Government giving top priority to infrastructure development: Nitin Gadkari | India News
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari (File photo)
NEW DELHI: Union Minister Nitin gadkari has said that the government is giving the highest priority to developing infrastructure and has set a road construction target of Rs 15 million lakh over the next two years.
Gadkari said he is confident that the ministry of road transport and roads will reach the goal of 40 kilometers per day of road construction in the current fiscal.
“The government is giving the highest priority to infrastructure development and has set a road construction target of Rs 15 lakh crore over the next two years,” the highway and road transport minister said.
He said the government is allowing 100 percent IED in the road sector. The minister said that in India, the National infrastructure pipeline (CUT OFF) for 2019-2025 is the first of its kind and the government is committed to providing world-class infrastructure to its citizens and improving the quality of their lives.
He said that under the NIP, there are more than 7,300 projects to be implemented with a total outlay of Rs 111 lakh crore by 2025. Gadkari He said the NIP aims to improve project preparation and attract investment in infrastructure such as roads, railways, ports, airports, mobility, energy, and agriculture and rural industry.