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Nov 22, 2019, 08.32 PM IST

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Nitin Jayram Gadkari (देवनागरी: नितीन जयराम गडकरी)  pronunciation (help·info); (born 27 May 1957) is an Indian politician and the current Transport minister under the BJP central cabinet in the 16th Loksabha. Mr Gadkari was appointed to head BJP in December 2009 after the party suffered a defeat in the general elections earlier that year. He is also known for the works during his tenure as a Public Works Department Minister in the state of Maharashtra when he constructed a series of roads, highways and flyovers across the state including the Yashwantrao Chavan Mumbai–Pune Expressway.
Born: May 27, 1957 (age 62), Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Office: Minister
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Political Party: Bharatiya Janata Party

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    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    While addressing a gathering in Mumbai on November 14, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari reacted to Maharashtra po...

    Indian highways are switching to electronic toll collection from Dec 1, in pursuit of a better driving experience.

    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.

    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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