Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance unlikely to last beyond 6-8 months: Nitin Gadkari
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said that the probab...
566 national highway projects running behind schedule: Nitin Gadkari
In a separate reply, the minister said that to overcome the problem, "it...
Shiv Sena,NCP,Congress alliance opportunistic; their govt unlikely to last beyond 6-8 months: Gadkari
In an interview during electioneering i...
Over 38 lakh traffic violation cases booked in last 2 months, Nitin Gadkari informs the Parliament
As per information available in the databa...
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Mercedes-Benz ESF 2019: A plug-in hybrid of the future; can it make Indian roads safer?
The experimental vehicle is capable of fully-autonomous driving in many situations.
Challans worth Rs 577 cr issued since Sept 1
As per information available in the database of the National Informatics Centre (NIC), 38,39,406 traffic challans in 18 states were issued since September 1. The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 made with the intention of disciplining road users resulted in increase of traffic penalties by several times.
Land, Contractor woes stall projects
To fast track the lagging projects, various steps such as streamlining of land acquisition and environmental clearances, close coordination with other ministries, revamping dispute resolution mechanism, and frequent review meetings with project developers, state governments and contractors have been taken up, said Nitin Gadkari.
NHAI is now giving FASTags free of cost to encourage switch to e-tolling
The road transport and highways ministry had earlier this year announced December 1 as the deadline to switch all toll lanes across national highways in the country to electronic toll collection (ETC). “NHAI has set up point of sale (PoS) on several toll plazas across the country, and they are giving out FASTags free of cost,” Nitin Gadkari said.
Rs 577-crore challans issued so far since rollout of new Motor Vehicles Act: Govt
Tamil Nadu saw the highest number of challans at 14,13,996, While the least number of challans were recorded in Goa at 58. The government recently said it has no information about any state not implementing the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019. However, some states have reduced penalties in accordance with the powers granted to them under the Act.
Cabinet makes key changes to TOT framework, allows NHAI to raise funds against toll revenue
Among key changes, the NHAI has been allowed to vary the concession period of toll projects between 15 to 30 years. TOT was introduced in 2016 to monetise publicly funded highways. Under the model, investors make a one-time lump sum payment in return for long-term toll collection rights of 30 years.
MSME share in exports should rise to 60%: Nitin Gadkari
The government is also planning to start new technology and training centres in the country for skilled manpower, which is essential for achieving quality in production.
Maha govt formation: Anything can happen in cricket and politics, says Nitin Gadkari
While addressing a gathering in Mumbai on November 14, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari reacted to Maharashtra po...
Faster lane: Only FASTag payments at toll plazas from December 1
Indian highways are switching to electronic toll collection from Dec 1, in pursuit of a better driving experience.
BJP's confidence of govt formation in Maharashtra hints at horse-trading, alleges Sena
Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil had on Friday said that they will soon form government in the state, claiming that his party can count on support of 119 MLAs in the 288-member Assembly. "Those with 105 seats had earlier conveyed to the governor that they do not have the majority. How come are they now claiming that only they will form the government?" Sena said in Saamana.
Govt working on policy to push MSME exports: Gadkari
Gadkari emphasized on three important factors - reducing capital cost, power cost and logistic cost - to become competitive in international market and these these factors have also been discussed while making the new policy.
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