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Tasked with transforming India’s rivers and riverine systems, minister Nitin Gadkari says he has the drive and the funds to get projects going by 2019
Union minister Nitin Gadkari today announced World Bank-supported Rs 6,000 crore scheme to improve the irrigation facilities and water accessibility capacity in several states.
No more waiting at toll plazas from December, Nitin Gadkari announces plans for fast 'cashless' national highways
The government announced its plans to ease toll collection on national highways by bringing in electronic toll collection mechanism at all toll plazas starting December.
Referring to terror and Jammu & Kashmir, he said stone pelting has subsided considerably, while the problems of counterfeit currency has also been tackled and the economy will improve in the future.
Major ports like Chennai, Paradip and Vizag would have major logistics parks to handle the freight.
Gadkari said that other sectors such as waterways and agriculture are also undergoing massive reforms that include 325 irrigation projects and massive river-interlinking programme
Calling upon automobile manufacturers to use coastal shipping mode for transporting their vehicles, the Minister of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways and Water Resources, River Development and Ga
The projects, he said, aim at containing discharge of polluted water in the river and recycling the waste water to produce bio CNG to power transport fleet.
Bharatmala is a mega plan of the government and the second-largest highways project after NHDP that saw development of about 50,000 km, and aims at improving connectivity in border and other areas.
Gadkari, who was addressing the Jan Raksha Yatra here, said the BJP does not indulge in politics in matters conceding national interest and promoted the idea of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’.
He said that in a bid to reduce pollution at sea, the Centre has initiated talks with engine manufacturers to make bio-fuel compliant engines for ships.
Nitin Gadkari’s key project of greening highways will now seek funds through grant-based schemes of government and corporate sectors.
The chief minister briefed Gadkari about the progress made on the project, which is a national project funded by the Centre, but executed by the state government.
Nitin Gadkari said the government is concerned about vehicular pollution and asked the automobile industry to venture into electric vehicles segment.
Once the law is amended, regular courts will no longer be the authority to adjudicate cases of traffic challans.