CJI seeks Nitin Gadkari's help on air pollution, but drops idea
The CJI clarified that he was not “summoning” the minister but only wanted hi...
Virgin Group reaches out to Nitin Gadkari for hyperloop
Last month, the Maharashtra government decided to shelve the company’s proposed proje...
Nitin Gadkari to represent India at road safety conference in Stockholm
The objective of the conference is to bring road safety on the global...
Finance Ministry's rule change may hit 1,000 km road projects
As a norm, any PPP project costing over Rs 2,000 crore is sent to the PPP Appra...
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Norm change may hit 1,000 km road projects
The finance ministry’s decision to treat highway projects as a single entity that cannot be divided into small packages could impact award of about 1,000 km of key infrastructure projects, including the Delhi-Mumbai and Ahmedabad-Dholera Expressways.
Looking to get Zojila tunnel completed without cost escalation; project may undergo design changes: Nitin Gadkari
The strategic Zojila tunnel for all-year connectivity between Leh and Srinagar may undergo some design changes to prevent cost escalation as the government plans to complete the project at the earlier estimated cost of about Rs 6,800 crore, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said.
Nitin Gadkari inaugurates first inter-city electric bus service
The 43-seater capacity luxury electric bus, manufactured by Mitra Mobility Solution, has a range of 300 kilometre on a single charge and would be operated twice daily between the two cities, the operator Prasanna Purple Mobility Solutions said.
Nitin Gadkari invites players for electric lane of Delhi-Mumbai Expressway
The minister said the government is ready to provide policy support to serious investors and also appealed them to come forward in the field of alternative fuel including bio-CNG and electric vehicle. The entire Delhi Mumbai Express Highway will be completed in the next three years, the minister said, adding that land acquisition for the project has been completed.
Have reservations about cost escalation of Zojila Tunnel: Nitin Gadkari
The 14.2 km long tunnel which has been languishing for a few years now, has seen cost escalation to the tune of around Rs 1,600 crore after it was stranded by IL&FS Transportation Network, the road development arm of crisis-hit Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS).
Tunnel works worth over Rs 1 lakh crore to be undertaken in next five years: Nitin Gadkari
Union minister Nitin Gadkari said, competent players, whether small or big, need to be given opportunity and there is a need to relax parameters including technical and financial qualifications for bidders.
Centre set to increase creamy layer ceiling for OBCs
A group of ministers headed by defence minister Rajnath Singh has been tasked to upwardly revise the gross annual income limit of Rs 8 lakh fixed for defining the creamy layer among Other Backward Classes.
Scrappage policy could get cabinet nod as early as in 15 days: Nitin Gadkari
A vehicle scrappage policy is expected to put a cap on the life of vehicles in terms of years of kilometres run. If old vehicles go out of the system, it will help reduce pollution as well as help induce demand for new vehicles, say industry stakeholders.
Govt and FM giving highest priority to infrastructure development: Nitin Gadkari
Already 6,000 projects costing Rs 100 lakh crore are in the pipeline and the government has already sanctioned Rs 22,000 crore for that, says Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways.
FASTags should be mandatory for vehicle insurance: Nitin Gadkari
Stressing on the need to bring more vehicles under the ambit of insurance, Gadkari said FASTags should be made mandatory for obtaining vehicle insurance.
Will audit performance of NHAI officials: Nitin Gadkari
Minister of road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari said that while there were problems with respect to delays in projects and rising cost of construction, among others, the ministry was working to address them. The minister added that the cost of the first phase of Bharatmala, the govt’s flagship highway construction programme, has increased to Rs 9.5 lakh crore.
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