Government trying to minimise road accidents: Gadkari

 The central government was concerned over the large number of road accidents in India and was trying to "minimise" them, union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Sunday.

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Azad hits back at BJP, says criticising govt 'doesn't amount to defamation'

Taking exception to the BJP's warning of a criminal defamation case against party vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday said criticising the government isn't tantamount to defamation.

Gadkari threatens criminal defamation case against Rahul for 'insulting' Sushma

 Union Minister Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Friday warned of a criminal defamation case against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi if the latter continues to insult External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

Apologise to Sushma or we will sue you, says Gadkari to Rahul

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari threatens to file criminal defamation case against Rahul Gandhi, if the Congress vice president fails to apologise for his wrong allegations against External Affairs Minsiter Sushma Swaraj over Lalitgate.

Khattar govt's only achievement is renaming old schemes: Hooda

Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Tuesday hit out at the nine-month old BJP government in the state, saying its only achievement was to rename the schemes of the previous Congress regime.

Ex-servicemen planning to show black flags to Gadkari, detained

About 20 ex-servicemen, were detained today when they gathered to show black flags in protest against the delay in implementation of 'One Rank One Pension' (OROP), to Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, who was on a visit here.

Govt to soon start work on 10 express highways: Gadkari

As part of efforts to boost road infrastructure for faster connectivity, the Centre is planning to start work on 10 world-class express highways, which will not only reduce travel time but also propel country's economic growth, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has said.

PM Modi will be brought to inaugurate Chenani-Nashri tunnel: Gadkari

As tunnelling for the 12-km-long Chenani-Nashri stretch of Jammu-Srinagar highway, was completed on Monday, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be brought in to inaugurate the mega project.

India's longest road tunnel to open for traffic next year

India's longest road tunnel, being built on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, will be opened for general traffic in July next year and would reduce the distance between the two cities by 30 kms.

Gadkari launches projects worth Rs 269 crore in Paradip Port Trust

 Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday inaugurated projects worth Rs 269 crore at Paradip Port here, and said a super speciality hospital will be set up in the port town, while a medical college is under consideration.

Centre aims to build 30 km National Highway every day: Nitin Gadkari

 The Centre has set a target of constructing 30 km of National Highways per day within two years and planned to spend Rs five lakh crore on road infrastructure development, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Friday.

NH status for 2,000 km of state highways in Odisha

Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday accorded national highway (NH) status to around 2,000 km of state highways in Odisha, while announcing Rs 35,000 crore investment in other related projects.

Centre accords NH status to 2,000 km roads in Odisha

Describing roads as paths to development of any region, the Centre today declared National Highway status for 2,000 km of State Highways in Odisha where Rs 35,000 crore will be invested for road development.

SC to hear Rahul Gandhi's plea against defamation case

The Supreme Court will hear Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's appeal against a defamation case on Wednesday.

Govt mulls new policy for incentives on discarding old cars

 Government is considering giving financial incentives to those willing to discard their old cars under a new policy, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Friday as he urged people to avoid using multiple cars and adopt 'vehicle planning' on the lines of 'family planning'.

Govt to convert 90,000 kms of NH into green corridors: Gadkari

 To transform India's 90,000 kms of national highways into green corridors, the government will soon implement an ambitious policy under which one per cent of the road construction cost will go towards planting trees.

India to ink agreement with Myanmar, Thailand: Nitin Gadkari

In the wake of an agreement between India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan for unhindered vehicular movement, a similar accord with Myanmar and Thailand will facilitate smoother surface movement in the region, union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday.

Gadkari to review infra sector challenges in Northeast

 As part of government plans to augment infrastructure in the North-Eastern states, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari during his visit to Guwahati next week would review challenges the highway and road sector is facing in the region.