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Make in India: Nitin Gadkari unveils grand plan for logistics hubs and ports

Policy to boost logistics, ports and e-toll collection on anvil

DIPP Secretary Amitabh Kant (left) and Union Minister of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari in Mumbai on Tuesday
DIPP Secretary Amitabh Kant (left) and Union Minister of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari in Mumbai on Tuesday

Minister of Roads and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday announced policies for developing logistics hubs using 350 ring roads; development of 2,000 ports along 14,000 km of coast and introduction of e-tolling across 360 toll plazas. Gadkari told reporters at the Make in India Week the money was not a problem in rolling out the project but issues relating to the system needed to be speedily sorted. The minister also said he hoped the finance minister would allocate Rs 65,000 crore for roads, highways, ports and shipping in the coming Budget from the present Rs 45,000 crore. On the ...