The Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) said he has asked some people from IIT to carry out research on alternatives to cement and steel.
Forty-five years after it was mooted and nearly six years since its construction works were inaugurated in 2015, the Alappuzha bypass will be opened to the public on January 28.
Gadkari said that the industry should help and support their vendors to create all types of parts in India.
Narendra Singh Tomar, Nitin Gadkari, Smriti Irani to participate in WEF's online Davos Agenda summit
While the WEF will host its physical annual meeting in May in Singapore, as against the regular venue of Swiss ski resort town of Davos, the Geneva-based organisation is hosting an online event.
Sarangi urged Gadkari to consider the proposal to widen the road in the interest of people of Eastern India.
Gadkari had warned officials that it was time to show the exit door to non-performing assets complicating and delaying projects by creating obstacles.
Union minister Nitin Gadkari last month said that he had sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's attention towards 55 per cent hike in steel prices by players.
The Road, Transport and Highways minister has been pushing for green fuel and electric vehicles for cutting India's huge Rs 8 lakh crore crude imports.
The FASTags were launched in the year 2016, and four banks together issued nearly a lakh of them. By 2017, their numbers went up to seven lakh.
The projects include 765.663 km long roads worth Rs 13,169 crore," Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement.
Madhav Govind Vaidya, the first spokesperson of the RSS, died at a private hospital on Saturday after a brief illness.
Nineteen projects, at a cost of Rs 31,035 crore, are in progress under the Bharatmala and other schemes, he noted.
Politics over farmers not in country's interest; forces out to derive advantage out of agitation: Gadkari
He said that only in farmers case, 'prices are fixed by traders and middlemen which causes huge losses to them. Is it not a big reform and justice that they have the right to fix their prices.'
Bihar: Gadkari inaugurates bridge over Sone river, says Rs 30,000 crore road projects underway in state
The minister was addressing a virtual event after inaugurating Koilwar bridge over built at a cost of Rs 266 crore.
The three-lane 1.5 km-long structure is part of a six-lane bridge being built in place of the existing 138-year-old two-lane bridge for both rail and road traffic.