The transport minister said that a notification to have such devices in all public transport buses across the country will be issued on June 2.
Gadkari, known to speak his mind, did not name the “vested interests” who are trying to scuttle the new law but said these are the people who are “opposed to transparency and computerisation in the highways sector”.
We are working on a new technology that will significantly reduce the cost of converting diesel taxis to CNG.
A Central ministry must wait nine months for clearances for a parking lot. Thereby hangs a tale.
The panel will be headed by Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Sanjay Mitra, and have Joint Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and Delhi Transport Commissioner as its members.
The Union Transport Minister said it took his ministry nine months just to acquire clearances from various ministries for the project.
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.