New road projects to put India on par with US, UK: Nitin Gadkari
22 green expressways of combined length 7500 km are set to be implemented in the coming years
The government's focus on building the critical road infrastructure through an integrated approach will put India on par with the advanced nations like the US, UK and Australia in the next two years, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has stated.
According to a report by The Economic Times, the road transport minister said that along with the 22 green expressways which the country is working on, critical infrastructure also comprises strategic tunnels and bridges.
He added that discussions are underway for constructing Rs 8250 crore Chambal Expressway in Madhya Pradesh as a part of a collaborative work by the state government, the publication reported.
"To take India's infrastructure to the next level it has been decided to work on it in an integrated manner as per Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision. Plans are afoot to tap full potential while building newer highways by laying optic fibre, transmission line and gas pipe lines," PTI quoted Gadkari's statement as published by The Economic Times.
He further said, "Given the pace of work on critical infrastructure including strategic tunnels, bridges and highways, I am confident that whatever work we are doing...in coming next two years you will see a changed India. Roads, tunnel and bridges which we see in in the US, UK, Germany and Australia, the same kind of work will be seen in our country."