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Nitin Gadkari launches work on Zojila tunnel; project to provide year-round connectivity between Srinagar-Leh
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Nitin Gadkari launches work on Zojila tunnel; project to provide year-round connectivity between Srinagar-Leh

Once completed, the tunnel, projected as Asia's longest, would reduce the travel time from 3 hours to 15 minutes with avalanche-free travel on the Srinagar-Leh section of NH1

Union minister Nitin Gadkari says he tested coronavirus positive, goes into self-isolation
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Union minister Nitin Gadkari says he tested coronavirus positive, goes into self-isolation

The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways said he was "doing well" and requested those who came into contact with him to follow the protocol

Delhi to Mumbai in 12 hours: Ambitious eight-lane highway likely to be ready within two years
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Delhi to Mumbai in 12 hours: Ambitious eight-lane highway likely to be ready within two years

Spanning 1,275 km, the highway connects Delhi with Vadodara, and on linking up with the proposed Vadodara-Mumbai Expressway would create seamless connectivity between Delhi and Mumbai

India to ban Chinese firms from participating in highway projects, even via joint ventures, says Nitin Gadkari
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India to ban Chinese firms from participating in highway projects, even via joint ventures, says Nitin Gadkari

Gadkari also said the government will ensure that Chinese investors are not entertained in various sectors like MSMEs.

Govt to further revise criteria for classifying 'medium' enterprises under MSME definition: Nitin Gadkari
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Govt to further revise criteria for classifying 'medium' enterprises under MSME definition: Nitin Gadkari

Days after changing the definition of MSMEs, the government has decided to further revise the criteria for medium units by enhancing the investment and turnover limits to up to Rs 50 crore and Rs 200 crore respectively, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday

Is this government pushing India back to the Indira era? Idea of economic nationalism will work only if backed by structural reform
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Is this government pushing India back to the Indira era? Idea of economic nationalism will work only if backed by structural reform

Narendra Modi, who had positioned himself over the years as a trade liberalist and a free-trade champion on global platforms such as Davos, has been taking an increasingly and distinctly protectionist turn.

Exclusive: India must learn the art of living with coronavirus, says Nitin Gadkari, claims MSME sector can create 5 cr additional jobs
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Exclusive: India must learn the art of living with coronavirus, says Nitin Gadkari, claims MSME sector can create 5 cr additional jobs

Nitin Gadkari, in conversation with Firstost, says, India must evolve to adapt the art of living with the coronavirus

Union minister Nitin Gadkari claims coronavirus not natural and came 'from a laboratory': Report
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Union minister Nitin Gadkari claims coronavirus not natural and came 'from a laboratory': Report

Nitin Gadkari was speaking in the aftermath of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharman's announcements for small businesses.

UP, MP ease labour laws: India needs to ride this wave focussing on employee health, safety and correct 'miserable' record in this matter
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UP, MP ease labour laws: India needs to ride this wave focussing on employee health, safety and correct 'miserable' record in this matter

Labour regulations such as 8 hours work days were brought in after years of protests against exploitation.

Expect a financial package from govt in 2-3 days, situation 'very bad', says Nitin Gadkari to industry
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Expect a financial package from govt in 2-3 days, situation 'very bad', says Nitin Gadkari to industry

Nitin Gadkari said the government stands with the industry but it also needs to understand the government''s limitations.

Govt plans to construct highways worth Rs 15 lakh cr in next 2 years; auto scrapping policy soon: Nitin Gadkari
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Govt plans to construct highways worth Rs 15 lakh cr in next 2 years; auto scrapping policy soon: Nitin Gadkari

Gadkari informed that he has directed the ministry officials to finalise the auto scrapping policy quickly, and said it will go a long way in cost reduction.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Centre says it may allow resumption of public transport soon based on 'some guidelines'
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Centre says it may allow resumption of public transport soon based on 'some guidelines'

Stating that public transport may open soon with some guidelines, Minister for Road Transport and Highways, and MSME Nitin Gadkari has assured the bus and car operators of the country that the government is "fully aware of their problems, and will support them to mitigate their issues".

Govt to set up panel to give clearances in 3-month time-frame for businesses: Gadkari
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Govt to set up panel to give clearances in 3-month time-frame for businesses: Gadkari

Gadkari said that he was willing for a leather cluster to be set up on the Delhi-Mumbai highway.

Sell unsold units at 'no-profit-no-loss' to save interest, boost liquidity: Nitin Gadkari to real estate developers
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Sell unsold units at 'no-profit-no-loss' to save interest, boost liquidity: Nitin Gadkari to real estate developers

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday exhorted real estate players to sell unsold housing units, even at no-profit-no-loss, to boost their liquidity condition and save interest cost on loans

India should look to convert world's 'hatred' for China into economic opportunity: Nitin Gadkari
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India should look to convert world's 'hatred' for China into economic opportunity: Nitin Gadkari

India should look at converting the world's "hatred" for China amid the coronavirus pandemic into an economic opportunity for itself by attracting large scale foreign investments.

Centre working on scheme to reimburse pending dues to MSMEs with interest: Nitin Gadkari
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Centre working on scheme to reimburse pending dues to MSMEs with interest: Nitin Gadkari

The Centre is working on a scheme to reimburse pending payments with interest to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday

Govt offers relief to MSME sector, stakeholders say take care of salary payments, provide 6 months interest waiver on loans
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Govt offers relief to MSME sector, stakeholders say take care of salary payments, provide 6 months interest waiver on loans

The government is considering providing payroll support and overheads for the MSME sector for 110 mn workers and staff which could cost up to around Rs 1-1.5 lakh crore.

Govt to soon clear Rs 10,000-cr 'Fund of Funds' for MSMEs with high credit rating: Union minister Nitin Gadkari
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Govt to soon clear Rs 10,000-cr 'Fund of Funds' for MSMEs with high credit rating: Union minister Nitin Gadkari

A Rs 10,000 crore "Fund of Funds" will soon be approved by the government to buy up to 15 percent equity in MSMEs with a high credit rating that want to list on stock exchanges and raise money from the capital markets, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Wednesday

Union minister Nitin Gadkari asks corporate India to clear outstanding payments to MSMEs
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Union minister Nitin Gadkari asks corporate India to clear outstanding payments to MSMEs

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday asked India Inc to clear huge outstanding payments to micro, small and medium enterprises at the earliest in order to ease the distress in the sector and inject liquidity into market

Need to convert COVID-19 into opportunity; restart highways construction on war footing: Nitin Gadkari
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Need to convert COVID-19 into opportunity; restart highways construction on war footing: Nitin Gadkari

In a video-conference, Gadkari, the road transport, highways and MSME minister said talks are on with state governments for facilitating the safe return of migrant labourers, an estimated 20 lakh of whom are in shelters pan-India.