Indian roads akin to US before Dec 2024: Gadkari
Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari recently said in a virtual event that India’s road infrastructure will be like that of the United States by 2024. Gadkari said that roads were connected with the prosperity of the country and good road infrastructure helps bring down the cost of logistics, which was vital for economic development. He referred to former US President John F Kennedy who had said that American roads are good because America is rich, but America is rich because American roads are good. “To make India prosperous, I will ensure that before December 2024, India’s road infrastructure will be like that of America,” said Gadkari. He also added that the government is keen to bring the latest technology in road construction. He also informed the House about the country creating four world records in road construction. He said research on batteries and emerging technologies will reduce the cost of electric automobiles bringing them almost at par with petrolrun vehicles in the next two years.