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Nitin Gadkari asks states and UTs to speed up road construction

During a videoconferencing meeting with states and UTs, Gadkari called for urgent action to unblock inter-state truck and lorry traffic for smooth movement of essential goods

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Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari

Megha Manchanda
Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday asked states and Union Territories (UTs) to expedite land acquisitions and utilise funds worth Rs 25,000 crore allocated for the purpose to regain the momentum in road constructions.
 
During a videoconferencing meeting with states and UTs, Gadkari called for urgent action to unblock inter-state truck and lorry traffic for smooth movement of essential goods during the Covid-19 pandemic. The ministry will launch a helpline to resolve transportation issues.
 
Gadkari announced enhancing the national highway construction 2-3 times of the present level. He said ministers should personally monitor the process of decision

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First Published: Apr 29 2020 | 12:17 AM IST

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