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Offering biofuel vehicles will be mandatory for auto makers within 6 months: Nitin Gadkari

Consumers will have a choice between petrol & bioethanol. The switch to alternative is due to the surplus production of crops in India, from which bioethanol is made, Gadkari said.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray | Facebook and Twitter

With you at every step, won’t let anyone obstruct development in state, Uddhav tells Gadkari

At an event Friday where both Uddhav Thackeray and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari were present, the chief minister said his government will not allow any obstacles in public work.
File photo of Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

‘Road stapled to hide cracks’ — Sena slams ‘inferior’ highway work after Gadkari complained to CM

In a letter to CM Uddhav Thackery last month, Union minister Nitin Gadkari alleged that four highway projects in Maharashtra had been obstructed by Shiv Sena leaders.
Cars stuck in a traffic (Representational Image) | Flickr

What’s the new vehicle scrappage policy that will create 35,000 jobs & help ‘circular economy’

The Voluntary Vehicle Fleet Modernisation Programme was unveiled in March. It has now been launched with an aim to remove unfit and polluting vehicles off India’s roads.
File photo of Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

NHAI was already facing a ‘debt-trap’ and it borrowed another Rs 58,000 crore during Covid

In written reply to Rajya Sabha, Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari says NHAI's debt was Rs 3.07 lakh crore on 31 March 2021, up from Rs 2.49 lakh crore in March 2020.
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Over 200 school buses, vans impounded in Delhi in 2019-20, a sharp drop from previous year

In a reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha Monday, road transport and highways ministry also listed measures being taken to ensure safety of transport for school children. 
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Gadkari wants speed limits for vehicles raised by 20kmph, says India has better roads now

At a meeting with officials of road transport and highways ministry, Nitin Gadkari also called for uniform speed limits across the country.
File photos of Nitin Gadkari and Chandrakant Patil | Twitter & ANI

Maharashtra BJP chief asks Amit Shah for sugar mills probe, list includes 2 linked to Gadkari

Chandrakant Patil's letter comes in the backdrop of ED probe into irregularities in functioning of MSC Bank, including lease of sugar mill to a company with links to Ajit Pawar.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari | Praveen Jain | ThePrint File Photo

SubscriberWrites: Why Nitin Gadkari should lead Covid battle after ‘failed autocratic governance’ of Modi-Shah

Harish Anil Jamakhandi has a few other suggestions for better management of the pandemic by the government.

Scarce resources for Kerala, Karnataka MP, and plea for Gadkari to lead Covid ‘war’

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Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.