Gadkari said the flagship Amritsar - Bhatinda - Jamnagar corridor is being developed at a total capital cost of Rs 26,000 crore.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday announced an ambitious target of constructing 18,000 km of national highways in the ongoing fiscal by paving roads at a record speed of 50 km per day.
The pace of national highway (NH) construction in the country had touched a record 37 km per day in 2020-21.
Speaking at the Material Recycling Association of India (MRAI) event here, Gadkari said the National Vehicle Scrappage Policy is a key initiative in the Indian transport and sustainability sector
The Road Transport and Highways Minister further said the trial of bringing calorific value of ethanol at par with petrol by Indian Oil Corporation was successful.
Stressing on the need for research, he said that a clear vision and a strong political will is a must for achieving the results.
Gadkari also laid foundation stones for 10 more national highway project works and seven works under Central Road Infrastructure Fund (CRIF).
The workers of BJP disrupted the speech of a Telangana Minister at an official ceremony for the foundation stone laying of national highway projects.
The firm had last year registered an Indian unit by incorporating itself in Bengaluru and was in talks with the Karnataka government for setting up a facility.
Gadkari reiterated that companies may take advance action to recall all defective batches of vehicles immediately.
Policy was first announced by Sitharaman in this year’s Budget.
In a series of tweets, Gadkari said that several mishaps involving electric two-wheelers have come to light in the last two months.
The road project would be a catalyst for the development of Puducherry including its tourism, industry, education, medical sectors
Historically, states in the eastern region performed poorly in terms of their competitiveness. However, the post-Covid economic trends tell a different story.
The road transport and highways minister in a series of tweets said the Beodnabad to Ferrargunj section of NH-4 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands was completed in 2019.