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Nitin Gadkari

Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India

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Nitin Gadkari: Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India
Nitin Jairam Gadkari is an Indian politician from Maharashtra who is the current Minister for Road Transport & Highways in the Government of India. He is also the longest serving Minister for Road Transport & Highways currently running his tenure for over 8 years. Gadkari earlier served as the President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from 2009 to 2013. He is also known for his work as the Public Works Department Minister of the State of Maharashtra, where, under his leadership, a series of roads, highways and flyovers across the state were constructed – including the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, India's first six-lane concrete, high-speed expressway. Gadkari is closely associated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), which is headquartered in his home constituency of Nagpur. He currently represents the Nagpur constituency in the Lok Sabha, and is a lawyer by occupation. During the cabinet reshuffle on 7 July 2021 the portfolio for Ministry of MSME which was under him was reassigned to Narayan Rane, another BJP MP from Maharashtra as a part of cabinet expansion.

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Nitin Gadkari says rear seat belts mandatory in car after Cyrus Mistry’s death | Oneindia News*News [Video]

Nitin Gadkari says rear seat belts mandatory in car after Cyrus Mistry’s death | Oneindia News*News

Yesterday, two days after Cyrus Mistry died in a car crash near Mumbai, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari made an announcement. He said that those sitting in the back of a car and not wearing a seatbelt..

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Dhami thanked PM Modi and Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari for sanctioning Rs 1,093.01 crore for the project.
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