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Nitin Gadkari's scores in highways test but road safety is still an issue

Compared to the tenure of three road ministers in the second term of UPA government- Oscar Fernandes, CP Joshi and Kamal Nath - Gadkari's report card reads a shade better

Megha Manchanda  |  New Delhi 

When Nitin Gadkari rolled up his sleeves in 2014 to get down to building world class highways, he found inspiration in John F Kennedy’s quote that “American roads are not good because America is rich, but America is rich because American roads are good.” That quotation, framed, hangs on the wall of his fifth floor office at Transport Bhawan in the capital.

Since taking charge of the Road Transport and Highways Ministry, how has the MP from Nagpur fared? The answer seems to be ‘not too bad’. Compared to the tenure of the three road ministers in the second term of ...

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First Published: Fri, December 21 2018. 22:56 IST
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