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CP Joshi to go live on Google Plus Hangout on March 29

New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Dr. C.P. Joshi will interact live with people and take their suggestions on highways safety through Google Plus Hangout on March 29.

In a bid to make highways safety an all-inclusive mission, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is organizing this Citizen Dialogue on an experimental basis.

Dr. Joshi yesterday said this dialogue is an extension of the Ministry’s IT initiatives to connect with the people of the country.

From today (Wednesday) the Ministry will also be on online platforms like Twitter, You Tube and Google Plus.

Ministry’s tweet handle will be @MORTHIndia and You Tube channel is http://www.youtube.com/MoRTHIndia. In order to participate users can submit their suggestion on Ministry’s website www.morth.nic.in or post on Ministry’s facebook, twitter and google plus page.

With Internet reaching far and wide, the Ministry aims to reach out to a larger section of audience and gauge their feedback.

The minister’s conversation with people will expedite the process of inclusion of people’s voice in policy making.

This feedback will be there in public domain and users can engage online. Once any idea reaches a critical mark of 5000, it will be brought to the notice of concerned officials. The feasibility of the suggestion will be examined, and those found suitable will be implemented.

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has taken several measures in last 26 months (January 2011 onwards). Some of the major ones including introduction and total switch over to e-tenderting, NHAI on Facebook, hoisting of full Concession Agreement on NHAI website entered more than 200 nos and hoisting of CVs of Key personnel of Consultant working on project-Around 450 No. of CVs. (ANI)