Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari. They often say such things in a very comfortable way, which heroes avoid. Gadkari said the highway projects in the electoral states of Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam and Kerala had been announced in the budget. He readily accepted it and asked what was wrong with it.
On the TV news channel Aztec show Sidi Baat, when asked about all the road projects announced in the last one month in all the electoral states, why did Tamil Nadu, Assam and Bengal’s memory come before the election? Gadkari, “Are we monastic saints?” If we do a good job, we will cash in on going to the polls. I agree that there is no election, so make it a priority there. What’s wrong with this, what rules and laws are against democracy? ”
Notably, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the road projects for the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Assam on February 1 when the budget was presented. The finance minister had said that 1,100 km of national highways would be built in Kerala with an investment of Rs 65,000 crore. 3,500 km of National Highways will be constructed in Tamil Nadu with an investment of Rs 1.03 lakh crore. 19,000 crores worth of road projects were announced in Assam. It was announced that the highway would be built in West Bengal at a cost of Rs 25,000 crore.
To travel from Delhi to Dehradun and Jaipur in 2 hours.
Gadkari said that the Delhi-Meerut journey would be completed in 40-50 minutes by June and then it would take just 2 hours to get from Delhi to Dehradun. He said the Delhi-Jaipur journey would be completed in 3 hours in a year. He said he would complete 100 percent of the work he does. Gadkari said when he became minister, 203 projects were closed, all of them started.
‘I gave cess on petrol and diesel’
Talking about introducing cess on petrol diesel, Gadkari said that the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak project was prepared at the behest of Atal Ji. When it came to the question of money, I suggested that you should charge 50 paise per liter on petrol and diesel.