New Delhi: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has said that road infrastructure is being developed faster, safer and more sustainable than ever before. He was speaking in a meeting where officials of the Ministry of Road & Highways, NHAI, NHIDCL and PWDs were present. "It is our collective mission to give the country, road infrastructure of a global standard", said Gadkari.
The Minister emphasised on safety-first approach for Road design and construction, construction of environment-friendly roads, industry-friendly approach, new technology for safe, faster and economic roads and faster construction.
Gadkari said with an investment of Rs 11,000 crores the 313 km long highway will transform the road infrastructure of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. He said 80 percent of the corridor has been completed and is scheduled to open to the public by March 2022. He said the six-lane access-controlled Ambala-Kotputli Greenfield Corridor is being constructed at a record pace.
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