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File photo of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in New Delhi on 19 May, 1996

To understand Vajpayee’s economic worldview, look at his first choice for finance minister

In ‘Vajpayee: The Years That Changed India’, Shakti Sinha writes that Vajpayee was a difficult PM to understand, but his reforms spoke for him.
Representational image of an Indian national highway | Commons

Rs 1 lakh crore Delhi-Mumbai and Ambala-Kotputli expressways to be ready by March 2022

The two highways are part of 22 greenfield expressways the govt has proposed to build. A third, between Amritsar and Jamnagar, will be completed by March 2023.
Representational image of a highway | Photo: Flickr

Onus on NHAI as new Modi govt rules require 90% of highway land arranged before work starts

The revised Model Concession Agreement for BOT (toll) projects seeks to plug delays by imposing a deadline on NHAI and incentivising timely work by concessionaires.

Road projects worth Rs 50,000 crore to be completed in Madhya Pradesh by 2023, says Gadkari

The Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs Minister inaugurated and laid foundation stone of 45 highway projects worth Rs 11,427 crore in the state through video conference Tuesday.
File photo of Nitin Gadkari | Kuni Takahashi/Bloomberg

Chinese firms won’t be allowed to participate in highway projects, says Nitin Gadkari

Road Transport, Highways and MSME Minister Gadkari said rebidding would be done if there are any Chinese joint ventures for existing tenders and future bids.
Representational image of a highway | Photo: Flickr

80% highway work resumes after lockdown, target is to complete 12,000 km of roads in 2020-21

Officials in the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways say about 50-80% of labourers have returned to work in different projects after the lockdown was eased.
Khonoma, Nagaland | northeasttourism.gov.in

Modi govt built 1.5 km of highway per day in Northeast, up from 0.6 km per day by UPA

Modi govt built 2,731 km of national highways across 8 northeastern states in 2014-19 as compared to 1,079.25 km that UPA managed from 2009-14.
Nitin Gadkari walks towards his car

Nitin Gadkari ticks off national infra fund over delay, says many others ready to fund govt

At an NIIF event to sign an MoU with NHAI, Nitin Gadkari says highways sector is economically viable but time is biggest capital.

Off The Cuff with Nitin Gadkari

This edition of 'Off The Cuff' saw Hon. Minister of Road Transport & Highways for India, Nitin Gadkari in conversation with ThePrint Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, Shekhar Gupta. The event was held in Delhi on 22 February 2016 Off The Cuff with Nitin Gadkari Shekhar Gupta with Nitin Gadkari Off The Cuff with Nitin Gadkari Barkha Dutt asking a question Off The Cuff with Nitin Gadkari Arvind Panagariya (L) in conversation    

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