India witnesses as high as 5 lakh road accidents in a year, in which 1.5 lakh people die and another 3 lakh are maimed.
Talking to The Indian Express, Mungantiwar said, ‘If we consider the budgetary provisions made in multiple departments related to irrigation projects, the total amount would go beyond Rs 12,000 crore.’
Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari Saturday said he had planned a meeting in Mumbai to discuss the fast-tracking of irrigation projects in the state.
Gadkari said national highways constituted only two per cent of total road network but are catering to almost 80 per cent of traffic. “The high density of traffic is causing safety hazards,” he said.
Nitin Gadkari in conversation with Vandita Mishra, about nationalism, the drought in Maharashtra, the Sagar Mala Project, PPP in road construction and the structure of the BJP.
“If initiatives like Make in India and other are really going to work then it has to be supported by a competitive, energetic set of policy mechanism in terms of logistics,” Bevis said.
Apart from increasing the irrigation budget, Maharashtra must focus on improving the efficacy of fund use
Making clear that he did not wish to get into a blame game, Gadkari said: “Irrigation development has long been neglected. The irrigation potential at present is just 18.5 per cent.”
Gadkari’s ministry has prioritised development of the Eastern Peripheral Expressway, Delhi-Meerut Expressway and Vadodara-Mumbai Expressway. When he became BJP president, he was his party’s youngest chief.
Will we kill our own military personnels? Such allegations made by Pak doesn’t suit them and will only hurt them,” said Gadkari.
Gadkari, in the city for preparations for the Maritime India Summit, said that other grants-in-aid will also be given to those setting up floating jetties or container jetties on Mumbai’s coast.
Gadkari also announced a Metrino Personal Rapid Transit System in Gurgaon from Delhi-Haryana border to Rajiv Chowk and Sohna road.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India is set to take a quantum leap in infrastructure and the government is committed to strengthening it.
BJP president Amit Shah and Union Minister of Road Nitin Gadkari launched the first official poster of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s ‘Sarbjit’.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi skipped the function by calling it an election gimmick.