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Nitin Gadkari: Indian politician
Nitin Jairam Gadkari (; is an Indian politician who is the current Minister for Road Transport & Highways of India and Shipping Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in the Government of India. Gadkari earlier served as the President of the Bharatiya Janata Party from 2010-13. 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, which is headquartered in his home constituency of Nagpur. He currently represents the Nagpur constituency in the Lok Sabha, and is a lawyer and industrialist by occupation.

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Odd-even scheme not needed in Delhi, says Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

This comes as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal earlier on Friday announced to bring in the odd-even scheme again from November 4 to 15
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Hefty fines imposed not to generate revenue but to save lives: Nitin Gadkari

"We are implementing this to create respect and fear for the law so none can do such type of thing," Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said.
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Reduce hefty traffic fines: Maharastrah govt to Centre

Transport Minister Diwakar Raote wrote to Union Road Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday asking him to reduce the penalties.
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Maha Transport Minister writes to Gadkari complaining about exorbitant traffic fines

On Wednesday, Maharashtra Transport Minister Diwakar Raote wrote a letter to Union Transport Minister complaining about the new provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act.
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Govt's intention is to save lives, not to earn revenue through fines: Nitin Gadkari on Motor Vehicles Amendment Act

The Minister pointed out that the number of deaths caused by road accidents is highest in India.
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Nitin Gadkari defends hefty challans for traffic violations under new rules

He further informed that Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and union minister of state for roads and highways VK Singh too had to pay fine for speeding.
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Official suspended over PMO letter on social media: Nitin Gadkari


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Cut trees only when project development is stuck: Gadkari

"I feel we should protect the environment and should touch the trees only when development of a project is stuck," Gadkari told reporters in Mumbai. His remarks came at a time when environmentalists..
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Steep traffic fines will help instil fear of law: Nitin Gadkari


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'No desire to levy heavy challan, just want everyone to follow rules': Nitin Gadkari on stiff traffic fines

Gadkari's remarks come in the wake of reports from different parts of the country in which traffic police has been even levying fines above Rs. 50,000 for traffic rules violations.
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'Not going to ban petrol, diesel vehicles': Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari

The Union Minister also outlined that India's automobile industry had witnessed high volumes in terms of exports and the industry is providing tremendous employment opportunities.
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Stick to ideology, avoid party-switching: Nitin Gadkari to politicos


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Govt appoints 2 OSDs, 1 private secy to union ministers Pradhan, R K Singh and Gadkari


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Nitin Gadkari says funds under roads & highways tied up

Gadkari explains his plans to promote road transport, green vehicles, curb accidents and also boost growth in roads, highways, and MSMEs
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Nitin Gadkari popularising earthen pots to create jobs faster


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Not just railway stations, 'chai in kulhad' soon at airports too

Union minister Nitin Gadkari said he had urged his cabinet colleague Piyush Goyal to make kulhads mandatory at 100 railway stations. "I have also suggested that airports and state transport..
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Niti Aayog doesn’t have authority to decide on EV deadline, my ministry will have final word: Nitin Gadkari


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Woman who lost her brother led campaign against juvenile driving

On Wednesday, road transport minister Nitin Gadkari’s announcement of the date of the implementation of the amended motor vehicle law, which also provides for jail terms for such negligent guardians,..
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High penalties for traffic offences to kick in from September 1:Gadkari


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Will tell people to take law into their own hands if you don't do your work: Gadkari warns civil servants

Gadkari was speaking at the convention of 'Laghu Udyog Bharti' which is an RSS affiliated organisation working for the betterment of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) sector in the..
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Centre's Jammu and Kashmir move a strong reply to terrorists: Nitin Gadkari

Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said this year's Independence Day will be celebrated with "much more enthusiasm" in view of the Centre's decision to revoke Jammu and Kashmir's special status.
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Delhi-bound IndiGo flight carrying Nitin Gadkari aborts take-off after plane develops snag

The pilot of the flight aborted the take-off after detecting a serious error. All the passengers, including Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari who was also on-board the flight, have been..
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Had once told finance minister to sack RBI governor: Nitin Gadkari

Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari said he had once recommended to the finance minister to sack the RBI governor. Through this incident he sought to make the point how rigidity by regulators had..
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Nitin Gadkari feels dizzy during national anthem, sits down


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Motor Vehicles Bill: Cong alleges govt 'hoodwinked' Rajya Sabha

Senior Congress leader B K Hariprasad raised a point of order in this regard just before Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari moved the bill for consideration and passage in the Upper House.
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Nitin Gadkari expects Rajya Sabha to clear new Motor Vehicles Bill on Monday

The Bill, which seeks to weed out corruption, improve road safety and usher in use of technology to regulate traffic, has already been passed by the Lok Sabha this Tuesday Bill was passed by a voice..
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Easy online transport permits, bio fuels in near future, says Nitin Gadkari


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60 national highways to be completed soon: Nitin Gadkari


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Lok Sabha clears bill on Motor Vehicles act as Gadkari allays states' fear


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Lok Sabha passes Bill to amend Motor Vehicles Act

The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by a voice vote after a reply by Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari, who said that foreign investment was needed to bring in..
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30% driving licences bogus, says Nitin Gadkari

The minister said technology will be used to end any arbitrariness in issuing of driving licences and the bill has provisions so that people are encouraged to help accident victims.
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Toll may rise or fall but will never end: Gadkari


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If you want good service, you have to pay: Gadkari on toll collection

Gadkari said the government built 40,000 kilometres of highway in the last five years.
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Gadkari tables MV Bill, allays fears of states


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Government stops verification process using Aadhaar for driving license: Nitin Gadkari


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Nearly 4 lakh e-vehicles in India, half of them in UP and Delhi

In a written reply, Union road transport minister Nitin Gadkari has informed the LoK Sabha that Uttar Pradesh has 1.39 lakh registered electric vehicles followed by nearly 75,600 in Delhi. Karnataka..
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Nitin Gadkari bats for biofuel, electric cars to reduce air pollution, cut crude oil import

Union minister Nitin Gadkari Friday said the government is focussing on various kinds of eco-friendly alternative fuels, including ethanol and biodiesel, besides electric vehicles in order to cut air..
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New speed limits on expressways: 120 kmph for cars, 100 kmph for buses

Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said the speed limit was fixed as per the recommendation of a committee.
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Centre may make mixing silicon with rubber mandatory for manufacturing tyres: Gadkari


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Govt mulling use of nitrogen-filled tyres to help reduce accidents

The government is considering making it mandatory for manufacturers to mix silicon with rubber to improve quality of tyres and use of Nitrogen in them to help prevent road accidents, Transport Minister..
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Highway maintained by Noida authority, not Centre: Gadkari on Yamuna Expressway accident that killed 29

Gadkari added that UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has made a note regarding the incident, and a detailed investigation will be carried on to ascertain the causes.
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Give us a Thane-Kalyan parallel road: rail commuters write to Nitin Gadkari

On July 2 and 3, one saw unprecedented chaos on CR when most trains were cancelled. July 4 also witnessed many cancellations.
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Kamal Nath meets Nitin Gadkari over road projects in Madhya Pradesh


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New drive to create SME jobs: Nitin Gadkari


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Amarinder Singh meets Gadkari, seeks early clearance of ring roads around Punjab cities

Gadkari assured Singh that all Punjab-related issues pending with his ministries would be looked into and addressed at the earliest.
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Government seriously working for welfare of poor, farmers: Nitin Gadkari


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Land acquisition major hurdle in road construction: Gadkari

Land acquisition is a major problem in road construction projects and state governments should come out with solutions and help find a way out, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said in the Rajya Sabha on..
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Niti’s new road map: Only electric vehicles to be sold after 2030

NITI Aayog has proposed that only electric vehicles should be sold after 2030, expanding the scope of the clean fuel technology beyond two- and three-wheelers. Transport minister Nitin Gadkari, who had..
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Kerala CM meets Union Minister Nitin Gadkari in Delhi

V Muraleedharan, Union Minister of State for External Affairs and for Parliamentary Affairs, also attended the meeting
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Gadkari against haste in rolling out e-vehicles

Transport minister Nitin Gadkari is seeking a recalibration of the electric vehicle (EV) rollout plan with his ministry even considering a longer implementation schedule rather than setting any cut-off..
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