Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, has stated that the new National Highway connecting Delhi and Dehradun will be finished by the end of this year.
According to him, it will speed up traffic and allow for a two-hour journey time between the two cities. The Minister made this statement today in New Delhi while speaking at INSIGHT 2022: International Conference on Sustainable and Innovative Finance.
Mr. Gadkari stated that the government is building good roads and that the goal is to travel from Delhi to Haridwar in two hours, from Delhi to Chandigarh in two hours and thirty minutes, from Delhi to Srinagar in eight hours, and from Delhi to Mumbai in twelve hours.
Mr. Gadkari emphasised the necessity to embrace alternative fuels including electric, ethanol, methanol, bio CNG, and green hydrogen by discouraging the usage of diesel and petrol when discussing how to make the transportation sector economically viable. He said that doing this would save money in addition to reducing pollution.
The Minister also emphasised the importance of minimising the usage of private vehicles and maximising the use of public transportation. He claimed that his ministry’s plans include building an E-road from Delhi to Jaipur and introducing an electric vehicle the next month.
He stated that the entire amount of tolls collected annually is currently 40 thousand crores of rupees, and by the end of 2024, it is anticipated to increase to one lakh forty thousand crores of rupees.
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