Nitin Gadkari: All highway projects will be completed within 3 years

Published: Jun 01, 2019, 14:11 IST | mid-day online desk

Gadkari, who is also Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi expects his department to help in increasing the growth rate of the country

Nitin Gadkari: All highway projects will be completed within 3 years
Nitin Gadkari

Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday said that his department will complete all highway projects within three years and asserted that the deadline of road construction will be increased to 40 kilometres per day.

"I have done several works related to roads. We have decided that we will plant 125 crore trees equal to the population of India in the next three years. I couldn't do much in roadside amenities," Gadkari told reporters here.

"We will complete all highway projects within three years. I will try to complete the target of constructing roads to 40 kilometres per day from the current 32 km per day target," he said.

Gadkari, who is also Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi expects his department to help in increasing the growth rate of the country.

"Enterprises department is connected to growth rate and employment potential and the Prime Minister expects our growth rate to increase because of the same. I will do a lot of hard work to fulfil his expectations," he said.

The Union Minister also said that he will provide all required support to the ministers of Jal Shakti department and river connectivity.

Gadkari arrived at his parliamentary constituency of Nagpur on Saturday morning after being sworn-in as the Union Minister on May 30.

Known for his administrative prowess and innovative approach in addressing issues, Nitin Jairam Gadkari has been instrumental in pushing infrastructure development and reviving projects stuck for many years. The 62-year-old senior BJP leader often dubbed as one of the high performing ministers during the first term of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government. 

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