Addressing the Momentum Jharkhand Global Investors’ Summit in Ranchi, Union Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday (February 16) said that over the next couple of years the state will see investments of Rs 50,000 crore in the highways sector.
“Our country imports natural resources worth $800 billion while Jharkhand is endowed with rich natural resources. If we harness these setting up Industries, Jharkhand is set to become a rich state with rich people,” said the Union minister.
Gadkari went on to add that the Union government is committed to the development of the mineral-rich state and it has already increased the length of National Highways from 2,402 Km to 5,400 km.
Given the problems faced on Ranchi-Jamshedpur road, NHAI will ensure its completion by way of works worth Rs 1,000 crore, the minister added.
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