while levying the Green Tax are : […]
New Delhi: The much-awaited policy to scrap 15-year old vehicles is likely to get government nod soon, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Friday. On July 26, 2019, the government proposed amendments to motor vehicle norms to allow scrapping of vehicles older than 15 years in a bid to spur adoption of electrical vehicles. “We […]
Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Pratap Sarangi has sought intervention of Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari for the expansion of Balasore-Kharagpur section of the NH-60 into six lanes. In a letter, Sarangi said that the 120 km stretch from Balasore to Kharagpur has made the road journey hassle-free for the commuters, reducing the […]
Bhubaneswar: The Centre is hoping that the toll income may rise up to Rs 1.34 lakh crore in five years using Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and MSMEs Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said that the Government has finalised GPS-based(Global Positioning System) technology toll collection to ensure seamless movement […]
New Delhi: Union Road Transport and Highways and MSME Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday that the government is trying to create five crore jobs in the next five years. He said that the turnover of rural industries is Rs 80,000 crore, which is targeted to be Rs 5 lakh crore in the next five […]
New Delhi: Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has expressed displeasure over the attitude of top officials of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for delays in several projects. He expressed surprise at the fact that the construction of NHAI building in Dwarka took nine years and said the photographs of officials responsible […]
Nagpur: Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Sunday made a pitch for ‘swadeshi’ (indigenous) production and said imports need to end, while exports should increase. He also suggested setting up of an “import substitute and export-oriented department” with separate funds earmarked for it. The senior BJP leader said the department should work on the principles of […]
New Delhi: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari will on Tuesday lay inaugurate and lay the foundation stones of 35 highway projects in Madhya Pradesh. These projects for inauguration and foundation-laying account for a road length of 1,139 km, and involving construction value of more than Rs 9,400 crore, an official statement […]
New Delhi: India needs foreign direct investments worth Rs 50 to 60 lakh crore and the money can be tapped mainly through infrastructure projects as well as MSME sector to accelerate the wheels of the COVID-hit economy, according to Union minister Nitin Gadkari. Emphasising that at this juncture Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is the need […]
New Delhi: Centre will soon notify the exclusion of export turnover threshold limits for bestowing the MSME status on firms, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has said. Accordingly, the move will side in identifying MSME unit under the new definition of the sector. Speaking at an EEPC India meeting held a day ago, Gadkari said that […]
New Delhi: In line with the ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ vision, the Centre proposes to make major changes in the import policy for power equipment in a bid to promote domestic manufacturing and reduce import content in large infrastructure projects. Further, it seems the government will not keep itself limited to the policy action, as it is […]
New Delhi: Driving licence, fitness certificate, permits and all such motor vehicle documents will remain valid till September 30 even if people have failed to renew them since February, the government said on Tuesday in view of the COVID-19 situation. In March, the government said these documents would remain valid till June 30. “Given the […]
Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and MSME Nitin Gadkari has assured the bus and car operators of the country that the government is fully aware of their problems, and will fully support them to mitigate their issues. He said that he is in regular touch with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the […]
New Delhi: Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday told Parliament that the government had been working on a Rs 14,000 crore scheme with the assistance of the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank to remove “black spots” – which are vulnerable to accidents – from the country’s roads. Replying to a […]
New Delhi: The government told the Lok Sabha on Thursday that it has no plans to bring more amendments to the Motor Vehicles Act while confirming that road accidents and fatalities have reduced. This was stated by Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, while replying to a question from CPI MP M. Selvaraj. […]
Bhubaneswar: Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday said innovative research, backed by technology and policy decisions, is essential for the progress of the country. Speaking at the sixth convocation of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) deemed-to-be-university here, Gadkari said the country needs to lay greater focus on research and steps should be […]
New Delhi: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said the Cabinet will soon decide on the proposed vehicle scrapping policy. The Road Transport and Highways Minister stated that he has cleared a cabinet note on the proposed policy and the finance ministry has also approved the same. “I have signed the file for the cabinet […]
Mumbai: Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said the purpose behind hiking penalties for traffic offences was to save lives, and even Sonia Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal supported the move. Defending the amended Motor Vehicles (MV) Act at India Today Conclave here, Gadkari recalled his own traumatic experience of a road accident. “High […]
New Delhi: Swadeshi Jagaran Manch, a key RSS affiliate, has declared war on ‘surge pricing’ by cab aggregators like Uber and Ola. In a letter to Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport & Highways, the SJM has demanded regulation of surge pricing limits for taxi aggregators under Motor Vehicles Act 2019. SJM’s Ashwini Mahajan wrote, […]