Union Transport and Road Minister Nitin Gadkari said that in order to make India prosperous, I ensure that India's road infrastructure will be like America before December 2024.
New Delhi: Union Transport and Road Minister Nitin Gadkari said in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday that by December 2024, India's roads will become America's. He said that to make India prosperous, I ensure that India's road infrastructure will be like America before December 2024. The Union Transport Minister further said that American roads are not good because America is rich but America is rich because American roads are good.
Referring to the development works of road infrastructure, Gadkari said that the government is working on several other projects, which will reach Jaipur, Haridwar and Dehradun from Delhi in two hours. Gadkari said that apart from this, the projects with the target of reaching Delhi to Amritsar in 4 hours, Chennai to Bangalore in two hours and Delhi to Mumbai in 12 hours are expected to be completed by the end of this year. He said that by the end of this year, our effort is to complete that project, which can reach Mumbai from Srinagar in 20 hours.
India's roads will be like America by 2024
He said that our roads are associated with the prosperity of the country and the development of road infrastructure will pave the way for the prosperity of the country. Gadkari said that it is the resolve of the Modi government to make a self-reliant, happy, prosperous and prosperous India and we are committed to fulfilling it. "By 2024, India's road infrastructure will be at par with that of the US, which will lead to the development and economic growth and boost tourism," he said.
It is mandatory to have six airbags in every vehicle.
Gadkari said that we need money but cannot trouble people. He said that keeping in mind safety, we have made it mandatory that every car carrying up to 8 passengers should have 6 airbags. Referring to the death of one and a half lakh people in road accidents every year in the country, the Road Transport Minister said that people keep dying and we keep watching… it cannot happen. Union Minister Gadkari said that following the suggestions of the MPs, the pass will be made on the basis of an Aadhar card to pass the toll in the area of the local people. “Within three months, it will be ensured that there is only one toll Naka within 60 km. The rest will be closed.
Work on a project worth 60 thousand crores in Jammu and Kashmir
Responding to a discussion in the Lok Sabha on 'Demands for Grants under the control of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways for the year 2022-23', Gadkari said that we are working on a project of 60 thousand crore rupees in Jammu and Kashmir and Zojila tunnel in the year 2026. It is expected to be completed by 2024 instead of the target of Rs.
One and a half lakh people died in road accidents in a year
Road and Highways Minister Gadkari said that it is sad that 11 per cent of the world's road accidents happen in our country. Every year 1.5 lakh people die in five lakh road accidents in the country and this causes a loss of 3 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP). He said, 'As many people die in road accidents as they do not die in fighting or in the corona epidemic. The people in the age group of 18 to 45 years are 65 per cent of the people who died in road accidents. He said that the law has been amended regarding road safety, fines have also been increased, but only with everyone's cooperation, there will be an improvement.