Minister accorded warm welcome in the city
Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday said that his department will complete all highway projects within three years adding that the deadline of road construction will be increased to 40 kilometres per day.
Gadkari arrived in Nagpur on Saturday morning after being sworn-in as the Union Minister on May 30. After his arrival at Dr Babasaheb International Airport guardian minister Dhancrashekhar bawankule, MLAs, BJP workers accorded him warm welcome.
“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,” the minister said. “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 added.
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 fulfill his expectations,” he said.
The Union Minister also said that he will provide all required support to the ministers of Jail Shakti department and river connectivity.
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