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Centre to get monthly toll revenues of Rs 1,500 crore from Delhi-Mumbai Expressway: Nitin Gadkari

Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari has said that the Union government will get an estimated Rs 1,000 crore to Rs 1,500 crore a month in toll revenues once the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway becomes operational in 2023. The minister hailed the project as a “gold mine” for generating revenues. With India rapidly expanding its...

Union minister Nitin Gadkari says he gets Rs 4 lakh a month from YouTube for his videos

Union minister of road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari on Friday said that YouTube is paying him a monthly royalty of Rs 4 lakh for his videos uploaded on the video streaming service. The minister said that the viewership of his videos has gone up during the COVID-19 pandemic. While reviewing the progress of the...

Congress takes a dig at Centre after Nitin Gadkari’s suggestion on increasing vaccine supply

The Congress on Wednesday took a dig at the Union government after minister Nitin Gadkari suggested at an event that more pharmaceutical companies should be allowed to manufacture COVID-19 vaccines to increase supply. Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said the suggestion given by Gadkari was already suggested by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in a letter...

All toll plazas in India will be removed within a year: Nitin Gadkari

Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said that all toll booths across the country will be removed in the next one year and the government will introduce a GPS-based system to automatically deduct the toll from vehicle owners. The Union minister said this in the Lok Sabha. He said, “I want to assure the...

FASTag mandatory from Feb 16

The Union government on Sunday said that automatic toll plaza payment system FASTag will be mandatory for vehicles starting February 16 and there will be no further extension. Notably, vehicle owners will have to pay double the toll tax if FASTag is absent in the vehicle. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has clarified...

India not to let Chinese companies participate in highway projects

More Chinese companies may face the set back in the India-China faceoff as Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said that India will not allow Chinese companies to participate in highway projects, including those through joint ventures. He also said efforts will be made to ensure that Chinese investors are not entertained in various sectors...

Vehicle accidents decline by 13.52% in Gujarat post the amendment in Motor Vehicles Act

Post the introduction of the amended Motor Vehicles Act last year, there has been a significant reduction in road accidents in the country, Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari told the Lok Sabha on Thursday. Responding to a supplementary question raised by Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) member Mohammad Faizal PP from Lakshadweep, the...

‘It Would Be Better To Hear Union Minister’: CJI on Issue of Electric Vehicles

The matter of converting public transport and government vehicles into electric vehicles was heard today. In this case, the Central Government asked of filing the reply. During the hearing, Chief Justice SA Bobde said that we want Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari to come to the court and tell where the problem is coming. The...