Nitin Gadkari, India’s Road Transport and Highways Minister, has stated that India’s road infrastructure will be comparable to that of the United States by 2024.
Gadkari remarked that roads are linked to the country’s success and that strong road infrastructure helps cut down the cost of logistics, which is critical for economic development, in response to a debate in the Lok Sabha on the demands for grants relating to his ministry.
He quoted former US President John F. Kennedy, who observed that American roads are wonderful not because America is wealthy, but because America is wealthy. “To make India rich, I would ensure that India’s road infrastructure is comparable to that of America by December 2024,” Gadkari stated.
He stated that the administration is eager to bring the most up-to-date road-building technologies to the country. He also informed the House that his country has set four global records in the field of road construction.
He claims that research into batteries and upcoming technologies would lower the cost of electric vehicles in the next two years, putting them close to parity with gasoline-powered vehicles.
Electric vehicles are less expensive to operate than vehicles that run on gasoline or diesel, according to Gadkari, and the government is also supporting other green choices.
Noting the importance of connectivity in boosting tourism in the country, he said the government has launched a number of initiatives to connect all religious sites with good roads in order to enhance religious tourism.