Union road minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said that his ministry is targeting to complete some 300 highways projects by March 2019, just ahead of the general elections.
The government has decided to reduce the time frame by three months of 300 projects, scheduled for completion in June 2019, and are now likely to be completed by March, Gadkari said.
But the minister insisted that the advancing of deadline to finish the projects has “nothing to do with poll dates”, but with an aim to deliver world-class infrastructure projects with “no political interest whatsoever”.
“We do not build roads motivated by political interest. Whatever is to happen will happen in the elections but this country should develop, whether there is a government of the BJP or the Congress or any other party. Read More