Pay toll if you want good roads and service! This is what Union Minister Nitin Gadkari recently said, making it clear for the public that the toll system would stay as the government does not have sufficient funds, according to a PTI report.
India will soon join a handful of countries who have conducted trial runs of electric highways, with Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari informing the Lok Sabha that a 10-kilometre pilot project for the same will start on the Delhi-Mumbai expressway within the next two-three years, reports The Times Of India.
The highways ministry will ask its petroleum counterpart to set up ethanol pumps in the country in a bid to make India’s ethanol economy Rs 2 lakh crore in size, minister of road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari said.
Union minister Nitin Gadkari Friday said the government is focussing on various kinds of eco-friendly alternative fuels, including ethanol and biodiesel, besides electric vehicles in order to cut air pollution and reduce crude oil imports that currently stand at around Rs 7 lakh crore per annum.
Having spearheaded major infrastructure building projects in roads, highways, ports and inland waterways sectors in the first term of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government under Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi, the Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari
Smooth world-class expressways in India! Over the next few years, several big infrastructure projects are coming up including various Expressway projects. Nitin Gadkari chaired Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is all set to launch many expressway projects in order to enhance connectivity, giving a boost to infra sector of the country.
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stone for the 1,320 km long Delhi-Vadodara-Mumbai expressway on 8 March (Friday). This project has an estimated cost of 90,000 crores and is expected to be completed by 2022.