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Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Honourable Minister, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
 

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I salute my enlightened fellow citizens, especially the youth, for bringing about a peaceful transformation in the country using the power of the ballot.

The social media too played a historic role in ushering in a new era of political stability, socio-economic development and transparent governance under the dynamic and charismatic stewardship of our visionary leader Shri Narendra Modi.

I am a proud member of the privileged Team-Modi who has been entrusted with, among other important assignments, the most prestigious task of completing the unfinished dream project of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the Golden Quadrilateral national highway network connecting many of the major industrial, agricultural and cultural centres across the country.

It is a pleasant coincidence that I was also a part of the team which conceptualised this largest highway project in India and the fifth longest in the world whose foundation stone was laid during the NDA regime by Shri Vajpayee on 6th January 1999.

I have the enviable track record of focussing on accomplishments. I gave Maharashtra a new face and built 55 flyovers during my stint as Public Works Minister & completed the flagship project of the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, the first of its kind in India, with precision and in record time that too with the bare minimum cost.

During the last decade, I am afraid; progress has been tardy in most of the highway projects. The national highways in India constitute only 1.7% of the road network but carry 40% of the traffic.

The annual addition to national highways which averaged 4500 km/year during the Vajpayee government has crawled to 1500 km/year in the last few years.

Against the stated and achievable target of 20 km/day, the last decade has seen construction levels of just 4 km/day, effectively neutralising the progress of the Vajpayee years.

Let me assure you that our ministry is determined to marshal all possible resources to speed up incomplete projects with the full backing of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

This website is an important medium to interact and exchange correct & useful information with you.

I am confident our website will connect us with all segments of the society and play a vital role in monitoring our performance and mobilizing public opinion in favour of our dream projects for socio-economic development as well as evolving a broad consensus on issues of national importance.

Let us work together and fulfil Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s mission:

"EK BHARAT : SAKSHAM BHARAT: SRESHT BHARAT"

NITIN GADKARI

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