Union Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that in the coming few years, the roads of India will be as good as the roads of America. According to a new claim made by the Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, the basic structure of the road in Jammu and Kashmir will be made according to the standards of Western Europe in the next three years.
The Union Minister said this while laying the foundation stone of 25 National Highway projects for Jammu and Kashmir. A total investment of Rs 11,721 crore is planned for these projects, under which a total of 259 km of roads will be constructed. According to Nitin Gadkari, all these highways and tunnels will match American standard roads and will accelerate tourism and development speed in Jammu and Kashmir. With the help of these new roads and highways, one can reach from Srinagar to Jammu in four hours and from Delhi to Srinagar in eight hours.
Highway will be improved
Apart from this, he also claimed that highways in other states will also be renovated, which will reduce travel time between major cities. As a part of this plan, the Government of India aims to reduce the travel time from Delhi to Mumbai to just 12 hours. Approving these projects, most of which were proposed by the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha, Gadkari urged him to put more emphasis on the use of electric buses and promote stable energy in both the major cities of Jammu and Srinagar. Of.
Electric vehicles are being promoted
Nitin Gadkari has also recently given statements on electric cars. He said on several occasions that the cost of electric vehicles would be as low as petrol cars in the next few years. The Transport Ministry of India will first bring 100% electrification for public transport and logistics solutions in the country. This will also include heavy vehicles transporting goods. When it comes to basic infrastructure, the government will first give priority to waterways after railways, roadways and aviation. However, with the increasing demand for road public transport – especially railways and roadways. The government will focus on electric vehicles.
To reduce the demand for fuel, the government will first focus on increasing the use of ethanol. The market size of ethanol is currently Rs 20,000 crore and the government is allowing it to increase in the next two years to take the market capitalization to around Rs 5 lakh crore.
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