Nitin Gadkari: Pioneering India's Highway Transformation

Senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari, dubbed the 'Highway Man of India', has been influential in constructing over 90,000 km of national highways. As the longest-serving Minister for Road Transport & Highways, he aims to make a positive impact on people's lives through various ministerial roles in the Indian government.

PTI | Mumbai | Updated: 09-06-2024 19:47 IST | Created: 09-06-2024 19:47 IST
Nitin Gadkari: Pioneering India's Highway Transformation
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Senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari, popularly referred to as the 'Highway Man of India', is renowned for his relentless determination in his undertakings.

At 67, the longest-serving Minister for Road Transport & Highways has successfully overseen the construction of more than 90,000 km of national highways and 30,000 km of new roads over the past decade.

In an exclusive interview with PTI earlier this year, Gadkari revealed his enduring commitment to serving the public by effecting positive changes in their lives.

The former BJP president has won the Lok Sabha seat from Nagpur thrice consecutively, where the RSS headquarters is located.

Gadkari was inducted into the NDA government as a cabinet minister on Sunday, marking another milestone in his extensive political career that began as BJP president in 2009.

Since his electoral success in 2014, Gadkari has managed various portfolio assignments including Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises; Shipping; Water Resources; River Development; and Rural Development.

Gadkari's political journey began as a member of the Maharashtra legislative council from the Nagpur Graduates' constituency, eventually becoming a state minister in 1995, notable for projects such as the Mumbai-Pune Expressway and Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

The greenfield expressway projects under the Bharatmala Pariyojana phase 1 are currently under diverse stages of completion under his leadership.

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