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Nitin Gadkari Nitin Jairam Gadkari DOB: 27/05/1957

Nitin Jairam Gadkari is an Indian politician and currently serving as Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation in the Government of India. He was born on 27 May 1957 in Nagpur to Jairam Gadkari and Bhanutai Gadkari. He completed M.Com. and L.L.B. from University of Nagpur. During his teens, he worked for the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha and the student union Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad. Gadkari had served as the President of the Bharatiya Janata Party from 2010-2013 and as State President of Bhartiya Janata Party, Maharashtra. Nitin Gadkari contested 2014 Loksabha election successfully from Nagpur constituency by defeating Congress leader Vilas Muttemwar. Nitin Gadkari had served as the Minister of Public Works Department (PWD) of the Government of Maharashtra from and restructured it from top to bottom. He was also the president of the Maharashtra BJP. He is also known for the works during his tenure as a Public Works Department Minister in the state of Maharashtra when he constructed a series of roads, highways and flyovers across the state including the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, India's first six-lane concrete, high-speed, access controlled tolled expressway.

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Govt sensitive about ecology: Nitin Gadkari amid concerns over Chardham project

India | Nov 24, 2021, 11:07 AM IST

The strategic 900 kilometre-long Chardham project worth Rs 12,000 crore aims to widen roads and provide all-weather connectivity to four holy places -- Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath -- in Uttarakhand.

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Nitin Gadkari to lay foundation stone of 25 National Highway projects in Jammu and Kashmir today

India | Nov 24, 2021, 06:56 AM IST

These are strategically important for swift movement of defence forces along with agricultural, industrial and socio-economic progress of the region, the highways ministry said.

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Development work of 6-lane access-controlled highway on THIS stretch sanctioned

India | Nov 18, 2021, 08:36 PM IST

In a series of tweets, the Road Transport and Highways Minister also said he has sanctioned the widening and strengthening work of NH-334A to two lanes with a budget of Rs 227.06 crore in Uttar Pradesh.

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PM Modi to inaugurate 340-km long Purvanchal Expressway on Nov 16 | Check out spectacular photos

India | Nov 11, 2021, 11:20 PM IST

Built at a cost of Rs 42,000 crore, the Expressway starts from Chand Sarai village in Lucknow. It will pass through Lucknow, Barabanki, Amethi, Ayodhya, Sultanpur, Ambedkar Nagar, Azamgarh, Mau and Ghazipur.

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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari explains strategic importance of Char Dham roads | Exclusive

India | Nov 09, 2021, 11:35 PM IST

"The problem is there is China which has fully developed its infrastructure, so tomorrow if we have to transport big trucks, machinery then it would need at least 10-metre wide roads otherwise we wouldn't be able to do it," Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said.

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PM Modi to lay foundation stone of 4-laning of 5 sections of Sant Dnyaneshawar Maharaj Marg on Nov 8

India | Nov 07, 2021, 05:09 PM IST

During the event, the Prime Minister will also dedicate over 223 km of completed & upgraded road projects, constructed with an estimated cost of over Rs 1180 crore at different NHs for boosting connectivity to Pandharpur. The event will take place via video conferencing, it said.

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Nitin Gadkari has shown how power can be used: Sharad Pawar

India | Oct 02, 2021, 06:57 PM IST

"Gadkari is a great example of how a people's representative can work for the development of the country," Sharad Pawar added.

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How this company aims to change the face of public transport in India with its E-bus

Business | Oct 01, 2021, 02:16 PM IST

The group has now launched a new firm - SUNSUL Technology - that will focus on innovation in the green energy sector.

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Government to make it mandatory for vehicle manufacturers to make flex-fuel engines: Nitin Gadkari

India | Sep 30, 2021, 03:42 PM IST

Addressing the annual session of industry body PHDCCI, Gadkari further said that the govt is working to develop an ethanol economy.

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Nitin Gadkari reviews construction of Zojila, Z-Morh tunnels on Srinagar-Leh highway | Photos

India | Sep 28, 2021, 11:03 PM IST

Speaking to reporters at the Z-Morh tunnel site, Union Minister Gadkari said his ministry is also building 20 tunnels of a total length of 32 km in Jammu and Kashmir and 11 tunnels of a total length of 20 km in Ladakh.

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Will soon issue order mandating carmakers to introduce flex-fuel engines in vehicles: Nitin Gadkari

India | Sep 24, 2021, 02:24 PM IST

Nitin Gadkari also batted for adopting a low-cost broad gauge metro line to connect Pune with other western Maharashtra districts and proposed to rope in private travel operators to operate them.

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Those who change parties to become CMs, ministers not remembered for long: Nitin Gadkari

India | Sep 24, 2021, 02:30 PM IST

Nitin Gadkari said that politics is considered as satta karan (power politics ) but this is not the true meaning of politics.

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PM Modi will take call on further infrastructure investments in Afghanistan: Nitin Gadkari

India | Sep 19, 2021, 12:29 PM IST

Gadkari, who is helming Road Transport and Highways Ministry, also said that while many infrastructure projects in Afghanistan have been completed by India, some are yet to be completed.

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India to have world's longest expressway by March 2022: Nitin Gadkari

India | Sep 18, 2021, 07:46 AM IST

The expressway will connect the urban centres of Delhi through the Delhi-Faridabad-Sohna section of the corridor along with a spur to Jewar Airport and Jawaharlal Nehru Port to Mumbai.

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I get Rs 4 lakh royalty per month from YouTube for lecture videos: Gadkari

India | Sep 17, 2021, 07:25 PM IST

​Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said he gets Rs 4 lakh every month as royalty from YouTube, as viewership of his lecture videos posted on the platform has increased during the pandemic period.

Delhi-Mumbai Expressway to reduce travel time to 12 hours

Delhi-Mumbai Expressway to reduce travel time to 12 hours | Key details you need to know

India | Sep 16, 2021, 07:59 PM IST

As per the official release by the Transport and Highways Ministry, the expressway is being developed at a cost of Rs 98,000 crores. The 1,380 kilometres long Delhi Mumbai expressway will be the longest expressway in India.

People need to pay for good roads: Nitin Gadkari on toll

People need to pay for good roads: Nitin Gadkari on toll charges on highways

India | Sep 16, 2021, 04:49 PM IST

Drawing an inference with regard to rise in travel costs due to toll charges, the minister said, "If you want to use an air-conditioned hall, you have to pay for it. Otherwise, you can arrange a marriage on a field as well."

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Around 20 highways in India will have emergency airstrips: Nitin Gadkari | Exclusive

India | Sep 10, 2021, 12:00 AM IST

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said it was like a dream coming true watching Barmer emergency airstrip finally being inaugurated.

Exclusive: More border air strips coming, says Gadkari

Aaj Ki Baat, September 9, 2021: Full Episode

India | Sep 09, 2021, 11:36 PM IST

Hello and welcome to Aaj Ki Baat With Rajat Sharma, the only news show with real facts and no noise.

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'15 days instead of 1.5 years': Gadkari promises IAF on emergency landing strips

India | Sep 09, 2021, 05:06 PM IST

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday inaugurated a 3-km-long emergency landing strip on National Highway 925 for the IAF aircraft.   

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