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Eight-seater Vehicles To Have Six Airbags: Gadkari

Eight-seater Vehicles To Have Six Airbags: Gadkari

To improve safety for passengers, Minister for Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari has said that it will be mandatory for cars to have at least six airbags to protect each passenger from serious injuries during an accident.

27 June 2022
NHAI Awarded 6,306 kms Of Highways Projects In FY22; Constructed 4,325 kms

NHAI Awarded 6,306 kms Of Highways Projects In FY22; Constructed 4,325 kms

"In FY22, NHAI constructed a total length of 4,325 km, which is higher than 4,218 km in FY21 and 3,979 km in FY20," it added.

06 May 2022

'India's First Electric Highway Between Delhi And Jaipur Is My Dream,' Says Nitin Gadkari

Gadkari further said so far, the government has received 47 proposals to set up ropeway cables in Manipur, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, and...

Highway Projects Of Rs 3.36 Lakh Crore Sanctioned In 3 Years To FY21: Government

Highway Projects Of Rs 3.36 Lakh Crore Sanctioned In 3 Years To FY21: Government

In a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, the Road Transport and Highways Minister said that time for the completion of a project is generally kept two-three...

09 February 2022

TN Has Put Best Foot Forward To Support NHAI Projects, Says CM, Suggests Corrective Measures

Project specific issues were discussed with district collectors and line Departments along with NHAI officials to solve the issues.

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28 March 2021
Over 4 Crore Vehicles Plying On Indian Roads, Karnataka Tops List  At 70 Lakh

Over 4 Crore Vehicles Plying On Indian Roads, Karnataka Tops List At 70 Lakh

The vehicles are older than 15 years and fall under the ambit of green tax.


13 March 2021
Govt Committed To Promote Renewable Energy In MSME Sector: Union Minister Gadkari

Govt Committed To Promote Renewable Energy In MSME Sector: Union Minister Gadkari

The minister claimed that India will become a top manufacturing hub for automobiles in the world within five years.


14 February 2021
FASTags Mandatory From Monday, Vehicles Without Tag To Pay Double Toll Fee

FASTags Mandatory From Monday, Vehicles Without Tag To Pay Double Toll Fee

All vehicles not fitted with FASTags shall be charged double on every electronic toll plaza, said the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways.


13 February 2021
Delhi-Mumbai Expressway Will Ease Traffic Load: Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari

Delhi-Mumbai Expressway Will Ease Traffic Load: Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari

Nitin Gadkari said he had instructed concerned officials, contractors, and local civic bodies to prepare an action plan to ensure that the project gets...


06 February 2021
Want A Driving Licence Without A Test? Here's How

Want A Driving Licence Without A Test? Here's How

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a notice to ensure 'quality' training to citizens which would be enough to get an driver's license.


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15 October 2020
Construction Of Zojila Tunnel Begins With Ceremonial Blast

Construction Of Zojila Tunnel Begins With Ceremonial Blast

The inaugural blast for the 14.83 km tunnel was initiated virtually by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. When launched, it will be the longest bi-directional...


01 October 2020
Pema Khandu: Will Quit CM's Post If Highway Not Constructed By March

Pema Khandu: Will Quit CM's Post If Highway Not Constructed By March

The 14 kilometer-stretch linking state capital Itanagar with Naharlagun town was supposed to be completed by September 28, but work was delayed due to monsoon...


28 April 2020
Facilitate Inter-State Movement Of Vehicles With Essential Goods: Gadkari To States

Facilitate Inter-State Movement Of Vehicles With Essential Goods: Gadkari To States

In a video conference with state transport ministers, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari also stressed upon speeding up proactive decision-making to accelerate...


15 January 2020
FASTag: Govt Relaxes Norms For 65 High Cash Transaction Toll Plazas For 30 Days

FASTag: Govt Relaxes Norms For 65 High Cash Transaction Toll Plazas For 30 Days

The relaxation is for 30 days and has been taken on the request of NHAI so that the citizens are not put to any inconvenience.


29 November 2019
How To Buy, Recharge FASTag, What Documents Are Required? Here's All You Need To Know

How To Buy, Recharge FASTag, What Documents Are Required? Here's All You Need To Know

The government has directed to declare all lanes of fee plazas on national highways as 'FASTag lanes' by December 1.


23 September 2019
Our Aim Is Not To Collect Fines; Follow Rules And You Don’t Have To Pay A Penny: Gadkari On MV Act

Our Aim Is Not To Collect Fines; Follow Rules And You Don’t Have To Pay A Penny: Gadkari On MV Act

In an interview to Outlook, Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari talks about the new MV Act, protests, heavy fines and centre-state...


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13 September 2019
Will Hike In Fines Be Enough To Deter Traffic Violators?

Will Hike In Fines Be Enough To Deter Traffic Violators?

The real question here is whether the sky-high fines will truly be a deterrent. I am tempted to say yes, given the recent long queues at the RTO to update...


05 September 2019
Centre Has No Intention To Ban Petrol, Diesel Vehicles: Nitin Gadkari

Centre Has No Intention To Ban Petrol, Diesel Vehicles: Nitin Gadkari

Mentioning that reducing pollution is in the national interest, Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said that it was not correct to blame...


16 July 2019
Privacy Breach? Transport Ministry Selling Driving License, Vehicle Registration Data To Commercial Firms

Privacy Breach? Transport Ministry Selling Driving License, Vehicle Registration Data To Commercial Firms

The government got Rs 65 crore by selling data of approximately 25 crore vehicle registrations and 15 crore driving licences. However, is selling this data...


08 February 2019
Sonia Gandhi Leads Congress MPs To Laud Nitin Gadkari's Performance As Transport Minister

Sonia Gandhi Leads Congress MPs To Laud Nitin Gadkari's Performance As Transport Minister

Sonia Gandhi, who was patiently listening to Gadkari and often seen nodding in response to his replies, smiled and started thumping the desk as a sign of...


10 October 2018
IT Raids 16 Premises Linked To Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot

IT Raids 16 Premises Linked To Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot

The Income Tax Department conducted searches on multiple premises linked to Delhi minister Kailash Gahlot in an alleged tax evasion case.





14 December 2017
Salute Or Give Standing Ovation To Defence Personnel, NHAI Tells Toll Plaza Staff

Salute Or Give Standing Ovation To Defence Personnel, NHAI Tells Toll Plaza Staff

The circular was issued after NHAI was intimated several times about the staff's use of "harsh language


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