Average 23km national highways being constructed every day: Gadkari

  • | Tuesday | 2nd May, 2017

PANCHKULA: Union highways minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday claimed that the NDA government was constructing 23km of national highways every day against an average of barely 2km during the UPA regime.After laying the foundation stone of the national highway connecting Pinjore in Haryana with Baddi in Himachal Pradesh, Gadkari gave details of the projects worth Rs 50,000 crore going on in Haryana. Gadkari said that this would not only save the time but also precious fuel. "To boost tourism and generate employment opportunities and also to bringing down the pollution levels, the Union government will promote electric taxis in Haryana," he added. It would be dedicated to the people by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 15.Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar said prior to October 2014, there were about 1,470 km of national highways in the state which had increased to 2,480 km this year. He said that he would like to inaugurate this bus service within next three months.

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