Tag: Nitin Gadkari

Are police picking low-hanging fruits than rooting out factors behind fatal mishaps?

Bhubaneswar: While the amended Motor Vehicle Act (MVA) 2019 is being implemented to ensure road safety and curb the rising fatalities on the road, however, for the last 96 hours, none in Odisha was penalised for over speeding or overloading. In fact, speed is the prime culprit behind the road accidents, as nearly 60 per […]

Infra spending to increase to help auto industry: Gadkari

New Delhi: The Central government is expected to take some policy decisions and come up with some major road infrastructure projects to arrest the sales downturn being faced by the Indian automobile industry, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday. The Minister of Road Transport and Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises spoke at […]

Lok Sabha passes Bill to amend Motor Vehicles Act

New Delhi: A Bill aimed at weeding out corruption, improving road safety and promote the use of more technology to regulate traffic was passed on Tuesday in the Lok Sabha with by voice vote. Speaking on The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which was moved in the House for passage on Monday, Union Road Transport […]

Shah to head ministerial panel on Air India sale, Gadkari out: Sources

New Delhi: In what suggests change in power equation in the Modi 2.0 government, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari would not be part of the reconstituted ministerial panel on Air India which will decide the national carrier’s privatization. Home Minister Amit Shah will head the panel with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Commerce and […]

Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill tabled in Lok Sabha

New Delhi: Seeking to increase penalties for traffic rules violations, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday introduced the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha. The Bill provides for regulation of cab aggregators and issues related to third-party insurance. The draft law has proposed a digitised licensing system to centralize […]

Rs 14,000 cr to be spent to cut road accidents

New Delhi: Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said the government is ready with a plan to invest Rs 14,000 crore on black spots on National Highways to reduce road accidents and save lives. Speaking in the Lok Sabha during Question Hour, the Minister said the step was being taken after […]

End terror or we stop our share of water: Gadkari to Pakistan

New Delhi: If Pakistan continues to support cross-border terrorism, India will have no option but to take the “hard” decision of stopping its share of water of three common rivers, Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari has said, in a warning to the neighbouring country. He told IANS in an interview that India is starting a […]

Pradhan performs 'Bhoomi Pujan' for 3 NH projects in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today attended the ground breaking ceremony (Bhoomi Pujan) for three National Highway projects of 119.5 km which will be built in Odisha at a cost of Rs 2067.5 crore. The three NH projects include six laning of Bhadrak-Balasore section of NH-5 (New NH-16), six laning of Tangi-Bhubaneswar section of […]

Gadkari launches 'Bharat Ke Maan Ki Baat, Modi Ke Saath' from Odisha

Dhenkanal: Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday launched the ‘Bharat Ke Maan Ki Baat, Modi Ke Saath’ campaign from Bhubaneswar during visit to Odisha today. Under the programme, 12 campaign vehicles will travel across the State to all the Assembly constituencies and seek suggestions from the people to prepare the […]

You have guts, please talk on Rafale: Rahul tells Gadkari

New Delhi: In wake of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari’s recent remarks perceived as against his party’s top leadership, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday urged him to also comment on the “Rafale scam” and the agrarian crisis, saying he was the only BJP leader with “some guts”. “Gadkari Ji, compliments! You are the only one […]