A road safety Ad released by Union minister Nitin Gadkari featuring Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar drew flak online as many alleged that it was promoting the practice of dowry, a punishable offence in the country. The Ad was shared amid the government's attempt to promote six airbags in cars.
Highlighting the conducive environment for automobile manufacturing in India, Union Minister #NitinGadkari on April 26th said that #ElonMusk is welcome to manufacture e-vehicles in India. He also added that Tesla should make sure to manufacture EV cars in India rather than make cars in China and sell in India. #ElectricCars
#NitinGadkari recently completed a two-day inspection of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway. During his visit, Gadkari checked the progress of the expressway construction from the air as well as on the road. A new video shows the minister taking a ride on the expressway in Kia Carnival. Upon entering the expressway, the car’s speed went up to around 170 Kmph, and it was moving smoothly.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said the country needs Rs 50 lakh crore to revive the economy. “The economy is in serious problem so is unemployment. Businesses have been closed for two-three months. Everyone is in problems. We need more liquidity in the market to tide over this. The Centre’s package of Rs 20 lakh crore, another Rs 20 lakh crore from the states coupled with Rs 10 lakh crore from public-private investments will be important to get the wheels of the economy rolling,” he said. Speaking on the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), a portfolio that he holds, Gadkari said banks are helping increase the working capital limit. “Over six lakh MSMEs have been restricted will March and we are looking to restructure 25 lakh more MSMEs by the end of the year,” the minister said.Gadkari said as the per government directions, all central government entities, PSUs and private companies have been told to clear the dues of the MSMEs within 45 days. “I have urged the states also to do the same,” he said, adding that there was a software developed to keep a track of all the applications coming to banks to ease the hurdles and reduce pendency of applications. Speaking on the challenges ahead of the pandemic, Gadkari said the revival of the economy was the biggest challenge. “The economic war is complicated. We will try our best to bring the GDP to 2-3 per cent growth. A negative GDP will be a problem. For this, we need more liquidity in the market, more spending capacity of consumers to increase supply-demand change. Businesses need to be accelerated with more foreign investments and PPP kits. I am confident there will be a positive change in one year,” he said. Saying that communism and socialism are not answers to India’s problems, he said: “Gaon, gareeb, mazdoor, kisan with liberal value-based education should be our motto. Some thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi, some of Ram Manohar Lohia and some from Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay should be acted upon. We can become a superpower and show the world a new path of development,” he said.
Maharashtra Assembly Elections began on October 21. BJP is in alliance with Shiv Sena in Maharashtra.
Youth Congress workers staged a protest outside Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari's official residence against the new traffic fines under the Motor Vehicle Act.
The event was organised by ‘Atharva Foundation’. It was held to pay tribute to Indian Army’s soldiers who continue to sacrifice their lives for the safety and security of our nation.
Addressing Symposium of International Automotive Technology 2019 in Pune, Gadkari asserted: “Our government has taken a decision to make Euro 6 mandatory for initial launch from April 1, 2020.
Continuing with his world record winning feats, chef Vishnu Manohar prepared 3,000kg of khichdi. The event took place at Chitnis Park in Maharashtra's Nagpur on Sunday.
Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said that India won’t see driverless cars. He said that his concern wasn’t related to safety but the jobs which will be lost due to this.
Nitin Gadkari, on Saturday pinned hope that the Hurriyat leaders will support the construction of Chenani-Nashri tunnel, adding that it will work as a growth engine for the state's development.