Nitin Gadkari, Union minister for roads, transport and highways, on Sunday said that the government plans to start work on the Mumbai-Vadodara expressway in the next six months.
The BJP-led government does not “discriminate (against) anyone in the name of religion, caste or language” but wants “development of all”, Gadkari said.
“The Bill will take care of driving licences and there are other things… vested interest are trying to obstruct this Act. We will implement it effectively,” he said.
“I personally believe that the government should not have any role in deciding what the people should eat,” Gadkari said.
The scheme is projected to provide employment to at least 500,000 people. Gadkari added non-serious entities should stay away from the scheme.
The All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) maintained that it’s ready to pay a higher toll, but that should be collected as indirect tax because of harassment by different agencies.
Gadkari, who has advocated the Land Bill during several media interactions across the country, said that the government has declared its readiness to incorporate any suggestion in the bill to benefit farmers.
Gadkari said Nitish’s statements are born out of frustration as a certain defeat is staring at him and people are comparing the NDA’s package with his government’s failure.
The minister also urged the municipal corporations to make their functioning easier so that fewer people visit their offices for solutions to their problems.
Under the proposed policy, people would get an incentive of up to Rs 30,000 for discarding small vehicles while total benefits could be up to Rs 1.5 lakh for big vehicles.
The Indian Express had reported last week that Gadkari had agreed to implement the measures.
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Gogoi the Corporation had neither taken up the construction activities nor undertaken maintenance work, leaving the state in the lurch.
Gadkari’s PR office denied reports in a section of the media that Gadkari was planning to initiate breach of privilege against Nanda.
At a function held in Chandrapur, Swamy said, “Gadkari is a very efficient and good minister. But he is not getting a free hand to work.”