Union Trasport Minister Nitin Gadkari has said the Narendra Modi government has brought an end to the policy paralysis that the previous UPA government had been accused of. Speaking at the special event to mark two years of the Modi-led NDA regime, Gadkari said the government had made it a priority to cut red tape and increase transparency.
"Many projects that were lying around, we completed them. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi we have shed the policy paralysis that had gripped government," said Gadkari.
"The politics of development is the priority of this government. We want to raise the speed of our highway construction to 41 kilometres a day," he added.
That is a great target. Hope it is achievable.
He already raised the highway building speed from 4-6 km/day to over 28 km/day. So I guess 41 km/day is achievable.
Really not a big target... it should be at laest 100 kms a day , that too in far north and north east region.
Please lay equal emphasis on quality of work.
Make it 100 KM per day
Great ambition by NDA government.
We are with you .
Mr Gadkari along with quantity you will have to control the quality also. Congratulations and best wishes from pawan jain
It is a very good move but what about the poor quality of the roads that are being built. There is absolutely no follow up on the quality and in the first few days of the rains the roads are full of potholes.
Building roads is good, but what about maintaining existing roads. Only one question, why are you boasting about 41 kms of roads per day. It is not coming free for us. You are going to lease these roads to big corporates who are going to fleece us through heavy tolls for using these roads. We pay taxes, we pay surcharges and on top we pay toll for using the roads. What a way to rob poor Indians and still claim we are helping the nation grow.
Not sure i understand this. For last 2 years he has been saying that he will do 100 km per day as againt 15-16 km per day in upa days. Now he is saying he hopes to increase to 41 km per day. Can we trust any number
LOLLA BALA SUBRAMANYAM
and we go on paying the toll for every 20 kms.
Col Ranbir Lamba
set achievable targets
Do not put unachievable targets . Even 20 Kms is a good target . What about pitiable roads in urban metros like Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad etc
Mr Gadkari has habit of boasting his achievements. Not a single inch of work progressed for under construction stretch of Mumbai Goa highway in last 2 years. This has put safety of thousands of travellers at risk.