Nitin Gadkari On Expressways: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Wednesday that work on a six-lane access-controlled greenfield highway from Rajasthan-Gujarat border to Santalpur section of NH-754A is in full swing. This section is part of the Amritsar-Jamnagar Economic Corridor in Gujarat under Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase-I and has been built at a project cost of Rs 2,030 crore.
Nitin Gadkari tweeted in this regard that once the project is completed, the travel time will be cut by two hours and the travel distance will be reduced by 60 km. Middle and avenue plantations throughout the stretch will improve the ecosystem and promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) September 20, 2022
Why did Gadkari mention the army?
Nitin Gadkari said that this route will also be used for armed forces forces as this area is close to the Indo-Pak border. In his tweet, Gadkari said that the Indian government is committed to transforming infrastructure globally for better connectivity.
Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday that efforts being made to improve road engineering, vehicle manufacturing and emergency services need everyone’s cooperation to make them successful.
What is the government doing to reduce accidents?
Apart from this, on Tuesday, Nitin Gadkari told reporters on the sidelines of the national convention of the managing organization Aima that the government is planning to start an audit of road safety so that the quality of roads can be improved and accidents can be reduced.
He termed the death of former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry as extremely unfortunate and shocking in a road accident in Palghar, Maharashtra in early September, when Mistry’s speeding car hit a road divider.
What is the government doing for road safety?
Nitin Gadkari said on the issue of road safety that it is very important to educate people about this and their cooperation, he said that through various campaigns and advertisements, the government is working to increase the safety of people on the roads,
He said that road safety is at the top of the agenda for all of us. He said he would flag off a test plan using flex fuel on September 28, using a new Toyota car that would run on flex fuel.